Glen TateGlen Tate has led an amazing life – and one that took a surprising turn. He grew up poor in the rural logging town of Forks, Washington. He worked hard to become a successful professional with a job in the political arena. Thinking he’d finally made it and everything was great, he was stunned to
299 Days VII: The Change of Seasons
Summer has ended and reality has set in at Pierce Point. For many people, this means scrambling to survive the long winter with even less food. Some were smart enough to spend the summer preparing for the changing season and the expanding effects of the Collapse; others were not so smart, and their desperation and fear grows stronger by the day.
Grant Matson reflects with pride on how he has provided for his family while guiding Pierce Point into a community that functions well on its own. Celebrating this accomplishment, Grant and others join to offer the community a Thanksgiving dinner, which is met with gratitude and exhilaration. This mood is short-lived, however, as circumstance quickly begin to unravel, beginning with the disappearance of a beloved community member, followed shortly by a self-defensive killing by another. The situation is just as bleak, or worse, in other parts of Washington State and the country, as innocent people are imprisoned and murdered, women and children become commodities, and what is left of the government looks even less like the once-beloved United States of America.
As the threat of a civil war becomes imminent, Grant, the Team, and the 17th Irregulars at Marion Farm bond over their duty to protect the country and are soon a fully-formed combat-ready unity, excited to go into combat but uncertain of what will happen to them. Grant dreads what he knows is coming, but he understands that he has been called to sacrifice – potentially his life and probably his marriage – to stop the Loyalists from hurting more people.
"This is a really good book series about what a partial collapse of the US might look like and how regular people might respond to the crisis. The premise of the book is entirely plausible, given the current state of affairs our nation is in. Glen Tate does a nice job of getting us to care about the characters. The book series gives a lot of great advice on how to get ready for a disaster, be it a natural disaster or the impending mess we have allowed our politicians to create, although it is, first and foremost, a nice piece of fiction. Leftists and statists will not likely appreciate how they are portrayed, and the welfare state supporters will object to some parts as well, but it might be eye opening for them at the same time since we have an entirely unsustainable system in our nation. Keep an open mind. It might make you think... It is an easy read and one that is hard to put down. I purchased the series on Kindle. The only "downside", if there is one, is the cost. If you buy the first book, I guarantee you will buy the rest. So, you are probably better off buying the entire series up front since it will save you some money. As a final thought, this review is really for the entire series, not just book 5. There are 10 books in the series. Blessings!"
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