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Trilogy ends with a bang...
on 18 September 2014
After a disappointing second book this one is better. Still not as good as the first but nonetheless a decent end to what has been an enjoyable trilogy.
Taking its cues from genuine classic post-apocalyptic fiction like Stephen King's The Stand and less renowned work such as Jerry Ahern's Survivalist series Loureiro clearly felt that the series needed a little more depth to keep the reader engaged. It worked, to a point.
I won't offer up any spoilers but those who have read either of the works I mention above will get some idea of where Louriero is taking us.
I did enjoy getting back together with Prit and Lucia (still find the relationship unsavoury though) but I was dismayed to see the thoroughly annoying cat was still alive. As with previous novels there are many moments when one has to suspend credulity for a while and there is a segment towards the end featuring our hero which needs further explanation which disappointingly does not come.
A solid read, and if you have read the first two you will want to finish the trilogy, but I am glad it's over and hopefully the raw talent of Manuel Loureiro can follow a different muse now. I'll be certain to keep an eye out for future works.