In the wake of the apocalypse, nobody is safe.
Shane Tucker and his friends thought they managed to save the world from the destructive machine that killed off most of its adult population. Unfortunately, a war nobody was prepared for has only just begun. Now they find themselves joining ranks with a secret organization that will train them to fight for the right to survive. Taking refuge alongside other teenage survivors in a hidden base set deep within the mountains, they will learn how to repel an imminent attack by an ancient race of aliens.
Determined to safeguard the children under their charge, Shane and his friends compete for the ultimate prize—a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. While Shane's feelings for Kelly deepen, along with his need to protect her, he finds emotions clouding his judgment. He’ll gladly die for her. But he refuses to die with her. No amount of training can prepare them for what is to come. Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance.
Take a deep breath before you start The Last Orphans Series. This action adventure series filled with cinematic science fiction action, end of the world apocalyptic events, and heart pounding thrills will leave you enthralled from beginning to end. Fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Maze Runner by James Dasher will love this teen fiction series. With over 500 five-star reviews on Goodreads, this is definitely the series you should read next!
The Harvest is the second heart-pumping novel in The Last Orphans series by N.W. Harris.
About the Author
Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, his imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family's log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books. He lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Fantastic Book Contemporary, Sci-fi, YA, Romance Tennessee & Egypt Shane Tucker and his friends thought with the machined that killed the adult population now destroyed the world was now safe. Unfortunately what no one was prepared for is a war that is now about to begin. Shane and his friends find themselves joining a secret organization that will give them the ability to fight to survive by training them. With other teenage survivors they are hidden away at a base that is deep within the mountain and together they will learn to repel an attack by an ancient race of aliens. Shane and his friends are determined to safeguard the children that are under their charge. To do that they must compete for the ultimate prize of a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. As Shane’s feelings for Kelly deepening he finds a need to protect her which causes his emotions to cloud his judgment. He will do anything for her even die. He just won’t die with her. Soon they find that even with all the training they have endured it isn’t enough to prepare them for what is coming. Even with everything they have faced so far all of that is going to be eclipsed by what is coming. The freedom of humanity is now hanging in the balance. This is a series that is proving to get better with each book. The first book was excellent but the second one takes that and gets even better. It is proving to be an amazing mix of Red Dawn, War of the Worlds and Stargate. The story takes so many twists and turns that the reader isn’t able to guess what is going to happen next which makes for a story that readers won’t want to put down and will have them impatiently waiting for the next book to come out. The characters are written amazingly well and are so very relatable that it makes for a story that anyone can and will greatly enjoy. While it ends with a cliffhanger it actually ends up being better that way because it doesn’t give all the answers but keeps the suspense built up. Received a review copy
This book is awesome. I couldn't put it down.
The Harvest follows on from N.W. Harris’ Last Orphans, jumping straight into a changed world where teenagers take the role of absent adults in destroyed communities. The haunting mysteries of the first book are quickly resolved as a new force appears. Human accident becomes, perhaps, the result of alien intervention. But the balance of faith, force and questioning remains unchanged in a novel that’s part clean teen and part gruesome terror. “So you’re saying we’re half caveman, half Anunnaki?” one teen asks, while alien saviors describe how the “human crop is ripe.” The story combines Roswell with Sumerian gods, teen horror with cool sci fi, and extra-Biblical legend with dystopian survival. The result is enjoyably unsettling as lines between good guys and bad guys blend, break and change. Like many teen dystopias, this broken world involves a plethora of team and individual sports, selection of the fittest, and threats of betrayal. It’s a cool combination of science fiction, faith and mythology, and it’s a fun read. Of course, it’s part two in a series, and readers should start with part one, then expect to be left eager to read part three. Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I offer my honest review.