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Fight for Survival

(Redfall #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Gold Medal Winning Book in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Contest for Dystopia Novels

Very soon, when the government is bankrupt and battling civil unrest . . .

A ruthless, global conspiracy will rise from the shadows to seize control of everything.

But that’s only the start.

They’ll soon unleash a mysterious red rain, grounding all travelers, knocking out commu
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published January 27th 2016 by LLC
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Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopia, scifi
I've only read one other book besides Redfall from Falconer, and I've noticed that he has a great ominous and dark feel to his writing. There are parts to Redfall that I would even categorize as morbid and perversive. He does a great job at portraying anguish and despair.

With this being said, I was instantly hooked after reading the memorable description of the Pay-Per-View Execution in the first Chapter. The disheartenment that is projected onto the reader, cannot come from just any great autho
We are introduced to a new world in this book. StarBright Networks have partnered with the government to show the live executions of criminals for crowd entertainment and Simon finds it horrific to be there, listening to Tessa plead that she is innocent before dying in front of a baying crowd. She was accused of the mass murder of scientists and their families and even Simon believed the evidence presented as he himself went into hiding from the media and authorities. As he leaves the arena, he ...more
Kimberly C. Winslow
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Have no clue what's going on!

Apocalyptic, Preppers, government conspiracy, growing societal bloodlust and lack of humanity for others. You are led on a journey but really aren't given enough information as it is being saved for the next book. I think this left this book lacking as you had so many things brought into play with zero answers or hints as to where it's going. I don't know enough to say I would read the next one! Only one of the characters is remotely interesting but many are under de
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shtf-teotwawki
This was actually a pretty interesting story. The setting world and characters were a little different from usual SHTF books.

The story takes place during an event in which geo-engineering programs have been co-opted to seed the atmosphere with something which turns the clouds red and causes them produce an algae-like substance which falls like blood rain. Meanwhile, a brother and sister both prepare their respective compounds for a forseen collapse event which is turning out to be nothing like
Pam Shelton-Anderson
It took me a while to figure out what was going on, especially what has occurred prior to the execution. Simon was difficult to really connect with for most of the book, though Tally was a good strong character and fairly appealing. There is an interesting mystery going on but the ending was terribly abrupt. Had there not been a banner about book 2 at the end, I would have thought there were some pages missing. Surely, there is a better way to lead into the next book.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a very good read but I was severely disappointed to find out it had a cliff hanger ending. I love a series, but this was just a cliff hanger. This was set in a slightly futuristic world and some of the societal changes were not well-explained but overall a good book. I will be seeking out the rest of the series.
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly Good

This type of book is not what I usually read, but I read the description and decided to take a chance. I am glad I did. If you choose to read it, I believe that you will, too.
Randall Allen
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fast reading

This fast reading actin packed book gets started a little slow but once the characters are set zooooooom. Couldn't put it down. Headed to book 2 now
martin benfield
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting premise.

I f ound this book interesting . The execution was a bit over the top. I don't think I could live in such a society.
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book interesting characters. Reminds me of a combination of stories like hunger games and Angel has Fallen with some other things mixed into the recipe! Entertaining for sure
barry stringer
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good book

Very good read was action from start to finish could not put it its hope the next episode is as good.
Mary Matroni
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Good start

Looking forward to the next book. Interesting characters. Disappointed where book ended. Hoped to have more conclusive ending. Will see how next book goes.
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fast moving, introduction to an engaging dystopian series. My rating 4.25.

Simon Redfall was a respected former special operative who established a successful security business, Ghost Works. The business went into bankruptcy and Simon went into hiding after his wife committed a terrorist act, massacring a group of visiting scientists and their families. Simon has been living off the grid for two years and only returned for his wife's execution which is a mega public extravaganza, legali
Jesse Deleon
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic debut series!

Jay J. Falconer has written a fantastic debut series! The action and adventure in a new way of telling a WTF world.
This book was awesome!!! I absolutely devoured it.

We start with seeing Simon Redfall at his wife's execution. She is being put to death for terrorism. He is in disguise so no one knows who he is. The execution is a major event that has the feel of a carnival! It's also televised. Simons wife maintains her innocence right up to the end, and Simon suffers through it, never quite believing she did what she is accused of, but also wondering how is she innocent? He tries to leave quietly but is reco
M.L. Banner
If you are not interested in a sci-fi-thriller filled with government conspiracies, how-to prepper info, and truly unique apocalyptic themes, then you’ll want to skip this one.

When Jay J Falconer told me a little about the new story he was cooking up last year—right before he won an Amazon Scout contract, I thought it was probably one of the most unique apocalyptic ideas I had heard of, and that was just scratching the surface. Redfall: Fight for Survival starts with a boom and then comes at you
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redfall: Fight for Survival (American Prepper Series) (Volume 1)
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
I write this review as I sit by my computer waiting to download the second book in this series.
The book begins with a near dystopian world and a world-wide broadcast of an execution, sanctioned by the government for profit. We are introduced to the gradual decline of the U.S.A. in the first chapter. Legalized marijuana, gambl
Eric Reeves
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really started getting into this book and then...BAM..."To be continued!"

Book one seems to be focused on tandem timeline storytelling and follows several different characters as it establishes the basic plot of the story. There are definitely some early action scenes and and they are written very well to convey a sense of drama and frenzy. Got my adrenaline pumping in a few spots. I like that we started to really get to know Redfall. I really felt for the guy and hope that he's the hero that h
Shanna Tidwell
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I need to say wow! This book is pure action from the first word. It is smart too. By this I mean that every character is knowledgeable & intelligent. I'm not use to that. So many authors dumb down their characters or make you feel like they think their readers are stupid. This is not one of those books. I'm amazed at the about of research done &/or general knowledge the author has of just about everything. This story ends with one hell of a cliffhanger. I'm ready for the next one.
I want m
The curtain opens on Simon Redfall's wife's execution. She was found guilty of committing a terrorist act by gunning down a dozen or so scientists and families. The execution was a pay-per-view media circus. Upon completion Simon tries to slip away, but is recognized, chased down, and beaten. Simon's rescuer, a young female who leads a group of idealistic preppers and has been tailing him, appears from the shadows and gets him to safety. It is at this time that the blood red rain begins to fall. ...more
There is Nothing Predictable About This Book
I really liked this book.The author created a unique world and cause for the collapse of society.I appreciate when an author provides flawed characters trying to survive in a untenable world.I have read a lot of predictable apocalyptic fiction and was quite pleased that the author has something unique to add to the genre.The book ends with a bit of a cliffhanger which i expect with a series. Gary Tiedemann did a great job narrating the book and has a p
patty joplin
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Guns and germ warfare

The public execution at the beginning of the book was too gruesome for me. I couldn't comprehend by anyone would develop and implement a red rain that would destroy the
Earth. This is one of those books you have to buy four or five installments to understand the story
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually finished this book about 2 days earlier just now getting around to rating due to the holiday and having to work. It's a pretty good beginning to a survival series although a little slow at first. I plan on reading the second one to see if the pace picks up a little.
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Totally sucked me in to make it a non-stop read. There were a few editing snafus, but nothing that really interrupted the story.

What an awesome start to a series! I'm looking forward to more from Mr. Falconer. Well done!
Karina Halt
Great book! A new author for me, and one I will definitely follow in the future. Looking forward to reading the next book. This book is Unik! Highly Recommended!
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was able to read Redfall by winning the giveaway
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read

An excellent read that was exciting throughout, and this ride is fleshed out with likeable characters, quirky humor and a laugh out loud circumstance
Brenda Johnson
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet review.

Enjoyed this book and will go on to the next one..
Would like to point out I thought it was a little wordy on the last few pages.
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Jay J. Falconer is an award-winning screenwriter and USA Today Bestselling Author whose books have hit #1 on Amazon in Action & Adventure, Military Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Terrorism Thrillers, Technothrillers, Military Thrillers, Young Adult, and Men's Adventure fiction. He lives in the high mountains of northern Arizona where the brisk, clean air and stunning views inspire his day.


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