Longtime Marine Adrian Mitchell shepherds a group of survivors who look to him for protection, care, and a better place to start their lives over, but what will they think of him when they find out he could have stopped the war before it even began?
Samantha Moore is a storm-tracker born with a gift that allows her to predict and track weather systems, but she keeps falling into the hands of degenerates who want nothing more than to break her will and take her body.
Dr. Angela White – battered wife, mother, and witch – will need all of her natural and supernatural gifts to cross the devastated land in search of her son Charlie. And she’ll need them to then guide Adrian and his flock through the trials and tribulations they'll face during their cross-country trek.
Marine Kenn Harrison is an angry, controlling wife-beater, but months as Adrian's second-in-command have begun to change him. But has he changed enough for Angela to take him back? Or enough to let her go.
TV Survivalist Kendle Roberts isn't prepared for the enormous wave that leaves her shipwrecked, adrift and alone on the ocean for two agonizing months. When she finds Luke, a Vietnam veteran with horrible guilt to bear, they both begin to heal.
Dr. John Harmon has terminal Cancer. He and his wife seek safety with Adrian so she can live and he can die, knowing she'll be safe in Adrian's hands.
Marine Marcus Brady has been in love with Angela since they were kids. Forced apart by family as teenagers, he had no idea they'd created a baby together. He's anxious to meet Charlie, but it's the thought of being with Angie again that sends him running to her rescue. And into Adrian's fold.
I devour post-apocalyptic fiction as fast as I can get my hands on it. I love the genre so much because there's something about the unconquerable human spirit shining through even the worst devastation that gives me hope for mankind's future. And that we will come through the holocaust renewed and better for having survived the awful hardships. Life After War embodies our indomitable spirit. With it, Angela White (yes, she writes this serialized saga, under a pseudonym, as if she's the character in her novels) has written one of the truly great post-apocalyptic sagas of all-time.
From dangerous incursions into empty, devastated cities to heroic rescues of fellow refugees, this action-packed supernatural adventure is comparable to Stephen King's The Stand. Fans of CBS's Jericho (in syndication), AMC's The Walking Dead, and TNT's Falling Skies will relish this saga. However, there are a few spots in this megabook that drag a bit, and I found it hard to believe that three Force Recon marines would end up among the chosen seven. I mean, what are the chances? Why not a Navy SEAL or an Army Ranger, just to vary the mix? And there are innumerable typos – misspellings, atrocious punctuation, missing words, excessive words, etc. Yet Life After War is so absorbing I had to force myself to put it down when life called. And in the end, not even the typos could keep me from giving it a Recommended Read. It's that good!
Life After War doesn't just describe the aftermath of an absolute and life-altering apocalypse, Ms. White delves deeply into the individual characters that carry the story forward. She throws these multifaceted characters together, each with different background and experiences, and breathes life into them until they're no longer simply characters...but real people that you can either like or dislike. You care profoundly what happens to each of them. It's difficult sometimes to read about some of the things that happen in this book, because it's not pretty. Some painful, unspeakable, and at the very least undeserved, acts happen to some of them. And in some cases, the bad guys don't get their just deserts...at least not yet. Beyond that, this book is a singularly unique mix of futuristic and supernatural elements that makes it more than just interesting to read. My only complaint is that I have to wait until its release on April 15th to read book 4, Adrian's Eagles.
I can't recommend Life After War highly enough. And I hope someday a television or movie producer will put this outstanding saga on a TV or movie screen for us to enjoy all over again.
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