Melt Down

Melt Down

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by Edward W. Robertson
     
 

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In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends.

After Ness discovers his best friend dead of disease, Shawn takes their family to the mountains to

Overview

In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends.

After Ness discovers his best friend dead of disease, Shawn takes their family to the mountains to wait out the plague. As Tristan's parents fall sick, she's left to care for her younger brother Alden. Both sets of siblings dig in for the long haul. Humanity is reduced to splinters. And then the creatures who sent the virus appear in the sky.

Flushed from the mountains, Shawn and Ness join a tribe at a nuclear power plant, where they plan to launch a guerrilla war against the invaders. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back--but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015528701
Publisher:
Edward W. Robertson
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Breakers , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
112,305
File size:
619 KB

Meet the Author

Ed's sci-fi and fantasy stories have appeared in a few dozen magazines and anthologies, including AE and Fantastique Unfettered. He is the author of the post-apocalyptic/thriller Breakers series as well as the epic fantasy series The Cycle of Arawn.

He currently lives in the LA area, along with his fiancee and the required two dogs and a cat. He grew up downstream from the Hanford nuclear power plant, a key component of the Manhattan Project, as well as one of the major settings in Melt Down.

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Melt Down 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sequel to Breakers that fleshes out the actions of the survivors and how society might develop after the alien threat is diminished. Well written and the characters are brought to life. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Stand meets Independence Day, combining the best of both.
Tanhausersgates More than 1 year ago
Only the 2nd review I have ever written of the last count 1,837 books I have read on this nook. E. Robertson  is another author that thankfully writes to a genre and detail that a Stephen King fan can appreciate.  The big bonus in my opinion is the fact he is not well known so his books are still underappreciated (read cheap) I have spent way too much on "well knowns" because of the occasional waste of time on unknown authors. This book Held my ADHD attention span and I completed it in 2 days. I am about to purchase the next in the series. EXCELLENT READ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It dragged on and on, but ended up good. Wasnt part of breakers til 3/4 of the way thru.
J-in-Florida More than 1 year ago
If you have not read Breakers, you can just read this, but I found that having read Breakers, it brought this book into line. This was a story that shows how a women is willing to fight for what is important to her.
mcm99 More than 1 year ago
Both Breakers and Meltdown were good solid engaging reads. I did not like the characters in Meltdown as much as I liked the characters in Breakers. Also, this one is a bit more violent which is not really my thing. It fell into that apocolyptic trope of feifdoms and slavery that I think is overdone. I will probably still check out the third one, Knifepoint, although that seems to also have that "evil mad Kkng with slaves" thing going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh this book is great. Just as good as the first, if not better. I couldn't stop thinking about it whenever I wasn't reading it. So glad to hear about plans for a third!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hard to put down, suspenseful book by Edward Robertson. Very creative and full of personal lives that are impacted in different ways by the virus let loose on the world. Very realistic end of world situations. Loved it. On to the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters in this series are becoming less believable as the story progresses. The aliens are too confusing to make any sense and the story skips and jumps like an old typewriter. However...I'm still buying, and still waiting for more answers. I just hope it's not wishful thinking. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed rhe first one in the series and read this straight afterwards. Another addictive page turner that is hard to put down but the stoty line was a bit formulaic after reading breakers. Some of the writing was also a bit weak. Still a decent read and i wentand bought the third in the series, but not sure i will start it tonight as i am concerned I may not be able to put it down and want to get some sleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this kind of book. Was well written and kept me reading for days.
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This is an excellent read!
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Just finished this series. Look forward to reading more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fun, some nice insights, all your favorite species