Cold Light

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The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands everything. Emma's beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders, and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest choice of her heart....
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Overview

The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands everything. Emma's beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders, and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest choice of her heart....
Book 2 in the acclaimed After Series.
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Editorial Reviews

Paromantasy Blog - Evelyn Amaro
A haunting, heart-wrenching, action-packed emotional roller coaster of a read that will leave an impression on you long after you finish the book. To say that I love this book or this series would be an understatement. Traci Slatton has done an impeccable job with what I thought would be an impossible hurdle for her two main characters to overcome after the ending of Fallen. Not only did she do the impossible, but she made me love the characters and the new additions to the book even more....
Paranormal Romance Guild - Linda Tonis
The book is a cliffhanger, as was book one, and I am one of those people who hate that and almost always give a poor rating because of it. The reason I didn't in this case is because the story is just too absorbing, the characters are amazing and the author's description of post-apocalyptic Earth is fascinating. ...I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Gamevortex.com - Ashley Perkins
Cold Light is absolutely thrilling, even better than Fallen, but a bit shorter. I burned through the book in a couple of days and it left me longing for the conclusion to the story. Once again, I love the characters in Slatton’s story, as well as the intense and horrifying storyline. This is post-apocalyptic storytelling at its best.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780986061103
  • Publisher: Parvati Press
  • Publication date: 10/10/2013
  • Edition description: PP new covers
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Traci L. Slatton is a graduate of Yale and Columbia. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, sculptor Sabin Howard, whose classical figures and love for Renaissance Italy inspired her historical novel IMMORTAL. THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR is a tribute to her delight in the Old Masters and rich passions. FALLEN is the first in a romantic trilogy set in end times permeated with love, loss, and strange psychic powers. THE ART OF LIFE, written with Sabin Howard is book about sculpture and the philosophy and history of art; DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE is her first book of poetry. COLD LIGHT furthers the dystopian tale begun in FALLEN.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Love it!!

    When is the next book coming out? I love Arthur and Emma!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Mesmerizing

    I waited anxiously for months for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait, and then some! Emma is such a strong character ,who will do whatever it takes to rescue her daughter from the raiders who grabbed her. And as much as I wanted her and Arthur to reunite, I also have affection for her rediscovered husband Hayward who loves her and their children and proves it by going into Alexei's camp to find Beth.
    There are lots of old friends from the first book, Fallen, and many new ones in this book that have their odd quirks and, in some instances, unusual powers that developed in the ' after'. And of course there are the mineral eating mists which are evolving and seem to be able to think.....
    The twists and turns abound,and after devouring this book and reaching the cliffhanger ending, I have to ask Traci L.Slatton,"When will the next one be out?!"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Romantic, suspenseful, thrilling. I could not wait for the seque

    Romantic, suspenseful, thrilling. I could not wait for the sequel to FALLEN. Finally, COLD LIGHT is out, and I couldn't put it down! This novel moves relentlessly toward a climax that left me screaming for the next book in the series! The characters are vivid and Emma's choice between Haywood and Arthur is heart-rending. Five stars!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2014

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    Emma has made is successfully back with her family (her husband

    Emma has made is successfully back with her family (her husband and two girls), but she had to leave her new love, Arthur, behind. But Arthur isn't one to let someone he cares about just disappear and he is on his way to find her. In the meantime a group of raiders has kidnapped Emma's oldest daughter - and when they find the raiders I was surprised to see who it was. 




    In the book we get to see a little more of Haywood, Emma's husband, who doesn't want to let her go. Emma is going to need to make a choice soon between the two men, but she is unsure who is more important to her. 




    Cold Light is another very exciting and action packed book. We find out more about Emma and Arthur's powers and are introduced to a crazy woman named Kangee that I really enjoyed, along with a whole new group of friends and allies. It was a great follow up to Fallen, but I'm still not sure which man she will eventually choose. 




    * This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

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    ¿Gun fire and war cries, screams of terror and hooves and explos

    “Gun fire and war cries, screams of terror and hooves and explosive charges, rattled, boomed and whistled through the frigid air.” This is the beginning of Book Two of the After trilogy series. 
    A major raid on Emma’s village and the kidnapping of her daughter, Beth, tear Emma apart. In one sense, she’s lucky Beth is alive but doesn’t know where she’s been taken or what will happen to her by the brutal raiders who care not for life or death but only their own gain.  It’s been over a year since the last vicious battle, but once again Emma steels herself and insists she will travel through the brutal winter to find and rescue her precious child. The weather is not the only danger; the poisonous Mists that feed on the lives of the ones they surround have been seen northwards.  Add to that there are enemy towns with strict rules, especially the one promising death to any person stupid enough to steal a horse.
    For supplies are thinning out and winter is the worst time as nothing can be grown.  Towns that were destroyed by the Mists have run out of canned goods and other necessities of life, but the people are learning to survive by the old ways before technology made life so amazingly easy, so unappreciated at the time.  So Emma travels through vicious storms and enters towns where she trades her skills as a Healer for basic food and shelter for sleeping, just managing to avoid those with lurid desires and plans. 
    In her heart as she travels, Emma longs for her lover, the enigmatic Robert who actually accidentally created the Mists that are destroying the world a section at a time. Yes, she is married but not to Robert.  Her husband Haywood is not strong enough to keep her from going and Robert has returned for Emma and another reason which he will not initially reveal.  Can Robert still control the Mists as he used to be able to do?  Is there a way to finally conquer the devastating Mists?
    Cold Light continues with scenes of adventure, treachery, brutality, and passion for these feisty characters who love and live with such fierce intensity that actually seeps into the reader while reading.  Traci Slatton’s series is a notable work of science fiction and/or paranormal fiction that will intrigue and thrill readers who love this genre.  How these characters surmount the numerous threats plaguing them on a daily basis makes for a great read! The dangers of science remain a powerful undercurrent of this futuristic story that could turn into reality by those who fail to recognize the lurking threat in their experimentation. Again, nicely done, Traci Slatton!

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  • Posted August 21, 2013

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    Cold Light picks up over a year after Fallen left off. Emma has

    Cold Light picks up over a year after Fallen left off. Emma has made it back to the Safe Zone in Edmonton, Alberta with Haywood and the girls, and quickly brings the reader up to date on how it happened. Even though my heart broke at the end of Fallen when she left Arthur, I understood her reasons. The story begins with Emma facing yet another hardship as her oldest daughter is kidnapped by raiders, and she realizes she must be the one to go after them. The rest of the story follows Emma as she treks across Canada and down into the US following the band of raiders while meeting new friends and being reunited with old ones.

    Although I didn’t find this second installment quite as engaging as the first one, it is still an excellent story that I wouldn’t hesitate to re-read in the future. New characters are introduced early, and many of them are easy to like and amazingly relatable considering the circumstances of. My favorite early on was Gaff but edged over to Kangee by the end. Emma is still the survivor, Arthur is still the leader, Gaff is the resourceful kid, Kangee is the enigmatic mystery; the rest have their own unique attributes as well. Ms. Slatton did an excellent job creating believable characters and situations based in a hard to imagine post-apocalyptic world. It still impresses me that she can write these characters that despite everything that has happened and continues to happen to destroy the world and humanity as we know it continue to be positive and look for good in the world to help reshape mankind. Yes, there are the cynical characters that are only out for themselves, but she makes it easier to believe that if our world goes to hell in a hand basket one day, all hope may not be lost on humankind. Received for an honest review.

    Rating: 4.5

    HEAT Rating: Hot more violence than sex, but a little of that too

    Reviewed By: Daysie W.

    Review Courtesy of: My Book Addictions and More

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    What would you do if your daughter was stolen by Raiders? This i

    What would you do if your daughter was stolen by Raiders? This is a story that will stir every parental emotion in you and then take you for a ride. Emma's daughter was taken by raiders and there is nothing she will not do to get her back. The books plot and pace was stunning with its action packed story line  and the dangers lurking around every corner. But she is not alone, she has loyal companions along the way. The world building is set in a post apocalyptic world. The characters were creatively built and I love how much they were relatable. Over all a great addition to the 1st book in this series. 

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    Cold Light is book two in the After trilogy. It is a dystopian n

    Cold Light is book two in the After trilogy. It is a dystopian novel about a a woman who goes in search of her daughter who was stolen by raiders. Emma, the main character, is a mother of two and is married to Haywood. Book two picks up a short while after book one ended. Emma has returned home with her husband and left her lover, Arthur, behind in Europe.

    The author creates a unique and rich world full of psychic abilities and the harsh realities of a post apocalyptic world. A "mist" has taken over and consumed a large portion of society. The mist not only devours objects, but also people and animals. The mist also gave humans either psychic abilities or left them insane.

    Society falls apart and must somehow be put back together. In the midst of this Emma must find her lost daughter. There are "safe zones" where groups of people have established a working community, outside of the "safe zones" lawlessness prevails. The remaining resources in the world are scarce and frequently fought after. Travel is limited to horseback as the gas supply at this point in the trilogy is virtually non-existent.

    Emma is caught between her duty and loyalty to her husband and her lingering feelings for her lover, Arthur who has traveled the world to find her again. This book drew me in immediately. I was mesmerized by the world that Slatton created. She transported me to the desolate and baron landscape where she took me on an incredible adventure. The characters were well developed and dialogue was seamless. Even after not having read the first book, I was able to fall in love with and become invested in the outcome of this book. 5 Stars. Well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Loved it!

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