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Blurb (from Goodreads):
“You could almost imagine everything was like before,” said Nairne, staring at the distant lights. “But it’s just an illusion, a few people hanging on to something that’s already dead.”“You don’t think we can get it all back then?” Ronnie asked.
“No, the old way is gone, just wait until the lights go out for good. My dad always said once the power goes out mankind will go back to the caves.”
The power is failing, society is losing the last vestiges of order and the world is becoming a dangerous place. Nairne has been searching for a new home, somewhere people want to try and build a better future. Nairne thinks she has found it, a place where she can settle and be safe. A place where she can build a better future.
But he’s coming for her. From a past she wanted to leave behind and he’s seeking retribution.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one just didn’t really do it for me.
I remembered Nairne and Paul from book 1, but when other characters showed up from book 1, I struggled a bit to remember who they were. Nairne continued to try and take charge, but the situations she found herself in were not simple situations, and I didn’t always think her plans were all that well thought out.
The storyline in this was about Nairne and Paul coming across another settlement and trying to help them out with a plan to maybe stay with them. We did get some action and risky situations, but I just found it really difficult to get into the story.
The end was okay, but I hope that the third book is more like the first one.
6 out of 10