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The Complete Last War Series (Books 1 - 7): A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (The Last War Universe) Kindle Edition
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If society collapses tomorrow, will you have what it takes to survive?
When Artificial Intelligence wages war on humankind…
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When a breathless, unending assault on one of America’s most iconic cities lays waste to the local infrastructure, an ordinary group of survivors will navigate the ruined city in search of their loved ones. Will they have what it takes to fight an indomitable enemy? And how will they fare against their fellow humans in a dog-eat-dog world?
All of America now sits on the precipice of a new dark age…
As the attack spreads across the nation, the President is forced into a precarious position, one requiring an EMP response. Will this bold, almost hopeless attempt to preserve the nation trigger something far more devastating? Can America even survive without power? Or will this usher in a new dark age, one with the power to drive humans to extinction?
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BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE LAST WAR SERIES:
- The Last War
- The Zero Hour
- The Ophidian Horde
- The Infernal Regions
- The Killing Fields
- The Barbarous Road
- The Terminal Run
About the Author
That said, the best characters arealways rich with personality, but struggling under the weight of someinternal strife. Sprinkle in a bit of chaos and muddy the waters between right and wrong, and to him you have a compelling tale. To Ryan, thesekinds of impossible circumstances make for the best stories, and this is reflected in both his characters and the content of his novels.
For more information about Ryan, visit his author page or his website: RyanSchow.com
- ASIN : B07HY753YK
- Publisher : River City Publishing; 1st edition (September 30, 2018)
- Publication date : September 30, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 10204 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1325 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,765 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Book 2 was full of way too much internal dialog. It repeated over and over the same thoughts and drug on. I struggled at some points to keep reading. 3/5
Book 3 - minor spoilers - and I still love the concept but the characters are starting to get a bit off track. All of a sudden High School girl Indigo has the medical knowledge of an experienced EMT and ample knowledge of gunshot wounds while Rex, a current military veteran with recent action in the field watches on and Cincinnati, an actual nurse is just around the corner. Later in the book a very impractical and insufficient explanation is glossed over with one quick line.
Another big detraction for me was when the 14 and 17yo boys and their mom were introduced from the mother's POV, and they sound more like a 4 and a 7yo. Mean while Indigo who is similar in age is being oogled by a much older Rex and has turned into some type of terminator badass way too easily. Its like some teenage girl's apocalypse fantasy where she runs everything and everyone else is weak and in need of her direction. She also cases the school signaling to the Rex who is the one with military experience to check his points. Really? She is getting really hard to swallow.
There are a few timeline inconsistencies that also confused things a bit and the grammar tenses changed inconsistently. There are also quite a few editing errors that really take you out of the story. In one instance the writer used the name Rider instead of Rex and in another he used the name Maci instead of Indigo. There are also a lot of general typos. 3/5
Book 4 - I really enjoyed this book, more so than the previous two. I loved the introduction of some new characters and I loved the way it ended. There were still quite a few typos but not as many as book 3. The character actions were more believable as well. Some of the time line seemed off from one story line to another but not so much as to detract from the story. I also enjoyed having a lot less of Cincinnati's internal dialog and a lot less of her in general. and Less Indigo too. Some of her actions in this book screamed teenager, which made her more real. I am starting to wonder though if every single household in the entire state of CA has its own arsenal of firearms. There seems to be an endless supply of them and every door seems to be opened by a gun of some type in the face.
now onto the next book. 4/5
Book 5 really hits it off. I was completely engrossed. New characters and whole new element to the story including background! There were really good twists and just spot on. I really enjoyed the new characters and how things are connecting. There were a few typos, and one character changed names a few times which threw me off for a minute. All in all a 4/5. would have been a 5/5 if it were edited.
Book 6 slowed down and was sort of rambling and long winded. Instead of hearing Cincinnati's constant internal monologue repeating over and over it was Nick's. Still tons of typos and in great need of editing. 3/5
1. The story starts off from the viewpoint of Cincinnati. She's married to some investment guy named Stanton. She's an RN. They have a 15 year old daughter, Macy. They live in San Francisco in a nice house in a nice neighborhood with nice cars...blah...blah...blah. The problem with Cin (her nickname in the book) is that Schow sticks us in this neurotic dingbat's head for pretty much the entirety of the first book. The woman cannot grasp that the world has "moved on" and that big bad guns are going to be more important that having the nicest table back in the hood. She can't let go of the fact that Macy is no longer a "baby." It got to the point if Cin called Macy her baby one more time, I was going to poke my eyes out with chopsticks. Luckily that did not happen. Cin kept whining on...and on...and on...and on...about her old life back before all aich ee double toothpicks broke out. Cin definitely was not a favorite character. Then...I get to book 7 and I'm stuck back in her head. Sighs...
2. The author has a fascination with the term "small of (his/her) back. I'm getting to the point that I want to stick something...ANYTHING...in the small of my back...If I can find it. I'm thinking maybe a candy cane or something.
3. The viewpoint of the story has multiple characters that tell the story in the First Person. It starts with Cin then jumps to Nick. There might be more but I cannot remember them right now. This really doesn't hurt the story, just be aware of it.
4. OK...imagine this...you are under attack by drones. They are shooting everything in sight and are blowing up buildings left and right. You have 3 options: 1. RUN. 2. Find someplace to hide that is easy to get to and easy to get out of if you need to vacate fast. 3. Go up to a room on the 20th floor of a high rise hotel. If you picked 1 or 2, you would be the people I would want to hang out with in case of a disaster. Three of our characters picked 3. They had no discernable reason to go up there. Then the building got attacked. Then they had issues getting out. Go figure.
5. The dumbest story line is Bailey and Nick. Nick saves Bailey. Nick and Bailey start getting googley eyes to each other. Bailey confides that she is engaged but wants to call it off. Nick is mad because he doesn't want to be the "other man." So...what do our two heroes decide to do on this new planet of death and destruction? They decide to go from San Diego to Sacramento to tell her idiot boyfriend that the engagement is called off. They have no idea if he is alive but they HAVE to risk their lives to tell him the engagement is called off. Ohhhh....Kayyyy...Schow does point out that Bailey has "big tits" so I don't know....maybe Nick's brain isn't completely working right. Heck...I might crawl over hot coals naked for her if she asked just right.
6. These older guys (30s to probable 50s) sure do seem to end up with 18-24 year old girls pretty easy enough. Must be the author's wishful thinking or something.
7. Stanton is an investment guy in San Fran. He learned how to be a cold killer in a short amount of time and he could kill with a gun or a knife. Right. The Type A males are invincible. Rider and Marcus could take a bullet to the head and laugh it off.
Would the above stop me from reading another Schow book? No. Not really. These were easy reads and I actually had trouble stopping at chapters to go to bed.
P.S. You did kinda leave us hanging on the Maria thing, so hope there will be a #8 :) batting eyelashes lol It's all good :)
I can't get past the point where he expects us to BELIEVE something that is so easily DISPROVED that anyone, EVERYONE not in grade school should be able to realize the things stated as "FACTS" are FALSE. Not when it has to do with SCIENCE. Not when it's written as Science Fiction.