Tag Archives: War

Relaxing Is Not An Option

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Nathen Owens and his ragtag adopted family have finally made it to the compound in Idaho. While those already ensconced in the redoubt are thrilled to have him home they quickly realize that they need to double up on their survival skills. The news Nathan brings about their journey across the country is grim. Danger is no longer out there somewhere, it is in their own backyard.

Watson’s and Allen’s fourth novel in the Dark Titan series, War Zone: Homefront is one of the best post-apocalyptic books I’ve read to date. It is witty, humorous, and frightening all at the same time. The story grabs you by the collar and never lets go. The levity interspersed with the dark reality of evil that has been unleashed upon the US is in perfect balance.

It was refreshing to see all the characters from the previous books in the series having retained their unique personalities. The new characters brought a new dimension to the story. Though Nathan is the protagonist, Emma quickly steals the show. She has everyone wrapped around her little finger.

Too bad I can’t give this book more than 5 stars as it certainly deserves it.

5 out of 5 stars.

There’s a New Army on the Horizon

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Lucas Shaw wants nothing more than to go home and be with Sierra and the kids. He keeps getting sucked into battles keeping him on the west coast. When Shangri-La is attacked he is away in one of these fights and unaware of the danger to his family. With no reliable outside contact neither Lucas or the folks in Shangri-La know anything about the Crew and their plans. It seems nothing is settled and no one can feel safe.

Blake’s seventh novel in The Day After Never series, Havoc – Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller is another fast-paced, hard-hitting story. There seems to be no peace for anyone. New enemies emerge while others try to reestablish themselves.

I found myself immediately sucked into the book. Blake has a way of piquing your interest and teasing you with more. There’s definitely room for at least another 2 or 3 novels in this series. I hope that he doesn’t stop any time soon.

5 out of 5 stars.

 

Will the Republic of Texas fall?

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**This novel is expected to be released May 1, 2018**

Ernesto “El Flaco” Guzman is bored six months after taking Dallas and effective control of the Republic of Texas. That all ends when representatives from the United States of America show up at his front door with no challenges. They bring unexpected news of the Reverend Zachariah Wright having taken over the western part of the Republic.

Young’s third novel in the Dark Republic series, El Flaco continues the story of the fight for control of the desolated Republic of Texas after over seventy-eight years of secession. All the characters from the first two books in the series are brought together in what could be the final life or death struggle for the Republic.

The question becomes will the Americans help Don Flaco to rid the world of the Reverend once and for all? And, how did the Reverend get all the supplies he needed to conquer west Texas? Can positive relations be established between whomever rules the Republic and the USA?

In another nail-biting, Mad Max-like, post-apocalyptic adventure Young has created an explosive finale to this series.

5 out of 5 stars.

 

The Enemy Within

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Blake Jackson is at the homestead teaching others through Rebel Radio. His wife Sandra, is helping to coordinate the attacks in the southwestern states against the New Caliphate. All she needs is proof that the DHS is helping the enemy to confront the president. If she doesn’t get it soon or if the troops don’t stop the advance, then the Caliphate will have the codes to our nuclear weapons.

Craven’s tenth novella The World Burns series, The World Counters, takes place mainly at the forefront of the battle in the southwestern states. Trying to sort out who in the government is aiding the Caliphate requires deception and stealth on behalf of the Kentucky Mafia.

This is to me the best book in the series thus far.

5 out of 5 stars.

The Enemy Comes From Within

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Blake Jackson is fulfilling the conditions of his presidential pardon by training FEMA and governors in the ways of the homestead. Sandra’s Kentucky Mafia is working with John’s American Patriots to take down the new Caliphate’s army. King and Michael discover that part of the US government is working with the new Caliphate.

Craven’s ninth novella in The World Burns series, Agony Of The World, follows the fighting as it continues to spread beyond the southwest. Blake wants to return to the homestead permanently once he has finished his sentence but the president isn’t willing to let that happen. And, Sandra’s baby tummy is getting bigger by the day.

The way things are in the world today this is a real possibility. It’s not funny that truth can be stranger than fiction.

5 out of 5 stars.

Chipping Away at the Fringes of the Enemy

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Blake Jackson and his extended family on the homestead are providing training for everyday living and military survival tactics to all who show up and are willing to learn. Meanwhile, in Texas the new Caliphate’s army is moving through slowly and methodically. Many from the homestead are taking on the fight in the southwest. But, what are the remains of the USA’s former government doing?

Craven’s eighth novella in The World Burns series, The World on Fire, shifts the focus off the homestead and onto the fight in the southern regions of Texas, New Mexico, and surrounding states. The cartels of Mexico are assisting the new Caliphate in moving troops into the USA. With so much of the US’s military still abroad it is the everyday citizen that is having to fight to retain their freedom.

As much as I love the Jackson homestead stories I am thrilled to finally know what is going on in the larger picture throughout the USA. Keep them coming!

5 out of 5 stars.

Sometimes the Good Guys Really Win

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Morgan Carter and his extended family of friends have bugged out to a secluded area along the river into rustic cabins. Sarge and his crew have joined them temporarily. But, the more that they settle in the more outside influences threaten their survival. Things at the FEMA camp are going from bad to worse for Jess and her friends. And, the National Guard is planning to turn the place upside down.

American’s forth novel in The Survivalist Series, Forsaking Home, follows Carter as he tries to make the cabins in the woods as homelike as possible. With the move comes more of the mental challenges of survival. Up until now most of them lived in their home and that served as an anchor point to the Before. Jess soon finds out that there is a feudal-like structure to the FEMA camp. Those with DHS that feed off the fears of others are thriving with power over the citizen prisoners. Will the Guard succeed?

Each book in the series brings in new characters and some of the lesser reoccurring ones. It is a small world now with so many folks either relocated or having died. It’s a dog eat dog environment now. If you don’t destroy a threat when you first encounter it, then you had better watch your back. It is a time where like-minded survivors need to come together so that they have more security.

If you liked the first three books in this series, you will enjoy this one just as much.

5 out of 5 stars.