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- Print Length: 732 pages
- Publication Date: November 9, 2010
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004J171H6
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The protagonist, Rick Drummond, survived and thrived in the previous two books because he was in his civilian element and culture. In Remnant, the author crafts some secret-squirrel pseudo-military/spy past for Drummond in order to force this story forward. Drummond is selected by the Governor of Washington to become an Army Colonel in command of a support brigade. This is where a good fiction story becomes a fairy tale.
(Spoiler alert for the rest of this review.)
Drummond, of course, knows everything... including how to command an Army brigade. Sadly, the author learned about the Army from Hollywood. Several times, he confuses brigades and battalions. He refers to Sergeants Major as simply "Sergeant". Thomas Sherry seems to hold junior troops and officers in high esteem, but he holds senior military leaders in contempt. His book would have been far better with some review and input by someone with military experience.
Of course, the climax was beyond unbelievable, even for fiction. Drummond, commanding his ragged 3,000 man support brigade, wipes out the opposing 80,000 man army with some new super-secret laser weapon - in 30 seconds. The ending of the book implies that he's risen to some high political office. It's almost as if Thomas Sherry struggled with this story for 650 pages and then got bored, so he made up some science-fiction ending.
Sherry's past two novels were fantastic reads. Sadly, this book is a prime example of why authors should write about what they know. In fact, it's so bad that it casts a shadow on the credibility achieved in Deep Winter and Shattered.
The only problem I could find in these books is that Thomas Sherry should not have self published these books or given away the first copy of Deep Winter. Anybody that can write 3 books at 600+ pages and can hold my interest that long and that deep - deserved to make a tremendous profit off of these books.
This 3rd installment ends the series, and I very much recommend all of them. Price point is very good, and there's none of this "pay me 5 bucks for 2 chapters" BS. You get 600+ actual pages in each book.
The reason I didn't give this 5 stars, as I did the 2 previous books, is that it strains believability just a bit too much. Although the entire story is well-told and realistic, the fact that the protagonist is placed in the position he is in throughout the book is, to my mind, not that believable. I understand why the author did it: he had a message he couldn't impart to readers if his main character stayed home on the farm.
I also agree with another reviewer that the characters "left behind" by the protagonist's fantastical elevation into the military command structure are just...abandoned.
I still highly recommend all the books in this series.
Looking at when these were written has been interesting because some of the things discussed are very real today. High prices of food necessitate gardening not just for fun but for survival. Investing in gold/silver is at an all time high and more and more people are taking physical acquisition seriously. It's not just beans, bullets and bandaids but the building community that is stressed in these books that makes me happy. Bunker survival is a limited vision investment and Mr. Drummond shows that community building is what you need for long term survival.
I highly recommend these books and would surely love to see them go big time so folks might receive these as a clue by four before it is too late.
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I enjoyed all three of the Deep Winter books. They are very long but kept me engaged. These are SHTF books about a guy and his family struggling to survive. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ramathorn
I liked the books leading up to this one. But, this one just took the story line so far from reasonably possible. And the ending was just lame. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Russell M. Ward
Really enjoyed this book. Sure makes you think about the lie we live. And how to fix our country. Before things get this bad.Published 11 months ago by jeff
Great series of books. The Deep Winter series is a must read for anyone who is interested in a total economic collapse. It is full of family values and action.Published 13 months ago by R8drrob
Great conclusion to a very possible scenario of collapse in America...Published 15 months ago by derek pittman
Mr. Sherry really captures my imagination with his writing. I have read all three of his published works and loved them all. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Catshooter
I would recommend this book to every student of history, politics and military studies. It outlines several topics for further study.Published 21 months ago by John brown
Well written and a nail biter! I could not put the book down. I hope T Sherry writes more books this good.Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
Typigrapgical and grammatical errors. Nice plot but not developed in a professionally crafted theme. I enjoyed it but it felt a little like a teenage novel read.Published on December 14, 2013 by beverly100