What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity will find itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles to survive with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.
Guy Granger is a Coast Guard captain in search of his kids. Mina Magar is a photojournalist taking pictures of horror she could never have imagined. Rick Bastion is a fading pop star with his head in a bottle and no hope for his future. Tony Cross is a soldier stuck on the Iraq-Syria border, but fighting insurgents is no longer a priority as a new threat emerges. Follow them all as they fight to stay alive.
When the gates open, all Hell will break loose!
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Apocalyptic fiction with a fun twist & read well
No, idea as I only listened to the audiobook. I do like to read (and it's certainly quicker) but audiobooks are wonderful on my daily commute.
There are many stand-out moments to the story but what really held me was the sense of unnerving menace and foreboding that IRW managed top create from the outset. The first scene is very tranquil and calm but suddenly takes a very dark turn that is then maintained throughout,
The narrator makes or breaks an audiobook for me (Dotrice's reading of the Game of Thrones books was so awful I gave up halfway through the first book) but Nigel Patterson's voice and narration style is great. I previously listened to another NP/IRW collaboration ("Savage") so I was really pleased to hear his dulcet tones again.
As mentioned above, the main feeling from the book was dread, mixed with moments of fear and the occasional flash of humour. I didn't exactly go into the book expecting a comedy. Some things (like the end for the lady with the dog at the start of the novel) have stayed with me as they seem so tragic.
I understand that Nigel Patterson is now working on reading "Legion" (the sequel to this book) and I'm really looking forward to it. I should say that Mr Patterson was kind enough to provide me with a free copy of the book (via Audible) so please bear that in mind for full transparency. He did so without any need for a review (either positive or negative) but I'd have given one anyway as I think both the author and narrator are well worth the attention of anyone who likes apocalyptic horror.
My one complaint is that I have to wait for the next book. Come on, Nigel, read faster!
- Dr. C. J. BOTTRILL
Not sure this really went anywhere.
- Mrs M.