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First Shift: Legacy [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Howey
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The incredible first part of the follow up to bestseller Wool.

Donald Keene has been recruited by the government to design a shelter. He has been told that it is just protocol. That it won’t really be used. That it is ‘just-in-case’.

It is underground.

Over fifty years later Donald’s design has been realised and the last remnants of mankind live in his silo. But no one can remember what life was like before. In fact, they’re forced to forget. One simple pill erases a memory. And with it, any chance of hope.

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About the Author

Hugh Howey spent 8 years working as a yacht captain. When he was pulled away from the sea by the love of his life, he turned to his childhood dream of becoming an author. His Molly Fyde series has won praise from reviewers, and now his Wool series has become a #1 bestseller, with Random House publishing in the UK and Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian securing the film rights. He lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 726 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475154771
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PU8LKI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award -- it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store -- and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation. Look for WOOL in hardback in 2013 from Random House UK and keep your fingers crossed that Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian will do something exciting with the film rights!

Hugh lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. When he isn't writing, he's reading or taking a photograph.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deja Vu 29 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book thinking it was the first part of a trilogy following on from the Wool trilogy. It seems this is the first part of the second book in the Wool trilogy. I am happy to read it again as it is a good story however I am annoyed that I have paid for something I already have!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good follow up to the Wool Trilogy 27 Feb. 2013
By Paul T
Format:Kindle Edition
I think you need to think of this as a prequel in chronological terms but as a sequel in reading order terms when relating it to Wool. It's a good story, but I'd say having read Wool is a must to get the most out of it. Builds well, took me a good while to identify the character thread linking the two time periods in the book but all in all I enjoyed it and am looking forward to Second Shift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the previous 5 volumes 8 Jun. 2012
By Emmster TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just to reiterate the other reviews: if you haven't read the Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) (or the individual books), do so before reading this book.

This is a prequel to the earlier episodes and contains the same great storytelling and an interesting array of characters. It explains the events and characters responsible for the state of the planet when the Wool series starts. As such it fills in a lot of gaps.

Don't think that this is just filler material though - the story stands on it's own two feet, the characterisations are good and the whole thing is gripping.

If you liked the Wool series then you should enjoy this just as much.

I read fiction for an awesome, immersive experience that sucks me into a story and doesn't let me go until it's done. This book and it's predecessors did that very thing. Awesome work (again) Mr Howey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A believable end to the world as we know it 3 July 2013
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I can't write much as I have to go and start the next volume in a moment! This first part of the prequel to Wool takes us smoothly through the transition from life as we know it towards the confines of the Silos. Just as the protagonists search for the eternal truths of 'why and how' we learn at least the outline of how the world changed for ever told through the framework of believable characters involved in well rounded lives in jobs and relationships we can recognise and relate to. This is a future too believable not to scare us and now please excuse me as i have to go and find out what happens next. Join me, it is well worth the read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up. 26 Sept. 2013
By lulu
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Often second and third books in a series aren't so good as the first. This was just as good. Couldn't put it down.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By mandynolan TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is the 6th part to Wool and I would recommend that you read the omnibus edition of the first five parts before you read this.....Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)......

This book, 238 pages, continues the tale of the Silo and tells us a bit more about the Legacy and how the events in the first five parts came to be....

Its the story of a Congressman and how he became involved in the Legacy...the story flips between times and places....the reason behind all of this starts to become clearer.....and to be honest I think its all about to become a bit scarier....will people ever be allowed to know the truth? the truth too much to bear.....and most pressing for me....Do monsters live forever???...maybe they would if they had the technology to do it.....

So buy this .....I'm loving the story telling and look forward to the next installment.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally believable 9 Jan. 2014
By maz
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I read Wool first but now can't stop and want to know everything I can about this silo world. Brilliant writing
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 16 days ago by Fooled
5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing read
It had me hooked from the beginning. I raced through all three books.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. R. Mogridge
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time if you have read wool
For anyone who has read the trilogy this book is an insult. It contains I think not one single new idea.
It tells the story of the first shift seen from silo one. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start
First installment was as good as I'd hoped. The characters make you feel real empathy for their plight and I just had to keep on reading to find out how things were going to turn... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Karenisu
4.0 out of 5 stars Original storytelling
I really love Hugh Howey's style of writing and this prequel did not disappoint. I shall be going back to him in the future!
Published 22 months ago by Mrs Louise E Miles, UK
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite up to Wool
Would make a great film but Wool definitely is the better book due to the excellent characterization. Still a good read though.
Published 22 months ago by N A COLDWELL
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the Movie
Amazing, sucks you right into the story and keeps you there, best read this year - can't wait for the movie!!!
Published 23 months ago by Ruth Lara
5.0 out of 5 stars New star in the firmament
Hugh Howey's writing is superb. Not only does he have a chilling but credible vision of the near future and the events unfolding after it, he peoples his world with real... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Will C
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