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Morningside Fall (Legends of the Duskwalker #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  526 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
The lone gunman Three is gone, and Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can determine who can be trusted.

They arrive at the border outpost, Ninestory, only to find it has been infested with Weir in greater numbers th
Paperback, 512 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2014)
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Dan Schwent
Feb 24, 2014 Dan Schwent rated it liked it
Shelves: angry-robot, 2014
Wren's term as Governor of Morningside is short-lived when it becomes apparent he's been targeted by people within the Council. With his mother and a group of trusted allies, he flees the city. But who is working against him and why are the Weir massing in greater numbers?

I got this from Angry Robot via Netgalley.

The Weir threat escalates in the second entry in the Duskwalker series. Wren is struggling to grow into his role as boy governor of Morningside and the influx of people into Morningside
Tabitha (Pabkins)
Just a moment while I wipe the blood from my eyes
Morningside Fall is the sequel to the absolutely amazing post apocalyptic book, Three. It was strong, edgy and had a kick ass, no holds barred, main character with a soft spot. Not only did Three not go in the direction that I expected, it blew me away with how immersed I became in the world and the main character named Three. The ending was shocking and fantastic so much so that I raved and raved about it and maybe I even amped myself up a bit
Luke Taylor
May 08, 2016 Luke Taylor rated it it was amazing
While far too many readers were expecting a second helping of the incredible first book of the Dustwalker series, Three, Jay Posey wrote Morningside Fall, and in doing so, greatly expanded the depth of the saga which hopefully never stops. I loved Jay's use of the spec ops team and the gratifying revelations of the book's saga plot expansion reminded me in many ways of one of the best movies ever made, The Empire Strikes back, in the classic operatic psychological second act fall, no pun ...more
Bob Milne
Mar 21, 2014 Bob Milne rated it it was ok
Shelves: post-apocalyptic
With Morningside Fall, Jay Posey's Legends of the Dustwalker saga is beginning to remind me of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Saga. Both series started off strong, with first novels that really impressed me with their imagination and their storytelling, and which guaranteed I would keep on reading. Unfortunately [minor spolier here], the second volume in both series suffers from the absence of the protagonist who made the first book so compelling.

That absence made this a frustrating reading experi
Rebecca McNutt
Holy cow, this series is very intense at this point! A lot changes since Three.
Rolo Kirknis
Apr 20, 2015 Rolo Kirknis rated it it was ok
It’s getting hard to find science fiction books that aren’t dystopian. Because of that, they’re all starting to blend together. This book series manages to stand out by showing a world in the aftermath of a combined robot/zombie apocalypse.

I was excited to get an ARC off NetGalley and from the good people at Angry Robot. I really enjoyed Three, the first book in the Legends of the Duskwalker series. I loved the futuristic biotech, the fast paced story, and the special-forces like action. The sto
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Around this time last year I read another one of my favourite debuts. Three from Jay Posey. AND WOW!! Yes it really was that good. I am still fired up by it. My god I can still slap myself when I think that Three escaped my attention, luckily I was notified by Angry Robot about the release, was send an ARC and totally lost myself in the world that Jay Posey created in Three. It had a very raw feeling and the lone gunman Three readily
Cathy Ryan
Mar 28, 2015 Cathy Ryan rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
4.5 stars

In a post Three world, young Wren is now the governor of Morningside after the death of his father, Underdown. His mother, Cass, acts as his advisor, protector and companion. Although Wren has special abilities, and is sometimes able to ‘awaken’ Weir, including Cass and his friend Painter, he’s not equipped to deal with Morningside’s politics. It becomes clear not everyone in the Council is in favour of Wren’s governorship and his life is in danger. Following a failed murder attempt the
Feb 19, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it
I reread my review from Three, and I felt this book hit all the same notes. Fast-paced, very little exposition about the world, good characters that have unique points of view from each other, interesting setting and tech. Ironically, the new hot trend he adopted this book was what happens when a zombie comes back to human, which I've recently seen 3-4 books and a couple tv shows with similar themes.

Pretty much if you liked the pacing, action, and characters in Three, you're going to like this
Mar 06, 2014 Kdawg91 rated it really liked it
This is actually a 3 and a half, but I am rounding up due to my love for the first of this series.

I really like this world and I like where the story goes, it mainly in my opinion suffers from being the middle book a bit. You know how it goes, series starts with a bang, then the middle part comes along, fills in the holes from the start, then hopefully the finish gives you what you need.

I dug it, I am offically a fan, and look forward to the next in the series, Do yourself a solid, go get both b
Apr 14, 2014 Jeff rated it really liked it
When judging Jay Posey's Morningside Fall, I used the tried and true "sadness gauge" to decide how much I liked the book. The standard? When I find a series I love, such as Wesley Chu's Tao, Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive or Lev Grossman's The Magicians, I tend to feel a genuine sadness when I finish a volume and I know it will be a long wait until the next one arrives (I would include G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, but if I was down in the dumps waiting for each installment of ...more
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
Morningside Fall: Legends of the Duskwalker 3.5 Stars
• Written by: Jay Posey
• Narrated by: Luke Daniels
• Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
• Series: Legends of the Duskwalker, Book 2
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release Date:02-24-15
• Publisher: Audible Studios
• Reviewed for Audiobook Reviewer

I am OCD about reading books in order….so I picked up Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1) by Jay Posey to listen to first before starting this Morningside Fall, and I’m still reeling a bit from it, Three was an awesome listen……This second installment….not sure
Robert Defrank
Jan 11, 2015 Robert Defrank rated it it was ok
Disappointment is an unwelcome but increasingly familiar guest. It’s shown up a lot in my life as a reader. Slight spoilers.

While the first few chapters were all right and some interesting elements were introduced, the story quickly began to feel padded. The very first time I recognized truly superfluous scene I felt my spirits sink.

Without getting too far into spoiler territory, the plot does not so much move the characters forward as tread water, then set them back to square one. Much like Dan
Nov 30, 2015 Caleb rated it it was amazing
Three is no more and wren is the new governor of morning side but when a forgotten evil arises again is found by our hero's they will have to face them with the full frontal force they have this book is very slow after have read Three i would still recommend it to people that have read hunger games or other survival books
James Cox
Apr 23, 2015 James Cox rated it liked it
This was interesting.
Jul 21, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.0 of 5


I raved, not too long ago, about Three , the first book of the Legends of the Dustwalker series by Jay Posey and I was both excited and fearfully nervous about starting this second book. After all, Three was so good, it would be impossible to follow it up with something equally fantastic or even better, right? Right?

R.J. Blain
Apr 30, 2014 R.J. Blain rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-reviewed
Morningside Fall by Jay Posey is a a novel that slips between a variety of different genres. For the sake of simplicity, I’m defining this novel as a Science-Fantasy Western.

Morningside Fall is the second novel in the Legends of the Duskwalker series.

About the Book

The lone gunman Three is gone.

Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can dete
Aug 05, 2016 Krazykiwi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the follow-up to the book Three, which was by far one of my best reads of last year, and this one is taking it's spot as my favourite read for this year.

In Three, the child Wren and his drug addicted dying mother Cass are on the run, and find themselves under the wing of the titular Three, a lone gunman who guides them to (relative) safety in Morningside Falls - but at terrible cost.

In Morningside Fall, Wren is now the titular governor of the city of Morningside but not everyone is happ
Nov 22, 2014 He110Ne0 rated it it was amazing

In this incredible sequel to THREE, author Jay Posey continues the story of Wren who is quite possibly the most unlikely hero I've read about in a long time.

If you read my review for THREE you would know I mentioned that this is not sci-fi that takes time to detail the intricacies of a post-apocalyptic world and its technology. This is a dystopian future for certain. One that has been reduced to rubble, leaving humanity fending for survival in weathered enclaves walled off
Captain Doomsday
Please note that this review is a modified version from my blog After The Last Day.

The Premise

Its a year or so after the events of the first novel and young Wren has managed to inherit the role of governor of Morningside from his father. He's made some controversial decisions already in his short tenure and hasn't made many people happy with his new-found ability to return some of the Weir back to their old human selves.

Soon enough circumstances conspire to send Wren and his mother Cass on the r
Dew-Man-666 Im fucking Kayle
Oct 05, 2016 Dew-Man-666 Im fucking Kayle rated it it was amazing
This was a good book
Lynn Williams
Apr 21, 2014 Lynn Williams rated it liked it
Probably 3.5 Rating

Morningside was my weekend read and the follow up to last year's Three which I really enjoyed. If you haven't read Three then beware of potential spoilers.

Morningside continues more or less where Three left off. Wren is the new Governor of Morningside and with his mum and his Council struggles to make the right sort of decisions for the inhabitants. Unfortunately, the Council are not quite as straightforward as they may seem and followin
Sep 22, 2014 Kelly rated it liked it
At the end of Jay Posey’s debut Three, the first book in ‘The Legends Of The Dustwalker’, I got the impression the titular character, Three, couldn’t possibly be the dustwalker of legend, which both surprised and saddened. He was a compelling figure and the entire plot hinged upon his actions. Three embodied the role of the brooding loner who repelled all comers with one of a variety of weapons, mental and physical. Cass and her son, Wren, got under his shell, however, and together, they complet ...more
Sachin Dev
Aug 09, 2014 Sachin Dev rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-good-reads
After having absolutely loved the opening salvo Three in the Legends of the Duskwalkers series by Jay Posey, I had my hopes sky-rocketing for the second book, Morningside Fall.

Truths be told, after having set such a high-bar with the testosterone-filled opening featuring one of the most enigmatic heroes and having masterfully built up a suspenseful post-apocalyptic world with its own set of twists and horrors – It was always going to be a really tough deal for Jay. To surpass the stratospheric e
Steph  Bianchini
Jun 23, 2014 Steph Bianchini rated it liked it
(Note: I received this novel as an ARC from Angry Robot Books, through Netgalley.)
Morningside Fall, by Jay Posey, is what you can call a good reading, no matter if you are (as I am) a hard SF lover and don’t enjoy fantasy a great deal. But if you ever decide you are in for some slightly different flavour in your Sci-Fi diet, you should definitively give this author a chance. Are you instead more SFF eclectic? Well, go for it straight away. You won’t regret the experience.
There are a series of th
Apr 28, 2014 David rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, fiction
If you liked Three, Posey's first book, you will like Morningside Fall. The writing style continues to be intriguing and captivating, pulling you into the story and leading you down some unexpected paths and into some tense situations. Everything is not predictable, and you're still left with numerous unanswered questions, with room for an expansive imagination to fill in the holes.

I continue to enjoy Posey's style of dialogue and the character development. The characters seem true to life and I
Alan Mills
Aug 10, 2015 Alan Mills rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book Two of Duskwalker Cycle--not as good as first, but much more feminist friendly

Book Two starts off a few months after Book One ended. Wren is Governor of Morningside, assisted by his mother and a council. The equilibrium is shattered first by Wren ordered all those exiled outside the wall to come in, and then by a massive attack by the Weir....who are now able to act strategically. Everyone embarks of a journey, and many battles later we are ready for the third installment.

While the battles
Brian Palmer
Apr 05, 2015 Brian Palmer rated it really liked it
Some slightly mixed thoughts on the novel: this is the story of Wren, the 8 year old governor of the city Morningside, coming into the limits of being a figurehead to a council with conflicted politics and interactions. The plot is pretty simple, tied to geographical locations: it starts in Morningside, there's a bit of travel through a horrific wasteland filled with zombies and bad things, and I'll leave off the rest due to spoilers, but there aren't that many locations visited. Instead, ...more
May 10, 2014 Jack rated it it was ok
I'm glad to know, that I'm not the only one who missed Three. Besides the fact that Three died, which I found fitting in the last book, but in the sequel you kinda wish he could make an appearance. Readers will find themselves stuck in situation where they are helpless and frustrated as the protagonists are defenseless.

Wren is an excellent character to be a protagonist, strong in will, mature beyond his years, and a noble nature. The problem lies is that the sequel should be about him being a ol
Jul 05, 2014 Evan rated it it was ok
I was excited to hear the second legends of the duskwalker book was ready. The next chapter following Three in a post-apocalyptic world with mixed politics endangering people in the day, and the strange weir keeping people trapped and terrified at night.

Unfortunately, the second book did not keep up the standards of the first. The namesake character of the first is no longer in the picture, and without him, the book fell quite flat. A scared boy who constantly relies on others was a poor substit
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Jay Posey is a professional typist with a face for radio and a voice for print. He’s the author of the Legends of the Duskwalker trilogy (novels, THREE, MORNINGSIDE FALL, and DAWNBREAKER), and the military science-fiction novel OUTRIDERS, all published by Angry Robot Books.

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