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Shelter (The Aftermath Book 1)

by Dave Hutchinson

Series: The Aftermath (1)

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For Adam Hardy and his small Berkshire community, hardship is all they've ever known. For almost a century after the coming of The Sisters, the survivors of rainswept England have huddled in their tiny communities, scavenging the ruins of the old world. Now, finally, the Long Autumn is coming to an end, and society of a kind is starting to rebuild.But for how long? A new tyrant, Frank Pendennis, has risen in the east, while rumours of something even worse are coming from the north.The struggle to inherit the world is just beginning...… (more)
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Ever wonder what would happen if a comet broke apart and smashed into the Earth, causing the downfall and destruction of civilization? Then this is the book for you. Not only does this show you what would happen to the people who got a hold of farms and managed to take care of themselves, but also what would happen if people banded together, like raiders, and their own small time military. Of course, completely lawless.

Check out my full review here!

https://radioactivebookreviews.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/shelter-the-aftermath-1-... ( )
  radioactivebookworm | Sep 3, 2020 |
I'm of two minds on this one.

I feel like I ought to go easy on it because it is, after all, just a recreation of the Hatfields and McCoys set in rural post-apocalyptic England. It's been many years after a broken asteroid took out North America and we have a mostly illiterate farming community that is run more like a feudal system than anything else.

Enter in the characters. This is where all the fun is going to be had, assuming you have fun with them. Me? I was kinda meh with them and the underlying concept of the novel. It was competent but nothing truly stood out. I've enjoyed Hutchinson's other novels quite a bit but this one kinda left me flat.

You know it's a bad sign when you're rooting for the bloodshed and a nightmare-fueled war between these "sane" rural community folk.

Then again, maybe that was the whole point. I'll be looking out for other novels by him but this one... not so much. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. That being said I had a hard time getting into this story. Initially the storyline was what attracted me as I love anything post-apocalyptic. But very quickly I found the story became convoluted with too many characters getting involved without much background information so I quickly lost track of who was who in the book. I think if the story had focused more on a central plot and and not gone off on so many tangents it would have helped me to become more invested in the characters. It does appear that there will be another book in the series but I'm not sure if I'll be reading it or not. ( )
  Verkruissen | Sep 27, 2018 |
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For Adam Hardy and his small Berkshire community, hardship is all they've ever known. For almost a century after the coming of The Sisters, the survivors of rainswept England have huddled in their tiny communities, scavenging the ruins of the old world. Now, finally, the Long Autumn is coming to an end, and society of a kind is starting to rebuild.But for how long? A new tyrant, Frank Pendennis, has risen in the east, while rumours of something even worse are coming from the north.The struggle to inherit the world is just beginning...

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For Adam Hardy and his small Berkshire community, hardship is all they’ve ever known. For almost a century after the coming of The Sisters, the survivors of rainswept England have huddled in their tiny communities, scavenging the ruins of the old world.

Now, finally, the Long Autumn is coming to an end, and society of a kind is starting to rebuild. But for how long? A new tyrant, Frank Pendennis, has risen in the east, while rumours of something even worse are coming from the north...

The struggle to inherit the world is just beginning…
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