The Island: Part 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim.
William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. His one option seemed to be not if, but where he would die. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. It seemed as good a place as any to die.

He just didn?t realize how ...
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The Island: Part 1

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Overview

The Fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim.
William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. His one option seemed to be not if, but where he would die. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. It seemed as good a place as any to die.

He just didn’t realize how good.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044683679
  • Publisher: Michael Stark
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Series: Fallen Earth , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,398
  • File size: 357 KB

Meet the Author

Trying to figure out when I started writing is like trying to decide when I started walking. The stories have always been there, rummaging around in my mind. Some went on paper. Most didn’t. I wrote my first novel when I was 22. Thankfully, I left it to the dustbin of history where it shall always remain.


Imagine the grin, yes, it was that bad.


As for influences on my latest story, The Island, that one has been up there banging away in my head for a long time. Parts of it were told at bedtime. Though honestly, those who heard the parts wouldn't recognize them in the story. By the time we get to the second book in this series, they will find some recognizable moments. They'll also probably be upset that the adventure turned into something of a horror story.


Ahh, well, most of them are old enough now to read it for what it is.


I grew up in North Carolina, which is why part of the story is set there. I’ve been to exotic parts of the world, many countries, and most states. None of them I know as well as the one I called home for most of my life. It makes it easy to write about it, and the people in it.


I hope you enjoy the stories.


MS

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  • Posted August 25, 2012

    To be fair, I have read parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series. This

    To be fair, I have read parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series. This part
    gives a basic background into the characters in the book as a whole. It
    was a bit slow at times because the author is very descriptive. This is
    not a bad thing. The layout gives the reader a background to draw from
    later. I was drawn into this story from the very beginning and I am so
    glad that I was. I finished this part and flew through the next two,
    barely able to put it down. If you enjoy a story where you feel like
    you ARE one of the characters, this is the book for you!

    127 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Wow

    Yes, it is very detailed which slowed reading somewhat but ultimately gives the reader a rich background on which to pull details from, later.

    73 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    A smart read

    A truely enjoyable series of books. I have read all 5 parts now, and suggest it to all that love a good end of the world storyline. A twist in part 3, caught me off guard, in a good way. Characters are well developed and realistic. I look forward eagerly to future installments of this adventure. WOW just WOW. My favorite book of all time is Stephen King's The Stand. I'm ranking this in as number 2.

    63 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Excellent book

    Starts off a little slow, but if you stick with it drags you in and doesnt let go

    39 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Great book!

    This story has kept me reading since I started. I am already on book 3. The only complaint I have is that the story will end and I'll be left looking for another good book.

    38 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Promising work!

    I really enjoyed this entire series. Well written and very entertaining.

    35 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Drawn out

    I was hoping for some adventure and mystery, and possibly some mythical creatures, this was not a good start for a series. Maybe reading the rest of the books will give me some insight into what the story is about.

    The author spends a lot of time describing scenary and props. I found myself skimming through several pages to get through the drawn out descriptions. Maybe there is some relevance to them later in the series; however, I found it very difficult to keep myself intrigued in the book. I am not sure if I am going to continue with the series - if part 2 is available in the free book section, I may take another attempt at it, to see if it gets better.

    30 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    E Cherry July 26 2012

    Excellent!!!

    28 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Interesting plot....

    I agree that it is a bit to descriptive and slow. I've actually skipped over parts to get to the meat of the story. But I will continue on the next book because that is where something will happen. It is strange how it just ends. It seems more like the end of a chapter than a true ending to the book.

    27 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Wow!

    This book was amazing. I pickedvit up beacause it was free and looked different little did I know what this book had in store. From very acurate statements about our society to a world on the brink on collapse. This had me hooked from the first chapter and im dieing to get my hands on part four and five. This book has the potential to be best seller!! All I can say is I loved this book!

    26 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Good read

    Taking myth and revelations and make a book. Just when you think you have figured it out, your wrong.
    You have to read it in order to get the story line.
    Eager for the next series, The Rock, to come out.

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    When I first started this book it was a bit slow, but the more I

    When I first started this book it was a bit slow, but the more I read the better it got. Don't give up, it's more than worth it. I'm just starting the fourth book and am now having trouble putting it down.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Wonderful

    Wow!!!!!!! I just finished the first part on book one. I can honestly say it kept me up until 5:00 am reading to see what is going to happen. I loved what I have read. I'm going to read more tomorrow. Thanks for such a great read. J..... :)

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    If it wasnt free Id definitely pass

    I'm sorry but I don't get all the glowing reviews. I read quite often and it takes a lot to bore me but this book is doing exactly that. Unnecessary and very lengthy descriptive details that seem to act as fillers more than anything, super slow to pick up, nothing really attention grabbing happening. I'm on chapter V forcing myself to get to the end and hoping it's so spectacular I won't feel like I've just wasted the last few hours of my life! There are far better reads on the free book list

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    pretty good

    Great ideas and the plot has a good backup. I enjoyed it.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Try it, you'll like them!!

    This was so good, I got the 2nd, and the 3rd and the 4th now I'm on to the 5th. Its ok. Try one.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    A great start to a great series.

    This has been a jewel of a find for my new nook. The story is well paced and done very well, the writers style allows for character backrounds to blend with the story very smoothly. The events and circumstances that drive this story are intriguing and well laid out through the books.
    The only negative I have about the series is that they are in need of a editors touch.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Slow to start, but picked up speed

    I'm glad I did not give up on this book. The time he spends developing the main character pays off at the end and especially in the later parts of the series.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Dragging...

    I am only 100 pages in this story, but it's dragging. So far it's been a recap of what has happened in the past and I almost feel like I've been reading a text book. There has been very little dialogue.

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Good Series!

    I look at all the reviews in a series before I decide to read them, and the reviews remain high all the way through this series.

    Micheal Stark is an emerging, yet accomplished author. I got all the books after reading part of the first book. Book one is important to establish William's character and story. It may have started off a bit slow to some, but it didn't really affect me as I enjoyed seeing my surroundings and getting to know who William was, and I didn't feel compelled to skip over any of it.

    The series is about a terrifying, deadly epidemic which spreads quickly, and how one man decides to deal with it. Wanting to spend his remaining days doing something he enjoys until the epidemic catches up with him, he finds himself instead in survival mode, respondsible for others, and defending them and himself from something more terrifying than the epidemic.

    You won't want to stop reading because you'll have to know what happens next.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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