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The Dark Age Survivors of the Pulse by Jeff W. Horton

Friday, August 12, 2011
Suppose you learned that an ancient prophecy about an artifact, said to be powerful enough to dramatically change the world, was true. Would you risk everything to find it?


It has been five-hundred years since the Pulse caused the Great Collapse, ending the Golden Age, and civilization on planet Earth. Humanity has waited ever since for a long-anticipated sign from God, which has finally appeared in the night sky. The time has come for Ferrell Young, the Warrior Clan, and the Church to risk everything in an effort to restore civilization, and bring hope to a world full of despair.


Alex Montgomery is an archaeologist who has spent many years looking for a mysterious book on behalf of the Holy Christian Church. The book is said to contain the location of the Great Oracle which, according to legend, can endow the one who finds it with great power and wealth. Of much greater importance to the Clan and the Church however, is the fact that it may also enable the world to emerge from five centuries of darkness and suffering.


When a powerful, intelligent, but sadistic barbarian leader named Kraken learns of the Oracle, he plans to destroy the Warrior Clan and the Church, take the Oracle for himself, and enslave the rest of humanity.


Join Ferrell and his companions as they set out on a desperate journey to find the Great Oracle, and rescue humanity from The Dark Age.


Goodreads Summary

The first quality the reader will notice about this novel is the detail the author cleverly inserts.  The reader will be able to picture the environment, atmosphere, and characters; he/she will understand what is going on, even though this is definitely a complicated novel.  This novel is almost a typical good versus evil novel, but the author takes the concept and makes it his own.  The characters are easy to get to know and the main characters are likable.  There is the evil antagonist, Kraken, who the reader will grow to hate-the author's intention.  The reader will be rooting for the main characters to succeed throughout the novel. 

One of the most interesting aspects of the novel is the history and culture behind the plot.  The plot is complex, not so much as to confuse the reader, but enough to draw him or her in.  The novel doesn't lag much at all, the reader won't have to worry about being bored.  This novel is recommended for readers who enjoy adventure and mystery. 

4 Stars

2 comments:

  1. Charlotte said...:

    Sounds great! I can't wait to pick this one up.

  1. Krystal Larson said...:

    Definitely worth a look or two :)