Hammer Down (Children of the Undying, #1)
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Hammer Down (Children of the Undying #1)

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When hell reigns on earth, love is a luxury they can't afford.

"Children of the Undying, Book 2"

While the tattered remains of humanity huddle underground, hiding in their virtual world, Devi prefers living topside, making dangerous hauls through the demon-infested wasteland earth has become. The wealth that comes from smuggling supplies to those shunned as summoner-born or...more
ebook, 347 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Samhain Publishing
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Pamela / SpazP
After reading Demon Bait, the novella kicking off this series, I had to start this full-length Children of the Undying novel immediately. I knew I would like it, but had no idea how much. THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD, YOU GUYS!! The setting and feel for me is very Matrix-Meets-Firefly. It has the network with virtual realities similar to that of the Matrix, but the comradery and post-apocalyptic feel of Firefly, only with trucks and demons. But don't let me box Hammer Down in to anything in specific, be...more
Paranormal Haven
Decades after the demon apocalypse, Devi and her crew make a living hauling supplies and people through dangerous lands. When they're attacked while on the way to make a delivery, Devi is saved by a man that is as dangerous as he is handsome. Zel hasn't been able to get the beautiful Devi out of his mind since their first meeting. The demon blood that runs through his veins demands he takes her but his human side knows he must put the well being of his settlement first. With unrest among his peo...more
Susi
Hammer Down is the first full length novel in Roger’s new Children of the Undying series. Even if you haven’t read the previous novella, Demon Bait, you won’t have any problem to jump into this new world with relish.

We find ourselves in a world of screaming opposites after the apocalyptic rise of the demon-kind upon earth. The world lies in ruins and society as we know it is gone forever. We have the world of the humans who depend on their technology to escape from their post apocalyptic world i...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/201...

A LASR BEST BOOK!

Moira Rogers has built a futuristic, post apocalyptic world filled with humans, demons and those who are somewhere in between the two. The futuristic technology is fantastic, and the characters are all well crafted and complex. I love this world, and the people who live here - the good, the bad and those who straddle the fence between the two.

The demon Armageddon created chaos in the world. Fifty years later, life is...more
Nicole
Joint review with E originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/01/03/...

Publisher: Samhain
Publish Date: Out now
How we got this book: ARC from the Author

MinnChica: When Bree and Donna first announced the Children of the Undying series, I was sooo excited. The moment I got my copy of Hammer Down, I read it immediately and couldn’t even begin to express just how awesome I thought this book was. There were so many amazing things about this, and the set up for the series that it instantly...more
Brenda
Demon Bait was a novella and the first in this series. Hammer Down is the second in the series, and a full length novel. In some ways Demon Bait is the appetizer, still amazing on it's own, but Hammer Down is the entree. You think "Yes, THIS is what I waited for!" We learn about those characters we got a peek of in the first story, plus so much more is revealed about the world. Twists and turns abound. The story revolves around Zel and Devi, two strong, stubborn, intelligent and self-sacrificing...more
Chauntika
I loved this one. My all time favorite movie is The Matrix and this had a Matrix feel to it. Kick-ass, unique and quirky characters and fascinating world-building. Loved the world they created, plus a scorching hot romance. So this was win. And I really like Rogers' writing: great pacing and very realistic and easy flowing dialogue. Really enjoyed. I also love their Southern Arcana series. And I'm going to start their Bloodhounds series next.

Definitely recommend it. It has a little of everything...more
Cheap and Lazy
4.5 stars. This book is an excellent example of what I look for in small press. Love the fresh feel, raw, off-the-page characters, and tech talk. Exceptionally tightly written, fast-paced, tough heroine, dangerous hero, romantic plot balanced well with the rest of the story. I was especially enamored of the love scenes: steamy, but not wholly explicit. The world-building was excellent, except that I felt disadvantaged at the start. I stopped reading after the (action-packed) first chapter to che...more
Secretly Reading
Excellent book with compelling plot with plenty of twists and turns. I adored the world building and a believable but sexy romance. Highly recommend.
Ally
While the tattered remains of humanity huddle underground, hiding in their virtual world, Devi prefers living topside, making dangerous hauls through the demon-infested wasteland earth has become. The wealth that comes from smuggling supplies to those shunned as summoner-born or demon-touched doesn’t hurt, either.
The man she meets to arrange one of those under-the-table hauls is complicated…and handsome as hell. Literally. A glimpse of the predator beneath his silver gaze and she’s tempted to br...more
Cecile
I am fan of Ms. Rogers writing and her sci-fy series is seriously becoming an addiction of mine. If you come to my blog home you will not see many sci-fy reviews... I'm not sure what it is about the outer world that does not make me run to read them, I haven't figured it out. But I am very picky about the sci-fy world reading material I put on my iPad. And Ms. Rogers series is one you will definitely find on my iPad.

Ms. Rogers has created a world with the right mix of creativity, intrigue, myste...more
Steph
From authors' website:
"While the tattered remains of humanity huddle underground, hiding in their virtual world, Devi prefers living topside, making dangerous hauls through the demon-infested wasteland earth has become. The wealth that comes from smuggling supplies to those shunned as summoner-born or demon-touched doesn't hurt, either.



The man she meets to arrange one of those under-the-table hauls is complicated...and handsome as hell. Literally. A glimpse of the predator beneath his silver g
...more
Kelly
*stares at the computer* *attempts to gather thoughts* *stares some more* This is a darn hard book to write about. There is so much awesome. SO MUCH. And it's all over the place as far as genres go. In an entirely good way. It has the post-apocalyptic things going on. It has a touch of paranormal romance/urban fantasy. It has demons and ... truckers? AND IT WORKS! IT WORKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WORKS REALLY WELL!

Zel and Devi have definite, undeniable chemistry. He wants her but he has a passel of...more
Bookwormgirl
Excellent world building and good character development. Two things that are very important to me in order to like a book. The dialog was interesting and sometimes funny, and the pacing of the story was good as well.

It was a nice surprise to me to see that Zel got his story first. He was the most interesting secondary character (to me at least) in the short story that introduced us to this world. But, as the leader of the settlement the writing team of Moira Rodgers could have made us wait for h...more
Mara
3 1/2 stars

Difficult to rate this mix of urban fantasy, futuristic post apocalyptic world with a strong dash of PNR.

Pros:
-- Good world-building
-- Plot: clear, intriguing, without any hole
-- Good characters development, no black or white card-boards, but real fictional people with flaws.

Con:
--None really. It's my preferences that fault this as a PNR more than UF story (which I prefer).

I found the team Rogers a hit or miss for me, but this series (like
Wilder's Mate) is definitely my cup.
Beverly
Another fantastic read by Moira Rogers!
Once again we are given truly fantastic characters and a situation that will forge unending partnerships or leave destruction in it's path.
Fast-paced, action-packed, well-written, fully-developed characters, and a diverse, carefully built setting all put together with a fantastic story.
The technology and world building in this one is different from anything I have read recently. Cleverly planned and creatively designed - this is one you don't want to mi...more
Saritza
The world building in this series is so incredibly rich you forget you're reading at times! I can certainly see this series as a movie or TV series, its imagery is that rich!

I wasn't fond of the first book as I felt like much of what was going in the post-apocalyptic world had not been detailed enough for me but this one... This one tied it up nicely. I'm really looking forward to more installments in this world.
R *is for Relentless*
good scifi alternate reality apocalyptic type story.
Hollie
Just when I was ready to give up on Moira Rogers I read this book. It was a cross of Matrix meets Mad Max. I really enjoyed it.
Edie
Woot!
A new Moira Rogers books, am in happy place...

And it was a top read, which has successfully sucked me into the series.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Enjoyable. I love the world building. Just enough world building and romance. I want more in this series!
Mhollie
Started slow, but ended with some cool twists.
Sarah
Loved it! Enjoying this series immensely!
Aerulan
4 1/2 stars
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