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- File size : 2257 KB
- Publication date : September 22, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 92 pages
- ASIN : B08JVM5TQ9
- Publisher : Madness Heart Press; 1st edition (September 22, 2020)
- Lending : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #914,851 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is so much that happens in this short novella, but for something so short, there is a great deal of depth. The brother and sister on a mission is just one part of the plot that never loses it’s way, but follows more the philosophy written on page 57 (of the Kindle edition):
“This was no world for heroes. Perhaps it never had been. It was only a place for anarchists.”
Nobody in this book is really a nice guy; there are just characters that you are rooting for more than others. At the end of the day, the ones that succeed are the ones that can be the most ruthless. And there are times when the character conflict is so great that you almost forget that as soon as the victor in the fighting steps outside, they have to deal with being killed by dinosaurs. This makes for a great, cinematic story that should be read by anyone who loves dinosaur destruction and/or garbage people doing garbage things.
Author Lucas Mangum wields an extreme Earth shaking writing style. He resurrects ancient beasts as well as unidentifiable species believed to be extinct for many years. Pterodactyl, raptors and prehistoric arachnids begin ravishing terrain and obliterating survivors by means of bloody carnage. Elements such as unusual predators, parallel dimensions and a picturesque view of what the world has become advances the plot with racing speed. Mangum’s ability to paint a color coded carnage canvas for the reader is impressive. A great example of this is a band of marauding women laying complete waste to anyone or anything that comes in contact with them resulting in a wake of rotted remains. Not since the pages of adult illustrated Heavy Metal Magazine has there been such female savagery. As the anarchy unfolds the reader receives the added bonus of never knowing a characters fate of salvation or damnation.
I would love to see a continuation or maybe the beginning of an on going mythos of this New Dark Age Lucas Mangum has created. His consistent fresh ideas and capability of keeping the reader engaged makes Extinction Peak a Horror Bookworm five star recommendation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
That’s right, dinosaur apocalypse! Rampaging raptors! Flights of pterodactyls! Immense herbivores flattening everything in their path! T-Rexes! Giant snakes! Society might have been prepared for, or at least less surprised by, zombies or a pandemic or something like that. Nobody had dinosaurs on their bingo cards.
Between the initial sinkhole devastation and dinos on the loose, it’s no wonder civilization pretty much instantly collapses, leaving scattered groups of survivors. Among them, Deandra and her sleazeball brother Johnny, holed up in their basement bunker. He’s about the last person on earth she’d want to be stuck with, but there they are, until Johnny hatches a plan to take advantage of the chaos to loot a senator’s nearby mansion.
Stocked up on weapons, they get on a Harley and head out, dodging or fighting off anything that tries to have them for lunch. Thing is, though, as is often the case in these scenarios, the dinosaurs end up playing a background threat to their fellow humans, who, with the polite societal veneers stripped away, prove to be the real monsters.
Personally, I would’ve preferred even more dino-chompy, but the senator in his stronghold with his guards and his fondness for making women fight gladiator-style makes things quite fun too. Likewise the roving band of badass babes with a tank.
But yeah, big budget blockbuster of wild action, absolute destruction, brutal battles, and rip-snorting carnage? Make some popcorn and settle in for a good time!