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Morningside Fall: Legends of the Duskwalker Paperback – April 29, 2014
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"Jay Posey creates a vivid and mesmerizing world whose characters are so real and so flawed that you’ll recognize them immediately. An unforgettable read.”
– Peter Telep, Co-author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Against All Enemies
“I couldn’t have wished for a better sequel.”
– The Book Plank
“Posey has constructed a really unique world, one that steps to the side of the usual zombie tropes and provides an apocalypse that’s at once unfathomable, but also believable. That’s no mean feat.”
– SF Crow’s Nest
“What really drew me to this book was the mix of elements. It’s post-apocalyptic. It’s a western in styling. It’s science fiction–sometimes rather hard science fiction. It’s a bit of a fantasy, too. The blend of fantastical elements with the science fiction ones, which are in turn harnessed to the western post-apocalyptic setting is a matter of brilliance on Posey’s part.”
– On Writing
“Morningside Falls is a clever, unexpected take on a digitally enhanced post-apocalyptic world.”
– Never To Be Told
“You never know whether book #2 will be as good as book #1. Rest easy – although Morningside Fall has to take a different tone because of story development I feel its every bit as good as Three and it makes me anxious to read book #3! Mr Posey, I’m ready for the next installment!”
– Popcorn Reads
“The author’s writing style was still as top notch as ever. The characters are setting back out into the waste, and what isn’t fun about seeing people struggle against whatever odds a post apocalyptic world and nasty baddies can throw at them?”
– Not Yet Read
"The overall atmosphere of Morningside Fall was one of tense, edge-of-your-seat terror. Posey knows how to convey suspense, and he put his characters in danger over and over again, which left my pulse pounding and my heart racing. This is science fiction, but like the best SF, it’s also horror.
– Books, Bones & Buffy
“This is the follow-up to the book Three, which was by far one of my best reads of last year, and this one is taking its spot as my favourite read for this year.”
– Krazy Kiwi
“Morningside Fall is everything a sequel should be.”
– After The Last Day
About the Author
Jay Posey is a narrative designer, author, and screenwriter. Currently employed as Senior Narrative Designer at Red Storm Entertainment, he's spent about 8 years writing and designing for Tom Clancy's award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises. He started in the video game industry in 1998, and has been writing professionally for over a decade. A contributing author to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Jay has lectured at conferences, colleges, and universities, on topics ranging from basic creative writing skills to advanced material specific to the video game industry. The author lives in Durham, NC.
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That absence made this a frustrating reading experience for me. The world building was taken to the next level, the threat of the Weir was far better explored, and we finally get something of a primary antagonist in the final portions of the book. In addition, the writing was just as solid as it was in the first book, contributing to an enhancement of the overall atmosphere. There really was a lot to enjoy and appreciate here, but Wren is no Three, and that's a very big 'but' indeed.
I didn't like Wren much in the first book, and I didn't come to like him any better here. He's too innocent, too precocious, and too vulnerable. I wasn't necessarily looking for him to stand up and become a hero, but I was hoping he would serve some purpose other than to be the typical kid who needs to be rescued. He just rubs me the wrong way, leaving me exasperated and anxious to move on to the next scene that doesn't center on him. As for his mother, I really liked the darkness and the edge of Cass in the first book, but at lot of that seems blunted here. Sadly, it seems as if she's just not as interesting without Three there to challenge her on a personal and intellectual level.
It's not a bad read, and the last 100 or so pages are worth sticking it out for, but it was a long, slow, difficult read getting to that point. I found myself skimming in places, and getting tired of all the walk-on auditions to replace Three as Wren's guardian. Morningside Fall definitely suffers from middle-book syndrome, adding to the issue of trying to replace a protagonist, but it ends with enough promise to make a third book a likely-to-read, if not quite a must-read.
Morningside Fall is the sequel to the absolutely amazing post apocalyptic book, Three. It was strong, edgy and had a kick ass, no holds barred, main character with a soft spot. Not only did Three not go in the direction that I expected, it blew me away with how immersed I became in the world and the main character named Three. The ending was shocking and fantastic so much so that I raved and raved about it and maybe I even amped myself up a bit much for the second book.
With that, moving onto Morningside Fall I had specific expectations and a direction in which I thought things were going to go. Let's say I was wrong. *smacks the whammy on herself* That teaches me to hypothesize and start throwing down cement in my thoughts where it doesn't belong. I shouldn't get ahead of myself. That was totally my own fault, bad naughty reader thinking you know what's best. But what pray tell were my wild fantasies?
Holding out for a Hero
I thought perhaps we would have a big time lapse into the future and see the characters somewhat more aged. Ok who am I kidding - I thought I would get to see WREN, more aged, specifically as an adult in all his kick ass glory, with his oddball powers strengthened and him just being the new lead man. Man being the key word there. Well within the first chapter you learn this isn't to be the case (so hey that's not a spoiler, so don't start moaning). Alas, Wren is still a kid and I didn't have that hero I was hoping for.
Into the wastelands they wander
The author's writing style was still as top notch as ever. The characters are setting back out into the waste, and what isn't fun about seeing people struggle against whatever odds a post apocalyptic world and nasty baddies can throw at them? I still found the world and Weir utterly fascinating but there was a smidge of punch lacking in this one that made the first one a complete win win with me. Strange things are happening with the Weir - small signs of change that we saw towards the end of Three are now really come out to play. They aren't acting the way everyone have always expected, but then hey Cass should have been somewhat of a clue about that too right? Ultimately it was that my momentum and interest didn't peak until 2/3rds of the way into it and I think if that would have happened say 100 pages into the book it would have kicked things up a notch for me on the enjoyment scale.
The innocence of a child...
While I like Wren as a character I didn't enjoy spending as much time with him in this book as I did the first book. Why? Because in the first book there was Three and he was to me the main focus. Where as here Wren is more of the main focus and I just couldn't seem to wrap my interest around him. He's an innocent and he's a child, a young child, and when it boils down to it I don't usually want to read about a child. I read young adult fiction quite frequently. So of course I enjoy it but having the focus be on a kid as much as it was I didn't find myself as gripped to the book as I was the previous one. In a similar but completely different fashion there was a disconnect between myself and his mother Cass. She was always an interesting character in the first novel but I never attached to her personally, for reason that they she was a junkie, and so then going into Morningside Fall she was already at a disadvantage with me, even though she wasn't really the same person anymore. Luckily there are some other characters that are introduced that spice things up.
Overall, Morningside Fall was still a really good read and I would definitely recommend it to those that enjoyed Three but with a cautionary note that you'll be getting a very different vibe with this one. I believe this is going to be a trilogy and that might have partly to do with my reaction. I find that I tend to have trouble with second books in a trilogy for some reason. But hey, I still definitely look forward to what comes next.
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This book far surpassed the first in most areas.Read more
I like Jay Posey's writing.