Hunter - After The Fall (Book One) [NOOK Book]

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In volume one of his epic post-apocalyptic adventure saga, master storyteller John Phillip Backus brings this not-so-distant vision of the future to life with intriguing characters, gifted narrative, believable settings and mythic heroes and villains. Driven by a riveting storyline brilliantly illustrated by Asheville, N.C. artist, Chad Schoenauer, the author weaves his linguistic magic until the reader is utterly immersed in this brave new world and dare not fail to turn the next page for fear of missing out. On...
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Hunter - After The Fall (Book One)

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Overview

In volume one of his epic post-apocalyptic adventure saga, master storyteller John Phillip Backus brings this not-so-distant vision of the future to life with intriguing characters, gifted narrative, believable settings and mythic heroes and villains. Driven by a riveting storyline brilliantly illustrated by Asheville, N.C. artist, Chad Schoenauer, the author weaves his linguistic magic until the reader is utterly immersed in this brave new world and dare not fail to turn the next page for fear of missing out. On his own in the Wyoming wilderness, fourteen years after the End War and its aftermath nearly wiped out the human race, self-exiled survivor, Hunter Macintosh, is suddenly faced with more than he bargained for––three sisters and a child crossing the uncharted wilds alone.Suspicious at first, Hunter soon discovers they’ve traveled more than three hundred miles to find him, at the request of their father, Adam Planchet––Hunter’s former commander and comrade-in-arms––whose besieged Colorado community is at risk of being overrun by lawless hordes! Honor-bound by a pledge made many years earlier, Hunter agrees to return with Elise Planchet to help turn the tide before all is lost.Set against the majestic backdrop of the North American Rockies, Hunter – After The Fall is an engrossing tale of adventure, betrayal and hope, where the true character of an individual is thoroughly tested and the outcome uncertain at best. Join Hunter and Elise as they battle bands of outlaws, enraged grizzlies, numbing blizzards, armed militias and their own stubborn hearts in an epic tale of good-versus-evil in a potential future all too easy to conceive!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935812012
  • Publisher: Jondhi Media Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: After The Fall, #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 1,206,741
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Before becoming a bestselling author, John Phillip Backus explored the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, backpacked extensively throughout the western United States, attended sacred Native American ceremonies in New Mexico, panned for gold, held jobs as a lumberjack, fir cone harvester in reforestation efforts, carpenter, boat builder, and was a U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.

As a freelance technical writer, John wrote how-to books, computer software manuals, management materials, curriculum, as well as scientific reports as a contract writer for the CDC in Atlanta.

John currently spends his time traveling, researching, and writing the next volume in his popular post apocalyptic series—After The Fall, and the soon-to-be-released science fiction sage, The Dorian Chronicles. The author encourages communication from his readers and stays in touch with his growing fan base via his blog at www.johnphillipbackus.com
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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Fantastic! Highly recommended adventure/post-apocolyptic story!

    Hunter- After the Fall: I thoroughly enjoyed this long anticipated, easy to read, page turner and was immediately immersed into the world of a possibly not so distant future after a world war. It is packed full of all the elements you would expect and enjoy in an action/adventure story of a post- apocalyptic nature, with believable characters, set in the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountain wilderness. The author does an excellent job portraying the raw beauty of that wilderness, with all its amazing wildlife and awesome landscapes. The story is one of survival, conflict, action and the ongoing struggle between good and evil, with a little bit of romance included. What more could you ask for in an exciting and enjoyable read? I highly recommend this to all those who love believable, adventure stories, with heroic characters, who strive to survive and overcome in a more primitive world full of savagery and potential conflict. I am greatly anticipating the next installment in this on-going saga!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    I Must Know What Happens Next!

    This novel takes you on an adventure that is both exciting and filled with knowledge. I immediately became immersed in the story and I must know what happens in the next installment. I can already see it as a film!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    A compelling post-apocalyptic adventure

    Hunter - After The Fall is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure story set in the Rocky Mountains, fourteen years from now. It is the first in a series of books planned by the author (the first three chapters of the second book in the series are also included in this volume). Basically, Hunter is a story about the heroic quest to rebuild and defend the remnants of human civilization, and is set against the backdrop of a savage and anarchic post-apocalyptic world. At one level, Hunter is a story of violent conflict and heroic action. But it is also a story of the redemptive power of love, integrity and human interconnection. The protagonist of the story is the eponymous Hunter MacIntosh, a solitary, decorated combat veteran living in a fortified cave system in the mountains of Wyoming. Hunter's comfortable solitude is shattered when he rescues Elise Planchet and her sisters from a band of roving marauders. Elise, it turns out, has been sent by her father (Hunter's former commanding officer) to find Hunter, so that he can help rescue the small, beleaguered colony of New Eden from certain destruction at the hands of barbarians. The plot of Hunter - After The Fall then unfolds as Hunter and Elise travel back to New Eden, and join the battle to defend one of the world's few remaining bastions of civilization. Hunter - After The Fall is an exciting, action-packed novel populated with vivid, memorable characters. It would probably translate easily into a good action-adventure screenplay. Although it contains quite a bit of graphic violence, its prose is often hauntingly lyrical. This combination of savagery and lyrical beauty makes for an effective and compelling portrayal of Hunter's post-apocalyptic world. However, it is probably not for the faint-of-heart. All in all, Hunter is an exciting, enjoyable novel, and a worthy addition to the post-apocalyptic genre. The plot is engaging, with no appreciable lulls in the action. The author's prose flows easily and naturally, and is permeated with a wonderful, almost poetic expressiveness. In addition, by depicting a starker, more primitive world, Hunter sheds light on some of the complexities of our own time -- especially with respect to the dynamics of human sociality and individuality. In the end, Hunter left this reviewer eager to read the next, forthcoming installment in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2010

    Exciting! I highly recommend this book!

    Wow, what a different perspective of a post-apocalyptic time. Great storyline, great characters that you can form a bond with. Twists and turns that make you want to turn the next page. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
    NCG

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    Must Read! You will LOVE this book!

    Hunter - After the Fall is destined to become an instant classic in the genre of post-apocalyptic science fiction. This classic adventure fiction style story takes you on a journey across the wilderness and is a great introduction to the saga. If you like post-apocalyptic sci-fi, you will LOVE Hunter! John Phillip Backus is truly a master storyteller. I cannot wait for the release of the next book!

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    I am lessened for having started (never...COULDN'T finish) this

    I am lessened for having started (never...COULDN'T finish) this book. Over the top character. Poor fight scenes. Bad dialog. Save your money on this book and buy Alas Babylon or Earth Abides instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Not bad

    The writer tells his story very well, the descriptions of the scenery puts the reader right there.

    My biggest beef is with the main character, Hunter, who knows everything, has limitless strength, the perfect hidaway, all the goodies, a sixth sense. Yes, he does suffer injuries in the story, but guess what! he makes it through. There's no wimpy nancys in this story either, everyone is over six feet tall, strapping, with muscles galore. The spirits taking care of the wounded brother angle was an unnecessary addition that didn't make sense. Why were they even written into the story?

    Additionally, the "fortress" that the Colonel had constructed, where'd he get enough money to build it? I didn't know Colonels made that much money.

    The hidaway that Hunter had in the mountain, with secret trapdoors miles away from the main quarter, with wood burning stoves and flushing toilets and fireplaces, running water from a tap, how does that all work? Wouldn't a fireplace deep inside a mountain cavern cause the occupants to overdose on carbon monoxide, as there didn't appear to be a chimney or flue vent? Where did the hot, running water from the tap come from? How was the system pressurized? Where did the sanitary system go to in order to have a functioning toilet?

    There was a strong Native American theme throughout the entire book, which is good, as you don't see that all the time,but they aren't Supermen and they don't have mystical, magical abilities.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Great read Highly recommend

    I loved reading this book couldn't put it down. Johns descriptive story telling makes this book just seem to play in your head like a movie. He really brings you in. I eagerly await the second book.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    The post-apocalyptic adventure saga begins!

    I thoroughly enjoyed Hunter - After the Fall by John Phillip Backus. The way he eloquently describes the scenery, presents the story line and develops the characters, makes this post-apocalyptic action-adventure very believable and entertaining. This novel isn't your typical, depressing PA book, but rather an uplifting tale of courage and rebuilding after the End War. Packed with action, adventure and romance, I was eager to continue on as the story took many twists and turns. After reading the previous reviews, I decided to give Hunter a chance and was truly glad I did so. I would highly recommend this book to any action-adventure, wilderness, PA, or sci-fi book lover and look forward to reading The Gathering!

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

    Hooked! Rising Star of the Genre

    Hunter: After the Fall plunges you into a world that is both unique and terrifyingly believable. I am a voracious reader, and this book stands alone both in it's story and it's style. Backus wastes no time throwing the reader into Tomorrow, where Mother Nature has recaptured her own and the Human Race has risen to the heights of it's potential and the depths of it's basest impulses. The author possesses the twin abilities of setting the scene and creating characters that are both believable and astounding. His descriptions of the Mid-West portion of the U.S. leave you believing that you've been there. Backus created not only fully realized, rounded, main characters; but by the end of the book we know the hopes and dreams of the entire cast. I would recommend this book to anyone, regardless of their normal reading fare. I will be keeping an eager eye out for the sequel, because I have no doubt that there is more where this came from.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    An Intriguing Read-Loved It!

    Satisfying in every way, great characters, plot, lots of surprises-read the 60-page excerpt and you will be hooked!

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