Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ember - Review and Excerpt

Idgie Says:
This is a well produced novel, as beautiful to look at as interesting to read.

While there is an apocalyptic event occurring in the novel, the story is not so much about the apocalypse, it's about people - wanting to live their best life that is possible with hardships hitting right and left. 

People that alternate between wanting to hang on to their secrets, regardless of the state of the world - or just not caring anymore and letting everything bottled up inside of them out - and there are many secrets that end up being revealed in this book.

This book is filled with direct writing, filled with intent -  no overt fluff to fill the pages.  Then there is the twisty shock right in the middle of the book...

The question to the reader is, how can there be a happy ending when the world is dying, and will the ending be sufficient to you?


The sun is dying, civilization is collapsing, it's 30 degrees in summer. Lisa and Guy's marriage is falling apart.

Three years ago, the sun began to die.

In a desperate attempt to reignite the failing star, the United States joined the rest of the planet in unloading its nuclear arsenal at the flickering ember. The missiles burst from silos in Wyoming and Bangladesh, cocooning the earth in tendrils of smoke as they began their two-and-a-half year journey into space. When they finally reach their target, it’s thirty degrees in July and getting colder. Lisa and her husband Guy sit shivering on a South Carolina hilltop, watching as humanity’s best hope at survival shimmers faintly … then disappears below the horizon.

A group of militant rebels called the Minutemen take advantage of the ensuing chaos to knock out power grids, cloaking the freezing earth in near darkness. Seizing control. To escape this ruthless new world order, Lisa and Guy join a reluctant band of refugees crossing the snow-covered South in search of shelter and answers. From an icy parking lot in Atlanta to the Minutemen's makeshift headquarters at Asheville's Biltmore Estate, only one thing is certain: in a world with little light, nothing is guaranteed – least of all survival.

Author Brock Adams
Softcover (ISBN: 978-1-938235-32-0 )
Publication Date: Sep 2017
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.
300 pages

Click HERE to read an excerpt.