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Beyond Armageddon [Kindle Edition]

Anthony DeCosmo
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Earth is invaded by a collection of alien animals--both predators and prey--as well as extraterrestrial militias of varying technological capabilities. Governments fall; cities are overrun. The landscape grows wild, alien forces attempt to carve out zones of control, and humanity no longer sits atop the food chain.
Trevor Stone finds himself alone and afraid in this chaotic new world when he meets a strange old man who grants three gifts.
First, a well-stocked estate perfect for surviving the initial invasion. Second, the ability to control the fiercest breeds of dogs. Third, access to the genetic memories of mankind.
It seems he is all part of a plan; a plan that has set 'rules' to this invasion and one that blurs the line between hero and villain.
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DECEMBER 14, 2011: A revised version with additional editing and format changes uploaded.


Product Details

  • File Size: 744 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XCLV8C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,110 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Awesome August 8, 2010
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This is one of those books that has something for everyone -- action (and I mean LOTS of it), romance, tragedy, mystery, intrigue -- but it's also a refreshingly original and wildly imaginative take on the post-apocalypse epic. Like any story with strong sci-fi/fantasy elements, it's difficult to explain what makes it so great without either spoiling the finer details or sounding a little off-the-wall, but rest assured that this is like no other end-of-the-world/alien-invasion/genre-busting/war-story you've ever read.

Content aside, Beyond Armageddon makes for a pretty breezy read in spite of its length, since the author sticks to a very clear and concise writing style that lends itself well to clear mental imagery. There are loads of interesting characters, running the gamut from down-to-earth, quirky, badass, or just plain weird, but almost all of them get at least a little development. There's also some fairly sharp social commentary to be found here, but thankfully it never gets bogged down with the sort of agenda-driven preachiness so many other stories are guilty of.

All in all, this book rose far past my expectations and shouldered its way into my very exclusive list of all-time favorites. It is at times funny, tense, horrifying, and heart-breaking. It gets my very highest recommendation. At 99 cents, you have no excuse not to be reading this right now.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad April 25, 2011
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This is a monster of a book, 13k locations on the Kindle. The story is not bad, but the book itself suffers from a serious lack of proofreading and editing. With some good editing, it could drop to below 10k locations without losing too much of the storyline. There are some pretty bad gaffes in the writing, for instance "They found Tolbert outside on his hands and needs coughing".

The formatting is Ok, except for the indents, which have a mind of their own. Also, the italics sometimes don't get switched off and run on for pages.

As for the story, there are some cool monsters and the heroes beat them most of the time, but I didn't like the way the author handled the romance. The ending was a bit flat, but that was probably for the lead up to the follow on book. I will definitely buy it, but I doubt whether I'll read it in one go if the editing and formatting are the same as this one.

I would have rated this 4* if the formatting/editing was better.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real potential here! May 23, 2011
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Cheap seat residents rejoice!

Terrific diversion with character depth, supernatural aspects, heroes, action galore and a handful of people you will cheer and more than a few you will want to choke... For a buck it's a helluva deal from an author with real promise. Has the usual editing issues at this price of admission, but delivers quite a show that leaves you wanting more.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic December 3, 2011
By Sixiron
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This is an excellent tale of the invasion of earth. It's not what you expect at all. Its bad enough to get invaded, but here you get invaded by several alien races, their indigenous deadly creatures, and it all appears to be orchestrated by yet other higher beings. Nasties with ray guns are the least of your worries when there are bus sized critters looking to eat something, and people are now near the bottom of the food chain. Humanity is on the brink, and one man has been given 3 gifts to try and pull it back from the abyss.

I've read the 4 available books in the last 3 days. The 5th, with luck, will come out Feb 2012.

Book1 is the heroes background, the crash of humanity, awakening.
Book2 is getting things under control standing their ground, taking ground back, love, and sacrifice.
Book3 is about power, impossible dilemma's, political backstabbing.
Book4 is power, politics, collaborators, betrayal, revenge, and the larger picture.

The first 3 books are primarily action orientated. The story is consistently moving forward with new discoveries and characters that are fully developed people, people you care about. The 4th book was more political and spent too much time showing how conniving and corrupt they were. I knew that already and didn't care. Fortunately, you can quickly skip all that nonsense and miss nothing. In the end it was all worth it as the conclusion was way better than I expected, and it had me grinning from ear to ear. Book 5 cant come soon enough, where's the pre-order button?

Very well written dialog, exceptional detail, vivid imagery. Occasional typo, margins sometimes wonder, but the story is so engrossing you're not likely to be bothered by any of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly good story. November 30, 2011
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I did not expect much from this book but the story is different from most of the other Scifi novels I have read recently, and turned out to be very entertaining. It does make you wander how you might handle things if the world goes completely south and civilization as we know it no longer exists. The proofreading and editing could be better thus the 4 star rating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Spun Tale of Science Fiction & Adventure October 26, 2011
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Truly one of the best books I have read this year. The attention to detail was excellent. The plot was strong and I felt secure getting attached to characters. The book was eventful enough that I never got bored. If you enjoy sci-fi novel of epic proportions, this is it. A wonderful mix of The Stand and some weirdly unique version of War of the Worlds. I also loved the setting in rural PA - so superior to the generic major city background. The author really knew his geography well and placed the reader directly in the story (and often into the path of a rampaging alien!).

This book will be one of my top recommendations to my sci-fi buddies this year. Can't wait to start the second.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great alien invasion storyline
Great alien invasion storyline---very creative creatures! Read in a week (fast for me) and onto book 2!
Published 1 month ago by Russell Sherman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This is my second time through reading the beyond series and I love every one of the books. He does a great job giving the reader an escape into fantasy
Published 7 months ago by the great pacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Wars look out!!
A more believable, heart warming, luscious story this is. The coming to earth of all those species and armies from other dimensions is incredible and oh so believable.
Published 7 months ago by starjumper
5.0 out of 5 stars Like an adult comic book
I have read the whole series and loved it. To me this series reminded me of an adult comic book. This series has tons of action, characters doing big things, science fiction, multi... Read more
Published 12 months ago by c grif
4.0 out of 5 stars Fear the Apocolypse
This whole series was pretty good. Its kind of a cross between a graphic novel and a video game. This can be a little annoying at times, you find your main characters fighting... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Great
Don't be fooled by the cover, this book is great. The cover threw me off at first, which is why it took me awhile to read it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by BM3
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story
Without getting to deep into the story I just wanted to say I really enjoyed the book. If you like this genre you are going to have trouble putting it down. I would recommend.
Published 13 months ago by Chris Rackley
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the good ones.
This is a good end-of-the-world story, not the usual run of the mill crop. The hero is believable, the way he becomes a hero is acceptable, what he does with his new found status... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Only problem is it started slow, the first 50 pages or so I was afraid a dollar was to much, but it took off and it is a good story, I am almost finished and I am not sorry I... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Warren Givens
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
For 99c this was a great deal and good, fun read. One of only a few cheap reads I have finished lately. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Alexander Matschiner
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