Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Last Light by Terri Blackstock, suspenseful



Last Light by Terri Blackstock.
What would you do if all electric power went out for a long time? Have you gone without power for a day or a week? If so, you know that is very rough. The Branning family lives in a nice neighborhood in Alabama when the power goes out dramatically. Planes fall from the sky and crash as Doug and his daughter Deni watch in horror.
The scenario gets worse and worse as the power outage goes beyond electricity to all semiconductor chips, which means cars and generators won’t start. Violence breaks out as some people kill for food, and other people like the Branning family follow their Christian beliefs and share and organize neighbors.
There is a murderer active in the neighborhood.
What is causing this end of technology and when will it be fixed? Some fear it is war, others think it is caused by terrorism, solar bursts, an EMP blast caused by an atomic bomb, or an unknown phenomenon from space.
"Last Light" was first published in 2003 before those tv shows like "Under the Dome" and the time is right to read it now, in this newly republished edition.
I think a catastrophe like this could actually happen.
This book had me reading fast as I enjoyed the author’s vision of a world filled with danger, hardship, sharing and love. I am happy to learn there are three more books in this series, and look forward to reading them. I already ordered volume two "Night Light."
http://www.amazon.com/Light-Restoration-Novel-Terri-Blackstock/dp/031033778X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380570052&sr=1-1&keywords=terri+blackstock+restoration+series

10 comments:

Librarian said...

It sounds like something I'd enjoy reading, too. Do you know "Into the Forest" by Jean Hegland? If not, I can highly recommend it: http://www.jeanhegland.com/books/into-forest/index.htm
Your review reminds me a bit of that book.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love finding a new series that I like! I'll look for this one at the library! Thanks and enjoy your afternoon!

Mari said...

Sounds really good! I've read a few of her books and I've always liked them.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds fabulous, I can see why you found it such a page turner. And to think it was written in 2003, at that time it was fiction...Fast forward to 2013 and you are right, it could be reality. I am going to put it on my reading list!

Carol

Debbie said...

Because I suffer from 'fraidy cat syndrome, it would probably scare me to read, even with the excellent author and world and life view. I'm goofy like that.

I actually believe that something like that could happen here. I admit it.

LadyCat said...

Wow...sounds very interesting. thanks for sharing this : )

Weekend-Windup said...

Sounds really good...

Dee said...

Suspenseful.... :)

Pondside said...

That sounds like a riveting read!

Ricki Treleaven said...

This is frightening as we've become so dependent upon technology. It sounds like a great series!