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When Mackie Dailey survives a cataclysmic solar storm that wipes out civilization and mutates others into violent killers, he seeks out the one person he cares about most.
But when he returns to a college campus looking for Allie, he discovers she is a Zaphead - nearly unrecognizable as the human he once loved. Mackie becomes caught in a power struggle among a small group of survivors who turn the campus into a stronghold against the Zaphead threat. His old nemesis, Lucas Krider, has taken charge, but Krider's vision of a new world is just as horrifying as the extinction they all face.
Will Mackie sacrifice himself so the group has a chance to survive, or will his demons turn out to be more dangerous than the strange, rampaging creatures that nature has unleashed?
Look for the other After books, First Light (After #0), The Shock (After #1), The Echo (After #2) and Milepost 291 (After #3). Whiteout (After #4) is coming soon.
Scott Nicholson is the international best-selling author of more than 25 thrillers. Joshua Simcox is co-author of October Dark with J.A. Konrath.
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By ANGIE on 08-26-15
Kinda Fell Flat For Me
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This book just didn't do it for me. I love the genre, but this book seemed like a cookie cutter of all the rest. You have the big bad guy, who of course is one of the lucky ones to live through the solar storm that turns the majority of people into crazies. He's going to now rule the world, or at least his little part of it. He wants his starting base to be at a college. (Why a college? If I was king daddy and planning to dominate the world during the apocalypse, I'd pick some place better than a college.) Only a few young people are willing to stand up to him. And then it's just scene after scene........after endless scene of the young people trying to scheme and plot to do this and that, and always getting caught and beaten. That really pretty much sums up the book. Throw in some zap heads, which really aren't mentioned that much. A backstory to how the zap heads came about, how the solar storm happened, would have made a much better book.
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By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-08-16
Twists and turns which made it very exciting
Mackie Dailey returns to his alma mater – well, it would have been had he not dropped out to become a drug addict, hitman and enforcer for a drug and arms dealing bad-ass criminal named Lucas Krider. Dailey’s drug addled mind leaves a witness to his latest hit and a solar storm to end all storms has hit the world successfully creating creatures called Zapheads with a hunger for human flesh.
Arriving back to campus Dailey encounters Allie, the witness and Krider and his gang. Forced to go cold turkey, Dailey must prove his loyalty to Krider in order to survive and protect others at the campus as well. A driven man used to caring only about himself is now faced with having to care about others.
Bone and Cinder is not short on action. Regardless of what happens, it seems as if Krider and his thugs come out on top. But then again, cockroaches always survive! When tested, Dailey proves his loyalty to his new found conviction. He goes up against Krider and his thugs to help the other survivors live. Of course, nothing is ever easy!
Twists and turns which made it very exciting. The usual questions of morality and ethics draws the reader in. Character development is clear and purposeful. Plot development is smooth easily followed. The reader cannot help but connect to Dailey – the underdog.
Kevin Clay did a good job of narrating the book. He enunciated the words well and projected the frustration and despair of Dailey very well.
There were no issues with the production.
Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.
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