Author: Jay Posey
Series: Legends of the Duskwalker #1
Synopsis: "The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.
"His name is Three, a travelling gun for hire in a dying world. He has no allegiances, no family, no ties.
"Against 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 dark.
"In these dark times, a hero may yet arise."
Review: I love post-apocalyptic stories. A world that's our world but not our world at the same time is fascinating. Three now ranks right up there as one of my favorite post-apocalyptic novels. We are never told exactly what ended civilization, but the remaining survivors live in fear of the Weir. The weir are like electronic zombies. Are they robots? Are they people turned into robots? Are they Borg? Are they Cybermen? We aren't sure, but they are scary as hell.
The main character Three grudgingly takes responsibility for Cass and her son Wren who are on the run from a group of criminals almost as scary as the Weir. We learn some mysterious truths about Wren and Cass as they run from their past. Three is a fast-paced novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and I loved it. The world building and character development are wonderful. I only wish that we had been told what caused the apocalypse that caused this amazing world. I recommend running right out and buying Three by Jay Posey.
Publisher: Angry Robot
If you like this book you may want to read:
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett (read BookGirlR's review here)
Seven Forges by James A. Moore
The Buried Life by Carrie Patel (read BookGirlR's review here)