Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2020 – #Bookreview by Kevin Cooper – Fallout by Harmony Kent

Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives in 2020 and if you would like to participate with two of your posts from 2019, you will find all the details in this post: New series of Posts from Your Archives 2020

This if the second post from author, songwriter and book reviewer Kevin Cooper and a book review for a post apocalyptic novel which he recommends.

Fallout by Harmony Kent

WHEN EVERYTHING FALLS APART, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

The year is 3040.

The location is Exxon 1, part of a six-planet system in settled space.

Determined to avoid the mistakes of old Earth, the surviving humans avoided democracy and opted, instead, for a non-elective totalitarian system.

The new way worked well, until now. A crazy, despotic president releases a nano-virus on the population. No one was ready for the fallout. It came anyway.

In this post-apocalyptic world, can you stay safe?

Praise for FALLOUT:

‘If you like dark, dangerous, and a little bit demented, this is the novel for you.’ … Staci Troilo

‘Fallout by Harmony Kent is a dark, gritty, twisted apocalyptic story guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.’… Mae Clair

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Review: Wow! I’ve never been a great fan of the post-apocalypse genre. Movies I’ve watched going back as far as Mad Max and on through I Am Legend have never been viewed a second time. And until now, I have never read a post-apocalyptic novel. However, Harmony Kent’s FALLOUT may be the catalyst needed to change all that. I would most certainly watch it if it is ever adapted for the big screen.

FALLOUT is a gripping tale of survival guaranteed to keep readers entranced as they follow Priya’s story where danger lurks around every corner and no one can be trusted… Least likely those who she comes to depend upon.

This is one of those books you simply do not want to put down. It is full of unexpected twists and I can happily say, not at all predictable. Harmony Kent has way of preparing the reader for an expected outcome for each scenario and skilfully delivering an alternative one. She is an exceptionally talented writer. FALLOUT is a fascinating story. I will most certainly be following her work from now on.

©Kevin Cooper 2019

About Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper is an eclectic author & songwriter. His works are multifarious. He has published fantasy, sci-fi, memoirs and drama in the form of novels, novellas, short stories, poetry and song.

Some of KC’s major influences in literature are JRR Tolkien, Philip Pullman, C.S Lewis, Terry Brooks, and J.K Rowling.

KC was born in Hull, England. At 21 years of age, he moved to the USA where he first attended Western Kentucky University, but transferred to Asbury College where he graduated with a BA in Psychology. He then attended Asbury Theological Seminary for a couple of years before moving to Arizona where he enrolled at the Grand Canyon University, obtained a research fellowship and graduated with a M.Ed. His career in education spanned from tutor to teacher, to college lecturer. He later changed careers and went into management working for The Hertz Corporation. After almost twenty years living and working in the USA, he returned to England where his worked in the NHS for several years before giving up work to care for his wife, and focus on his writing and music.

A selection of books by Kevin Cooper

A recent review for The Wizard, The Girl, and The Unicorn’s Horn: The Chronicles of Geo Book One

An ancient evil power is encroaching on the world of Geo, blanketing the land in shadow and stealing villagers. The story tracks the daring adventures of three groups, two off to destroy the shadow, and one simply trying to survive. They all ultimately come together for a final battle.

One narrative follows the wizard, the protector of Geo. He joins with some rambunctious goblins who lead him through the mountain’s tunnels to Land’s End, the barren home of the shadow and its packs of demon wargs (wolf-like creatures). At the same time, Elyysa, a young girl with a magical past, allies with Geo’s wise trolls who collect tolls at the many bridges. She too heads for Land’s End and carries with her a powerful unicorn horn. The third narrative focuses on the villagers who find themselves swept up by the shadow and stranded in a cave. They must make their way through dangerous passageways to the surface.

The story is simply told with a steady pace and vocabulary that a middle-grade student would be able to handle … but there is quite a bit of tragedy in the caves, including the deaths of children and families, and significant violence during the warg attacks. For these reasons, I’d steer this read to mature middle-graders, preteens, and young teenagers who enjoy a fantastical tale of adventure and can deal with the scary and sad moments. (My 7-year-old grandson couldn’t handle it, but grammy enjoyed it!)

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

More reviews and follow Kevin: Goodreads

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My thanks to Kevin for sharing this post with us and I do recommend you head over to enjoy browsing through his archives and book reviews.. thanks Sally.

64 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2020 – #Bookreview by Kevin Cooper – Fallout by Harmony Kent

  1. Wonderful to read this excellent review of Fallout! Kevin’s enthusiasm is obvious, and makes me want to get to this one even sooner. I’m not a fan of very many apocalyptic stories, either, but there have been a few I enjoyed, and I suspect Harmony’s book will be one! Thanks, Sally. Passing this along! 🙂

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  2. Kevin is an excellent reviewer, and I couldn’t agree with him more about Fallout. I’m honored he chose a line from my own review to quote. A huge congratulations to Harmony on a tale well told!

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  3. Reading the blurb of Harmony’s book was a little freaky (sounds like the present day US). Great review from Kevin that’s convinced me to add this one to my kindle. 🙂 And thanks for sharing my review of Kevin’s book, Sally – an adventurous and sweet read.

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