The Dying Time: Impact uses an impending asteroid strike as the vehicle of Earth's annihilation - very plausible. But the reactions of the characters vary from 'so what' to 'I'd rather die than be a slave to cannibals'. Yes, cannibals who in earlier days were j ...more
Full disclosure. I am the author of this ebook. My book is receiving 5 star reviews on Amazon, which is why I didn't feel like I was cheating to rate it at 5 stars here.
I read it on my Kindle to see if I (or more accurately, my wife) could find any formatting or grammatical errors my editor and I had missed--and we did find a few that will be uploaded in a corrected version tomorrow. Turns out she's a natural as a line editor.
I am an avid reader as well as being a writer so I truly believe Prep...more
The Dying Time. What a great book and it tells me Raymond has a great editor. I did find one or two smaaal spelling mistakes but typos like that in this world of autospellers are not strange. This book just goes to show that it does not matter what reason you prep for ( lack of grid supply is mine), it is VERY possibly you will find a proper use for the items. Never with you be sorry unless there are freeloaders. Read the books in the series and shudder.
This review is from: The Dying Time: Impact (The Dying Time Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
The beginning of the end, be afraid very afraid.
Raymond Dean White writes a very realistic view of what America could look like after an asteroid strike that doesn't kill everyone. The preppers that everyone calls crazy are dealing with the atmospheric dust cloud better then most. The factions on what is left of the wes ...more
My problem? The Amana Colonies are not now, never have been, and never will be Amish. Not even a little. There are not Amish communities or even Mennonite communities anywhere near the Amana Colonies.
The Amanas were 5 Utopian communities established during t ...more
I came upon this book a little before Christmas but read it in just 4 days.I'm not sure why but I come across very few asteroid books and what few I have read have left me wanting.I am aware there's an inherent problem writing any book that is actually pretty much how any of us apocalyptic readers would picture that time to be.though I'm not one who would mind a longer book, I'm sure it would take just that to capture that terrifying scenario.that sai ...more
The story kept me hooked, reading just about every free minute I could spare. What lifts this story above many other rock-strikes-blue-planet-oh-woe-is-us stories is a nearly believeable "Project Genesis" and the ways well-prepared people use the remains of civilization to start anew. ...more
Raymond Dean White writes with an engaging eye towards his characters and their own motivations that makes for some truly enjoyable reading. I loved the book and was enthralled by the story. Apocalypse story fans will find this book to be one of the best on the market today.
I had to force myself to put it down long enough to get some of my own work done. After which I would race back to my book-marked place to continue my adventure in time. ...more
This is a great, sweeping story with several storylines...all of them will keep your attention. Although there is a part two on the horizon, the story is not one of those dreaded cliffhangers. I try not to buy those anymore. I think authors need to trust that an amazing story with an actual ending will still inspire readers to purchase the next book in the series without that particular literary device. I will definitely be on the lookout for Book Two of ...more
This was an action packed story, and I found it difficult to put down. Although there were many characters to try to keep up with, the author did a great job of bringing them all into the story often enough to keep the reader from mixing them up, or forgetting their parts in the story.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action and adventure stories, and I look forward to reading book two.
This is the first of a trilogy which is based on a catastrophic event when an asteroid hits the earth. Forewarned but the majority of the world is doomed. Well thought and brilliantly scripted characters weave their way through tough survival decisions, plagues and ruthless evil enemies. I am looking forward to the next installment and have my bugout bag packed.
After reading my fare share of PA novels, The Dying Time: Impact is like a breath of fresh air in an overworked genre. Fast paced, excellent character development and many twists and turns, made this an interesting and extremely believable tale. The space station scenario added a definite twist to the story line. Can't wait for Mr. White's next book in this trilogy!
Other books in the series
The Moho rang like a tuning fork in harmonic response to the billion megaton impact. Seismic waves propagated in all directions, some dampening as normal, others amplified harmonically as Earth’s interior quivered like a bowl of pudding. Seismometers spiked wildly, their needles bouncing back and forth like pin-balls.
A billion megatons exploded outward from the depths of the quivering Moho blasting a crater eighty-five miles in diameter and spewing billions of tons of superheated rock twelve hundred miles into space. In the blink of an eye the Earth grew a tail, as a mushroom cloud visible from Mars formed and spread, black as the Devil's eye.”