The Survivors (Life After War Series #1)

The Survivors (Life After War Series #1)

by Angela White

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Post-Apocalyptic Survival

"War was uglier than we'd imagined. The Draft was reinstated, taking our men and boys. Within days, stores had nothing on the shelves; people began to starve. Hospitals closed due to lack of space and medicine. Police stopped answering calls, stopping coming to work at all. Topside production faded; communications became spotty. Then the power went off...and it didn't come back on."
The fall of society triggered a hard, new life where survival became the only focus. We shunned each other and the old ways, killing anyone who was different. We reverted to primitive behaviors, using the war as an excuse to commit unspeakable atrocities, and humanity slipped deeper into the abyss of possible extinction. Soon, darkness blanketed the post-apocalyptic lands with hatred and violence that seemed to have no end. The future, cold and dark, offered little hope.

Humanity's Fate Hangs in Balance

Survival isn't a given for anyone as mysterious forces move the gifted pawns across a horror-filled chessboard toward a final apocalyptic battle that will save the survivors or bury them under the nuclear ashes.

This file includes:

  • Character bios
  • Deleted scenes
  • Notes from the author
  • The first chapter of book 2

What Readers think:

"I found this ebook for free a long time ago & fell in love with it right away. I love how the descriptions about the places, people, & things they are doing & going through. Reading this book got me thinking a lot about survival. I've even gotten my Ham Radio License bc it's showed me how much I wasn't prepared if something like this were to ever happen. It's an amazing series & I look forward to each new book when it comes out." –Robin Akers

"I took one look at the cover and thought Life After War would be an interesting series. The first book free hooked me. Nothing like finding a diamond in a sea of a million books to read." -Crystal Kirby

"Never before have I read a novel so full of the evil man will likely perpetrate in this scenario, and still so full of light and hope for the future. I have not been able to stop reading it!" -David Orr

Need to Know Information

Length: 880 pages
ISBN#: 978-1-9459-2701-0
Next in series: Adrian's Eagles
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Related to series: Alexa's Travels

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012052056
Publisher: C9 Publications
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Series: Life After War Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 830
Sales rank: 6,708
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

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Who is Angela White?
I published my first book in elementary school--Mystery of the Missing Tabby. The school library still has it, as far as I know. That was my first real work, where writing became solace for me.
In Jr. High, a teacher told our class none of us could match the classic authors we would be studying; we weren’t good enough. I took that to heart and turned in an A- paper with a rookie mistake that prevented me from getting the respect I wanted from that lady. I hated it that she was right. I still do.
I also adore her for waking my brain to the possibility that someday I might be as good as one of the iconic writers who frame the world of literature. I’ll never know if she did it intentionally, but it worked for me. I’ve never wanted to do anything else.
Thanks to that drive, the fire she finished waking, I live off my writing and run my own publishing company. I have twenty novels out, and thousands of fans. It's a long way to go before children study my work in schools, but I’m still just as hot for it now as I was in that musty classroom in 7th grade.

So, that’s who I am. I am building, and living, the American dream.
Who are you and what have you done?

That’s a hard question to answer if you’re still trying to get there. I understand. Here’s some free advice: Follow your dreams, even when the world says it’s crazy. Sometimes, you’ll find a life that satisfies you more than you ever thought was possible. Chase that, starting right now, and the next time someone asks who you are, tell them you’re an immovable force, a wild dreamer, a hopeful comet shooting toward the goals that orbit your existence. And then lift your chin. There aren’t many of us left who want to be good at what we do. Everyone else just seems to want that green shit.

I now write full time and live on a small ranch with my family and our clowder of barn cats. You haven’t laughed until you’ve seen newborn kittens playing in the weeds. It’s an amazing way to begin the day. Thank you to everyone who gave me a try. I wouldn’t have this life if not for all of you. Self-sufficiency is an indescribable gift, especially when you grow up poor. May someone help each of you the way you’ve helped me.

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Survivors 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 211 reviews.
LMcKinsey More than 1 year ago
While it could use a professional edit on the first few chapters, it's clear from the start that this book isn't like the other apocalypse novels. You're given a real reason why the war happened and then thrown into the middle of the chaos as it self destructs. Very realistic. From there, it goes into the story, catching up with those who survived and their personal stories sucked me right in. I couldn't wait to turn the page. It was full of the stuff I'd been looking for in other books and while bits of it are hard to read due to grammar issues, I highly recommend it for anyone who worries over 2012 or the end of the world. Mrs. White's vision is chilling. Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this book hadnt been free I probable would have passed it by. What a mistake that would have been on my part because this is must read for all post apocaliptic readers. Just goes to prove the old saying is true...never judge a book by its cover.
Tim_Tierney More than 1 year ago
This was a book that hooked me from the very beginning. I've always loved reading post-apocalyptic themed books, but when you add an author who does a brilliant job of capturing the readers attention and leading their imagination from one entertaining chapter to the next, you have a definite winner. I've read many great books over the years, but this one has earned a spot in my all-time favorite list. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Referring to 2 violent(demented) rapists as the "black" men, not once, but repeatedly, is just one example of this author's racial bias. Another is the choice of one of her primary antagonists, an insane Mexican slaver, who collects like- minded followers in a quest to destroy what's left of America, raping, burning, and killing as he goes. The good guys are all white. Even I, a white much older woman, am offended. I liked this free novel enough to buy the next book before reading much of the first, but i regret that, now. Another primary antagonist is white, and bad, but he is shown to have saving graces. Non-whites are doomed to insane, irrational, depraved behaviors without reprieve. I'm surprised other reviewers, save one, haven't mentioned this obvious pattern. The book is also in desperate need of decent editing. I often had to pause to make sense of nonsense. That said, the plot and development of a few characters was enough to hold my interest. For the reviewer who wondered at the sequence of book titles, this is the list. The Survivors, On the Road, and Safe Haven, Adrian's Eagles. The first two are included in the free edition, under the title The Survivors.
Michal32g More than 1 year ago
I couldn't take my hands of this book. well written and well put. Think about it for a sec, all you need is one mistake to get us there. I hope we wont get there, but it's always nice to read what if... :) I enjoyed this book for start to end.
NicoleLeon More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me right away and I had a hard time putting it down when I had things to do! Four people unlikely to come together in other circumstances are pushed together because of a world tragedy. The apocalypse struck bringing the world down and created the ultimate devastation with the ultimate horrors to follow. They have to fight to stay alive and deal with predators on the hunt to prey and search for their next prey. Food is scarce and not very plentiful so it is the ultimate fight for daily survival. I look forward to reading more of the author's books.
GB66 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I found it to be riveting and very hard to put down. The author writes so you can be there in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible missuse of commas. So much racism i couldnt finish it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad spin on end of the world, but too many distracting overtones. The "true Americans are good, Mexicans are vicious nihilistic mass murderers and rapists" bit was bad enough. But then the scene where the all generous white savior figure tells the sole black man that they rescued him despite all the problems "his people" (blacks) always cause because at least he's an American? Oh please!! Even a white middle class American mom like myself finds that darn offensive. Seriously undermines the overall story.
AlaKitchenette More than 1 year ago
This book is a fantastic read. The world is destroyed by a President who doesn't want a secret discovered. We don't know what that secret is, but we do read about the devastation his actions caused. The End of the World will not be pretty and all of its survivors will not seek to restore what was lost, but some will set out to add to the destruction. One man seeks to gather the remnants of society and rebuild America. To form a new community. Those that follow him will do anything to ensure that he doesn't fail. One man seeks to destroy everything that is American. He gathers unto himself all sorts of criminals. We get glimpses into what some of what the main characters are/were doing before and after the end came. We get to learn a little about them in little snippets. There is a Leader, a Witch, a Son, a Storm-chaser, and Marines. Another reviewer made a big deal of all of the errors. Yes, there are times when you get confused because of some weird structuring of a sentence, but overall, if you stick with it, the story will capture your attention so much so, that you won't be able to stop reading until the very end. Even then you won't be able to wait to read what happens next. I have read all 3 books, and I must say that I found myself rooting for several of the characters. Books 2 and 3 (On The Road and Safe Haven) are MUST READS! I am looking forward to Book 4 (Adrian's Eagles), I want to know what the secret is and I want to know what happens to everyone. I highly recommend this book to other readers of Apocalyptic fiction simply because it is not only a great read, but because it adds another voice to the genre that doesn't have ZOMBIES! You will enjoy this book and be left wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is among the longest and worst edited post nuclear distruction of the world books, I have ever read. It is also very confusing. It seems there have been several rewrites divisions, and combinations, of this book and all are here to confuse the reader on which is a sequal, a rewrite or a combo pack. I do not know if this 1000+ page book is the entire series of three, the first two books or number one by its self. This book is about owning women, putting down other races, witches, seers and the paranormal, mutations, rape, beatings and other terrible acts of violence. It jumps around like popcorn in a hot pan. For adult readers. AD
PEGGYY More than 1 year ago
Story line - 5 stars; Editing errors - 2 stars; Characters - 4 stars. And, yes I'am going to buy Safe Haven, No. 3 in the series, but there is problems with this authors writing. Are the women char. strong - or very weak. I come from mid America, country folk, and most of our households own weapons and our ladies know how to use them. Why were all of the women either controlled or used by men in the post-War world? We would not be cowarding in basement waiting for murders to come for us; we would be fighting back to the death! To the reviews that brought up racial bias, most mexicans are very decent people, but these are supposed to be crazied dopeheads with mostly dead brain cells. The kind that would also kill any decent hispanics or blacks along with whites. And, the black twins were the only bad demented blacks. The author added in plenty of demented whites in the books. Stop looking for racism, and start reading for fun. This series is for readers that enjoy novels not 20 page short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm trying my best to like this series but the author is making it exceptionally difficult to do. Even with "professional editing" it is sorely lacking in polish or precision. The author's glaring lack of knowledge of Spanish, geography, meteorlogy, etc. etc. ad naseum is ludicrously distracting. The author would do well to write about subjects she is more familiar with or at least do more research on her chosen topic. Her work comes across as juvinile and amateurish at best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seem to me that some people are putting way to much weight on the "racial slurs". Not once did the writter use offensive wording or state that only the white people were worth saving. It is a good read not overwhelmed with unnecessary sex scenes or vulgar language. I was swept away by the characters and their plight to survive, hard decisions are part of their life now and that made you feel for them on a whole different level. I personally can not wait for the 5th book. As for the bad ratings given... you need to have a little imagination it is a work of fiction.
msjacey More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, and its sequel. Great story, great characters but poor editing. Sometimes it was distracting but I skipped over the grammatical errors and stayed engaged in the story. Ready to read book 3. Definitely recommend!
avidfantasy More than 1 year ago
I have read the first 3 of this series and despite the poor editing/proofing I would compare it to the Stand. Well developed characters strong story line. Waiting for the 4th and hoping it will complete to story as well as it has started.
Deb64 More than 1 year ago
What a great story. I really enjoy Post-Apocalyptic/disaster stories, THE SURVIVORS did not disappoint me! At first, because there is so much going on with all the different characters, I had a hard time keeping everybody/everything straight. I would find myself going back and re-reading portions just to make sure I didn't miss anything. However, as the story progressed and I became familiar with everybody, that wasn't an issue anymore. I was surprised at how the story was able to really draw me in. However, I was surprised at the abrupt (to me) ending, but then the author explained on the very next page that the Ebook version had to be split into 3 serial editions due to size. Fortunately, the next in the series can be downloaded in just seconds! If you enjoy Post-Apocalyptic stories with a lot of action and page turning suspense, then you don't want to pass this series of books up!
johnson01 More than 1 year ago
My first thought when I saw this is well, OK...says has a new perspective, I'm ready for a change, I'll give it a try. Well, I have been thru book one, book two and I am nearly finished with the final installment. I am SO glad I gave it a chance, even after seeing how many pages were in the first installment. The story moves along at a good pace, there's lots of action, lots of thought provoking ideas and situation, a love story that doesn't overshadow the tale and a great what if premise. The other reviews have hit on what it's about so I'll let it go with a "great read" recommendation. Open your imagination to what your life would be like in a post apocalyptic worlds. PS...Pay attention early'll be glad you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished the book, and I'm not even sure that I will. The idea is intriguing, but poorly executed. I can even live with bad grammar and some plot holes, but I have very huge issues with the blatant racism presented in this book. So far Mexicans and Blacks are evil and the only heroes are white (very white). Also, I find that it is very ridiculous that the author bills this book as being professionally edited and scenes rewritten. She needs to get her money back if she paid somebody to edit it. Overall, the whole premise is unbelievable and set to a poorly constructed timeline. Her footnotes suggest that she did extensive research, as she often refrences "in my research". In actuality nothing seems based on factual research, but merely what she has contrived in her imagination. This results in many inconsistencies that are unforgivable. For example, in one instance a character smugly refrenced that fact that the EMP would have rendered all vehicles useless, and now there seem to be an endless supply of working vehicles. As an avid reader of fantasy, post apocolyptic, etc., we are willing to accept a lot of weirdness and strange circumstances, but making them work and be believable is what makes us keep coming back formore. This book falls very short of that mark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down and after reading books 1,2,3 and 4 I  still want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disgraceful! Get a clue author- could have been a decent read if you had not been so over the top racist. Waste of spsce & time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was slow and boring probably got five chapters in while skipping pages. Hate to be a hater but.. this book sucks :/
lexizahn More than 1 year ago
I would not read this based on the 1 star comments alone. The author sounds highly racist and more than likely obsessed with being white in a white world ....and no...I'm not black. White people don't like that crap either!!!!
anonymously More than 1 year ago
No wonder this book was free its worse than awful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can,t keep reading this when all of the good guys are white and the only one good enough to be second in command "must have blue eyes". I READ FOR THE fun of it . I CAN watch the news to be slapped by racism!