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LaDoux, having stayed alone for six months in the isolated Idaho cabin built by his ancestors, realizes that he must get out and find life and hope or he will surrender to despair and death. As he starts traveling, he finds a young woman, Bev, who had been on a Believer mission and who has barely survived an attack by Rejects. The Rejects are a chaotic and violent movement of outcasts who have seen all the destruction and horror of the last few years and have formed a single belief: that there can be no God in a world such as they've lived in.
As they travel together, they find love for each other and they have to deal with members of both sides of the struggle and then encounter yet a third faction, the Rebels, who believe that Ben Raines's set of beliefs is still alive and that faith, courage and firepower combined can beat back the evil that threatens to end the world.
Originally conceived as the beginning of a new series, THE LAST REBEL: SURVIVOR was the only volume completed at the time of the author's death."
Posted December 29, 2004
It's clear that Ben's successor will be Jim. Mr. Johnstone is attempting to relate the characters of both with similiar traits that they both have in common, i.e., neither wants a leadership role. The story starts out quite slow, and the beginning is hard to understand due to the fact that suddenly with humanity again wiped out by a space born virus that two groups of religious fanatics have set up their empires in such a short time. Also, I would like to see the new character be just a little bit tougher. He seems to be a sissy that always gives up. Perhaps the next book will be better. If it isn't, I'll just reread my ashes series and forget about buying another Johnstone book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 29, 2004
O.K., said I wasn't going to read this first book in the Rebel series and I didn't. Sat in the bookstore and started reading and just jumped pages looking for something interesting.....it was a lost cause. What has happened to Johnstone? As far as I could tell this is the ramblings of a religous fanatic and you couldn't pay me to read another paragraph written by the man, let alone an entire book. I can't believe the same man who wrote the Ashes series put out this dribble. Be good to yourself and give this whole line a pass.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 24, 2004
Posted October 18, 2004
This is the replacemnet for the Ashes seris and it is a good start. Jim is like Ben as the leader that doesn't want to be a leader. He just wants to be with Bev in the mountains. The action drags a little but Mr. Johnstone is still feeling out and developing the characters. I hope that the series continues and becomes as successful as the Ashes series. A good read and hopefully more in the future. Good Luck Mr Johnstone and keep writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.