When I had first agreed to review FORSAKING HOME, I didn’t realize I was picking up on book four of a survivalist series.
The first sentence of, FORSAKING HOME, took me immediately into a prison camp. Like the female detainees in the book, I felt chained and immersed in total darkness. I wanted to know who these characters were and why they were being harshly treated. As it came to light that they were in the detention center of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) I wanted to understand from the very beginning what brought them to this point.
As a newcomer to the series, I at first struggled with the introduction. Fortunately, the dialog between the inmates filled me in on many points and before I knew it, I was on chapter three. Then something magical happened.
Things started to click.
Lessons from the series
The author, A. American, has been involved in the prepping and survivalist movement for more than 20 years. As I turned each page, I realized his work of fiction was loaded with useful information.
FORSAKING HOME is the glimpse of an American family surviving the aftermaths of a collapsed society that has been thrust into the dark ages. With no electricity, no running water, and very little food, the characters are forced to make do with what they have.
Fortunately, for the reader, they can learn along with the characters on what foods are edible, how to live off the grid, and practical skills like making soap.
For procrastinators who want to put off learning survival skills in real life, we’re taught in the book, “Sometimes tomorrow doesn’t come.”
A reality check is also pointed out with the statement, “Food is Freedom.”
Some characters in FORSAKING HOME are prime examples of what could happen in real life when an unprepared society is faced with the options of going hungry, or handing over their freedoms in exchange for food.
“Control the food, you control the people,” is not fiction.
Read the whole series!
GOING HOME, the first book of the series, takes you on a harrowing journey with Morgan Carter. He’s a husband and father, stranded on a highway 250 miles away from home.
In the second book, SURVIVING HOME, Morgan who has already reunited with his family, is dealing with the collapse of his community.
Struggling for survival in the third book, ESCAPING HOME, Morgan and his family are on the defensive with Martial Law.
FORSAKING HOME, brings us back to the prison camp, and some “payback” action. Weaving actual survival skills and knowledge into a work of fiction is nothing short of genius.
I won’t post any spoilers here, but highly encourage you to read the entire series. It may not be the first thing you think of For a beach read, but this is a great series to enjoy this summer, especially if you are the lucky one who wins a free copy!
Win the entire series!
This giveaway is open to all legal residents of the 48 continental United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older at the time of entry. The giveaway starts July 10th, 2014 at 5:00 am (CDT) and ends on July 15th, 2014 at 5:00 pm (CDT). We will choose a winner at the end of the giveaway and that person will be notified by email. They will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond we will choose another winner. Good luck to everyone and here’s to enjoying a great book series!
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