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The Lost Ones: (Milestone Book 3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Fall Wars has caused the collapse of human civilization. Written into legend; the USS John Steinbeck was lost with all hands. Nobody could've known the United States Flagship became wrecked in Antarctica.

Now, with the nuclear reactor dying, and electricity dwindling, the horror of lasting through winter settles heavily on their minds. The survival of the descendants o
Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Published March 3rd 2019
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Payal Sinha
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Lost Ones is a book that would leave a deep and everlasting impact on you. It would make you think that you take life so much for granted and still is unhappy with many unimportant everyday concerns when things could be so awful that people would beg for death and release from life. The story started on a dark note and the darkness increased by each passing day. The reader is confronted by a suicide victim who is taken away for his funeral wrapped in seal skin. The man had earlier killed his ...more
Julius Blitzy
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book impressed me! It has a deep content that makes you think not only about the content of the book, but also about your life. How we live well when there is everything that is needed: electricity, heating, the Internet .. In the book "The Lost Ones" an incident occurs. No one could have imagined that the United States Flagship can be wrecked in Antarctica and people can be left without heat in the winter. Richard Gabriel - the hero of the story, understands all the horror and complexity o ...more
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In a post-apocalyptic world, where so many have perished and been lost, we are treated to the story of those, aboard the USS John Steinbeck who have survived against all the horrible and harsh odds. But now, their nuclear fuel is running low and the people who live on the ship, the descendants of the original sailors, have to make a hard decision regarding their survival in this new world. One man, Richard, wants to save his family and sets his sights and mind on Australia. But will he even find ...more
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Lost Ones by Carl Lakeland is the first book I’ve read in this fascinating series. Even though I started with Book Three in the series, I was able to follow along immediately. It actually didn’t feel like it was a book in a series because I was able to read independently so well. This dystopian novel is unlike any other post-apocalyptic novel that I’ve read. As wars have led to the end of times for humanity, a group of survivors has been living in the USS Flagship (naval warship). However, w ...more
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a straightforward dystopian novel, with an interesting premise and quite dark undertones. I mean, of course, it is a dystopia, but even darker than most of what I've read so far. I like the idea of Earth wrecked by wars and a few survivors on a navy ship, that kind of setting provides intensity and a good starting point for developing relationships between characters, diving into their psyche, hopes and fears etc. The plot has a good pace, we follow our hero on a mission to get to Austra ...more
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Carl Lakeland pens an impressive dystopian tale in The Lost Ones. This is a thriller fiction themed story, centered in Richard Gabriel, our hero that comes up with a plan to save his family in a post-war world. They need to escape the South Pole and reach Australia but many dangers are peeking and the human race is in a fight for survival.
The story delves into a dystopian reality, where the ones who survived in that ship are afraid of what they may find once (or if) they are able to leave the So
Jimmy Jefferson
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lost in the Antarctic with the end coming

The story of the lost ones is about a group that was thought to have died many years ago. The USS John Steinbeck was thought to have been lost at sea. This ship became stuck on an ice shelf in Antarctica and stayed there for many years. As the nuclear reactor began to show signs of distress, Richard was set afloat to die while trying to save his family. After his rescue , he must try to save his pregnant wife and friends from certain death. I found this
Matthias Beckmann
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Apr 18, 2019
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dystopian (n) a society characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding
There certainly is no overcrowding on the USS John Steinbeck that had been stuck in the Antarctica for maybe over a hundred years. The survivors are the adult children of the original sailors but now they are going to face complete black out and murder because the reactor that supplies them with electricity is losing its power. Their small world is extremely cold and lacks many basic amenities and
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Carl Lakeland lives on a property with his wife in the sleepy town of Snake Valley, 36 kilometres south west of Ballarat in Australia. Lakeland grew up during the early seventies, western suburbs of Sydney. Having enlisted into the military at the age of seventeen, he draws on his experience to create powerful and engaging speculative fiction.

“Sometimes, I can’t let things be,” says Lakeland. “I