Three Epub Þ Audio CD

Three Epub Þ Audio CD


  • Audio CD
  • Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1)
  • Jay Posey
  • 11 June 2014
  • 9781480537521

10 thoughts on “Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1)

  1. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    When he runs into a woman and child on the run gun toting bounty hunter Three finds himself escorting them across a post apocalyptic wasteland and protecting them from genetically altered warriors brain hackers and the Weir glowing eyed ghoul like creatures that stalk the night Can Three stop the people following Wren and his mother and get them to safety or will they join the ranks of the undead?Official Business I got this print ARC from Angry Robot in exchange for reviewing it Thank you Angry RobotWhen I first saw the cover of Three and read the description I knew I had to read it and I was not disappointed Three is a post apocalyptic adventure tale in the vein of The Road Warrior only with fewer vehicles and a higher tech level and body count Actually it feels like a Western than anything else despite cybernetics mutants and things of that natureThree the hero of the tale is cast from the Man with No Name mold a deadly man hiding a secret Cass is a chemic a drug dependent fighter who is running on fumes Wren her son is a six year old with some pretty amazing abilities The men hunting them Asher and his crew are a power hungry bunch of brainhackers and fairly colorful to boot Dagon was by far the most interesting and well rounded of the antagonists The lesser characters like jCharles Mol and Jackson were memorable enough for me to remember their names and mannerisms long after there time in the story had passedThe story goes from wasteland to wasteland ruined city to ruined city and the world is revealed gradually with not an infodump in sight There are enough twists and secrets to keep things interesting even when the good guys aren't hiding in the dark or getting into bloody battles The world feels lived in not like a collection of movie sets strung togetherThe writing is a notch above what I expected when I picked up the book a step beyond the workmanlike prose one normally gets in genre fiction like this Posey knows how to pour on the tension what with the Weir wandering the night and bad guys always on Three and gang's heelsI may sound like an old softie but my favorite part of the book was Three's relationship with Wren going from uncaring loner to a surrogate father figure to the boy over the course of the book There were a few touching moments between the two45 stars Now I'll twiddle my thumbs until the next Legends of the Duskwalker book comes out


  2. Montzalee Wittmann Montzalee Wittmann says:

    ThreeLegends of the Duskwalker Book 1By Jay PoseyNarrated by Luke DanielsThis book blends some wonderful things together to make a book that was excellent listening A book about a seeming post apocalyptic world with techno access It also has Weir that change shape and other fantasy aspects to this sci fi thriller It has a lone survivor that is different from most others and he chooses to help a mom and her kid They too end up being very different Three is the guys name He is a tough guy and helps her and the kid but she is not a damsel in total distress she too has skills It is a wild adventure and had plenty of action creative characters great plot and I can't wait for book 2


  3. Navessa Navessa says:

    Buddy read with JennyJen Faye and Angela Needless to say I am Steve CarellWelp I can’t finish this Not because I don’t want to Jenny Or because I uit Angela But because I’m a moron My stupid digital edition of this never verified itself and so my ARC has expired and it’s now lost in the aether somewhere I blame myself for not paying better attention So three stars it is as I liked what I read in the hundred pages I was able to manage I’ve seen some other reviews for this and I feel like it’s my duty to say a few words of advice here If you can’t swim don’t approach Three as it will pick you up and lob you into the deep end without your floaties But if you’ve had your literary swimming lessons via numerous fantasy or post apocalyptic books NOT THE YA KIND you should be fine with the method of world building within it If not you’ll likely be both lost and angry that it’s not informative You see this book is a shower not a teller It doesn’t feed you page upon page of intricately woven alternate history It doesn’t detail the downfall of mankind the world’s current political systems or try to shove a moral down your throat about human greed It dumps you bodily into a bleak yet technologically advanced future and expects you to take it as it is Continuing along this vein the descriptions of settings might be too subtle for some tastes as well For me they were perfect Posey would mention heavy rust on the hinges of a thick metal door the concrete shells of buildings broken out windows and layers of grit and grime on sidewalks and my mind immediately began to paint the rest of this desolate world With a few simple turns of phrase he had me seeing entire city blocks and subterranean complexes Did I have a lot of unanswered uestions? Yes Was I still confused at times? Also yes My advice is to take notes


  4. Brandi Brandi says:

    When the world of ARCs opened it's doors for me I realized something; I have a weakness for using uotes in my reviews and really hate being without them The story is set in some kind of apocalyptic future but other than that I can't give any other background Not because the publisher asked to keep it uiet no it's because there's none there This bothered me until some 30% into it and is a pretty big deal to me; I need to know the why of things It was especially hard not knowing since the main characters had these abilities that made no sense and weren't really explained I use that loosely until roughly 80% give or take They can do things like have images projected onto their corneas and access satellite information with just a thought; they have various drugs for different things and body modifications abound it seems No food grows either apparently but I have no idea why as there was nothing to suggest that the atmosphere itself was altered This still annoys me that I know so little but the heart of the story was able to push through the lack of basic information Moving on to said heart this was a really good story Very intense and tugged at my heart strings a lot Mainly because of Wren but Three and Cass both hurt me a few times too Cass and Wren are mother and son and when Three first sees them she's desperate and seems hurt Tightly controlled and nomadic Three never helps people in that same situation but something about these two won't let go of him and somehow he ends up helping them escape From what he has no idea and often mentions that the choice of taking them on might kill him But does it?Wren and Cass were really really great Wren is a young boy who felt very authentic to his age Three thought he was about five but much later we learn he's almost seven and as my own son just barely turned eight I felt his scenes much in my marrow than I wanted He goes through a lot and I mean a lot but he's incredibly brave and strong and just good He's special and it's because of this that Cass ran with him trying to save him from Asher I won't reveal the secret about Asher because I want you all to be as surprised as I was but it's good Back to Cass and Wren though she was just incredible with her will to save him and make it through their terrifying nights but if not for Three she would have failed There's a bit of romance for them but again I use the term incredibly loose The bad guys are really bad and the Weir freaked me out Asher was spectacular in his role as scary asshole and actually all the bad guys were wonderfully scary The good guys were also good though I still have some uestions about a few Like jCharles and Mol Mol especially since there seemed to be such depth of history with her and Three but once again we're not privy to what that was The action is never ending and even at 99% I kept waiting for the relief to know that the good guys triumphed over the bad guys and that maybe Three and Cass became a family and and andthere is an epilogue The prose is both sparse and really lovely at one point he likens a sound to that of shadows sliding over a roof and I really enjoyed it Jay Posey might have driven me CRAZY with the lack of information but he wrote a really great story and though it had flaws for me I know I'm not going to forget anytime soon 72913 Edited to add Well I said I wouldn't forget the story but I sort of have except for the many things that worked on my nerves while I read


  5. Experiment BL626 Experiment BL626 says:

    The book was rude It threw me into the mix with scant explanation I waited and waited and when answers were finally given I didn’t understand them because the book didn’t explain what they meant Characters would act shocked upon awareness and I would just go “So what?” The writing spent too much time with scene setup and barely any time with world building I craved expositionFor example Weir were roaming zombie like monsters A competent warrior can take one down relatively easily but the true danger lies within their number and their tendency to ambush preys Bites wouldn’t necessarily turn a person into a Weir but then again I’m not sure because the book never explained how one became a Weir Neither did it explain how Wren came to rule the world when there were powerful humans who could take them on in groups of course and reclaim the world for humanityAs far the book was concerned the world was always apocalyptic part of the population always had paranormal abilities and etc Unless you were paying close attention and noticed certain words you wouldn’t have known the fictional world was a futuristic Earth the charactersCharacters were a complete cliché Three was a strong warrior with a sense of honor Cass was an ex criminal who aspired for redemption Wren Cass’s son was a boy with peerless but unreliable power I bristled how the latter two characters were used for emotional manipulation of the reader When things needed to vomit sad the book trotted out the desperate mother and her son who was around 5 year old and cried “Mama” lip uivering and all that shit AiyFor the main villain Asher was power crazy because well someone got to be evil The funny thing was that he and the other important characters had character development than the eponymous hero I still didn’t know who the fuck Three was by the end of the book Eually frustrating was the absence of explanation of his secrets when they were revealed What the fuck does “wired” mean? Ugh I don’t care any the plotThe plot was so simple that it was strongly suited as a novella than a novel I lost patience with it halfway through and heavily skimmed to the end The only time I ever bothered to pay close attention again was in chapter 22 of 31 when Cass revealed her past and secrets answers that put her and her son into their present predicamentThe ending was cliché and bittersweet redolent of some tragic warrior myth As a reader with a zealotry for happy endings I would have been upset but I honestly couldn’t give a shit I never connected with any of the characters so I felt little sadness with the good guys’ death and little joy with the bad ones’In ConclusionI rate Three 1 star for I didn’t like it A post apocalypse setting a touch of cyberpunk a galore of chase and battle scenes all that glitters was not gold


  6. Rachel the Book Harlot Rachel the Book Harlot says:

    45 Stars I'm trying not to get a temper tantrum over certain events But frakk man Even though I knew where certain aspects of the story were headed certain things sucked all of my emotional investment and desire to continue with the series Why Jay Posey? Why? But despite my disappointment over certain events the truth is that this book is really really freaking good Three is truly one helluva post apocalyptic sci fi novel It's filled with suspense well drawn characters great world building and some great fight seuences Both the characters and the futuristic post apocalyptic world are extremely vivid and well thought out I read that the author is a narrative writer for video games and that background definitely shows I loved the way the story unfolded with bits of information about the world and characters motivations and background stories revealing themselves slowly as the story progressed I read a review in which the reviewer made note of the lack of or not enough exposition but I actually preferred that The way information was revealed kept me intrigued engaged and invested Frankly I thought it added to the suspense But I can understand wanting to know about the world By the end the reader still does not know what caused the collapse of civilization But it's clear that it will be revealed in later books As to the narrative pacing if I had to describe it in two words it would be meticulous and unrelenting I loved the characters particularly the character Three He is my idea of a perfect hero tough noble and not afraid to be vulnerable And he made mistakes which humanized him uite a bit The final 10% or so felt rushed especially after so much time taken throughout the story to detail all events An epilogue was included which gives some finality to Book 1 so that if you do not wish to continue with the series this would be a good stopping point So will I continue with the series? Yes darn it all I will because I'm a glutton for punishment And because I loved the storytelling the writing and the world too much to not continue Final rating 45 stars


  7. Gavin Gavin says:

    I'm not uite sure what to say about this book The start was so dull and boring that I nearly uit around the 25% mark I pushed on and was rewarded by this developing into an average read It had some interesting aspects but plenty of faults The WorldThis was set in a post apocalyptic sci fi future Some unexplained event has decimated the human population The survivors huddle in safe zones as the mysterious Weir prowl the night killing all they find The remaining humans were all connected to some super version of the internet via some internal computer chip direct in their minds Advancements in technology have also made it possible for the humans to enhance both their body and their minds abilities That was all pretty cool and interesting Unfortunately there was little explanation given for anything and Posey's description was so vague it was impossible to get a real picture of this worldThe StoryBounty hunter and drifter Three decides on a whim to help a troubled women and her 5 year old kid who are on the run from some villainous characters That is it really From then it is just the three of them on the run from the thugs chasing the boy Some of the action scenes were OK I also enjoyed some of the character interactions The CharactersThree Our mysterious bounty hunter and all out action man As far as I could tell Three had almost no personality and his character had less depth than a sheet of paper He felt like a wasted opportunity The guy really should have been a total bad assCass The troubled women Cass was as unlikable a character as I've had the misfortune to encounter in a while Over the course of the story the vile junkie managed to kill some poor doctor to acuire a fix of her chosen drug attack Three for not doing a good enough job of protecting her and even slapped her own 5 year old son when he became to scared to concentrate on rescuing her I fail to see why every guy in the book including her own elder son thought she was the mortal incarnation of Aphrodite Wren The kid with the special abilities He was a likable enough character The Villains These enhanced goons were as generic a bunch of thugs as you will ever find The one potentially interesting villain in the story only lasted a short time Even the Weir's were just faceless bores Rating 3 stars That is me being generous considering the vague world building the characters lack of depth and a storytelling style that was fairly ploddingAudio Note This book was not helped by Luke Daniels narration It took me nearly 5 hours to get used to some of his awful voice choices for the characters Cass sounded constantly breathless and whiny while Three sounded like he was modeled on Clint Eastwood if Eastwood had his jaw wired shut Definitely not his best performance


  8. Faye, la Patata Faye, la Patata says:

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review This did not alter my thoughts in any way The following text is my opinion onlyI really really need to stop falling for covers I mean look at that baby right there isn't it just mad cool? It gives me that Assassin's Creed vibe something that I don't really play I gave up on the first mission but think is awesome nonetheless I know I know there's a bit of bias but even without my identifying it with AC it still looks pretty sweet It has zombies And it's post apocalyptic POST APOCALYPTIC That means something happened that made the world this way Something scary to have all these zombies with blue eyes coming at our throats right? Right?But le sigh If there's one thing that this book made me feel it's disappointment I expected so so much given that sci fi and post apocalyptic fiction are two of my favorite genres but unfortunately everything felt so I don't know lacking? For the first 90% I was so frustrated with how things were going and my mind was full of WTF WTF WTF?? and not in a good way First there was very little world building I was just thrown into a world where there were fields and fields of empty lands void of people and of life save for a few walled cities and underground refuges It's post apocalyptic but there were some technologies that still worked like satellites orbiting the planet There were these zombie like creatures popping at night creatures who used to roam the world as humans AND apparently there were also some people with special powers These were really interesting but I couldn't really picture it in my head because nothing was ever explained in depth How am I supposed to consider this book as post apocalyptic when no explanation has been given on how everything came to be? Was there a war? Was there a nuclear fallout? Where did these Weirs come from? Were they a result of some sort of mutation or a failed bio experiment or what? How the hell did certain people get to have superhuman abilities?I really really wanted everything to make sense but it was one big WTFuckery throughout There were times some terms were introduced but like the world building I never got a clear picture of them Apparently you get shipped when you die and it was thrown in several times and each time I was like WHAT THE FUCK DOES SHIPPING OR BEING SHIPPED MEANS?? DUDE As in seriously Then early in the novel Cass showed this ability that kind of sends signals to satellites and can even take a sneak peek into some sort of internet technology that allows her to pinpoint where they are in a map she used this twice in the beginning but until the end there were no explanation on how she can do that or on how that ability works exactly AND IT WAS NEVER USED AGAIN Just like that Forgotten Buried in the early pages Never to be seen once UghAnd like I said I couldn't really imagine the place The prose and narration was telling of what the characters were doing every fricking second verb here verb again then verb verb verb that details on the environment were almost non existent I wanted exposition regarding these things because it's with the environment and world building where the post apocalyptic element of this really shines Of course that's just my opinion; it could be different for other people But for me post apocalyptic depends on the scenery on the setting and on how this setting affects other people how it becomes an important factor in their every day life And I really didn't see that here Even the walled cities didn't really make any sense There was this city where apparently color was everywhere and people had a particular fashion sense and I was like HUH? ErrrrAs for the characters I couldn't really connect to them At first I totally liked Three as he was portrayed as this bad ass mofo who could kick your ass without batting an eyelid He was shown as this way for the first 40 percent cold calculating meticulous kickass and then later on his personality did a 180° change He suddenly traced his finger over Cass' cheekbone gently nudged her on the elbow after an inside joke he winked suddenly stopped breathing when Cass smiled at him suddenly felt warm in his chest when he saw her like WHOA I know I sound really nitpicky right now but why the heck would this book portray him so much like THIS and then next chapter he's like an all new person? I don't know a lot of people may see that as character development but it was just weird to me It wouldn't have been if there were build up between the two of them but I didn't really find any that justified this sudden change Sorry Three you're badass but your lovesick puppy moments didn't work out for meAnd of course there's Cass sigh I really didn't like this heroine I thought she was so selfish and useless She tried to get Three to help them run away from some bad guys due to her kid's speshul power leading him to a bigger trouble than what's its worth without him knowing I didn't like how she involved him without having even the gall to tell him what he was up against And apparently she was part of this strong crew the best crew evar that has killed a lot of people and yet when she was traveling with Three she was useless as hell All she did was whine and cry and wait for things to happen or wait for Three to make things happen for her She depended on him so much that how she was a part of RushRuin's crew was beyond me Truly truly baffling There was this scene where she was so helpless on what to do so she asked Three about it He said he'll find a way And she was like Ok He'll find a way Three always does I'll just sit here and relax Of course that's not really how it happened but you know what I mean right?I think this book's saving grace was Wren He's the kid the bad guys are after and I think he was portrayed nicely There are some books out there where there are kids below the age of ten but act mature for their age or too childish I think the author shown his confusion his innocence and his fears really accurately? If that's the right word? Like you can really tell he's a six year old and a half kid Well done on that part90% of the plot didn't really engage me It was confusing as hell frustrating and sometimes boring I had to skim a lot of pages The last 10% was pretty fast paced and cool so that makes an extra star I'm not sure if I'll read the seuels though time will tellFinal Verdict 2 5 stars


  9. Jim Jim says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by this novel it wrapped up completely than I expected for the first of a series As weird as the post apocalyptic world is we slowly figure out much over the course of the novel There were no data dumps LOVE IT although if you like tidy answers everything explained this book isn't for you You need to read between the lines remember the few facts that are so casually dropped Even so you still won't know all the answers although I think I made some good guesses That's why it is first in a series This is an action packed introduction to the world there is much to be revealed The main characters are all remarkable may be a bit too much so at times but pretty good overall A hardbitten man a beautiful mother her son are the main heroes They're facing a main set of villains plus a world that is out to eat its own but nothing is uite as it seems on the surface Stereotypes mutate suddenly to add depth deliver a kick in an understated often bleak tone Posey isn't afraid to use his characters hard to make his points either Excellent I'm looking forward to reading the next which is due out next year I believeWrite faster


  10. Angela Angela says:

    DNF at 21%I just can't any Some reasons I uit1 I have no idea what's going on What kind of world this is how it got this way; what kind of people these are how they got this way Where it is when it is how it isI've got nothing This is best as I can figure itWe're in some vague science fiction world; maybe earth maybe some place else Weirs populate the outside and it took until 18%ish to get a nameidea of what they were FYI They're zombie like creatures with glowing blue eyes that track based on a multitude of things including characters 'linking I'll get to that I have no idea how they came about though Because of the weirs humanity has closed themselves up in cities that are locked up tight after dark apparently the weirs only come out at night? And it's got to be full dark none of this partial dusk mostly dark crap Also they apparently communicate with screams andor screechesThe characters have some sort of 'link to a central 'net? They can link and find out their global positioning have access to internal time get information and track based on use of this I don't know why or how this came about There are weird drugs chems that people can take to become super strongfastsmart but they become addictive to the point where you need them to function later2 Characters act in ways that are inconsistent with the world buildingEnter Three He's a mercenary? I guess That was what I imagined him to be considering he was claiming a bounty on someone when we first meet him unless that's him in the prologue but I don't really know who that was to be honest Then he randomly decides to save this woman and child Next he continues to help them for a really long time protecting them despite the woman being an ungrateful person who berates and yells at him for not doing enough apparently Also I have no idea why the mother was in the bar with her son when she first meets Three and asks him for help Obvious authorial hand hereAdditionally Three can kick weir ass Yet the rest of humanity can't band together to find the weir and fight them or eliminate them They're all weak cowards I guess3 Characters that piss me offEnter Cass Previously mentioned mother She's a uint the previously mentioned chem addict with a special son you know the type the ONE She alternates between helpless bitchy ungrateful and downright mean Not to mention that she apparently can't really do anything for herself and allowed herself AND HER SON to get into a very shady dealing Though now she is on the run so at least I can give her that for getting her kid out of it though he is SEVEN so it took her long enoughAbout the time she slapped her son because he wasn't able to find the way out to save them view spoileryes she needed her son to save himself and her hide spoiler


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Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1)❰KINDLE❯ ✾ Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1) Author Jay Posey – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The world has collapsed and there are no heroes any His name is Three a travelling gun for hire in a dying world He has no allegiances no family no tiesAgainst his better judgment he accepts the mantl The world has collapsed and there are no heroes any His name is Three a travelling gun for hire in a dying world He has no allegiances no family no tiesAgainst his better judgment he accepts the mantle of protector to a sick woman on the run and her young son Together they set out across the plains in search of a mythic oasis attempting to survive the forces that pursue them and the creatures of the darkIn these dark times a hero may yet arise.


About the Author: Jay Posey

Jay Posey is a professional typist with a face for radio and a voice for print He’s the author of the Legends of the Duskwalker trilogy novels THREE MORNINGSIDE FALL and DAWNBREAKER and the military science fiction novel OUTRIDERS all published by Angry Robot Books He's also Expert Narrative Designer at UbisoftRed Storm Entertainment where he has spent over a decade contributing as a wr.


10 thoughts on “Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1)

  1. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    When he runs into a woman and child on the run gun toting bounty hunter Three finds himself escorting them across a post apocalyptic wasteland and protecting them from genetically altered warriors brain hackers and the Weir glowing eyed ghoul like creatures that stalk the night Can Three stop the people following Wren and his mother and get them to safety or will they join the ranks of the undead?Official Business I got this print ARC from Angry Robot in exchange for reviewing it Thank you Angry RobotWhen I first saw the cover of Three and read the description I knew I had to read it and I was not disappointed Three is a post apocalyptic adventure tale in the vein of The Road Warrior only with fewer vehicles and a higher tech level and body count Actually it feels like a Western than anything else despite cybernetics mutants and things of that natureThree the hero of the tale is cast from the Man with No Name mold a deadly man hiding a secret Cass is a chemic a drug dependent fighter who is running on fumes Wren her son is a six year old with some pretty amazing abilities The men hunting them Asher and his crew are a power hungry bunch of brainhackers and fairly colorful to boot Dagon was by far the most interesting and well rounded of the antagonists The lesser characters like jCharles Mol and Jackson were memorable enough for me to remember their names and mannerisms long after there time in the story had passedThe story goes from wasteland to wasteland ruined city to ruined city and the world is revealed gradually with not an infodump in sight There are enough twists and secrets to keep things interesting even when the good guys aren't hiding in the dark or getting into bloody battles The world feels lived in not like a collection of movie sets strung togetherThe writing is a notch above what I expected when I picked up the book a step beyond the workmanlike prose one normally gets in genre fiction like this Posey knows how to pour on the tension what with the Weir wandering the night and bad guys always on Three and gang's heelsI may sound like an old softie but my favorite part of the book was Three's relationship with Wren going from uncaring loner to a surrogate father figure to the boy over the course of the book There were a few touching moments between the two45 stars Now I'll twiddle my thumbs until the next Legends of the Duskwalker book comes out

  2. Montzalee Wittmann Montzalee Wittmann says:

    ThreeLegends of the Duskwalker Book 1By Jay PoseyNarrated by Luke DanielsThis book blends some wonderful things together to make a book that was excellent listening A book about a seeming post apocalyptic world with techno access It also has Weir that change shape and other fantasy aspects to this sci fi thriller It has a lone survivor that is different from most others and he chooses to help a mom and her kid They too end up being very different Three is the guys name He is a tough guy and helps her and the kid but she is not a damsel in total distress she too has skills It is a wild adventure and had plenty of action creative characters great plot and I can't wait for book 2

  3. Navessa Navessa says:

    Buddy read with JennyJen Faye and Angela Needless to say I am Steve CarellWelp I can’t finish this Not because I don’t want to Jenny Or because I uit Angela But because I’m a moron My stupid digital edition of this never verified itself and so my ARC has expired and it’s now lost in the aether somewhere I blame myself for not paying better attention So three stars it is as I liked what I read in the hundred pages I was able to manage I’ve seen some other reviews for this and I feel like it’s my duty to say a few words of advice here If you can’t swim don’t approach Three as it will pick you up and lob you into the deep end without your floaties But if you’ve had your literary swimming lessons via numerous fantasy or post apocalyptic books NOT THE YA KIND you should be fine with the method of world building within it If not you’ll likely be both lost and angry that it’s not informative You see this book is a shower not a teller It doesn’t feed you page upon page of intricately woven alternate history It doesn’t detail the downfall of mankind the world’s current political systems or try to shove a moral down your throat about human greed It dumps you bodily into a bleak yet technologically advanced future and expects you to take it as it is Continuing along this vein the descriptions of settings might be too subtle for some tastes as well For me they were perfect Posey would mention heavy rust on the hinges of a thick metal door the concrete shells of buildings broken out windows and layers of grit and grime on sidewalks and my mind immediately began to paint the rest of this desolate world With a few simple turns of phrase he had me seeing entire city blocks and subterranean complexes Did I have a lot of unanswered uestions? Yes Was I still confused at times? Also yes My advice is to take notes

  4. Brandi Brandi says:

    When the world of ARCs opened it's doors for me I realized something; I have a weakness for using uotes in my reviews and really hate being without them The story is set in some kind of apocalyptic future but other than that I can't give any other background Not because the publisher asked to keep it uiet no it's because there's none there This bothered me until some 30% into it and is a pretty big deal to me; I need to know the why of things It was especially hard not knowing since the main characters had these abilities that made no sense and weren't really explained I use that loosely until roughly 80% give or take They can do things like have images projected onto their corneas and access satellite information with just a thought; they have various drugs for different things and body modifications abound it seems No food grows either apparently but I have no idea why as there was nothing to suggest that the atmosphere itself was altered This still annoys me that I know so little but the heart of the story was able to push through the lack of basic information Moving on to said heart this was a really good story Very intense and tugged at my heart strings a lot Mainly because of Wren but Three and Cass both hurt me a few times too Cass and Wren are mother and son and when Three first sees them she's desperate and seems hurt Tightly controlled and nomadic Three never helps people in that same situation but something about these two won't let go of him and somehow he ends up helping them escape From what he has no idea and often mentions that the choice of taking them on might kill him But does it?Wren and Cass were really really great Wren is a young boy who felt very authentic to his age Three thought he was about five but much later we learn he's almost seven and as my own son just barely turned eight I felt his scenes much in my marrow than I wanted He goes through a lot and I mean a lot but he's incredibly brave and strong and just good He's special and it's because of this that Cass ran with him trying to save him from Asher I won't reveal the secret about Asher because I want you all to be as surprised as I was but it's good Back to Cass and Wren though she was just incredible with her will to save him and make it through their terrifying nights but if not for Three she would have failed There's a bit of romance for them but again I use the term incredibly loose The bad guys are really bad and the Weir freaked me out Asher was spectacular in his role as scary asshole and actually all the bad guys were wonderfully scary The good guys were also good though I still have some uestions about a few Like jCharles and Mol Mol especially since there seemed to be such depth of history with her and Three but once again we're not privy to what that was The action is never ending and even at 99% I kept waiting for the relief to know that the good guys triumphed over the bad guys and that maybe Three and Cass became a family and and andthere is an epilogue The prose is both sparse and really lovely at one point he likens a sound to that of shadows sliding over a roof and I really enjoyed it Jay Posey might have driven me CRAZY with the lack of information but he wrote a really great story and though it had flaws for me I know I'm not going to forget anytime soon 72913 Edited to add Well I said I wouldn't forget the story but I sort of have except for the many things that worked on my nerves while I read

  5. Experiment BL626 Experiment BL626 says:

    The book was rude It threw me into the mix with scant explanation I waited and waited and when answers were finally given I didn’t understand them because the book didn’t explain what they meant Characters would act shocked upon awareness and I would just go “So what?” The writing spent too much time with scene setup and barely any time with world building I craved expositionFor example Weir were roaming zombie like monsters A competent warrior can take one down relatively easily but the true danger lies within their number and their tendency to ambush preys Bites wouldn’t necessarily turn a person into a Weir but then again I’m not sure because the book never explained how one became a Weir Neither did it explain how Wren came to rule the world when there were powerful humans who could take them on in groups of course and reclaim the world for humanityAs far the book was concerned the world was always apocalyptic part of the population always had paranormal abilities and etc Unless you were paying close attention and noticed certain words you wouldn’t have known the fictional world was a futuristic Earth the charactersCharacters were a complete cliché Three was a strong warrior with a sense of honor Cass was an ex criminal who aspired for redemption Wren Cass’s son was a boy with peerless but unreliable power I bristled how the latter two characters were used for emotional manipulation of the reader When things needed to vomit sad the book trotted out the desperate mother and her son who was around 5 year old and cried “Mama” lip uivering and all that shit AiyFor the main villain Asher was power crazy because well someone got to be evil The funny thing was that he and the other important characters had character development than the eponymous hero I still didn’t know who the fuck Three was by the end of the book Eually frustrating was the absence of explanation of his secrets when they were revealed What the fuck does “wired” mean? Ugh I don’t care any the plotThe plot was so simple that it was strongly suited as a novella than a novel I lost patience with it halfway through and heavily skimmed to the end The only time I ever bothered to pay close attention again was in chapter 22 of 31 when Cass revealed her past and secrets answers that put her and her son into their present predicamentThe ending was cliché and bittersweet redolent of some tragic warrior myth As a reader with a zealotry for happy endings I would have been upset but I honestly couldn’t give a shit I never connected with any of the characters so I felt little sadness with the good guys’ death and little joy with the bad ones’In ConclusionI rate Three 1 star for I didn’t like it A post apocalypse setting a touch of cyberpunk a galore of chase and battle scenes all that glitters was not gold

  6. Rachel the Book Harlot Rachel the Book Harlot says:

    45 Stars I'm trying not to get a temper tantrum over certain events But frakk man Even though I knew where certain aspects of the story were headed certain things sucked all of my emotional investment and desire to continue with the series Why Jay Posey? Why? But despite my disappointment over certain events the truth is that this book is really really freaking good Three is truly one helluva post apocalyptic sci fi novel It's filled with suspense well drawn characters great world building and some great fight seuences Both the characters and the futuristic post apocalyptic world are extremely vivid and well thought out I read that the author is a narrative writer for video games and that background definitely shows I loved the way the story unfolded with bits of information about the world and characters motivations and background stories revealing themselves slowly as the story progressed I read a review in which the reviewer made note of the lack of or not enough exposition but I actually preferred that The way information was revealed kept me intrigued engaged and invested Frankly I thought it added to the suspense But I can understand wanting to know about the world By the end the reader still does not know what caused the collapse of civilization But it's clear that it will be revealed in later books As to the narrative pacing if I had to describe it in two words it would be meticulous and unrelenting I loved the characters particularly the character Three He is my idea of a perfect hero tough noble and not afraid to be vulnerable And he made mistakes which humanized him uite a bit The final 10% or so felt rushed especially after so much time taken throughout the story to detail all events An epilogue was included which gives some finality to Book 1 so that if you do not wish to continue with the series this would be a good stopping point So will I continue with the series? Yes darn it all I will because I'm a glutton for punishment And because I loved the storytelling the writing and the world too much to not continue Final rating 45 stars

  7. Gavin Gavin says:

    I'm not uite sure what to say about this book The start was so dull and boring that I nearly uit around the 25% mark I pushed on and was rewarded by this developing into an average read It had some interesting aspects but plenty of faults The WorldThis was set in a post apocalyptic sci fi future Some unexplained event has decimated the human population The survivors huddle in safe zones as the mysterious Weir prowl the night killing all they find The remaining humans were all connected to some super version of the internet via some internal computer chip direct in their minds Advancements in technology have also made it possible for the humans to enhance both their body and their minds abilities That was all pretty cool and interesting Unfortunately there was little explanation given for anything and Posey's description was so vague it was impossible to get a real picture of this worldThe StoryBounty hunter and drifter Three decides on a whim to help a troubled women and her 5 year old kid who are on the run from some villainous characters That is it really From then it is just the three of them on the run from the thugs chasing the boy Some of the action scenes were OK I also enjoyed some of the character interactions The CharactersThree Our mysterious bounty hunter and all out action man As far as I could tell Three had almost no personality and his character had less depth than a sheet of paper He felt like a wasted opportunity The guy really should have been a total bad assCass The troubled women Cass was as unlikable a character as I've had the misfortune to encounter in a while Over the course of the story the vile junkie managed to kill some poor doctor to acuire a fix of her chosen drug attack Three for not doing a good enough job of protecting her and even slapped her own 5 year old son when he became to scared to concentrate on rescuing her I fail to see why every guy in the book including her own elder son thought she was the mortal incarnation of Aphrodite Wren The kid with the special abilities He was a likable enough character The Villains These enhanced goons were as generic a bunch of thugs as you will ever find The one potentially interesting villain in the story only lasted a short time Even the Weir's were just faceless bores Rating 3 stars That is me being generous considering the vague world building the characters lack of depth and a storytelling style that was fairly ploddingAudio Note This book was not helped by Luke Daniels narration It took me nearly 5 hours to get used to some of his awful voice choices for the characters Cass sounded constantly breathless and whiny while Three sounded like he was modeled on Clint Eastwood if Eastwood had his jaw wired shut Definitely not his best performance

  8. Faye, la Patata Faye, la Patata says:

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review This did not alter my thoughts in any way The following text is my opinion onlyI really really need to stop falling for covers I mean look at that baby right there isn't it just mad cool? It gives me that Assassin's Creed vibe something that I don't really play I gave up on the first mission but think is awesome nonetheless I know I know there's a bit of bias but even without my identifying it with AC it still looks pretty sweet It has zombies And it's post apocalyptic POST APOCALYPTIC That means something happened that made the world this way Something scary to have all these zombies with blue eyes coming at our throats right? Right?But le sigh If there's one thing that this book made me feel it's disappointment I expected so so much given that sci fi and post apocalyptic fiction are two of my favorite genres but unfortunately everything felt so I don't know lacking? For the first 90% I was so frustrated with how things were going and my mind was full of WTF WTF WTF?? and not in a good way First there was very little world building I was just thrown into a world where there were fields and fields of empty lands void of people and of life save for a few walled cities and underground refuges It's post apocalyptic but there were some technologies that still worked like satellites orbiting the planet There were these zombie like creatures popping at night creatures who used to roam the world as humans AND apparently there were also some people with special powers These were really interesting but I couldn't really picture it in my head because nothing was ever explained in depth How am I supposed to consider this book as post apocalyptic when no explanation has been given on how everything came to be? Was there a war? Was there a nuclear fallout? Where did these Weirs come from? Were they a result of some sort of mutation or a failed bio experiment or what? How the hell did certain people get to have superhuman abilities?I really really wanted everything to make sense but it was one big WTFuckery throughout There were times some terms were introduced but like the world building I never got a clear picture of them Apparently you get shipped when you die and it was thrown in several times and each time I was like WHAT THE FUCK DOES SHIPPING OR BEING SHIPPED MEANS?? DUDE As in seriously Then early in the novel Cass showed this ability that kind of sends signals to satellites and can even take a sneak peek into some sort of internet technology that allows her to pinpoint where they are in a map she used this twice in the beginning but until the end there were no explanation on how she can do that or on how that ability works exactly AND IT WAS NEVER USED AGAIN Just like that Forgotten Buried in the early pages Never to be seen once UghAnd like I said I couldn't really imagine the place The prose and narration was telling of what the characters were doing every fricking second verb here verb again then verb verb verb that details on the environment were almost non existent I wanted exposition regarding these things because it's with the environment and world building where the post apocalyptic element of this really shines Of course that's just my opinion; it could be different for other people But for me post apocalyptic depends on the scenery on the setting and on how this setting affects other people how it becomes an important factor in their every day life And I really didn't see that here Even the walled cities didn't really make any sense There was this city where apparently color was everywhere and people had a particular fashion sense and I was like HUH? ErrrrAs for the characters I couldn't really connect to them At first I totally liked Three as he was portrayed as this bad ass mofo who could kick your ass without batting an eyelid He was shown as this way for the first 40 percent cold calculating meticulous kickass and then later on his personality did a 180° change He suddenly traced his finger over Cass' cheekbone gently nudged her on the elbow after an inside joke he winked suddenly stopped breathing when Cass smiled at him suddenly felt warm in his chest when he saw her like WHOA I know I sound really nitpicky right now but why the heck would this book portray him so much like THIS and then next chapter he's like an all new person? I don't know a lot of people may see that as character development but it was just weird to me It wouldn't have been if there were build up between the two of them but I didn't really find any that justified this sudden change Sorry Three you're badass but your lovesick puppy moments didn't work out for meAnd of course there's Cass sigh I really didn't like this heroine I thought she was so selfish and useless She tried to get Three to help them run away from some bad guys due to her kid's speshul power leading him to a bigger trouble than what's its worth without him knowing I didn't like how she involved him without having even the gall to tell him what he was up against And apparently she was part of this strong crew the best crew evar that has killed a lot of people and yet when she was traveling with Three she was useless as hell All she did was whine and cry and wait for things to happen or wait for Three to make things happen for her She depended on him so much that how she was a part of RushRuin's crew was beyond me Truly truly baffling There was this scene where she was so helpless on what to do so she asked Three about it He said he'll find a way And she was like Ok He'll find a way Three always does I'll just sit here and relax Of course that's not really how it happened but you know what I mean right?I think this book's saving grace was Wren He's the kid the bad guys are after and I think he was portrayed nicely There are some books out there where there are kids below the age of ten but act mature for their age or too childish I think the author shown his confusion his innocence and his fears really accurately? If that's the right word? Like you can really tell he's a six year old and a half kid Well done on that part90% of the plot didn't really engage me It was confusing as hell frustrating and sometimes boring I had to skim a lot of pages The last 10% was pretty fast paced and cool so that makes an extra star I'm not sure if I'll read the seuels though time will tellFinal Verdict 2 5 stars

  9. Jim Jim says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by this novel it wrapped up completely than I expected for the first of a series As weird as the post apocalyptic world is we slowly figure out much over the course of the novel There were no data dumps LOVE IT although if you like tidy answers everything explained this book isn't for you You need to read between the lines remember the few facts that are so casually dropped Even so you still won't know all the answers although I think I made some good guesses That's why it is first in a series This is an action packed introduction to the world there is much to be revealed The main characters are all remarkable may be a bit too much so at times but pretty good overall A hardbitten man a beautiful mother her son are the main heroes They're facing a main set of villains plus a world that is out to eat its own but nothing is uite as it seems on the surface Stereotypes mutate suddenly to add depth deliver a kick in an understated often bleak tone Posey isn't afraid to use his characters hard to make his points either Excellent I'm looking forward to reading the next which is due out next year I believeWrite faster

  10. Angela Angela says:

    DNF at 21%I just can't any Some reasons I uit1 I have no idea what's going on What kind of world this is how it got this way; what kind of people these are how they got this way Where it is when it is how it isI've got nothing This is best as I can figure itWe're in some vague science fiction world; maybe earth maybe some place else Weirs populate the outside and it took until 18%ish to get a nameidea of what they were FYI They're zombie like creatures with glowing blue eyes that track based on a multitude of things including characters 'linking I'll get to that I have no idea how they came about though Because of the weirs humanity has closed themselves up in cities that are locked up tight after dark apparently the weirs only come out at night? And it's got to be full dark none of this partial dusk mostly dark crap Also they apparently communicate with screams andor screechesThe characters have some sort of 'link to a central 'net? They can link and find out their global positioning have access to internal time get information and track based on use of this I don't know why or how this came about There are weird drugs chems that people can take to become super strongfastsmart but they become addictive to the point where you need them to function later2 Characters act in ways that are inconsistent with the world buildingEnter Three He's a mercenary? I guess That was what I imagined him to be considering he was claiming a bounty on someone when we first meet him unless that's him in the prologue but I don't really know who that was to be honest Then he randomly decides to save this woman and child Next he continues to help them for a really long time protecting them despite the woman being an ungrateful person who berates and yells at him for not doing enough apparently Also I have no idea why the mother was in the bar with her son when she first meets Three and asks him for help Obvious authorial hand hereAdditionally Three can kick weir ass Yet the rest of humanity can't band together to find the weir and fight them or eliminate them They're all weak cowards I guess3 Characters that piss me offEnter Cass Previously mentioned mother She's a uint the previously mentioned chem addict with a special son you know the type the ONE She alternates between helpless bitchy ungrateful and downright mean Not to mention that she apparently can't really do anything for herself and allowed herself AND HER SON to get into a very shady dealing Though now she is on the run so at least I can give her that for getting her kid out of it though he is SEVEN so it took her long enoughAbout the time she slapped her son because he wasn't able to find the way out to save them view spoileryes she needed her son to save himself and her hide spoiler

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