Precipice: The Beginning

( 6 )

Overview

The End is only the Beginning....

It wasn't the first time Lieutenant Travis Daniels had been far from his wife and son. Leading an elite team on countless missions, dodging death at every turn-it was what he was trained to do. And returning to his family was always his driving force... but this time might be different. Imprisoned for an unsanctioned intrusion into a hot zone, Travis and his elite team took a deal to assist in the colonization of Mars to evade the death penalty....

See more details below
Paperback
$21.30
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$23.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $17.23   
  • New (5) from $17.23   
  • Used (2) from $22.96   
Precipice: The Beginning (Book One)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price

Overview

The End is only the Beginning....

It wasn't the first time Lieutenant Travis Daniels had been far from his wife and son. Leading an elite team on countless missions, dodging death at every turn-it was what he was trained to do. And returning to his family was always his driving force... but this time might be different. Imprisoned for an unsanctioned intrusion into a hot zone, Travis and his elite team took a deal to assist in the colonization of Mars to evade the death penalty. While stationed there, Travis' only source of sanity were the brief video conversations he was allowed with his family. When the last transmission received showed choppy images of the city in darkness and blurs of humanoid creatures running through the streets, Travis and his team must decide to either stay on Mars or find a way back to his family-unknowing of the hell that Earth has become.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478716938
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Howard was born in Mission Viejo, California, moved to Seattle at the age of twenty-one, and now lives in Puyallup. He lives with his wife Melissa, his son Logan and his daughter Kylie.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Posted June 18, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    'Precipice: The Beginning' is the first novel in a science ficti

    'Precipice: The Beginning' is the first novel in a science fiction/horror series that follows main character Lieutenant Travis Daniels as he and his team are on a mission to help colonize Mars instead of facing the death penalty for a home intrusion. While on Mars, Travis has brief video chats with his family - it's these videos that help keep him sane while on the mission. However, during the last transmission, Travis sees disturbing images on the screen - humanoid creatures taking over the streets while the city is shrouded in darkness. Now Travis and his team must decide whether to complete their mission on Mars or return early to Earth and face the unknown situation that awaits them.

    This was a fantastically written and completely engaging science fiction/horror novel that had me hooked from the first page. The characters were well written, especially the main character of Travis Daniels. He was a great hero for the book - a strong leader, devoted family man, loyal soldier - but he had flaws that made him feel realistic and likeable. The plot wasn't completely original, but the author added in great twists and lots of suspense and thrills to help liven up the storyline and keep the reader eagerly turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. The plot was fascinating and I enjoyed reading about the dystopian world that Earth turned into. The writing was well done with a fast pace and easy flow that had me engrossed right away. I definitely recommend this for fans of science fiction and dystopian lovers as well as fans of horror novels.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 11, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite ┬┐Precipice: The B

    Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

    “Precipice: The Beginning” by Kevin J. Howard is proof positive that his “Faithful Shadow” was NOT just a one-time hit; Kevin is an exceptional writer. “Precipice” begins by introducing us to a young couple enjoying a cruise, but not for long. Then we move on to Mars, to join a small military unit working with over 300 miners, helping to make Mars into an Earth-like inhabitable planet. Then we visit a scientific research vessel at sea, monitoring an apparent major shifting of undersea tectonic plates. Soon, the Earth is littered with an abundance of humongous “cracks” in the crust, many miles long, and seemingly bottomless. After that, things start going downhill.

    “Precipice” is, in a word, awesome. Under ordinary conditions, when I see the words “to be continued” at the end of a book, I get cranky. I don’t want to wait for the story to conclude. In this case, though, I was delighted to see those words. This is a story I don’t want to end! There is way too much going on, still needing resolution. Kevin Howard has an uncanny ability to make you believe he has actually been to Mars, and worked in the mine, to be able to create such vivid and realistic characters and situations. At the same time, you have to believe he also went through the engagingly incredible apocalyptic happenings back on Earth. Ironically, never once in the whole 476 pages was the word 'apocalypse' used. “Precipice” was not written as an apocalyptic dystopian novel; it is written more like a true account of some things that really happened. This is a stunning science fiction tale, with an overabundance of realism that will make your hair stand on end. I very definitely recommend this for everybody, not just for Sci-Fi fans. There is something for everybody in “Precipice”.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Loved, loved it.

    Absolutly loved this one! The story and characters are exquisitely written. The characters are very realistic and easy to relate to. My only concern is this will be a biblical end times scenario which I am not a huge fan of. Regardless the story has been excellent so far. I was also very pleased with the ending. It is a "to be continued" ending but wraps up the first book quite well. Really looking forward to book 2.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 8, 2013

    This was one hell of a thrill ride. I am not a fan of tough chic

    This was one hell of a thrill ride. I am not a fan of tough chicks, but Annie Daniels is one awesome character. No one better mess with her son, no matter how creepy or terrifying the monsters may be. This book seems to have everything. Trouble on the distant Mars with the security officers slowly going insane, Travis doing everything he can to keep the men in his unit safe, and Annie leading her son and neighbors to safety while being chased by horrible creatures. These things don't mess around either. I love when you read a novel that gets right down to business, none of this 'wait three hundred pages' before something interesting happens. I won't spoil the ending, but I will say this is definitely a series I will want to read. Also, the end is action packed, one problem after the other and you're just on edge. Very happy it ended the way it did, but there's a second book. When will it be available?! A must read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    This is now one of my favorite books. The characters in this nov

    This is now one of my favorite books. The characters in this novel were so relatable, and I found myself feeling so sorry for them. The monstrosities that tear the Earth apart were really scary. The author did an amazing job of making me feel the terror while these beasts went door to door in the heavy rain and dragged people from their home. It never really says what exactly they are and I think that's what makes it truly disturbing. One night everyone is fine and then they're being torn to shreds. The love between Travis and his son is so genuine it makes you want to cry, and Annie is tough as nails. I really admire her for making the journey with her son and dealing with her idiot neighbor. Annie is awesome, one of my favorite characters. Well, her and Dasher. I feel so sorry for that poor man and I hope he gets some good news in the second book. Bottom line: this book is awesome!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 5, 2013

    I hate waitng for the next book ugggg

    I hate waitng for the next book ugggg

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)