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Sanctioned Catastrophe

(Dark Titan #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  543 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Same content, new cover art.

The ultimate prepper’s adventure. The journey begins here!

Nathan Owens was just topping up his tank when the gas pump stopped working. So did the radio. And the lights. Then planes starting falling out of the sky, and plutonium-powered satellites began to explode.

A massive solar stor
Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Winlock Press (first published October 9th 2014)
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Thomas Watson Now that I have all rights to publish any further work in this series, Book 4 will be coming in 2017. Thank You

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Aug 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audio, did-not-finish
Basically a guy making love to guns.
I did like the dog though.
Chessy The Cat
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathan Owens is on his way back to Idaho from Atlanta when a super coronal mass ejection hit the Earth and multiple orbital satellites with nuclear warheads exploded in the upper atmosphere. He and his friends in Idaho have been preparing for a disaster for years and have a bugout compound. Nathan’s survival skills with be put to the test repeatedly as he readies himself for the long journey home.

Watson’s first novel in the Dark Titan Journey series, Sanctioned Catastrophe, showcases the knowled
Tracey Mccall
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm hooked

I need a Nathan in my life.! I was hooked on this book by the second chapter. Well written storyline with amazing characters I can't wait to read more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As an Avid Fan of The Blue Plague series. I was excited. To read this book. I loved it the first Time. I bought it. I loved it the second time, I bought it. I love both covers. And I have several time bought multiple copies of the same book, because I believe in supporting my Favorite Authors. Yes there was a mistake in the Pre-order. But, Mr. Thomas Watson is a full time, over worked, under paid health care worker. He writes on his days off. Please know that they are doing everything to make th ...more
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book by Thomas Watson that I've read. I enjoyed the laid-back style of writing he uses. The story captured my attention right from the start and I found it difficult to put down. I read the entire story in a day. There was a little lag in the story about a quarter of the way through but by the last half, it picked up again and I liked it even better than the first part of the book. The story is informative, but in an entertaining way. The main character is very likable and a li ...more
Jan 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: horrible-books
Juvenile at best
Britta Grissom
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I stayed up until 3 am reading Thomas Watsons Dark Titan!! Wow, this book took me by Surprise. I Love how easy it was to fall in Love with Nathan, and quite frankly Everyone at the Truck Stop. ( Please don't tell me it's over for them!!!)This is my 1st Hardcore Prep. Book and I loved every sleep stealing minute of it!!! Bring on book 2!!!!
angie brisbin
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Page turner

Love it! Kept me glued to its pages...where is the next book in this series? You left it hanging ..argh
Irving Drinkwine
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Our protagonist Nathan Owens is on his way home to Idaho from Atlanta, Georgia when a massive CME (Coronal Mass Event) strikes earth frying electronics and the grid via EMP. Nathan had stopped for gas at a truck stop when the CME struck. To be objective our boy Nathan is one over-prepared, over-equipped, over-trained, over-strapped, over-financed, and over-protected individual. Never before have I seen one character more prepared for an apocalypse. Having said that, the author still makes the ch ...more
Kristie hunter
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What A Hero

Nathan and his dog Ares is just trying to get home out West from Atlanta, when the world is hit with a massive EMP. Instead of only thinking of himself, he sets up his new group of friends that he meets at a truck stop. Now, he has two young wards to look after and teach on the 2,000 plus miles to his home. He is definitely the kind of man you'd want on your side in an apocalypse.
May 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Too much gratuitous violence. Loved the dog, but the protagonist is a know-it-all that seems grumpy all the time. Gets worse in parts 2 and 3 with really a lot of violence and a lot of annoying dialogues, mostly nagging and arguing.
Jeff Goodfellow
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun read. Looking forward to reading the next book.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I loved this book. Thomas A. Watson has a way with words and a great sense of humor. Can't wait for more.
Carnus Ratliff Jr
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Liked it so much I've read it twice. After the crap hits the fan people turned bad quickly. If you like end of the world as we know it books this series is a great read
Alan McRae
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional story

Very well written and an incredible story line. Very different from other post apocalypse I've read. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Jon Spielman
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Paul Juniper
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This book has everything a teenage boy could want, except fart jokes.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great start to an interesting tale, good read!
Amit Singh
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the best post-ap, survival and action novels there is. Best part about it is the light it shines on some dark aspects of society, that are entirely too realistic.
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dog Damn!

I like. Will read on to book 2. Clearly, you care. Wish there were more men like you. On the writing , I found no mistakes and followed the plot smoothly. Again, I liked.
Nathan Miller
I wanted to give this book a fourth star, for no other reason than that it appears to be the author's first novel and for the same reason, I didn't give it two stars. Novel-writing isn't easy, so this book isn't bad for a first work. Most importantly, I feel all the problems could be fixed without the dreaded Page-1 Rewrite.

First, things I liked.
Watson has clearly paid a lot of attention to firearms, doomsday prepping, the probable effects of an EMP on a power grid, and related topics and this s
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic start of another series by Thomas Watson!

Nathan is on another trip. Finishing another nursing conference, his day begins with a panicked call from his friends who are caring for his farm back home. He and his dog, Ares had planned to do some shopping around before heading home, but he listens to their advice and reluctantly begins his journey. He lives a preparedness lifestyle and is confident in his abilities, but it's still going to be a long drive to get home. He stops at a countr
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm one of many who'd read the Blue Plague series and hoping for the epilogue book "Hope" so I decided to start this new series because
1. I like a lot how the author wraps characters, funny situations, delirious comments and a lot of packed actions.
2. Saw it was a two books released to start a new series (I'm realy not that patient)and since I appreciated so much the Blue plague I wanted to stat this one right away.

Well.....can't say I love it because a lot of things are missing : more than 200
Pam Shelton-Anderson
Nathan, the main character, has spent a lot of time with his friends in Idaho preparing for disaster, yet when his friend there tries to communicate that "something" is happening, he is skeptical. Stranded very far away, he seems in no particular hurry to try to get home, but spends his time playing Santa Claus/Captain America in the small community where his car stopped. They all immediately accept him as all-knowing with no real skepticism. Nathan is at his best interacting with his dog (who s ...more
Grrr I need the next book! Having some rage issues about that.

This book was fantastic. Suspenseful, well written with a kick ass main character. While things did seem to come a little easy for the MC, it felt realistic enough that I ignored it. I could read an entire book about just Ares. I didn't want to bash my head in reading about the dog, often times authors make the dogs so unrealistic that I just can't read on but Thomas A Watson did a wonderful job creating and writing about Ares behavio
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I love reading these types of books, my biggest issue though is that the main character always starts off ultra set up. Most of us who do prep or have some idea of what to do don't ever have the resources or ability to carry this setup practically. I do like to read about how someone should be able to act and respond in a "perfect" setup. It is all too often unrealistic even in the setup. I imagine that's why they make such good reads though.How would you like to be set in gear, and ho
Diane T.
I would give this one 4.5 stars. Nathan is such a engrossing character. He is certainly the type of person you would want around in an emergency situation. I fell in love with several of the characters in this story and can only hope that we will be hearing more from them in future books. The author has a way of bringing his characters to live, making them strong but oh so lovable. And more important relatable.

Looking forward to the next book. I can't wait to see what happens next.
Janice Mickolas
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!!! Excellent book. Makes you think about survival and do I have what it takes to survive. Nathan Owens is 2600 miles from home and far from friends who are like minded preppers that have a bug-out location if any disaster should happen. An EMP has hit America, cars don't work so Nathan has to hike across the country to get home. This story is about survival, common sense, strength, determination and friendship. Follow Nathan's journey as he travels home.
Alusa Austin
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book

I truly love this series. I could see all this taking place..I fell in love with the hero well all the main characters .Ares the dog is an amazing hero .I do have one complaint Nathan is a deep complex man a true hero loyal kind loving generous,,but he was vengful killing a dog for revenge did not sit well with me oh and using the term retard is loathful to me this put an uglyness in the hero
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Thomas A Watson was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, in 1970, and grew up in Doyline, Louisiana and Grenada, Mississippi. He was the assistant manager of W.C. Plastics in Grenada Mississippi for several years before joining the U.S Army, he was stationed at Bad Hersfeld, Germany. After serving fours years in the Army, he returned to W.C. Plastics where he was the acting manager for four years.


Other books in the series

Dark Titan (4 books)
  • Wilderness Travel (Dark Titan, #2)
  • Finally Home (Dark Titan #3)
  • Dark Titan: War Zone: Homefront