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Humanity Gone: After the Plague [Kindle Edition]

Derek Deremer , Dean Culver
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A mysterious plague has killed nearly everyone over the age of 19 in America. Those remaining struggle to survive in a country violently tearing itself apart. Children quickly learn what horrors dwell within others... and themselves.
In the first book of the Humanity Gone Saga-watch as innocence shatters and savagery rises.
The Definitive Edition: Remastered and re-edited to make this the complete version.
Features an exclusive short story that takes place between After the Plague and Facade of Order.


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About the Author

Derek Deremer is currently an English teacher in South Carolina. He somehow wandered down there after growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. While graduating with an English degree from Westminster College, he developed his love for common words and many other endeavors in his continual pursuit to be a jack of all trades and a master of none.

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  • File Size: 480 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481046616
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AMRACQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,513 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dark and great April 18, 2013
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The narrative is solid and consistent. The characters are strong and multidimensional. This is a young adult geared novel and series, but it deals with some very heavy topics through the telling. I found it to be apocalyptic literature and a dystopian tale that adult readers could engage while losing themselves in it.

This is a stellar, freshman effort by Deremer and Culver. I believe readers that invest in these characters and this story will be well served by future installments of this series.

The prologue succeeds where most fail. The author establishes a mystery worth unraveling, action that is interesting, and characters that readers want to meet. From there, the novel moves into the action and the heart of the story quickly. He uses a few words to create big connections to his characters early.

Jonathan and his sister along with a growing cast of characters set out on an adventure through the streets of a city and into a world becoming devoid of adults. With this tragic loss, the rules of civilization that hold us all together in an otherwise dangerous world are erased. As they seek out safety, the landscape becomes a more unsure place for them all to learn to survive.

There are haunting moments that reveal the characters and deepen the story. Deremer applies ingenious, little touches that enrich the story throughout the rise and the overall flow of the narrative.

The ending is strong and leaves the story open enough that anything might be possible in the next installment.

I'm always nervous reading self-published work for review as there are often predictable mistakes in editing and story that publishers often serve to correct before work is released. Humanity Gone avoids many of the pitfalls of self-published work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and Suspenseful February 1, 2014
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l love it! I couldn't put it down! It's great how the book depicts how far people will go in order to survive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! January 29, 2014
By Alp
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Loved the story and how you got to know each character. Couldn't wait to start the next one. I couldn't put it down!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding January 11, 2014
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I heard about this author quite by chance. After reading this book I was totally hooked and continued with the trilogy. This is riveting, and fantastic. It is in line with the quality/writing talent of The Hunger Games. This will likely become a movie and if it doesn't it should! So get the word out after you read it! What a fantastic book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic January 15, 2013
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Humanity Gone: After the Plague may have been a little slow to start, but when it got up to speed it was certainly one of the best books I have read. The many unexpected twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat begging for more, as you follow a variety of interesting characters through the new world. Very well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome July 2, 2014
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Fast paced, loved it. Has a few surprises, always hope. The twists are very good. If you like plague zombie type books you will like this one.
No zombies but plenty of action.
Can't wait to read book two
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Brilliant May 11, 2014
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Sincerely this is the best science fiction book i have ever read in my life. maybe its the best i have read but i haven't read your second book yet so i don't know ;).

P.S. keep writing Mr. Deremer i hope to see a new book out soon!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Post-Apocalypic Fiction January 13, 2014
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...but it is not without problems.

First the good. The characters are interesting and well-rounded. The story moves along at a good pace and pulled me in within a few pages. I found myself rooting for their survival, and I didn't feel any of them acted particularly idiotic to move the plot forward, though they do make bad decisions from time to time, just like normal people do, and these are just young adult in very stressful circumstances. Most everyone over the age of 19 dies of a mysterious plague in this book, which seems suspiciously specific, particularly since there is nothing special about turning 20, but that didn't bother me because in this type of story, something must act as the apocalyptic catalyst and usually isn't important to the plot itself. However, since there is at least one exception to the everyone-over-19 plague, if the authors expand on it in future books, it better be good. As it is, in this book, the explanation is not necessary.

Humanity Gone: After the Plague is written in a shifting first-person, present tense. An unusual choice, and I don't believe I've read first-person present ever before in novel-length fiction. Normally, shifting viewpoint first person drives me batty to the point where I can't read it, but since each chapter is titled with the name of the point-of-view character (ala Game of Thrones), I did not get lost, nor did I mind it. The present tense did feel a little awkward at times, and I wonder how much the feel of the story would've changed had it been written in past tense, as most novels are. It's not a big deal, just a point of curiosity for me.

Now, I did notice a LOT of formatting errors, and this is another instance where I really want to be able to rate half-stars, because 3 stars seems a little harsh.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, though it seems to be sculpted for ...
Good read, though it seems to be sculpted for a young teen reader and a bit derivative of other apocalyptic stories of this type. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paqrat
5.0 out of 5 stars Real page Turner
I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more.I could not put it down.
love books like this one.
Published 8 months ago by Debbie Miner
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a buck or two
Hmmmm where to start...
I guess I will start with the basics of the story. A plague kills off all the adults in America. Kids are panicked and chaos rules. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Humanity gone after the plague
It is a great story and easy to read. No bad words (they really are not needed in any story). The plot is simple and exciting no complicated plot twists or unnecessary cloak and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by richard brown
4.0 out of 5 stars The world is in the hands of kids...
After the Plague is a pretty interesting book. It takes the standard apocalyptic theme and makes it only kids that are surviving. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Bryan Cacciatore
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Storyline
This was a rapid page turner...had me reading it straight through night and day. It became so frightening that I practically read with my eyes closed. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Veralisa Fresh
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written
I devoured this book in one sitting. It fully satisfied my dystopian fetish - the characters were very well-developed, and I think the author changed his style and tone to suit... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Melissa
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