Cannibal Reign

Cannibal Reign

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by Thomas Koloniar
     
 

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First the asteroid would come, slamming into the earth just north of the Montana border, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, and unending night.

And after that . . . Hell.

Astronomer Marty Chittenden is the first to recognize the approaching doom—a discovery that makes him a marked man.

Green Beret Jack Forrest knows the catastrophe is inevitable, and

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First the asteroid would come, slamming into the earth just north of the Montana border, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, and unending night.

And after that . . . Hell.

Astronomer Marty Chittenden is the first to recognize the approaching doom—a discovery that makes him a marked man.

Green Beret Jack Forrest knows the catastrophe is inevitable, and begins stockpiling an abandoned missile silo with supplies while gathering together a small community of men, women, and children he prays can survive the apocalypse.

Then disaster strikes. In an instant the world they know ends forever, transformed into a nightmare realm of eternal darkness. Soon the few remaining humans are transformed as well, becoming savage things—raping, pillaging, and devouring their own.

And the time is approaching when Forrest and his people will have to leave their underground "Noah's Ark" to face a shattered world and the unspeakable terrors that dwell there—in desperate pursuit of one slim hope of survival . . . called Hawaii.

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Editorial Reviews

Alternative Worlds
“What makes Thomas Koloniar’s superb thriller work is the focus is on good people trying to survive in bad times . . . this is an exhilarating tale of life before and after a NEO crash rivaling what happened to the dinosaurs.”
SF Revu online Magazine
"Very well written for a first novel and the basic concept definitely produces a page turner. The overall feel is of high adventure with a moderate amount of tension, where you are never quite sure what is going to happen next . . . Recommended."
Suzanne Johnson
“A gripping story . . . a chilling, frightening tale that was hard to put down.”
SF Revu online magazine
“Very well written for a first novel and the basic concept definitely produces a page turner. The overall feel is of high adventure with a moderate amount of tension, where you are never quite sure what is going to happen next . . . Recommended.”
My Bookish Ways
“Cannibal Reign is a scary, nonstop thrill ride into the dark hearts of man, shot through with the souls of those that refuse to surrender to the dark. I loved this book, and fans of post apocalyptic fiction and thrillers should not miss it!”
Journey of a Bookseller
“You’ll run the full gamut of emotions . . . the psychological implications are haunting. And you’ll be thinking of this book for a long while after you set it down and go on to another. ”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062025821
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
376,335
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.02(d)

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Suzanne Johnson
“A gripping story . . . a chilling, frightening tale that was hard to put down.”

Meet the Author

Brian Hutchison is a professional theater actor who has appeared in numerous Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional plays. He lives in New York City.

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Cannibal Reign 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was stunned on how good this book was for a first time author. The monsters in this book are the people like you and me that are desperate to survive in an almost impossible situation. I am not affiliated to the author in any way but if you like a nightmarish suspenseful ride, then this book is for you. I really like how Koloniar fleshed out the characters and made you really care about them. The book is action packed and backed up by what might happen if a large asteroid hit the earth. I am looking forward to more from this author.
saulfan More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Hope the author comes out with more. You won't be dissappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now this is is a perfect dystopian read. An asteroid hits Earth leaving death and almost total destruction of the planet. The plot is an expertly crafted 'what could happen' to those who have prepared, those who haven't, what's left of the military and an island almost untouched by the devestation. The characters draw you into the story making it frighteningly believeable. This writer has done his best to cover the grim reality of how survivors would actually react when faced with starvation. I thought the only drawback was the title, thus the review so hopefully other readers who eat up this genre will read and enjoy. I liked the book so much I read it twice. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best read to date.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
Cannibal Reign is a Post Apocalyptic, and Thrillers novel by Thomas Koloniar, narrated by Brian Hutchison, and published in June 26th 2012 by Harper, the audiobook by Blackstone Audio Inc. Warning: this novel contains – rape, cannibalism, violence, strong language, and quite frankly it’s not for the faint hearts or dreamers who waits for happy endings. An astronaut discovers that an asteroid is coming to earth. Even though the government didn’t want the public to know about it, some people knew about it and tried to get ready for the destruction as fast as possible, while others didn’t know that it was coming. People end up trying to survive in very difficult conditions, this novel about survival in a brutal world who lacks morality and resources. As for a post apocalyptic novel I found it to have a kind of originality, it was fun, fast paced, and gratifying. The settings were very real, in fact, the most realistic setting for post-apocalyptic novels in my experience. The characters were well done, stable, logical, and deep, but above it all they were likable. Thomas Koloniar made me feel sad when some of them died. The interaction between them was rational and practically awesome, for me as a psychologist. What I liked about the event is that they were told in very interesting way (that could be from the narration) some events weren’t predictable at all. Full of very good climactic scenes. The plot was logical with great twists and turns, fast paced (there were scenes you couldn’t just leave unfinished), but what I really liked was the world building it was very structured. The story focused on more than one place which gave more creditability to the authors ability of world building . As for the narration it was EPIC and I mean it, Brian Hutchison did awesome job in this novel his voice moved me into the story in all its parts, the laughing parts, the sad parts, and the action scenes . He altered the volume of his voice to suit the situation, he gave each character a life with special accent. Audiobook purchased for review by ABR. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy the genre, this one could be a suspense novel as well as a survival or apocalypse story, definitely better than most. Believable plot, good characters, and doesn't go overboard with the prepping or survival details. An entertaining story, thought well enough of it to write my first review
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very gruff, visceral novel, good plotting and characters. Don't understand some of the complaints of sexist writing in some of the reviews, several strong female characters and believable situations given the setting. Excited for the next book in the series
Dara63 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It has stayed right on the front of my bookshelf to remind me to keep checking for a new book by this author. Really looking forward to more from this author!!
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andonopoly More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. It was a great read. The action and characters were well done, the plot was well thought out and interesting, and the pace of the book was great.. I really liked the characters and the multiple plot lines and I thought the author did a great job of always moving the story forward. Never was I bored or wondering when the story would start moving again. The best compliment I can give a book is when I'm disappointed that that it's over, yet I keep thinking about it and the characters and what happens next. I wanted it to keep going and I can't wait for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read, you dont want it to end! Hopefully there will be a sequel as you really get vested in the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything you could want in a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicrly paced, a keep me on the edge story. Did not want to say good bye to these characters. Hoping to see more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This kept my interest all the way through.
darien87 More than 1 year ago
I heard about this book from a local radio station and at $2.99 I figured I couldn't go wrong. What a great book! Great characters, great plot and pacing, lots of tension. This book has it all, love, sex, comedy, horror and some great military action near the end. I LOVED it! All e-books should be this good and only cost $2.99! Great first book by this guy. I'm looking forward to more from him.
Slim20 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It wasn't perfect but it was very good. There were too many characters to keep track of and it got confusing at times as to who was who, but I loved it. First the asteroid would come, slamming into the earth just north of the Montana border, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, and unending night. And after that . . . Hell. Astronomer Marty Chittenden is the first to recognize the approaching doom—a discovery that makes him a marked man. Green Beret Jack Forrest knows the catastrophe is inevitable, and begins stockpiling an abandoned missile silo with supplies while gathering together a small community of men, women, and children he prays can survive the apocalypse. Then disaster strikes. In an instant the world they know ends forever, transformed into a nightmare realm of eternal darkness. Soon the few remaining humans are transformed as well, becoming savage things—raping, pillaging, and devouring their own. And the time is approaching when Forrest and his people will have to leave their underground "Noah's Ark" to face a shattered world and the unspeakable terrors that dwell there—in desperate pursuit of one slim hope of survival . . . called Hawaii.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a bit puzzeled by the rave reviews for this book. All I have to say is that they must have all been left by men. The author has some seriously sexist and narrow-minded views of women. I am by no means a feminist (stay-at-home mom), but even I was blown-away but the weak female characters in this book. They were simply there to cook and spread their legs for the men, deferring to them to make all the important decisions and perfectly happy to stay ignorant and let the big strong men take care of them. What's worse is that the only strong woman in the story was a lesbian! (Oh, and all the women were just gorgeous.) In addition to that, there was just very little character developement. I cared very little about any of the characters, and what's more is that they seemed to care very little about each other. When someone died it was glossed over so quickly and the other characters barely acknowknledged it, making it impossible to actually feel drawn in to this world. The writing was mediocre at best. I've read some self-published books recently that were better written and developed than this. Overall, i'm just glad that i only had to pay $3 for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
W O W !! What a fantastic book. The first book ive truly been unable to put down! One major complaint though , theirs no sequel. Dnt let my spelling diswade you lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Bay-type action thriller. Super fun.