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Savage Dawn [Kindle Edition]

Inge Moore
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Savage Dawn is the the first novel in the Savage Dawn Trilogy.  As it opens, Karen Black and her young daughter set out on a camping weekend to Dease Lake Caves in the Canadian wilderness. They do not realize that nearby Mount Edziza is boiling and about to erupt.

Karen's ex-husband, her boyfriend, and several strangers are also headed in the direction of Dease Lake. When the volcano erupts, they all know they must reach the safety of the caves or perish.

Violent human conflicts, ecological disaster, and shifting alliances abound as the group struggles to survive under almost impossible circumstances. Not only has Edziza erupted, but so has a string of other volcanoes around the world, resulting in the worst volcanic winter the earth has ever seen.

Now the group's future rests in their own hands. They must discover what events have brought about the apocalypse. Because if they don't understand what's happened in the past, there will be no future.

Savage Dawn is a novel of high adventure, breathtaking survival and sizzling romance, set in the wilds of northern British Columbia, Canada.

Watch for the sequel, New Sun.

Product Details

  • File Size: 483 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Horse Publishing (December 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7HV51K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Survival at its best August 7, 2013
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I think if you set the author of this thriller down in a wilderness without any provisions, she'd soon have a sumptuous meal ready. Of course, it might be the flesh of some varmint seasoned with wild herbs and berries. Moore's knowledge, put on wonderful exhibit here in "Savage Dawn," of how to survive cataclysmic explosions of nature are very impressive. This is an apocalyptic novel wherein the best and worst of human nature also must be contended against, as if erupting volcanoes weren't enough. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it particularly if you are sitting in a cozy armchair with all the comforts of civilization nearby. Because Moore's characters go through terrible trials including childbirth by candlelight in a cave, attacks by grizzly bears and demented bear-like men. The action is great, the display of ingenuity dazzling, and the young, beautiful heroine, Karen, most sympathetic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~~To the Cave~~ February 14, 2014
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Starting out for a weekend camping trip with her daughter, Roxy, Karen Black soon finds herself close to an eruption of Mt. Edziza. This eruption caught everyone by surprise as the predictions called for one month away. The cast of characters increases with the addition of Maria and her two children along with David, Karen's Doctor. Also, the father of Roxy also appears and is quite the villain.

The author gives a lot of background information on all of the characters which at first puzzled me. However, as the story progresses, I found that all of it fits perfectly into the story. I also like the manner in which everyone works as a team to shelter in the cave, hunt for animals and wild edibles and set up a watch for protection.

A lot of human psychology plays out between the characters. Just imagine spending that much time together and not killing one another off! And, to me, Mr. Jarvis plays such an important and poignant role in the ending of the story. "Healing and hope" abide for all of the survivors despite all of their previous troubles.

Most highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring tale of survival January 24, 2014
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A great adventure of what can happen during a volcano eruption of apocalyptic proportions. It is of course the will to survive, the strength in team work, and the willingness to believe in a basic human nature.
Not the first work I read from this author, and I'm sure it won't be the last.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex twist to survival tale November 27, 2013
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It's always refreshing to see something other than your standard heroines in a thriller. Having a single mom and the complex relationships in this novel gave the survival element some fresh and complex threads to work with. It did make me think about what I would do to protect my children in a natural disaster. A recommended read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dante's Peak multiplied November 18, 2013
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Think of mixing "Dante's Peak" with "The day After Tomorrow", throw in a dose of "Clan of the Cave Bear", then you have this story. Very nicely written, some of the language I could have done without, but sometimes necessary to pen a good story. Not overloaded with action or thrills, just the right amount. Had a hard time visualizing parts of the scenery, people, places.

Could almost imagine this happening today to the world just to say Mother Nature and God are still in control of our lives and want us to do better with ourselves and each other. Gives you something to think about should this type of natural disaster happen today. Could we survive on our own with out modern luxuries like a stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, or even the freezer. Could you make your own shoes from animal skin?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping rush from start to finish! October 15, 2014
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An amazing post-disaster novel of survival, friendship and love. I really enjoyed the author's masterful storytelling style; the plot and character development were accomplished with a great degree of skill. A volcano eruption initiates a chain of disasters that eradicate "civilization"...which is then replaced by a haphazard tribe of strangers who evolve into a close-knit tribe of friends and family. I found the tale riveting -- and in spite of a few errors in grammar I just couldn't put it down! There IS a little twist at the end of the book that some folks might not really like, but I thought it was an interesting take on the typical post-apocalyptic story.

I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting read March 12, 2014
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This is a thrill ride of a book. An apocalyptic disaster. Survival of a few. Basically a new civilization. How to survive a disaster of this proportion. Vivid and rivetting. I couldn't put it down. Definitely hoping for a sequel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating tale of survival November 29, 2013
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I found this novel entertaining and interesting with its abundance of survival techniques. A small thing that bothered me was that I could not easily feel the passage of time until toward the end--it seemed the characters learned too many things a little too fast.

The author's descriptions were vivid, the romantic scenes well-written and realistic. Ms Moore paid attention to details, which I'm sure required a lot of research. The book's awesome cover would make anyone want to read Savage Dawn--it's eye-catching and draws you in. Oh, and I'm glad Karen Black, the main character, ended up with the right man. I was cheering him on all the way. :-)

Readers won't be disappointed with this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad I didn't pay money for this one!
I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review. Unfortunately, I was unable to plod past the first few chapters (I think I made it all the way to... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Yvonne Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars I was provided with a free copy of this book ...
I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review. If you love disaster books, then this is the book for you. Read more
Published 2 days ago by BbzBee
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
"I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a survival/love/human dynamic story. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Pat Long
4.0 out of 5 stars End Times
This book is what some would term End Times, others apocalyptic. While indeed there is action and adventure, a touch of mystery and some thrill to it I'd label it more Apocalyptic... Read more
Published 7 days ago by You can call me Lynn
2.0 out of 5 stars Savage Disappointment
I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review. I tried, I really wanted to like this book. The first few chapters had potential and I felt hopeful. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Mariam Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars a good after the disaster book
a good after the disaster book. They do not know the scope of the damages. Their story consists of several people who decided to take a nice trip to a lake for the weekend. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carol S. Bradley
3.0 out of 5 stars Savage dawn by lazer
I was waiting for more when this story ended, but it still ended well. I enjoyed the flow and story line. What would I be able to do in similar situations comes to mind. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lazer
2.0 out of 5 stars There were no happy, devoted couples to show that much needed feeling...
Savage Dawn was very disappointing. A well rounded character is very important to a story. Moore unfortunately took that too far. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read.
It was an interesting plot. Not sure I was as absorbed by it as I have ben with others I have read.
Published 6 months ago by BillCW
3.0 out of 5 stars I give it three
I give it three stars because it seem for what I read that is to be well written. I don't want to ruin the story for others. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Meow
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More About the Author

Inge Moore has been writing since grade school. Her short stories have been published in numerous literary and other magazines and have been broadcast on radio. She received First Prize in the 1986 Annual Writers' Digest Short Fiction Competition, out of thousands of entrants.

Moore received her undergraduate and graduate training in creative writing at the University of Alberta, working with such writers as Governor General's Award Winner, Rudy Wiebe.

On a more personal note, she has lived in Austria, England, and in several areas of Canada including the Northwest Territories. Currently she resides in Fort Erie, Ontario. She enjoys nature, horses, art, reading, and, of course, writing.


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