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In the first five minutes, over a million people died.
In the months since then things have only gotten worse. Much, much worse. Earth reels in the aftermath of a devastating solar flare; the effect of a savage solar storm that has resulted in a global disaster of unprecedented proportions. Most of the world is without electrical power or the means to restore it. In the blink of an eye, the life we lead today became history: the infrastructures of modern American life ceased to exist. Cities, nations and governments are no more. The economy has collapsed and lawlessness reigns. Billions have perished and survival has become a way of life in a world that seems intent on wiping out humankind; or at least its humanity. Those who remain seem to operate on opposite ends of the moral spectrum.
Whether it's a group of religious zealots delivering evil, a mysterious military faction with a secret agenda, the dispersal of the world's most terrible bio-weapon, or an approaching hurricane, there is much to threaten the survivors of Harris Springs and indeed the whole of mankind.
Scott Montgomery and his unlikely group of friends try to hold on to what remains of their community and help the countless shattered lives within it move on in the wake of the apocalypse. But what lies ahead appears to be even greater darkness.
©2017 J K Franks (P)2017 J K Franks
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By TinkerMel on 08-11-17


I really have enjoyed both book one and now this 2nd book of this series.
I love the story line, and all ( most) the characters.
The characters are engaging and well developed. The plot was fast paced. I found this series to be a nice break, and different from other books in this genre. I would recommend this book, but i would read the first book in the series and go from there.

the narrator did an excellent job bringing this story to life!
as did the writer!

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By Margaret on 09-28-17

Wonderful dystopian ! Now I need book 1&3.

I have not read book one, that being said, I feel this book explains just enough that it is not necessary I do. But I want to! This book does leave you wanting book three since there are some story threads that are left hanging.
I thoroughly enjoyed this semi-unique, realistic dystopian story. The interactions between characters are believable and they are developed enough that I felt involved in their stories. There is some intrigue due to some characters with undefined roles and organizations with unclear motives.
There are no zombies and no long chapters describing how the characters are searching for food.

As I've already said, I can't wait to listen to another book by this author (it's waiting in my library right now).
I would love to listen to another book by this narrator. The narrator did a great job voicing each character and portrayed them in all their craziness and sensibility. Thankfully, he also has realistic female voices.

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By Peter on 08-31-17

Another great book in this series

We get to learn more about what is going on in the world bit by bit but not too much. Building on the foundations of the events and character development in the first book Kingdoms of Sorrow continues on with everything that made the first book great the writing and narration are still on form keeping me engaged in the events through the lens of the characters, This story has great characters with that you could believe are real people due to the depths and wonderful voices they each have.

Now whether this book is a good at the first is very much a matter of personal taste. The story moves a bit away from the more down to earth dealing with the end of the world story from the first book upping the ante with larger battles, evil cults, the bioweapon etc. Now all this either means the book is more exciting and interesting or it is less believable and engaging depending on your personal taste. I liked it and I think this series of books would make a good TV show.

I enjoyed listening to this book and can recommend it if you have listened to or read the first book. I can not wait to find out what happens next.

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