by Rowan A Scott
Kindle Edition – Read October 6, 2014
Original Release Date: April 30, 2012
Length: 107 pages
High altitude nuclear explosions generate an Electro Magnetic Pulse over the majority of the world. Electricity transmission lines are taken out, taking with them their transformers and generators. Nothing works any more, no appliances, so no perishable food. No trucks or airplanes to transport anything, no automobiles, no water supply, no heating or cooling, no lighting. No Fire trucks or Ambulances. No battery chargers no radio or TV, no movies etc. etc. Agent Craig Mason has to get to the only country to have mostly escaped the blackout, where he knows of a newly developmed way to generate power, without requiring distrbution, so that he can plan a renewal of civilization before chaos sets in.
I had some hope for this book, I mean I admire someone who goes out and self publishes, because that’s a lot of work, and it takes a lot of courage. Why? Because not everyone will like your work. Unfortunately this is not one of my favorite books. It is short, but it feels really long. It just has no real character, it reads like a report, not a story. The characters have no real depth, there is no real attachment to the story, therefore the reader is apathetic and looses interest quickly. Don’t get me wrong, the story has potential, the concept is wonderful, it just wasn’t carried through well. Could I have done a better job? Probably not, I have no real interest in writing. There are a lot of typos (See above description that was a direct quote from the actual description) and editing errors. This comes with self publishing, so I tend to not let it bother me. It is really difficult to edit your own work. You read it like it’s supposed to be not necessarily as it is. There are pictures that correlate with parts of the story….let me paste a picture of this plane that I’m talking about. Those pictures seem like filler, and don’t lend to the imagination or knowledge of the reader. Overall the concept is there, the story is just flat.