Tag Archives: Russell Blake

Who Can You Trust


Purgatory Road COver

Lucas Shaw agrees to go on a fool hardy quest to try and find a coded message and USB drive hidden in a flak jacket that could be anywhere by now. According to Sierra, the mysterious woman Lucas helped save, the coded message has directions to a hidden Eden called Shangri La. The ultimate goal is to get Eve, a child who is immune to the 2nd generation of the super flu, to the lab there so that a vaccine can be made to save the rest of humanity.

Blake’s second novel in The Day After Never series, Purgatory Road, is full of challenges for Lucas and his group as they continue their journey in search of Shangri La. The Crew has put out a bounty on Sierra and Eve that has every low life in the badlands of Texas and New Mexico on the lookout. Death and destruction are around every corner. Nothing is easy in this post-apocalyptic dystopian.

The world building in these books is outstanding. The character development is very detailed. The pace is quick and full of twists. I highly recommend this series.

5 out of 5 stars.

Always Stay Vigilant


Blood Honor cover

Lucas Shaw is eking out a living by rounding up wild mustangs for trade, selling his grandpa’s white lighting and anything else he comes across in the wastelands of west Texas five years after the flu epidemic which caused the collapse of society. He stumbles upon the wake of an ambush where he finds only one survivor, a woman with serious injuries. Her life depends on Lucas believing her story and helping keep her safe from those that wish to recapture her.

Blake’s first novel in The Day After Never series, Blood Honor, paints a post-apocalyptic tale of desolation and depravity in a lawless dystopian. Reminiscent of the stories from the old West it is fast paced and gritty – think Clint Eastwood in his spaghetti westerns.

If you take away nothing else from this book it will be that you can never get too comfortable with your situation. You must always remain vigilant and have a backup plan. I can’t wait to read the sequel.

5 out of 5 stars.