Three : Legends of the Duskwalker

  • by Jay Posey
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • Series: Legends of the Duskwalker
  • 13 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more. His name is Three, a travelling gun for hire in a dying world. He has no allegiances, no family, no ties.
Against his better judgment, he accepts the mantle of protector to a sick woman on the run, and her young son. Together they set out across the plains in search of a mythic oasis, attempting to survive the forces that pursue them, and the creatures of the dark.
In these dark times, a hero may yet arise.

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Post apocalyptic lone wolf takes woman & child

A "classic" story of tough lone-man who gives up his rough and tumble life to protect woman & child in trouble. It was a retelling of a western in a post apocalyptic world.

I was entertained through to the end. I didn't rush to read the second book, but I might read it sometime later.

All in all, I found it somewhat interesting, while it didn't impress me with its originality or plot.

So I'd put this in the "time filler" escapism category.
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- JPaladin

Fast-moving adventure in a cool future world!

I rolled the dice on this one, based on reviews--and I was definitely NOT disappointed!

In a dystopian future world where remnants of past technology still hang on, Three is a drifter, a scavenger, a hunter, an all-purpose badass. But he's also a little bored. Something's missing--and then, as he sits in a bar, drinking away his latest payoff, a woman and her son appear, begging him for help.

Their journey takes us through first-time author Jay Posey's intriguing futurescape: blasted cities, frontier villages, safehouse bunkers, all places to hide from the terrifying Weir who walk only at night. Some human badasses also stalk the trio, and the action keeps going from almost the very start as Three and his charges get into and out of one scrape after another.

Some of those scrapes are standard fare for a SF/apocalyptic novel, but the author kept the tension going through the characters themselves. Each has secrets that can make or break any situation they get into, so even when I was able to guess what might befall the travelers, I couldn't tell how things were going to shake out.

The world itself was pretty interesting, too, combining elements of a standard post-apocalyptic setting with a Gibson-esque cyberpunk tone. We never find out what happened to the world we know now, but that isn't a big deal, as the details of the future world stand in for a full-on explanation.

Luke Daniels narrates this competently, with an Eastwood-ish voice for the title character. Overall, exciting and very fun. Looking forward to the rest of this series!
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- Lesley "From Austen to zombies!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio