Glimmer of Hope

Glimmer of Hope

by Ryan King

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Overview

Following a nuclear holocaust, Nathan Taylor and his family face grim choices in order to stay alive. Fleeing deadly radiation, plague and desperate men, Nathan, an army officer, leads his wife and their two teenage sons away from chaos and madness toward his ancestral home in Kentucky.

Horrors lie in their path. From the prison struggling to maintain control of its inmates, to the desperadoes who enslave anyone who comes their way, even survival may cost Nathan his humanity...or that of his sons, Joshua and David. Nathan struggles to keep his family intact, but it requires making brutal choices. He wants to protect his sons, but knows they now must be deadly and cold at times.

Nathan's home has been spared from the worst of the destruction, but a larger conflict over scarce resources erupts. For the survivors to have any chance they will have to fight and the desperate journey has transformed young Joshua and David into men called upon to lead and sacrifice. Torn between harsh realities, and wanting to hold onto fleeting childhoods, they are often conflicted and angry about the roles thrust upon them. Much will depend on how Nathan and his sons respond to a madman and his military regime seeking to conquer the fledgling community they are helping to build.

GLIMMER OF HOPE is an epic tale of one family's endurance and triumph after tomorrow's apocalypse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479312078
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Pages: 428
Sales rank: 1,067,426
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Ryan King is a bestselling author and career army officer with multiple combat tours who continues to serve in the military. He has lived, worked, and traveled throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. King is married to fellow author Kristin King and they have four young and energetic boys who keep them constantly busy. Ryan King writes post-apocalyptic, dystopian, thriller, horror, and action short stories, short novels, and novels.

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Glimmer of Hope 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A good read with one glaring problem that really doesnt affect the book. By the end the wife, Bethany, is completely nonexistent. Weird, but lije I said, her dissappearance doesnt affect the book. DMB
JJY 10 months ago
Rebuilding in a post-nuclear world! Ryan King has created an post-apocalyptic thriller about a post-nuclear civilization. Radiation and nuclear bombs have caused world-wide destruction and survival is a daily struggle. Except for a few pockets, like the Jackson Purchase area of Kentucky, chaos and aggression rule! There was a lot of action packed into the storyline but I enjoyed the characters, the plot was sound and believable, and I liked the concept. I received a complimentary copy but my opinions are honest and voluntary. I would like to read more books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being that this was free is the reason for 2 stars you know the saying too many cooks spoil the soup? Well in this case was too many characters talk about confusion anyone who gave a good or great has told be a friend I stopped reading by page 130ish just couldn't take it anymore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read on what life would be like if our world did fall apart. Evil runs to take control. Mankind will never get along enough to live in harmony. Hopefully there would be enough left to fight to make holding on worth it! This book gives that ”glimmer of hope” for humankind to hang on and prepare to fight for another chance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very+believable+and+scary.++hard+to+put+down.+great+characters%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it. A little detailed with the graphic violence but overall an interesting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about 320ish pgs. Interesting view of what would happen if we had to start over. I liked that everything didn't totally fall apart, and there was something to work with unlike so many other books. ***spoiler I did get a little bogged down at times with all the different characters and all the different battles, but still well done. I was surprised that after everything Nathan bought Ethan's act. If only Sampson was in charge there would have been chaos, the fact that Ethan pulled it together so quickly just showed how involved he was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed
MYergin More than 1 year ago
“Glimmer of Hope” is the perfect blend of military science fiction and dystopian post-apocalypse, post-nuclear society. The military is spot on. I am retired military. This author has got it right. The author has written a book that will have you turning pages and be unable to put it down. The story starts in a nuclear silo where orders are received to actually fire their bird. Society starts to fall apart. The story then jumps to Fort Meade, Maryland, where Major Nathan Taylor is stationed and living with his family. He recognizes what is happening and doesn’t waste time dithering. He loads his family up and they take off for Kentucky where he is from. They have to abandon their car and start a walk of hundreds of miles. Along the way they survive meeting other people, some desperate some needing help some trying to take what they have and attempting to kill them. They do what they have to do to survive and stay alive. Major Taylor’s family and people who have joined them arrive at Jackson Purchase, an area of Kentucky that includes rivers, lakes, towns, and an ability to generate electricity from a dam. To be admitted without question they have to prove they are from the JP area. Taylor can prove he comes from JP has family there. His background as an army officer provides expertise in helping to form, train, and lead military personnel from National Guard, ROTC, and local newly formed militia. A robust group of retired military, retired military, and ex-military are drafted to form the defense force. Major Taylor is immediately promoted to Colonel and his sons, who are natural soldiers and leaders, are eventually commissioned and given leadership positions. Across the state line in Western Tennessee, the Western Tennessee Region, WTR, a power hungry despotic general is planning on invading Jackson Purchase, and capturing it and the generating station. Under manned and under supplied with equipment the JP military come up with a plan to make a supply run to Fort Campbell to obtain ammunition and weapons. While there experienced soldiers that had remained at their post at Fort Campbell after the missiles were launched join them. There are many battles, skirmishes, and long range patrols to gather intelligence. There are also spies and descriptions of how military missions are planned and tactics are developed. The military is spot on. They do have an advantage over the guys across the river in Tennessee — their leaders are not filled with hubris but lead like military officers are supposed to. The good guys in JP, outmanned and out-gunned, are able to use the knowledge and courage of their officers and men to devise ways to overcome what they lack by creative and effective tactics and strategic decisions based on proven army tactics. The JP people do prevail and the WTR are defeated — for the time being. The acting President of the JP who has provided steady and calm leadership is defeated in an election and a new person is in charge. The stage is set for Book 2 in this exciting series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago