After the sun turned, Madelyn fled north to escape the riots and the encroaching glaciers. As long as the world was ending, she wanted to live her final days in the one place she had always been happy—her grandmother's cabin. She survived the Roamers, the scavengers, and the wildlife, but she can't escape her fear of dying alone.
She left behind this note:
"Gather my bones, if you find them. If a bear hasn’t dragged them off, or a wolf cracked them for my marrow. My skull goes on the wall with the others. Any other remains can be planted near Sacrifice Rock. That’s where my grandfather is buried, and where I dug up the skull of my beloved grandmother.
Her sweet eyes were still wise and kind, even when I only imagined them from their hollow sockets. She taught us so many things—how to hunt, trap, and fish. She should have taught me how to live alone. I never learned the trick of scaring away the ghosts. They won’t shut up and leave me in peace. I guess it's time to join them."
This series is continued in "Madelyn's Mistake" and "Madelyn's Last Dance".
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About the Author
Ike Hamill writes fast-paced horror novels with strong, relatable characters. His books have gained a steady following amongst readers who enjoy his blend of sci-fi, paranormal, occult, and suspense. Whether focused on a small family trying to survive the move to a haunted house, or following a band of angry rebels determined to withstand an apocalypse, his stories draw the reader into the lives of real people in crisis. Readers are always sad to leave the characters behind when the book is finished. Reviewers compare Ike to Dean Koontz and Stephen King—two of his favorite authors. His narrative often jumps between interwoven stories, presenting readers with a fresh perspective and keeping them guessing until the last chapter. Most of Ike’s readers are repeat customers. Pick up one of his books to learn why.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read some of his other and they were really good, this one was okay. I wish he would have explained more of what happened & what had killed humanity. ***spoiler I assume they were machines, why did they have cullings? Where her memories were correct ? Did she really kill David ? Or was it messing with her mind? Is her nephew really human? I wanted more answers. Still a good read, about 220ish pgs. The disappointed is that his books aren't available on nook. Overall a 3.5!
I felt like I started reading in the middle without the run up to the story. I finally began to peace it together eventually.
Ike Hamill delivers another well written sci-fi wonder!!! I have become addicted to his stories. Now to pass on my addiction to friends and family.
This book is full of mystery and suspense. Would recommend to anyone.
Really different in a good way