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HOLDING THEIR OWN V: THE ALPHA CHRONICLES
Word of Alpha’s recovery spreads throughout the region. The news is welcomed by most – but not all. Some see the small Texas town as a threat, others want to dominate and control the prosperous community. Often, it’s difficult to discern friend from foe, and miscommunication can be deadly.
The legendary range wars of the early American West were brutal, bloody affairs. Water was often an excuse for the skirmishes, but rarely was it the true root of conflict. Political competition, an unquenchable thirst for power, and poor communications were the real catalysts for these violent struggles.
In the post-apocalyptic world of Bishop and Terri, circumstances are ripe for history to repeat. Electricity replaces water as the point of contention, the new world on the brink of falling into violent chaos, just like in the past. The issues run in tandem, human nature apparently unchanged in 200 years.
Join the citizens of post-collapse West Texas as they struggle to rebuild and improve their lives. It’s a journey filled with the joy of success and fraught with the peril of defeat.
"After finishing Book 4 in the series (The Ascent) when I became aware of the name of Book 5....that being The Alpha Chronicles I was worried. It sounded to me like it might be the story of Alpha from the beginning of Book 1 through to Book 4 alongside the original storyline.
This idea did not interest me one bit, so you can imagine my relief when Book 5 came out and I read the summary and the book sample.
Book 5 picks up where the previous book left off with Bishop recovering from being shot.....the book goes on to tell the story of how Alpha and Meraton strive to put their little corner of civilisation on the road to long-term growth, there are troubles along the way with nearby neighbours but through the struggles of good people doing honest hard work they firstly survive then thrive as more and more people join them.
If you read the first 4 books then trust me this is the best yet, to describe this book it would be the characters you have grown to love from the previous books now in the early reconstruction phase.
West Texas along with other enclaves of reconstruction throughout the US are getting noticed...by the remains of the federal government, the last chapters detail how the West Texas Alliance is forced to think big in their desire to keep whats rightfully theirs from the grasp of the federal government....and that thinking big sets up a dramatic ending to the book and the roadmap for Book 6.
Outstanding book and one of the best series I have read, this author (unlike some others) gives you a satisfying end in each book whilst setting up the next.
Highly highly recommended, finished in one session."
- Amazon Review