Dark Titan Journey: Wilderness Travel (2) Paperback – March 14, 2017
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About the Author
Working currently as an RN in an emergency room in Missoula, Watson loves the outdoors and taking time off of work.
- Publisher : Permuted Press (March 14, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1618687379
- ISBN-13 : 978-1618687371
- Item Weight : 12.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,623,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Watson’s second novel in the Dark Titan Journey series, Wilderness Travel, chronicles the day-to-day activities of Nathan and his group as they walk across the country. It’s a constant battle to stay alive. And, the good guys don’t always win.
The first book in this series made me mad. This book made me cry. It takes a talented author to bring out my emotions. Watson’s writing skills really do bloom here. This story while harsh and gritty also has some tender moments. And, that makes it feel more real.
5 out of 5 stars.
Spoilers - A Red Dawn situation caused by a catastrophic event is believable. Every citizen and our military fear that and most hope that won't ever happen and even plan just in case like the military and preppers. What I absolutely cannot and will not accept, even in fiction, is our government actually planning and selling out to communists and allowing genocide on our soil. No, no, no. My other issue is with the author. Unfortunately, in this genre of book, many times I see the author's pressing their personal beliefs on the readers. Words are powerful and it is not healthy to point a finger and make a real entity the bad guys, in this case, Homeland Security. I realize they are the new CIA and have made some people distrustful and angry since 9/11, but they are not our enemy and it's not a good idea to portray them as pure evil. So three stars is all I can give.
I like the storyline, It’s interesting but If you’re looking for a more realistic view of prepping or catastrophe, this isn’t the book for you. The main character is a little over the top. Hes a preppier, nurse AND he’s on a SWAT team. He knows how to do everything and is really good at it. The whole time I was reading I kept thinking his character was what men fantasize themselves to be. Especially when all females even under the age of ten, fell in love with him and a nineteen year old keeps getting naked in front of him. Then at the end of the book I read about the author and turns out he is a nurse.....All in all- Makes me roll my eyes at times, very unrealistic but well written and I’ll probably read the rest of the series. Oh and a pet peeve was the main character saying “fixing to” all the time. He’s from the mid-west. It’s not something “northerners” would say a lot of any.
FYI- NEVER give a dog a chicken bone. They tend to splinter and get caught in their throat.
This one has Nathan, Ares the battle trained German Shepherd, Amanda and John on the road after finally leaving the hellhole of a convenience store.
Nathan is teaching Amanda and John how to survive as they travel. Nathan shows them which plants are edible and how to make a snare for small game such as rabbits and squirrels. He's also teaching them how to shoot and how to care for their weapons. These are things all survivors should know if they are to survive. Unfortunately most people have no idea how to survive and some of them will try to take what others have. Nathan isn't going to let that happen and he's making sure Amy and John know how to defend themselves and protect what the group has.
Amanda, thirteen, has had it hard since the lights went out.
John is the proverbial "fat" kid that was heckled all his life. John has proven to be a smart and savvy traveling companion and the hard miles are taking off those wasted pounds. John has also showed he's highly intelligent. He catches onto things with hardly a break in stride. In short he's one good kid who's not afraid to offer advice and speak his mind.
Nathan Owens is one savvy and very capable man. At home he's a part time cop who's seen action as an LEO, he's also a registered nurse. Nathan has also trained with an ex-Navy SEAL and an Apache. These two men taught him a lot about survival and what it takes to survive as well as training him with all manner of fire arms.
Nathan never envisioned having to use this training in a serious way but he's glad he's got it and is able to pass it along to those with him. Nathan has no problem killing and he makes sure those he shoots never get up to shoot him or those with him.
Nathan is also glad he has Ares, his battle trained German Shepherd, a dog who more than proves his worth and ability to hit the bad guys. He's one awesome dog. The best dog Nathan has ever had.
Along the way they pick up Jasmine. Or rather Jasmine picks them up. Jasmine had been standing on the side of the road watching all those passing. After spotting Nathan, Amy and John and watching them for a while she decides they look like decent people and not murderers, rapists or thieves which she encountered in her oh so brief time in one of the FEMA camps.
Nathan isn't really interested in anyone else joining the group but Jasmine follows them and Nathan decides what the heck. Jasmine is headed to Utah with Nathan, John and Amanda.
So begins another fine read.
This one has Nathan, Ares, Athena a seven month old German Shepherd they picked up at the compound where Howard and his family were held prisoner, a young dog who's a snap to train for battle, Amanda, John, Jasmine, and four more kids that Nathan picked up and is now responsible for, Kids who's mother was raped and killed by a band of murderous thieves, Howard, Jackie and their son who was held prisoner by these men, a Howard who tells Nathan about his Fathers farm, a farm they travel to, the farmhouse looks like an antebellum mansion and the surrounding fields are planted, there are barns for horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, a sweet setup that Nathan gives advice on how to defend, Howards Father, his brother who's a Sheriff, the extended family, a Nathan who takes them back to the place Howard and Jackie were held which is a treasure trove of weapons, ammo, food money, jewelry, gold and silver, a place Howards Father brings four trucks to clean out, the US Govt., Homeland Security, a plan called Black Titan, UN troops, murder, death, destruction, a Nathan and his crew who buy horses for the next stage of their trip, helicopters, two men and exhausted Nathan captures and questions, a Nathan who gets word out via a HAM operator living at the farm to let his people in Idaho know he's alive and on the way, a Nathan who can't believe what those two captured men have told him about the plot by the Govt. and Nathan Owens and those with him still trying to get home, stay alive and survive.
One damned fine read. Five Stars and then some. Waiting for number three and I agree with the author. Monique Happy rocks for him and Shawn Chesser.
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(note - I was surprised that this series was edited by Monique Happy as her work is impeccable, however there were quite a few mistakes in all three of these books)
Excellent story, characters, love the way he deals with scum...
This book picks up from where the first book left off and the story moves along nicely.
Great characters and dialogue as usual from mr Watson.I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it all the way through without stopping for anything.
As ever with Thomas Watson's books, I have one tiny complaint, the books too short!
The characters the story just keeps you gripped.