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The Island - Part 2 (Fallen Earth) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Stark
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Book Description

The Fever exploded across the U.S. and the world. Hour by hour the news grew worse. The virus was spreading at a bewildering pace, killing so fast that estimates had to be constantly revised. Even worse, it appeared to be mutating to an even deadlier form.

Stranded on Portsmouth Island after the President instituted martial law, William Hill found himself fighting to survive even though he had come to the island to die. The old village offered shelter against the storms and the coming winter. The sea offered food. Life should have been simple.

It wasn’t. He hadn’t counted on the old woman, or the odd little boy she brought with her. He hadn’t expected to provide for nearly a dozen people.

He wasn’t prepared for the evil that came to the island. William Hill had never been afraid of the dark. He never had reason to.

He did now. Not only had the evil come.

It knew his name.

Product Details

  • File Size: 383 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,114 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Silly/Crazy Twist on a Thriller type story November 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Partial Spoiler Alert!
First, do know that I'm usually not the kind of person to post spoliers of a book. Second, this book could of been way better (my opinion)! Third, it took the craziest unbelivably stupid twist: demon imps, spirits, trolls, etc.!
Unbelievable! I started reading this because of the title, cover, & reviews of the first book. Did some research & saw that I could download the first 4 books then pay a very small amount for the final book. Seemed like a great bargin for me at the time. Not so after reading part 2. (Note: I only rated this a 3, because it was good up until he talked with the little imp that was eating Zachery & ended terribly with talk about who would end up with who [relationship hookups]). I got the thriller vibe when reading part 1, so was eager to continue part 2. Thought I stubbled upon a great find, but it turned out to be a dud in part 2.
It took on some weird twists after like the 3rd chapter in & then it just nose~dived. You already know some how the little boy is tied into knowing whats going on, but the answers revealed aren't enough to give insight to anything; much less want to continue on & finish the series & to think I convinced myself because of book 1 that this was worth my time! PLEASE let the remaining parts be better!
Somehow I have to continue because I always/sometimes finish a series that starts off like this. Great beginning, distressing part 2...praying for the weridness to end in part 3! Please let the good reading from part 1 to restart in 3; but very doubtful! Pushing myself onward to part 3.....
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The second is better than the first August 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read the first book in this series but chose to write a review after I read the second book because it did not yet have a review. If you have read the reviews for the first book you will see that many have said the author is too descriptive. I agree but the author curtailed that with the second book in the series. While I enjoyed the first book the second is much more enjoyable as it finally gets to the meat of the story. This is an apocalyptic tale and one may have to suspend their disbelief in the unknown/unusual to enjoy the book. The author knows how to write an entertaining tale without all those pesky grammatical errors you find with self published Kindle books. From what I understand the author is editing his own work. To be honest, I am amazed that he is able to do this so well. I was never drawn out of the tale by a lack of editing. I will be reading the next book in the series and hope that it follows the trend of being better than the last. Even if it doesn't I'm sure it will still be enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If this is a book on dragons then i got suckered December 1, 2012
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Chapter 8 is where the first creature appears. William bullies a 6 year old and his grandmother to TALK. What they know of the kid's premonitions will keep everyone safe. Good thing a survivalist has guns besides food and a dune buggy. Not my kind of book
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The Island - Part 2 is the second book in the horror/thriller series, 'Fallen Earth' by author Michael Stark. This Kindle e-book was a 353 Kb download (approx. 98 printed pages) and was free at the time of writing this review.

Spoilers (general theme)

It was called 'The Fever' and it struck hard and fast, going from a few isolated cases to a world wide pandemic in a matter of weeks. There was no cure as the entity causing the infection mutated faster than vaccines could be developed.
William Hill, our hero, decides to take his boat to an island off the North Carolina coast with the hope of surviving as long as he could and maybe, just maybe still be alive if the disease ever burnt itself out. There he meets several other stranded people.
But the island he chose turns out to be as deadly as the infection they are now all trying to escape.

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Some thoughts on "The Island" Part 2...

The Pros:
1.) a tense and exciting apocalyptic horror story... well written and deftly told.

2.) further character development of the people stranded on the island along with descriptions of their surroundings is expertly done... without making it read like 'fill'. There is an art to making the quiet moments almost as interesting to read as the action events.

3.) a couple of extremely tense and well done scenes that detail our hero's first encounter with some of the 'unpleasantries' that await our group of naive survivors. Chilling and goose-bump material!

The Cons: (a couple of picky items)
1.a) cover art... I still can't make out what is in the water behind the flying creature. Driving me nuts.
1.b) cover art... each book has the same cover.
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3.0 out of 5 stars This one was a little too much horror for my taste. October 1, 2014
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I decided these books were too scary for me from the "evil" aspect. Now I lasted through the entire Tower series by Stephen King -- and it's probably my favorite book series of all time -- but this was just getting too grisly and evil... that's the only way I know to put it. I don't want that in my brain last thing at night, which is often when I read. It is well written, and the author is a good story teller, no doubt about that. If you like this genre, though, you'll probably enjoy it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 27 days ago by azziebakk
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting quick read
I would recommend this 2nd book in the series too anyone who read the 1st. The characters are well developed interesting, story line moves at a fast pace, and ending leaves you... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by F. Coombs
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Good read. Interesting characters and detailed description of the surrounding landscape. Suspenseful scary intriguing recommend it to anyone. Has it all
Published 3 months ago by Mary T. Vinagro
5.0 out of 5 stars No time......
Well, Mr. Stark can spin a story. My mind is already wondering, what next? This is a great read. The cast of characters is becoming more fleshed out, while you wonder.... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Barbara McKinley
5.0 out of 5 stars much better than anything written by Stephen King - don't get ...
Fast and action packed with so much detail that the writer had my head spinning. Much, much better than anything written by Stephen King - don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Leanette Tarpley
4.0 out of 5 stars The Island (Part 2) = a good read too
This book continues along the same lines as the first book in the series BUT with a new twist added. Didn't want to put it down ... Read more
Published 4 months ago by txvolfan
4.0 out of 5 stars Book 1 was good, Book 2 and 3 had me sitting on ...
Book 1 was good, Book 2 and 3 had me sitting on the edge of my seat biting my nails! - very good!
Published 4 months ago by Renee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 4 months ago by DIANNE
4.0 out of 5 stars Good survivalist story amongst the zombie-creating mythical creatures
Good book but the installment plan drives me nuts. Good survivalist story amongst the zombie-creating mythical creatures. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Trying to figure out when I started writing is like trying to decide when I started walking. The stories have always been there, rummaging around in my mind. Some went on paper. Most didn't. I wrote my first novel when I was 22. Thankfully, I left it to the dustbin of history where it shall always remain.

Imagine the grin, yes, it was that bad.

I landed what some writers would consider a dream job in my thirties. Playing with wind chimes led me to my first publication, a how-to piece on building and tuning wind chimes that was featured in Popular Woodworking. That article drove a series of freelancing efforts and took me to the office of a local newspaper. I spent the next few years roaming forests and streets as their freelance outdoors reporter. I panned gold. I followed hobos and street preachers. I hung out with witches and took a trip with a man confined to a wheelchair in order to give readers an insight into just how difficult life could be.

As for influences on my latest story, The Island, that one has been up there banging away in my head for a long time. Parts of it were told at bedtime. Though honestly, those who heard the parts wouldn't recognize them in the story. By the time we get to the second book in this series, they will find some recognizable moments. They'll also probably be upset that the adventure turned into something of a horror story.

Ahh, well, most of them are old enough now to read it for what it is.

I grew up in North Carolina, which is why the story is set there. I've been to exotic parts of the world, many countries, and most states. None of them I know as well as the one I called home for most of my life. It makes it easy to write about it, and the people in it.

I hope you enjoy the stories.


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