Beth's Review: Code Name Atlas by Tony Evans
Released: February 14th 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Post Apocalyptic
Length: 310 pages
Format: eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
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Atlas is a war hero caught between his wife’s love or saving the survivors of Earth which has been destroyed by unknown forces. The closest thing to organized leadership are the packs of scavengers that take what they want. To keep his wife safe, he builds an army. To give her the life she wants, he fights. To win back their home, he must go to war. But she doesn’t believe that his sacrifice is for her and his selflessness is driving them apart. As he struggles for his wife’s devotion he is caught in a war with a tyrannical dictator. To win the war and his wife's safety he must give her up and fight a war where defeat is expected. To fight a dictator he must become a warlord. Hovering over everything is the threat of an alien invasion which Atlas slowly pieces together through unreliable stories told by the survivors. He soon learns that his fight is only a small part in a war that has been raging for hundreds of years and reaches throughout the galaxy. A gritty and realistic action adventure book blends with minimal use of science fiction elements to create a rich, believable contemporary fiction story of one soldier’s heart-wrenching post apocalyptic journey to keep his family alive. "Code Name Atlas is a very accomplished, spirited novel of depth and intelligence that grips you in a vice like hold from beginning to end. Highly recommended." SFBook.com
Four Boundless Stars
The synopsis of this book really intrigued me and, I am embarrassed to say, it was the cover that sold me. I try to follow the traditional saying to “never judge a book by its cover” but luckily, I was not disappointed.
This book has it all; love, conflict, heroes, villains and lots of twists. Set in a futuristic time when the Earth is destroyed by an unknown force. All basic necessities of the life we know, electricity, wireless communication, and clean water are no longer available. Scavengers roam the Earth to take anything of use, even if it requires killing to get it. This is definitely a world none of us want to see, I can’t take it when I lose my Wi-Fi!
Friendships are bonded and enemies are made all out of the basic need to survive. One man, Atlas, an ex- soldier, creates a make-shift army. He is recognized as publicized hero and expected to lead the new army, in hopes to create a new civilized world for the survivors. This is a lot to take on for anyone, even more so without the support of your spouse. Though his actions are for Amori, his wife, she is resentful of him. This adds another worry to Atlas’ already full plate.
Overall, I loved this book. This is listed as a standalone read, but I see a “part two” in the future as the ending leaves a reader wanting more.
I give this book 4 stars. The writing truly deserves 5 stars but the poor editing ruins the flow of the reading. Please get a new editor if there is a part 2