Adults only, due to graphic violence and sexual situations - Book One of six.
The world is dead. Plants gone. Animals gone. The air is thick with dust and ash. Water has turned to murky cesspools of death and decay. Life and Earth as we know it are gone - at least all the good parts.
It's been almost a year since the first signs that we killed our planet began to arise. Order and humanity are gone now, replaced by vigilante justice and survival at all costs. Nine months have passed since the quarantines were put in place. Six months since we realized it was too late, and just after that, the governments of the world fell.
That was nearly seven billion people ago, and now Charles has decided it is time to pack up and leave in search of the one thing still worth living for - his daughters.
With rumors of roving bands of cannibals, and even zombies, he knows making the journey is a long shot, but he has to try. He promised their dying mother that he would keep them safe and has every intention of doing just that, come hell or hungry zombies.
In a soulless world filled with nothing but pain and death, will his determination be enough to see him through to the end?
©2015 Jeremy Laszlo (P)2016 Jeremy Laszlo
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"Well worth reading."
I loved everything about the book. The narrator did a fantastic job of bringing the authors words alive. I hope book two is this good.
"On foot from Michigan to Florida? Really?"
We are presented with a journal-style narrative; one voice, one character for the majority of time. To be honest it got a little old after a while. The world has suffered a global die-off due to a GMO fertilizer gone amuck killing all plant life and everyone that ate of it. This plot reminds me of the Hunger book series by Jeremiah Knight. Our protagonist, Charles is traveling on foot from Michigan to Florida to reach his two daughters. The story details the usual cast of misfits Charles will come across from zombies and looters to cannibals. Charles definitely has some personal issues to deal with, which will stand out as the story progresses. Will Charles arrive in sunny Florida to reunite with his daughters? You can expect some twists and turns at the end of the book along with a solid setup for book two. Three.point.five for a perplexing start.
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