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Summary

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world.

Out in Arizona, the leftovers of the US Military encamped in the last known surviving tent city: the Elysium Fields.

In Nevada, a clan of scavengers grows ever larger, each day bringing them a step closer to collapsing under their own weight.

Resources are becoming scarcer by the day as the world trudges on, and as it so happens, the folks up in Wyoming appear to be sitting on prime real estate....

©2018 Joshua Gayou (P)2018 Joshua Gayou

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Not as good as the other two books

This book feels like more of a filler between the last book and the next one.

It’s disappointing but I’ve no choice now but to buy the final book

Would have preferred more action

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Can't wait for the next one!

Not as good as the others I thought, especially since this was the actual story the author wanted to tell... But had to work up to it first. Still, thoroughly enjoyed it and really looking forward to the next one!

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Fantastic

Bray is simply a genius. I've found myself buying books now just because he narrates them. If any author wants their books to be conveyed to the public in the best way possible then let Bray work his magic on them.
As for the story,it's been the weakest of the 3 so far for me but I'm totally invested in these characters,and I simply have to know how their story ends. So I await 4 with baited breath.

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Brilliant

Just brilliant. Look forward to the next book and I just what to say thanks for keeping me entertained

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Outstanding!

This series just gets better and better. I have invested so much love in these characters, I'm not sure I can face it ending.
Superbly written and faultlessly performed. Parts brought tears to my eyes.
Loved it.

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i was so looking forward to this book. it failed

I am so disappointed. loved book one and book two. I agree this book had a lot to live up to but it failed on so many levels. if you can, don't listen to this as it will spoil the whole series. r.c.bray good as ever though.

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outstanding

I've been looking forward to this for months and it didn't disappoint! can't wait till the final chapter

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Great Book! Bray awesome as always.

Enjoyed the Jackson/Otter stuff but I wasn't really keen on the Clay/Ronnie storyline. Really looking forward to the last book!

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  • Howard Helland
  • 20-11-18

Outstanding

Leaves you wanting more. Great writing and the best narrator ever. Amazing story and unbelievably awesome storyline and characters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-18

Best one yet!

Great series with great characters. I've never had a book that could make me laugh or make me cry. This series has done both of those things. R.C Bray delivered another excellent performance! Joshua Gayou has a lifelong fan in me!

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  • TK2.0
  • 19-11-18

The best series in sci-fi for great characters.

This series is like many others in theme, after it happened for example. what sets this apart is the amazing depth of characters and the realism in personalities. the focus on personal challenges and not always defaulting to the quick easy negative approach is totally unique. As the author points out, a true leader would not be a cliche tough guy or killer. People gravitate to leadership by example and people of integrity and belief. This series is written cleverly in so many ways and as the character count grows none are without depth. you find yourself rooting for most of them and not just 15hours of good guy vs bad guy. So much to love in this series as it is world building beyond just stuff but a growing community. Amazing work by both author and the legendary RC Bray and great additions with the new characters in this particular book. My only bone to pick is that this is clearly half of what was meant to be one book and shares an arc with book four. Grateful it is coming very soon. thank you Josh. Everyone should buy this and start at Book 1.

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  • Marina
  • 19-11-18

Great Series!

I was drawn to this series after the first 30 minutes of the first book because of the incredible character development. These characters come across as normal, everyday people with the average amount of "oh duh" moments. What I love about this author is that he allows us to get to know characters as real people, even the heroes are just people. Too often these types of books are filled with groups of preppers against the evil that occupies the new world. These are not preppers and are just trying to figure things out as they go along, what I imagine the majority of us would be trying to do in similar circumstances.
C3 checks in on Wang and his progress, follows Ronnie back to his group and introduces his boss Clay. I actually like Clay a little.
Understanding from the beginning that is book is a "bridge" connecting C2 to the conclusion of the series was helpful. C3 basically positions the characters for the last book.
I enjoyed the interactions between the military members, often laughing out loud at the insults and lingo, which were so familiar from my time in the service. While Otter is interesting, I'm not convinced that someone in his position would proceed with that mission or even consider it. I think he would have seen the inevitable failure of attempting to exert force in that situation, he wouldn't have been able to pull it off long term without becoming a dictator and using the military to police the group. I'm content with the resolution and the placement of the characters at the end.

The narrator throughout the series has remained the same and that is probably my favorite part of the whole series. R.C. Bray is absolutely perfect and really brings the books to life. I was very happy to hear that he would be doing the final book. The author and narrator make a great team!

This is a great series. Well worth the time and credits. I highly recommend it.

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  • Michael A Driggers
  • 19-11-18

WOW

WOW, simply WOW. From the excellent story, to the Top Notch narration I can not recomend this and the previous 2 parts of this story enough. I salute you Mr. Gayou and Mr. Bray for your team work on this series. I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Darla McCollim
  • 19-11-18

Fantastic series

I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy book 3 as much as 1 and 2 because the story and characters broaden out, but I loved it. Obsessive Otter, villainous Robby and crazy Clay but they are much more complex than that and people in our little valley keep on trying to make home and family.
Joshua Gayou has written a wonderful multi level story here worthy of multiple readings. RC Bray has bought the story and characters to life.
There is a lot of gun talk if that interests you but it's balanced out wonderfully with tender intimate moments.
On to book 4 asap please.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-18

wow

R.C Bray and Joshua Gayou combine is just amazing.One of the best books so far, can't wait for book 4.

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  • B. C.
  • 16-11-18

Best book yet!

Best book of the series yet! Didn’t want to finish it so quickly but once I started I didn’t want to stop. Looking forward to book’s 4-10!!!

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  • Janine
  • 27-11-18

Did Joshua find 'god' whilst writing this one?

Struggled, really struggled getting to the end of this one. All the religious talk on what felt like ever second paragraph made me tune out way too often. It got to the point I just didn't care. I was really enjoying this series but this has certainly made me question whether or not I'll bother with the last book.
Let's face it, the whole premise is based on fiction but with so many good parts and common sense, the inclusion of 'faith' instead of reality dropped my rating from a hoped solid 4 so the 2.
RC Bray's narrative can of course not be faulted hence he still received 5 stars. Loved most of the intro too and Joshua's acknowledgment of RC Bray's influence on what people spend their money on, was well applauded.
If unlike me you can get past all the unnecessary, I would recommend it.

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  • glen
  • 21-11-18

An apocalyptic classic

I am an avid connoisseur of human behavior. What will a person do when put “here”? Joshua has really let his intuitive side tell a story. He is putting his vulnerable side forward with Jake. Very human and quite raw. It’s like admiring your favorite classic painter, for me it’s Winslow Homer. Joshua uses his words to paint realistic images and characters who have substance in a post apocalyptic scenario. I hope there is a book 4 in the future.

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