Now, We Take It To Them!
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sometimes I can write a synopsis to explain the story and sometimes I suck at it. This is one of those times, but here is one written by the author: “When a neighboring group is struck by ruthless raiders led by the fearsome Connor McDaniels, they must form an uneasy alliance with Megan’s new family. She doesn’t take kindly to newcomers, but they will need every pair of hands they can get to fight off the raiders. After McDaniels turns his sights on Megan’s people, she plans an assault that will put an end to the threat he poses once and for all—she’ll need every person she can get at her side. But first, she has to learn to trust them.”
This one definitely had a lot more action than the other books. It was much less about prepping and much more about taking out the strongest oppositional force. I liked that, it felt like it breathed some new life into this series and it definitely shook a lot of things up.
We have the same cast of characters who are all trying to figure out how to live with this “new normal” life that is stripped of most of what they would have called essentials just months ago. Tempers will flare and the work still needs to be done every day.
I can’t talk much about the last third of the story since it involves some major plot points, but know that you are in for some crazy changes. Also, as I said above, I liked those changes and it felt like it was adding a lot of different depth to the story.
All of the choices that the Lodge made, seemed appropriate. Especially with the group of people there and the different personalities that they all had. Sadly, once again talking about it here would spoil the story — so I can’t!
The narration provided by Andrew Tell has really been a shining star of this series. It allows for the plot to continue but each person feels a little more real.
Dark Defiance by Grace Hamilton
Narrator: Andrew Tell
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Series: EMP Lodge #3
Published by Relay Publishing on September 27, 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Prepper
Strength in numbers can make the difference between life and death—but only the right numbers.
Megan Wolford has finally found herself a family she and her young daughter can rely on in terrifying times. Their group is small, but they trust each other with their lives—and Wyatt is showing her day by day how to love again. With a long winter looming, they’ll have to hunker down in the lodge in order to survive, but there are deadlier threats to their safety than harsh conditions.
When a neighboring group is struck by ruthless raiders led by the fearsome Connor McDaniels, they must form an uneasy alliance with Megan’s new family. She doesn’t take kindly to newcomers, but they will need every pair of hands they can get to fight off the raiders. After McDaniels turns his sights on Megan’s people, she plans an assault that will put an end to the threat he poses once and for all—she’ll need every person she can get at her side. But first, she has to learn to trust them.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Grace Hamilton is the prepper pen-name for a bad-ass, survivalist momma-bear of four kids, and wife to a wonderful husband. After being stuck in a mountain cabin for six days following a flash flood, she decided she never wanted to feel so powerless or have to send her kids to bed hungry again. Now she lives the prepper lifestyle and knows that if SHTF or TEOTWAWKI happens, she’ll be ready to help protect and provide for her family.
Combine this survivalist mentality with a vivid imagination (as well as a slightly unhealthy day dreaming habit) and you get a prepper fiction author. Grace spends her days thinking about the worst possible survival situations that a person could be thrown into, then throwing her characters into these nightmares while trying to figure out “What SHOULD you do in this situation?”
It’s her wish that through her characters, you will get to experience what life will be like and essentially learn from their mistakes and experiences, so that you too can survive!