by Thomas Locke


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Nearly one hundred years have passed since the Great Crash. What was once America is now a collection of enclaves, governed at the local level and only loosely tied together by the farce of a federal government.

Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern region, is relatively stable. It maintains successful business relations with nearby enclaves. But when a new vein of gold is discovered beneath the feet of its citizens, it's only a matter of time before trouble finds them.

Now Catawba's fate depends on an untried young trader named Caleb. Could his plan help secure the enclave's future?

Yet Caleb is keenly aware that if his secret were exposed, he would not live to see another dawn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800727918
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 848,603
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in 25 languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Emissary, Merchant of Alyss, and The Golden Vial in the Legends of the Realm series; Fault Lines, Trial Run, and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series; and Recruits and Renegades in the Recruits series. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.

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Enclave 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
cyndecat1 More than 1 year ago
Set 50 years after the Great Crash the city states/ enclaves of what is left of America are in a struggle. With no electricity, gasoline or other conveniences - the people must return to the survivalist instincts of an earlier time to survive. Each enclave is self governed by a powerful few adept at using the poor. The characters were well developed and the story moves along quickly. The story had a familiar and likable feel to it because of the authentic setting. I grew up near the Catawba River near Charlotte ,N.C. The book truly shows how perilous our lives would be in a situation like this. This is an exciting read. (A similar read is One Second After (A John Matherson Novel Book 1) by William R. Forstchen and Newt Gingrich)
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
A fast-paced dystopian adventure My rating is 4.5 stars As with many dystopian novels, the world of Enclave was a militant society ruled by the strong preying on the weak. An entire section of the population was targeted for experiments to see how those in power could exploit their abilities. . . I receive newsletters from this author and read in a recent one about the inspiration for this book. Before then, it really wasn’t even on my radar to read. While I do enjoy some dystopian stories, I don’t usually seek them out. Strangely enough, once I read the book, I re-read the e-mail and had to really think to see how this was tied in. Then I realized. Oh. Not what I was thinking it would be but it was there. I don’t want to go into detail here - if you are interested you can follow that link to see what he had to say. While the story wasn’t what I was expecting, I enjoyed the fast-paced adventure as Caleb, Kevin and Zeke end up on an unexpected journey to rescue Caleb’s childhood friend, Maddie. There were plenty of elements of danger as they were being hunted. I found the characters endearing and was cheering for them along the way. A number of things about this world were not explained or were not explained in great detail. For some readers, I know that can be an issue. I didn’t find this to be a distraction or a detraction and was able to immerse myself into the story. The ending did feel abrupt, but this isn’t totally uncommon. The conflict was mostly resolved and the ending showed the resolution of the last part of that conflict. It appears that the author wanted to allow the reader to fill in their own details about what happened next instead of tying everything up with a neat bow. There was a preview of another book that appears to be of a similar story-line in a different part of the state, and though it doesn’t indicate this anywhere, this might be the first book in a new series. I guess time will tell. Read with a Preview at AmongTheReads.net I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Thomas Locke practices his gifted ability in this complex novel. The distinct old western dialogue and the fun cowboy backdrop made this an enticing read for me. Each and every narrative is as gripping as the one before it, and the characters ground with expressive realistic reactions. Not everything is as it seems in this dystopian earth. Who are the specials? Why are they different? Why are they being rounded up? Who is gathering them? Locke keeps you turning the pages in this edge-of-the-seat wild ride. The thrill and suspense will keep you coming back for more! An interesting concept of a future earth and I am wondering where this series will take us. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
sesquius More than 1 year ago
I started this book with good intentions. The synopsis of the book had me intrigued along with the book cover. A society destroyed and then reborn into small enclaves of people. Gone is the states and in its place townships.  The book starts off well and has me intrigued and captivated. Then chapter 2 starts and I am now confused. Where am I and what is this bit about Caleb's dad? I thought he was dead. So now I'm wading through this chapter and trying to piece things together while wishing I could go back to the story line that was started in the first chapter. After chapter 3, I started flipping through the pages, hunting for my story. I realize that the other miscellaneous details in these random chapters were probably used as a set up for the rest of the story, but it just didn't work for me. After a few chapters in I gave it. It wasn't worth the effort to figure out the story. Would I recommend this book? No. I received a complimentary book from Revell Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What caught my eye initially was the cover. I like dystopian themes, which is probably why I enjoy The Walking Dead and other zombie stories. To read about a society attempting to rebuild after a global disaster is interesting. Keep in mind, Enclave doesn't have zombies, but that doesn't mean it's boring. In fact, I really enjoyed reading this novel. The story of Enclave happens roughly 50 years after the Great Crash. America is controlled by different regional factions (Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta). Kevin Ritter and his mother have been running an underground railroad of sorts, helping to transport refugees with unique abilities. But they soon find themselves running for their lives as Kevin is tasked with not saving these refugees, but rather rounding them up. The alternative? He and his mother will be hanged. Refusing to give up innocent people, they run and find help in Caleb and his friend Zeke. While his mother stays behind in the safety of the enclave, Kevin, Caleb and Zeke continue on to the Overpass. We, the reader, quickly discover that Caleb and Zeke aren't the only ones with special abilities. This was an enjoyable read. It started off reminding me of a dystopian future with a wild west kind of feel. Reading about the Adepts (those with special abilities), felt like the origin story of mutants. Each had a different ability (telekinesis, telepathy, etc). Yet, it didn't feel like rehashing of old stories or characters. This book held something new, refreshing and a bit different. At first, I thought Zeke would be my favorite character, but I ended up liking Kevin the best. I think possibly because he showed the most growth. He started out as a deputy, turned into a runaway, and finally savior for a large group of refugees. If you enjoyed Dystopian or Science fiction novels, I recommend giving this book a try. I received a copy from Revell. This review contains my honest thoughts and opinions.
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” This quote by William Shakespeare comes to mind as I finish Enclave by Thomas Locke(Davis Bunn). Indeed, Kevin and Caleb, two of the major players of this dystopian scenario, are just going about their daily business as we first meet them. Kevin is a deputy by day and “underground railroad” leader at night. Caleb is the untried son of a successful enclave leader, whose group needs to keep their discovery of gold a secret. The two young men are eventually joined together as they try to protect “specials” from the various officials that want this dangerous group destroyed. There is a bit of violence in a novel of this nature, which causes me to recommend it for older audiences. Once I understood the direction of the story, the tension built incrementally until I felt like I was clutching the bottom of my seat as I raced for the ending. I did feel like I was in an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. What a movie that would be! The end itself is nebulous enough to allow for a sequel. I liked the fact that each person in the group has to figure out his gift and use it for the team to work. This reminds us of the body of Christ. While some gifts seemed more impressive or had more wow-power than others, none could be ignored for the group to accomplish its objective. And what an objective that is! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. I am not obligated to leave a positive review, and all opinions are my own responsibility.
connywithay More than 1 year ago
“There are bound to be people who are frightened by your gift,” Caleb is told in Thomas Locke’s novel, Enclave. ~ What ~ This tw0-hundred-and-eighty-eight-page paperback targets those who enjoy futuristic reads with against-the-norm characters. With no profanity, topics of mind-control, imprisonment, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending has the author’s biography and advertisements. In this story based in what used to be America’s South where the Great Crash was a century ago, Caleb, a member of the Catawba enclave in the Appalachian foothills, is keeping a secret to save his clan’s future. After he meets Kevin, a former deputy, he goes on a quest to not only protect what he knows but also to rescue the one he loves. With Caleb’s special powers and Kevin’s leadership qualities working from different perspectives, the two help the adepts and mentats stay one step ahead of the militia and Washington suits to find freedom. ~ Why ~ In a fictional tall when a person has unique capabilities, often he or she wants to use their gifts to help others. I like how the book shows one can learn from mistakes by making them right and improving the future. I enjoyed reading about the eclectic group of wanted specials and their exclusive gifts. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not like futuristic fiction that involves mind-control and environmental-alteration will pass on this read. Some may feel the book gets confusing with two ongoing groups of people and how they progress to accomplish their goal. Others may find the story could have been more adventurous and interesting when it involved the attributes of the adepts. ~ Wish ~ I usually love reading Thomas Locke / Davis Bunn books, but this one seemed slow and haphazardly written, almost lacking direction and a satisfying ending. A list of characters would be helpful at the beginning of the novel. ~ Want ~ If you like a futuristic book about sacrificing to save others, this may be a good read that would be appreciated by the young adult market. Thanks to Baker Publishing for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.