Damon Terrill is the Storm Child. He is born into the life-hostile civilization’s last years, as humanity starts on its return to nature, its return to Life.
It started with the need for Freedom, the passion of life, and went from there, in new and unforeseen directions, in one, final attempt to get it right.
– It’s the human being’s path through life, Anya told them. – What challenges, destroys and strengthens it.
The Thunder Road is making a turn. It always is. Burning Ice, Biting Flame... that is how life began. And that’s how it will renew itself. No matter where humans are going.
And now the blade is laid bare, ready to be tempered once more. Humanity’s idiocy, their hubris has finally and fully been visited upon them. The End Time, the final hour,
Ragnarok is here. The sea is rising, winds are growing in strength and numbers. A thoroughly rotten society is collapsing under its own weight.
Humans are natural nomads. Now they become nomads anew, pulled together in small tribes once more, pulled into a fellowship of fate in a final, desperate attempt to
survive, to live the life humans are born to live. Finally. Damon, Anya, Andrè, Myriam and many others have started on their way Home.
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This novel would have been important no matter who the US president happens to be, but in the age of Trump: novels like Thunder Road -Ice and Fire by Amos Keppler become more important than ever. There is just a desperate need for people speaking up against the narrow-minded view on climate change and life in general Trump and his people represent. This isn’t a documentary, even though it’s documenting in excellent ways the step by step results of human folly. It’s an engaging story describing the ultimate ramifications of recent human idiocy. We follow a group of people slowly turning into a tribe, following them as they travel from south to north in Europe, and even as climate change refugees from even farther away. Human civilization itself is collapsing around them, collapsing under its own weight. Extreme measures slowly, surely become needed and downright mandatory in order to survive. They fight on, against impossible odds, struggling beyond struggling to reach a place at least approaching a safe haven, in a world that has become so dangerous that death might strike at any time. This is a reality far removed from any ivory tower and especially those where Trump and his people reside. One of the greatest scenes in the novel is when a man stands in front of his house and the fast-rising ocean splashes his feet and he shouts: NOTHING BUT NATURAL VARIATIONS I will always visualize Trump in my mind when I think of that part…