This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival
This We Will Defend is the long-awaited follow-up to indie post-apocalyptic / dystopian fiction author C.A.Rudolph's best-selling debut novel What's Left of My World.
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks." - Samuel Adams
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What kind of "bug out" scenario have you dreamed up? Is it the usual plan with a few weeks supply of food set aside with some bottled water? Maybe you've thought about buying a weapon and a few hundred rounds of ammo. Maybe you'd better think again. The world as we know it is teetering on the brink of some serious stuff and if you have not recognized the signs you might find yourself at the mercy of the government should a serious disaster, be it natural or otherwise, happen ...more
4.5 out of 5 stars
For the first part of the book I had a hard time figuring out who was who and trying to remember who these people were and why I cared about them (sometimes it's hard to know if you should put a "previously in ___" in books like these. Depending on how long it's been since people read book 1 to book 2 it can be troublesome. But, after I got into the book and figured out who was returning and who was new the story picked up the pace for me.
Rudolph is a great ...more
Book 2 was better than book 1 because it was fast paced and we get a little more story on some of the community members. There was a lot of jumping around to other character's story lines which was hard to follow at first but once I knew who they were it all fell together and I realized some of it was preparing us for upcoming story lines. I found myself rooting for the good guys and cheering when the bad guys were losing. I really like that even though this book is about the ...more
This writer has an excellent story that is put together very well. I've many stories of this genre and this author is at the top of my "Great Stories" list. This second book is loaded with the same style as the first.
Great and unforgettable characters, characters that are each consistent, a story that never deviates from the beginning, characters that the reader would want to know in real life and a story-line that is also in line with disasters of this type. Very well ...more
I can't tell you how much time I spent while reading book 1 going back to make sure I was in fact reading book 1 because of how the story is told. I'm still not convinced that I haven't missed something. It's only now that I can appreciate and follow somewhat seamlessly.
I like Lauren more and more as she develops into the bad a$# you know she's destined to be; all the while still maintaining an open heart to those around her. You never know if you'll find her getting the best of ...more
How will out lives change post-EMP? Follow the adventures of folks who figured out ways to survive and even prosper (to some extent, at least) in a world without power, electronics, cellphones and most of the junk that defines modern life. These very real-feeling characters are trapped in a post-apocalyptic story that could begin to materialize at any time. At the very least, this book offers food for thought and cause for reflection on what is ...more
Do you know the bad thing about preordering a book? You automatically get it the day it is released, you are so excited that you dive in and devour it, then.... Then you find yourself wishing for book three to hurry up and come out. Yeah, it's that good. I'm not going into the storyline, you can get that in the synopsis, what I am going to say is that this is an amazing series. The characters are well written and engaging, the action is exciting and villains are ...more
Can't wait to read book 3 when its out-sometime next year-hopefully the wiat won't be too long.
Growing up in Texas, with only two types of seasons (hot and hotter) Reading takes one to different places and climes.And this one was more relevant having lived in Winchester for a couple of years.Brought to mind some pleasant memories. can't wait to read more. With relatable characters, with especially strong female leads.Prep Hard!
The story is developing, and the heart thumping action kept me turning pages as quickly as I could read. Is Laurens grandpa ok? What about the people on the fence, which way will they jump? So many questions, I have to run off and read the next book! ...more
I loved Book Two. This is a very intense story that does a good job developing the characters and showing how they fit into the story.As with the first book all the flashbacks and jumping around aren't my favorite part but I see why it's done and doesn't detract from a great continuation of book one. Excited to start part 3. Well done
This one was a little slow on the set up but once it got going, holy crap. This is a realistic portrayal of prepared families facing a post apocalyptic world. One of the best battle scenes between people of opposites ilks left me enthralled and unable to set it down after 60%. Nice job Mr Rudolph
This started out a bit awkwardly for me as its been quite a while since I read the previous one. As the characters were mentioned my memory became more clear and I began to really get into it. From about half way through to the end I could not set the book down. This is a great read and Im off to the next one!! ...more
Definitely one of the Best Dystopian Books I have ever read. Love the Characters, they
So we'll Developed they become like your own family. They all have their own flaws, and qualities that make them real. Approaches being a Patriot and Being Prepared in a Positive Light, without going Overboard.. Highly recommend Both Boojs!
The thought of a world unlike any I have imagined has astounded me. The first book was gripping and this book is even better. Characters are believable and well developed. Story line is exciting. Do yourself a favor and read this Series.h
Such a brilliant story. Action packed from beginning to end!
I am excited to see what happens next in this series. Do the Russell family and neighbors survive DHS. After destroying the MC biker gang what is Lauren's next move. Can't wait to read more