Ruin - The Ruin Saga #1
Before the End there had been great cities, knowledge, power, bustling billions. All silenced when the vast majority of the world's population, quite suddenly, vanished.
After forty years, an ominous force is laying waste to the survivors, and famine has struck. Norman Creek is struggling to feed the many mouths of New Canterbury, which clings to life while thousands starve or burn out in the wastes. Yet still they collect books, computers, art, saving all they can. They have a mission: to begin again.
And Norman has a destiny: to lead them, prophesized at birth to bring about the return of civilization. But all he ever wanted was to disappear into the crowd, and turn his back on the legend.
When a barbaric horde sets out to conquer the British Isles, and past misdeeds spell the city's doom, Norman must overcome self-doubt and mount their final stand, as the last war of mankind begins.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. And an honest review I will give. At first this was a very hard book to keep reading. The author is quite fond of using larger adjectives and adverbs in his story. I believe that this may make it harder or off putting for certain demographics as far as enjoyment level goes. Hence the 4 stars. If I could have, I would have given it 4.5 stars. That being said though, I myself found it to be a very compelling story. This story is unique in that it starts 40 years after the fall of civilization and keeps one from having to trudge through all of the necessary minutia that is normally required to start a Post-Apocalyptic story. Instead of reading HOW they survived and the horrors they went through to survive, we see the fruits of their labors. All in all a very well written book that I did enjoy reading and I am looking forward to the rest of the series. I highly recommend this book.