The Black Sky
Set in a dangerous post-apocalyptic, near-future Manhattan, The Black Sky (The Perseverantia Trilogy #1) by Timothy D. Minneci tells the gripping story of a group of survivors, some living in a lawless wasteland, others safely inside a walled city, caught in the ticking clock adventure of an extraordinary mission to save one man, unlock the truth of humanity’s near extinction, and risk it all to save the ones they love - a thrill ...more
Bishop and Tessa, the main characters, are well-rounded and interesting- both ample survivors who have their hearts in the right ...more
When the author approached me with a request to review this book, I pretty readily agreed. Want to know why? He appealed to The 100 fan in me, and apparently that is what it takes. This should surprise no one. But beyond that, I thought the concept was very exciting. And guess what? I was right! It was completely, unequivocally exciting! So let's talk about it now!
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Off to research more by this author.
The main characters were very well rounded but also there was attention to the other characters so it felt very whole if that makes sense.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
An asteroid has hit Earth, and the world is dealing with the consequences. Minneci both thrusts you right in the middle of things, which takes some adjus ...more
An interesting take on the dystopia genre. Starts as a one man expedition to Bangor to bring back a Doctor to help the leader of the Manhatten city. Those inside live reasonable lives however it comes at a cost and that could take a lifetime to pay it back.
Our main character, ex military, Bishop Dawes is asked to make the journey to Bangor to bring back the only Doctor who could help the head of the Manhatten elite. He ...more
Boy was I pleasantly surprised!
The plot hooked me from the beginning and I found no boring parts. It was a genre I’ve read many times before: post apocalyptic, and at first it seemed like something I had read before, although I couldn’t pin down where. However, very quickly I realized this was unlike anything I had read before and real ...more
Villians who think they know what is best for everyone else ✔️
Good guy who just want to reunite with their wife and live happily ever after ✔️
Lots of layers of plot, that sometimes were accepted without much pushback from characters who I would expect to be more sceptical.
Overall a solid adventure with potential for future installments.
A great dystopian military thriller! I will definitely be looking forward to book two. This author hit a home run on his debut novel. It was an easy to read page turner. A definite must read for fans of Tom Clancy.
It's a post "chicuxlub" (or however you spell it) adventure, with pockets of civilization and technology (but civilization is not the same as technology).
I really like the fast-moving and complex plotline. I enjoyed the protagonists--I thought they were interesting, and reacted well.
I'm a bit disappointed that my "willing suspension of disbelief" was broken several ti ...more
On the other hand, Tessa has had many years living outside the corporation- controlled cities across the US. Years of surviving in the lawless environment have had much effect on the prot ...more
Minneci clearly has great comm ...more
This was a pretty solid first novel. Although I feel that in the end, I just wasn’t the best audience for it, I still overall enjoyed it. Ultimately, I look for more by way of character- and world-building, but if you’re looking for a post-apocalyptic action-driven thrill ride, you might want to check this one out.
I received this as an advance review copy from the author.
Back when I first started posting regularly on my blog, I was approached by the author of this book with an offer. It was the first review request I ever received and I was stoked! The fact that it was a science fiction dystopia made me even more excited to read it. I have to take a moment to thank Timothy Minneci for sending me a copy in exchange for this honest review. It was very much appreciated! I should also apologize ...more
as a reader, i like to use my imagination–like the majority. in order to accomplish that, there must be things left unsaid. this book is written with excruciating detail, and while i respect the author for this–i bet itʼs not easy to include that much information–it leaves little to imagination. it is hard to get truly involved with a book when all the facts are given. an example of what iʼm talking about can be this quote:
“With travel speed most likely cut in half, the trip through will be clos
This is a pretty quick read with lots of action - chase scenes and escapes and close calls. The dystopian story is set in the future when an asteroid hit has decimated most of the world and the US has consolidated into 15 walled cities. Everywhere else is a wasteland populated by gangs and thugs.
The premise is interesting: a man (with some former military experience) is asked to drive thru the wastelands, retrie ...more
I received a complimentary copy of it from the author through Voracious Readers Only in exchange for an honest review.
As far as why I couldn't finish the book. There was way too much description for everything. I remember one scene in particular where the author describes how the guy was working a tablet. There were MANY more ...more
The book started really well with Bishop's story and how he was within the walls of the privileged city and his wife Tessa surviving outwith the Manhattan walls.
I really enjoyed both their stories and in particular I felt my pulse beating when Tessa is taken hostage and how she copes......
The story of the leaders of this world was a bit complicated or not clearly described and the crossing and double crossing was at times hard to follow.
I re ...more
The action moved at reasonable pace and plot kept me interested all the way through. The characters were a little bit under developed and lacked depth at times, it as difficult for me to really care what happens to them.
Overall, good post-apocalyptic story, if you enjoy dystopian books you should give this a try.
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