Melt Down [NOOK Book]

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 ...
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Melt Down

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015528701
  • Publisher: Edward W. Robertson
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Series: Breakers , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 62,800
  • File size: 605 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    The Stand meets Independence Day, combining the best of both.

    The Stand meets Independence Day, combining the best of both.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Excellent

    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

    Only the 2nd review I have ever written of the last count 1,837

    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?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Good

    It dragged on and on, but ended up good. Wasnt part of breakers til 3/4 of the way thru.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    If you are looking for a strong women role, this is the book for you

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

    Both Breakers and Meltdown were good solid engaging reads. I di

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    This is an excellent read!

    This is an excellent read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Great Writer

    Just finished this series. Look forward to reading more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    So good

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    A great follow up to Breakers.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Well done

    Great fun, some nice insights, all your favorite species

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Anon

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Kendal

    Im valling u now and okay kate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Kendal

    Runs with her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Bree

    Who" i ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Carrie

    Walks in kate whats wrong

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Kate

    Oh ok..gtgtb ttyt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Anothergood read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Great story

    Well worth reading, excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Great book

    I love this kind of book. Was well written and kept me reading for days.

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