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Legacy of Ruin (Nuclear Sunset) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 8, 2014
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As Post-Apocalyptic settings go, the Nuclear Sunset series has itself waist deep in the radiological weird and unusual. It's quite pulpy, with some solid action-adventure tropes that hint at 'Buddy Cop' while staying just gritty enough. That's a good thing, I think.
Legacy of Ruin hits a lot of the marks for a good, chewy bit of adventure in a world that comes after the world that was before. Anthropomorphic mutants, various tech levels mixed together, mercenarial behaviors and reluctant heroes, not-quite-friends of circumstances, anachronistic remnants of prior cultures expressed in unusual fashions, and generally weird things strewn about.
At its core, though, you've a sibling bond of a brother-sister combo of pure strain humans (another trope touchstone of the genre) who just want to reunite after an unexpected kidnapping and a shadowy mission.
While the ending felt a bit rushed, it also played true to the strengths of the book, which is that things in a post-apocalyptic world rarely go as planned, they end messy, and conflict is often rushed with an uncanny mix of happenstance and death.
Wherein traditional fantasy often finds adventure over the next hill, post-apocalyptic settings often reward the protagonists with either more antagonists, someone else fit that they're now stuck in the middle of, or a "door kick" from some tentacular thing.
All in all, Legacy of Ruin is an enjoyable bit of adventure from the remnants from a near future world, and if you're a fan of the genre then you could do a lot worse.