They came, but not in peace. They came to destroy us. Our cities crumbled. Our people died by the billions. Their weapons were sophisticated beyond our worst nightmare. In this chaos, a teenage boy must get his sister to safety and, in doing so, become a man.
Iron Mike is a light science-fiction story. Yes, aliens invade, but they're more the background. It's a heavily character-driven book. It begins with Mike trying to get his younger sister to safety, to get her "behind a line of soldiers at Fort Knox" to keep her safe from potential looters and rapists. Along the way, Mike picks up strays, so his responsibilities increase exponentially. Hard decisions are made, as in any apocalyptic tale, and consequences are accepted.
"Patricia Rose's post-apocalyptic coming of age science fiction novel,
Iron Mike, is fast-paced, exciting, and thought-provoking…Rose's vision is grim and dark at times, but her heroes grow stronger, more self-reliant and competent with each challenge they face. This is a well-written and absorbing story that will prove to be a pleasant surprise for readers who have grown somewhat weary of the ubiquitous zombie and plague apocalypse tales so prevalent in recent years…It’s an impressive debut novel that is highly recommended." (Jack Magnus for
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Excellent writing and excellent plot!
You're drawn into the story immediately. Great character, brilliant pace and excitement throughout. A very, very good book.
I couldn’t stop reading, I finished this in one sitting! This end of the world epic book grabbed me and dragged me through a tale that had me laughing one minute, and crying the next. Amazing.
A great performance that perfectly compliments that characters and plot!!
We have everything in here. I laughed, I was moved, I was entertained. It was great!!
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- Tony Bough
Great story stacked with original ideas.
Having a narrator who fits the character and the story is important to me, and prevents an immediate halt to my listening. Another pleasant side was the author's accurate use of profanity which to me clearly mirrored the situations. I don't usually read\listen to this genre of book but i was very impressed by the original concepts the author used. Great action, and some superb characters.
Mike. I was impressed with how his innocent persona hardened and cracked and evolved through the book.
How could Hershey not be the favourite? Zachary seemed to enjoy this character and the innocence shone through.
I listen to audiobooks when i drive. So i usually get to finish a typical 10hr book in 4 - 5 days.