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When Gods Fail (When Gods Fail #1)

2.8  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Exploring a cave, Tom finds himself trapped when a series of earthquakes seal the cave entrance. Weeks later, he pulls himself out.

He can't believe his eyes: there's nothing but ashes for miles.

A forest fire?

He sets out to find help, or maybe a phone to call his wife, but there's still nothing but ashes.

When he finds people, he learns a terrible truth: the world as he know
Kindle Edition, 3rd edition, 170 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Eiso Publishing
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Jason Mckinsey
Feb 23, 2015 Jason Mckinsey rated it liked it
I admit, I waffled between a ** and *** rating. I think the story is a great idea. It's interesting to consider what happens during the transition of the apocalypse, what happens when we shift from a modern society to a post-apoc society?

The reason I waffled between ratings was I feel our hero shifted into gear a bit too quickly. Within a day or two there were deep-rooted changes to his persona that should have taken weeks. And he didn't mourn at all- not for the people he knew, not for his soci
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
All said I think this novella had promise and for the most part I enjoyed it. However, I wish the character hadn't broken down so quickly as it made him rather unlikable by novellas end. In the beginning it seemed like he was just a normal guy who'd survived the horrors above by chance due to being spelunking. I think he was more relatable that way. Maybe though he was always a mysoginistic prick and societal norms kept those feelings in check. It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out he was on ...more
Jan 10, 2015 Olethros rated it liked it
-Otra visión (más, que no nueva) del postapocalipsis.-

Género. Novela corta.

Lo que nos cuenta. El terremoto que tuvo lugar mientras Tom estaba explorando unas cuevas al sur de Portland le dejó encerrado durante varias semanas. Cuando consigue salir el exterior está arrasado, por lo que el terremoto puede que fuese algo más, y cuando entra en contacto con otros seres humanos descubre que la guerra y la radiación han terminado con el mundo que conocía. Primer volumen de la serie When gods fail.

Gabe Erwin
Jan 15, 2014 Gabe Erwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was quick read for sure but I liked it well enough. I still have a lot of questions that I would like answered but I assume the second book will handle those???

Definitely worth the time invested into reading it and I would like to read the second book to see where this all goes.

The main character was likeable but I am having hard time swallowing the wimp to superhero transformation but putting that aside I enjoyed his internal struggles.

Would have liked to seen the young girl live a little
May 06, 2014 Aragorn rated it liked it
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2.5 stars.

The prose is mostly written well enough, but the plot doesn't hold together very well and the characterisation, while frequently engaging, is rather inconsistent. The non-ending of this single book chopped in thirds didn't help it either as it leaves the reader with neither a sense of fulfillment nor a sense of wonderment--nor, for that matter, much of a desire to move on.
Jan 30, 2014 Echo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This reads like a violent misogynists wet-dream. It started off like an under-dog comes out on top story, but devolves into revenge and mindless killing paired with a little bit of female objectification and rape-justification.
Rich Meyer
May 18, 2014 Rich Meyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent and realistic post-apocalyptic tale, without a single zombie. Well-written and has good characterization, putting it a parsec ahead of the usual story in this overdone genre. It shows how men rapidly lost the trappings of civilization, and their humanity, once every thing breaks down.
Gordon Sleigh
Apr 01, 2016 Gordon Sleigh rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldnt-finish
What an astoundingly unlikeable protagonist. I couldn't deal with it anymore even if it's only a novella.
Wolfgang Ruetz
Oct 09, 2013 Wolfgang Ruetz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing that failed here big time was the author
Nelson Lowhim
Aug 15, 2013 Nelson Lowhim added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Lowhim served in the US Army as a Green Beret and graduated from Columbia University. He's been published in LA review of LA, Nine Line Anthology, and Afterwords.
He enjoys writing books that cause cogitation about life.
Born in the bubbling cauldron of Tanzania, he picked up his first pen at the age of two and chewed. He's progressed much since then. He wrote his first story at 5, a knockoff of all
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