Three (Legends of the Duskwalker Series #1)

Three (Legends of the Duskwalker Series #1)

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by Jay Posey
     
 

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The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.
But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantle of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Three For All | Apocalyptic Wasteland | A Journey Home | Fear the Weir ]

Overview

The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.
But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantle of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Three For All | Apocalyptic Wasteland | A Journey Home | Fear the Weir ]

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Stark and powerful, THREE is a stunning debut. Reinventing the post-apocalyptic western as a journey across interior badlands as dangerous as the cyborg-haunted terrain his hero must cross, Posey has crafted a story that is impossible to put down."
- Richard E. Dansky, author of Snowbird Gothic

"Three feels like the result of tossing Mad Max, Neuromancer and Metal Gear Solid into a blender. If you don't find that combination appealing, then I do not understand you as a human being."
-Anthony Burch, writer for Borderlands 2 and Hey Ash Watcha Playin

"Jay Posey creates a vivid and mesmerizing world whose characters are so real and so flawed that you'll recognize them immediately.  An unforgettable read."
-Peter Telep, co-author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller Against All Enemies

"A post-apocalyptic road yarn sure to yank your trigger and tug at your heart."
- Matt Forbeck, author of Amortals and Dangerous Games

"... there’s no doubt that Posey is someone to definitely watch as a rising star with this debut."
- www.birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857663634
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Series:
Legends of the Duskwalker Series, #1
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
231,795
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Posey is a narrative designer, author, and screenwriter. Currently employed as Senior Narrative Designer at Red Storm Entertainment, he's spent about 8 years writing and designing for Tom Clancy's award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises. He started in the video game industry in 1998, and has been writing professionally for over a decade.

A contributing author to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Jay has lectured at conferences, colleges, and universities, on topics ranging from basic creative writing skills to advanced material specific to the video game industry. The author lives in Durham, NC.

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Three 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Melanie_atTheQwillery More than 1 year ago
This post apocalyptic story starts with the enigmatic Three minding his own business when he is approached by a beautiful woman and her young son. The pair are looking for a way out of a desperate situation. Little did he realize that how fateful this meeting would really be and where it would take him. Its not long before realizes what is in store for him when he agrees to help Cass escape from the malevolent Asher who wants to hurt her and capture Wren, her son. A flight for freedom soon turns into a fight of their lives. The story unfolds as the trio make a perilous journey across a barren and dangerous country. Each of the lead characters tell parts of the story but it is largely told through Three's eyes. Something happened decades before that destroyed the world and left the Weir to destroy those that survived. I wasn't entirely sure what the Weir were but they sounded a bit like mechanized zombies but with electric blue eyes. Some of those that survived had special abilities and were augmented with networks so they could communicate electronically, like Cass and Wren. Three, however, was human but with exceptional skills as a gunfighter. He had been a loner and bounty hunter prior to meeting Cass and Wren. Posey has created a gritty and detail rich world for his characters. The characters however, are just a tad one dimensional especially, Cass and Wren. I also missed having the back story as to what brought humanity to its knees and how the Weir were created. Three was interesting and I appreciated that Posey didn't explain everything about why he was different and how he came to be a bounty hunter. Posey also created some truly evil baddies, if not perhaps a little too obviously evil. Asher, the main antagonist was just a little too Dark Vader for my liking but there is an excellent twist in store in regards to this character. While I thought there was a few flaws in the story and perhaps one too many escapes from Asher and his crew, it was an ambitious tale for a debut novel. Posey, created an interesting environment, conflicted heroes and some great twists and turns for all of the characters. Kudos to Posey on his debut novel. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing, and very carefully constructed, extremely fascinating dystopian world. Manages to set itself apart from other novels of its type.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never have i felt such a connection with Characters in a book. I have been attempting to discover the genre that would bring me to read non-stop and found THREE by JAY POSEY on the shelf in a barnes&nobles near by. I am also reading Harry Potter and Posey's writting style is similar to Rowling's: simplistic but captures the imagination. i was first attracted to the cover. beautifully done. but i normally choose books by the first sentence in the book and THREE's first sentence grabbed my attention. i am not a fast reader but this book made me read faster than usual. Never did i think i would ever develop a connection and a love for a character in a book. This book did that for me and more. there are three main Characters and people that come into their lives, and each of those characters you come to hold on tight to. My imagination soared with this book and i cannot be more grateful to Posey for writting such a great story line. If you want to be grabbed by a post-apocalyptic world story where TRUE LOVE (love which is found between those who survive through difficulties) finds itself a place in your heart, or you have a child that likes movies filled with suspense and fighting for one's life, this is the book for you. i guarantee you wont be upset. i bought the second book with this book and i cannot wait to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a hard time caring for the story. Liked the idea but got bored
wxman80 More than 1 year ago
A different kind of "post-apocalypse" book. A nice mix of scifi, mystery, and thriller. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It felt like this book started in the middle of the story or you just read part two of a series and you need to read the first book to have a basic understanding on what you are trying to read now. The author leaves out some basics facts of the book, it could of been much better with more background
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Concept and story would be awesome but this writer fails to pick context and tense. He is all over the place attempting to create completely unused plot devices and alt story lines. Really honestly felt like it was written by a young author but he claims to have been in the business of write book and helping develop plot lines for games for years... This is the one I finish after purchasing thing and "Morningside Fall" I really wish I could sell the books off somehow.
TheLoon More than 1 year ago
No, I can not recommend this book. First of all, it is not at all fresh. Like so many others it is "super fast zombies", super human karate skills and post apocalyptic. It is just too much the formula that is the rage today. But, more importantly, it is that formula applied to a far too flat world. This is our hero group moving from one "do or die" fight to the next in page turning repetition without any shift in pace, texture or color. The author's background in computer games really comes out in this regard. The plot is one "danger room" after another like we are navigating a maze with only so many lives to spend. Finally, I thought the story really had the "Star Trek Away Team Problem". Woe be it to any minor character who joins our ban of heroes as they enter the next "room" of their quest! He will certainly have a very small chance of survival! I don't know where this series will go from here, but I will not be along for the ride. Three was just to flat and linear for me.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I loved this book. Though it did start to seem a bit rushed at times it always rewarded me with a satisfying dish to sink my teeth into. It felt like... if the subtext and background of a technology weren't explained in detail, the author still had a sound understanding of the science behind it, you nas the reader, simply don't understand it... yet. I personally like having mysteries to solve in a novel, as long as they feel like they were created intentionally, and this author has done that very well. I look forward to future works, and reveals, in this universe. Thank you for a well crafted book and characters I can feel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you focused and on the edge of your seat
AuntPol More than 1 year ago
Compelling characters although the details of how this world works and what the baddies do is a little too implied rather than explained
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing and unusual book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Move along folks, nothing new to see here. Some good scenes but nothing you haven't seen in a post-apocalypse novel many times before. Characters were somewhat boring; could have used some more background.
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Good book. The English lamguage was well used in the writing of this book. I enjoyed it from start to finish.
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A fun ride. Enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book I couldn't put it down, and I finished it in about a weeks time. Can't wait for  Morningside fall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, page turner, another action packed novel.