When you poke the hornets' nest, ya better make dang sure you kill 'em all. If you don't, you're gonna suffer their wrath.
This fast-paced post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Boston Brahmin series and the Prepping for Tomorrow series), has been hailed as a masterpiece of EMP survival fiction. Prepare to learn, as well as be entertained as The Blackout Series continues with Hornet's Nest.
Hornet's Nest, book five in The Blackout Series, tests the mettle of our characters. Will one success lead to devastation for them all? Is it possible for an unlikely group of heroes to band together to defeat an evil which had plagued a small community for decades? And if they are successful, how do you build a world shattered by the devastating aftereffects of a massive solar flare?
Note: this book does not contain strong language. It is intended to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults. Although some scenes depict the realistic threat our nation faces from a devastating solar flare, and the societal collapse which will result in the aftermath, it does not contain graphic scenes typical of other books in the post-apocalyptic genre.
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"Kicking the Hornet's Nest Can Have Consequences"
Just another standout book by Bobby Akart. Holy cow can this guy write. Hornet's Nest is the continuation of the Blackout Series and I cannot believe how far the series and it's characters have come. As this book was finishing up, I thought back on the first book where the Ryman's first heard about the CME that would cause all the lights to go out. I can't believe just how far they've come and grown as characters.
Hornet's Nest takes place as a mini civil war breaks out between two families and their followers. But this battle isn't two sides of the same coin, it's a good vs evil fight with the Ryman family and everyone around Shiloh Ranch on the side of the good.
The story itself started fast and stayed fast-paced throughout, but ended with a cliffhanger. At least I know that the next book is in production for audio and should be out within a month. I can't wait to see what happens!
As I mentioned above, the characters have grown from book to book. I really feel like I know the Ryman's personally and that I've been watching their daughter grow up before my eyes. She really is an awesome main character and is easily one of the most memorable characters I've ever read.
The entire community is also one of the more memorable post-apocalyptic families and communities that I've ever read about. It's funny writing that, because it feels like I'm writing my final review of the series, but there's still one more book.
Overall, if you've been keeping up with the Blackout series, you will not be disappointed by this book at all. It really had a lot in it, and it felt like more happened in Hornet's Nest than the other books (until you remember just what happens in those books too). Akart is really a master of his craft and I cannot wait to see how this story ends.
I was given a free copy of this book, it has not affected my review in any way.
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"Where is Kevin? His voice his narration"
this series is really good the first couple of books were read by Kevin Pearce and now this one and the one before it sadly were not I felt like I spent more time wishing I was listening to a different narrator that disappointment overshadowed the book
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more interesting, the series kicks off with nonstop action. As you weave through the separate lives of each of the characters, you can see the tension rising within their community and can't wait to find out what happens! Mr Farrell does a wonderful job in bringing the characters to life. ENJOY!!
"Snap! You left me hanging again!"
Now that I'm all wrapped up in these characters the book ends with so many questions to be asked and no one to answer them. Jeez not even a teaser for the next one. WRITE FASTER! I'm waiting for the next book!
"okay but predictable. Simplistic at times."
Story was okay. At times very simplistic and predictable. Heavy on preaching a far right naive view of the world at times as well. Narration was okay but miss Kevin Pierce.
"They win, who could have guessed"
Once again there is a ton of bad character writing and development.
The author takes the time to get really preachy about how anyone who depends on the government is a freeloader and that free market capitalism is the only kind of economy that works.
The story has a lot of fighting but of course nobody that matters dies at all and if you hadn't guessed they win because of course they do.
Ma never does anything about the Tiger resistance even though the author definitely builds it up like she is going to. It's just forgotten completely.
This is a book for people who want to read about a power fantasy and imagine themselves righting wrongs and kicking ass if disaster ever happens.
Narrator is better in this one but not by much, I'm probably just more used to him.
"Hurry with the final audio book"
I am happy hearing Alex is taking major character roll in this book. Would be happy to hear about a spin off new series for her
The development of Ally
Good wrap up. Until the very last. I'm guessing there will be another book. If not, that sucks and I wasted my time.
"Great Book, bad ending!"
The story was great with good suspense. The characters are developed very well and the different obstacles are realistic and very imaginable as you listen. Thanks for not killing any good characters. The main reason it did not get the usual 5 stars is the ridiculous ending!
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