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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Three (Legends of the Duskwalker) by Jay Posey

Cities are basically forts in this post-apocalyptic world.  People don’t like to travel outside city walls and absolutely nobody does so after the sun goes down.  There is a man named Three who seems to be one of the few who can manage to survive in the wide open dangers between the cities.

Having grown up during the Cold War, I have a special appreciation for post-apocalyptic tales.  The genre is a veritable goldmine of possibilities for new and intriguing stories.  Three by Jay Posey is an excellent example of what I mean.  This is a good melding of that genre with science fiction that brings us world that is both familiar and completely alien.

Our main protagonist is this man named Three. I want to be careful not to describe this character too much because, I believe at least half of what is fascinating about him is the slow exposition of him and his story.  It’s his journey through this story that foundation the whole book is built on.  Three does have two companions throughout the majority of this story and they serve as more than props or plot devices.  These are two become two well defined and individuals that travel alongside Three but, have their own journey to complete.  The reader gets to learn, along with Three, what lures them outside the safety of the city walls and where they expect to be at journey’s end.

The overall plot of the book is simple: getting from point A to point B through a hostile environment.  Since before The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, these types of tales have captured the imaginations of anybody willing to hear, read or see them.  This book takes advantage of that setting while not relying on that sole aspect.  This is a well-paced story with action and strife happening in places that make sense and give the reader enough respite to allow the readers to catch their breaths.

Three by Jay Posey is an action filled drama set in a world filled with ruin.  It is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.  It is also very violent and delves into some mature subject matter to the point that I would give it a PG13 rating.

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. This sounds interesting. It makes me think of Arrow, but in a post-apocalyptic setting.

  2. The setting and premise seem very interesting, and it sounds like it's got a lot of action to keep it moving. :)
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  3. There's plenty going on in the book, that's for sure! There are some breathers in between the really high octane stuff.