What would YOU do if life as you knew it came to a thundering, screeching end?
“A LOVE STORY, A DISASTER STORY, A SURVIVAL STORY.”
“The woman who is afraid of everything now has to make it in a world where there is everything to be afraid of.”
Book 1, Free Falling Book 2, Going Gone Book 3, Heading Home
Book 4, Blind Sided Book 5, Rising Tides Book 6 Cold Comfort
Book 7, Never Never Book 8, Wit’s End Book 9, Dead On
Book 10, White Out Book 11, Black Out Book 12, End Game
The family of three was on vacation in Ireland, renting a country cottage far from the madding crowd, when a war began on their first day there. A bomb went off in the air over the United Kingdom, sending EMP pulses throughout England, Ireland and Scotland, launching them back to a near-medieval lifestyle in moments. Now Sarah and David and son John find themselves ill-equipped to survive in a farm economy with only minimal tools and supplies, the only plus being a few head of sheep, goats, and three ridable horses. Now they have to learn how to do without all the modern conveniences and become medieval crofters overnight, in a community that is sparsely populated and also ill-equipped to do without modern conveniences. Some of the locals hate them for being Americans, blaming them for everything that’s happened, every death, every disaster. Others seize the opportunity to become brigands and highwaymen, armed with modern firearms and evil intentions. Law and order has evaporated, and in its place is only the protection you can provide for yourself.Isolated farmsteads are raided and their occupants left dead, or taken as slaves. The good people find that it’s best to live in small communities for protection against these outlaws, but not everyone wants to move into such a group. Now it’s hunt, farm, garden…or die. The supplies one may have amassed by salvage or from one’s own stores can be erased in moments by a fire, or the thieving outlaws. A full stomach in late summer will be replaced by starvation in late winter, as it just isn’t possible to store enough food for the whole cold season.I was enthralled by this trio of books and recommend getting the set of three, so that you don’t have to wait to find out what happens next. There are some very original turns of events that you simply won’t see coming. This isn’t just a “local survival” post-apocalyptic tale, but a look at how things could go backward in a hurry. Some parts of Great Britain have a partial recovery, but poor cousin Ireland is left to starve. Victorian-style factories return, complete with child labor and slavery, and so does white slavery. Women are chattel, property of the man with a gun.In this world there are only victims and survivors, and at any moment, one can be swapped for the other. Those who seem like friends can turn on you in a heartbeat, or manipulate the situation to suit themselves. A love story, a disaster story, a survival story. The woman who is afraid of everything now has to make it in a world where there is everything to be afraid of.
“FIVE STARS!! THIS IS A SERIES YOU CANNOT MISS!!!“
Three of the best written books, ever!! Heading Home, the third of the series, takes you, the reader, to new heights. Beautifully written, with all the emotion and excitement that only a top notch writer can provide. I would give this book, and series, ten stars if I could!!!
“GRIPPING! NO SUGAR COATING. FIVE STARS.”
This is a very relevant book based on a catastrophic event happening to the U.S.and England while away on vacation in Ireland. The book doesn’t get into the how and whys of the event, but the reaction of an American family to being isolated in a remote part of Ireland and learning to survive. It makes you think about how prepared you might be losing modern technology and fending for yourself and your family. I especially liked how the author brought out the reactions of different aspects of society to the event, and how another country might view Americans at a time like this (or any time for that matter).
” A RIVETING, FAST READ. COULDN’T WAIT TO TURN THE PAGES!” The story made me think about what my life would be like without all our conveniences.
” APOCALYPTIC! UNNERVING! FIVE STARS.” Unnerving, but also inspiring. This is believable. The author does a great job of putting you into the characters’ heads.
“POWERFUL! FIVE STARS.” Free Falling is not a light read. It is not a book you can walk away from without, if not being changed, at least questioning what would you do. How would you feel? I suspect Free Falling will remain with me long after I have closed the cover and moved on to other reads. It is that powerful a work.Don’t miss a single thrilling episode! And join others who love the series, have questions and suggestions, and enjoy getting the inside scoop on our intrepid survivors. Join the IEG Facebook Group!