by Bryan K. Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9781589826816
Publisher: American Book Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Bryan K. Johnson graduated from the University of Liverpool with an MBA in marketing, and holds undergraduate degrees in advertising and graphic design. He’s worked as a creative director within the television industry for over a decade, winning several Emmy, Addy, and Telly awards throughout his career. He currently lives in Oregon with his wife and two children. Yield is his first novel, and book one of the Armageddia Series. For more information and updates go to www.armageddia.com.

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Yield 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ManuWisdom88 More than 1 year ago
Yield was a wonderful fiction/thriller dealing with the lives of people in different worlds, forced to work together after a nuclear detonation wipes out the entire American continent. The land of freedom turns into a decaying, Apocalyptic hell once victims realize they are left to fend for themselves, in what looks like the beginning of WWIII. With the help of his fellow evacuees, Devin learns the value of family , looking pass his personal grievances for the benefit of others Survivors are forced to choose sides, pitting nationalism against humaninty. It is up to Devin and the survivors to pull together in order to make it back to their families, or what they presume is left. This book pairs unlikely allies; a Muslim American man, Latina flight attendant and Black high school basketball star--proving to be the greatest challenge of their lives. Yield questions race and trust in a compromising way. Johnson's writing explores the idea of tolerance, putting ethnic characters in the plot structure, creating a melting pot of difference, which still echoes in the backdrop of a post 911 society. In Yield, difference is tolerated with a bitter grain of salt. The idea of the collective coming together, pulling away boundaries, confronting racial intolerance for the greater good of humanity may be the greatest message in Yield. The writing isn't as edgy as I would prefer in a story with as many ethnic characters; it perhaps explores the idea of stepping outside of your personal viewpoint to get the bigger picture. What would you endure to get back to your family after a vicious attack? Devin literally travels through hell and back to see his wife and children waiting for him in Portland, after the nuclear bomb knocks his Seattle bound plane from the sky. What can be appreciated after reading Yield, is how often we battle darkness in order to see the light. How will the survivors fair in the culminating events leading to a homeland attack? Read Bryan K. Johnson's debut Yield, the first release in his Armageddia series for a gripping story of heroism, freedom and survival. Bryan K. Johnson deals with some strong themes in this book that demand the reader's attention. How far would you go to save another life? What would you endure to be with your family for another moment in time? Devin literally travels through hell and back to see his wife and children waiting for him in Portland, after the nuclear bomb knocks his Seattle bound plane from the sky. If you can take anything substantial from reading Yield, we learn how often times it takes courage to persevere in our darkest hours, in order to understand how truly thankful we all should be, yet we need a tragic event to realize this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an advance copy from the author, and while this isn't my normal genre, I immediately found myself sucked into the story and in love with Devin, even though he didn't seem very likable. What surprised me the most was the emotional realism. I lived in Oklahoma City when the Murragh building was bombed, and although Yield takes this to an extreme, when I first started reading, I was immediately transported to those feelings we had when we discovered what had happened in downtown OKC. Brian Johnson writes with empathy and details and brought me into the dream (of the story). I loved that Johnson gave me, the reader, hope with the characters. I've always believed that those who come together in the face of disaster are the survivors.
AMA83 More than 1 year ago
If ever there was a realistic plot for the world to end, this is the plot I’d put my money on. No zombies, no killer virus. Just an all too realistic scenario. Some people might describe “Yield” as an end-of-the-world book. I prefer to think of it as the potential end-of-humanity story. When people panic, they can become animals who throw civility out the window, along with anyone else in their way. The scarier part is how panic creates more panic and hatred begets more hatred. Spreading like a disease, “Yield” shows how people succumb to the darker side inside themselves when they are full of fear or anger. Johnson depicted this ugly side of human nature horrifically well. The characters don’t have to be zombies to scare me out of my skin. Admittedly, despite all of the hatred and selfishness people can exhibit , seeing the kinder side of human nature is as refreshing as a spring of water found in a dessert. Even during the turmoil, not all people are selfish, which is exactly what breaks down stereotypes in this book. And through all of the hysteria shown in “Yield,” we still find characters who represent the good people on earth – the ones who keep mankind from destroying itself. I love the depth of human nature exhibited in this book. There are so many different characters dispersed throughout the story, either adding or leaving their own story. Whether it’s trekking across the wasteland of the U.S. to find survivors, or struggling to survive in a home that’s becoming more uninhabitable by the day, my emotions were wrung out like a washcloth. One chapter, my skin crawls from the ferocity and fear depicted. The next chapter, I’m fighting tears at the loss of a character or the finding of another. The scariest and most intriguing aspect of “Yield” is how believable an end-of-the-world story can be. With the advancement of technology and enough hatred, mankind could destroy itself. There is a fine line between stories that broaden our minds, and stories that provide preachy opinions. Luckily, “Yield” did not cross that line or even use it as a balance beam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Yield! This chillingly realistic end-of-the-world thriller raises some poignant questions about human nature. Are we only good because societal structures force us to be? What happens when these structures are destroyed? Will we help those around us or only think of saving ourselves? It is interesting to watch as the characters in the book struggle with these issues. Definitely a must read.
Hannah416 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I thought that this was an amazing book! Very well-written, with believable characters. There are some truly haunting descriptions of the destruction wrought in this end-of-the-world thriller: "Jonathan looks out at the inferno beyond his window. The neon orange radiance of the flames to their right rages uncontrolled in the industrial district's warehouses and shipping docks. Random explosions light up inside the remains. Toxic smoke billows out. It glows a vibrant burgundy color, merging with the flashes of lightning in the poisonous clouds above."Overall, great read. Can't wait for the next one to come out!