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The Last Prayer: A Silo Story (Last Silo #1)

The Last Prayer: A Silo Story (Last Silo #1) [Kindle Edition]

Lyndon Perry
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Product Description

Inspired by Hugh Howey's world of Wool, Lyn Perry's The Last Prayer features...

...A Different Silo, A Different Threat.

In the post-apocalypse, society continues in underground silos, kept safe from the toxic world above by a simple hatch door and a strict set of rules. For generations, an oligarchy of priests and politicians preserved their standing while the common workers lived in ignorance.

When a young girl starts speaking of heaven as if it were just outside, the rigid caste system begins to crack. Sides are quickly drawn. The only thing preventing a violent upheaval is an old priest's confession and the child's last prayer. But will such simple faith be enough to save them all?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ResAliens Press; 3 edition (20 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,779 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lyndon Perry writes a variety of speculative fiction, from SF and fantasy to mystery and spiritual thriller. As a middle school Language Arts teacher, he encourages (okay, requires) his students to read at least 25 books during the school year and to write in their journals daily. He hopes to keep up with them!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Religion or not 4 July 2013
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This interesting little story based around the Wool series investigated how religion might look to a closed society. Probably not unlike the religion of today. The subtle manipulations of an ambitious man leading down a path that does not bode well. Well crafted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Glimpse Into An Intriguing World 5 April 2013
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I confess I haven't read Wool so I came to this story knowing nothing about the setting. This story is so good, however, that now I have to read the Hugh Howey originals. The Last Prayer is a compelling and intriguing story, thrumming with claustrophobia and the suppressed emotions of the silo.

It's perfectly possible to read and enjoy this story as a straight piece of drama. There is, also, a spiritual side to it as well. It's a testament to Perry's writing that this is not in any way intrusive or overbearing (I speak as someone for whom religion means nothing). What could be seen as misguided delusion could also be seen as something visionary. It's left up to the reader to decide which.

Overall, highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 8 Feb 2014
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I thought this story fell a bit short of proper explanations. Too many unexplained threads a little incredulous I think.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Silo Story that leaves you wanting more! 30 Mar 2013
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Taking Hugh Howey's hit) Wool and creating a story based on the same world (different silo) The Last Prayer scores a home-run! It reads with the same sophistication as the original and leaves you waiting for more. I don't usually buy short stories and this time I am glad I did. BUT Lyndon Perry has to finish this book!! Oh and you might need to read it again right away - it will touch your soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent post-apocalyptic tale with spiritual twist 24 Mar 2013
By S. M. Setzer - Published on
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Set in the post-apocalyptic world of "Wool," "The Last Prayer" tackles its themes with a slant toward the spiritual. Without spoiling the plot, it provides a powerful contrast between how believers in God and unbelievers can view the same world. This story captured my attention from the first paragraph, and I could not put it down until I had finished. I haven't read "Wool" (yet!), but I have followed Lyndon Perry's work for a while now, and this ranks among his best-written stories. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A well done, bittersweet story 24 Mar 2013
By Jeff Parish - Published on
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I read this because of my familiarity with Mr. Perry's work rather than out of any particular love for Wool. In fact, The Last Prayer was my first foray into the Silo world, but I don't think it'll be my last. Mr. Perry has given us a heartfelt story about faith and sacrifice that will certainly stay with me for a long while, especially the haunting, bittersweet ending.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stairway to Heaven 9 April 2013
By Max Zaoui - Published on
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The Wool universe never ceases to amaze me. From its creation, because it ignited a success story worthy of Hollywood for its brilliant original author Hugh Howey, to its current state, because it has begun to spawn a multitude of short stories written by other upcoming independent authors. WJ Davies, Patrice Fitzgerald, Jason Gurley, Lyndon Perry (and others I haven't read yet) probably felt, like us Woolites, that here was a world too rich and interesting to let go so fast, and they have the talent to take in new directions, while still respecting the initial story.

To be perfectly honest, I felt a little reluctant at first with Lyndon Perry's story. Religion can be a touchy subject, and it's a matter in which I don't want to be influenced one way or the other. But the silo holds too much of a force of attraction to resist very long, so I tried it anyway.

And I didn't regret it. The Last Prayer is not so much about religious belief as it is about manipulation, betrayal, hope and free will. In other words, its subject matter is universal and its treatment here is unbiased. The story and the characters are very symbolic, the writing is top-notch, and the ending... will leave you thinking for some time.

All in all, I add Lyndon Perry to this great list of authors who have managed to bring me back to the silo. And if I have one last prayer, it is to be brought back there as often as possible. As long as it's in books and we can all breathe the fresh air at the same time.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another piece by Lyn Perry! Hurray! 25 Mar 2013
By krogers - Published on
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I was mesmerized by the time I read "Silence met his anticipation and disassembled it." Mr. Perry, as in much of his other writing, brought me, the reader, to a place where I lived in the story. And, as in life, I was caught in the twists and turns of life in the Silo. It is a fabulous story of childhood and age, faith and politics and hope. I think this may become my favorite of his work so far.

Keep writing Mr. Perry. You have found your sweet spot-
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original story 4 July 2013
By Stefano Scaglione - Published on
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In a closed society like that in a Silo, religion would be essential to maintain the balance. Mr Perry mainly shows this aspect, instead of describing it, and at the end he leaves you thinking that there is more under the surface. I'll surely continue to read the following volumes.
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