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The Retreat (The After Trilogy Book 1) by [St. Clare, Kelly]
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Book 1 of 2 in The After Trilogy (2 Book Series)

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Length: 283 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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The Retreat by Kelly St. Clare is an action packed sci-fi adventure that takes place in the post global warming disaster. Earth's population was no more. Four thousand genetically cultured humans were launched into space on the station Orbitos. They were to begin recolonization when Earth was ready. That is until they were forced to become soldiers to protect Earth from an alien race know as the Critamal. The story begins with a group known as Knot 27; a closely knit unit of five individuals that were considered to be the lowest of the low as far as duties went. During a routine clean up mission of space debris left over from a battle, they find themselves face to face with the enemy's mother ship. Romy, short for Rosemary, is the pilot. Flying by the seat of her pants, she somehow ends up destroying the enemy's mother ship. Just as they are congratulated and are about to dock, something goes wrong and then, while it is drifting, the ship plummets towards Earth and is torn in two as it enters the atmosphere...

Ms. St. Clare does a wonderful job of bringing out the human side of Knot 27's quirky crew of misfits both before and after they reach Earth. The author incorporates a cast of well developed characters, from villains to unlikely heroes, in a world where rules are strictly enforced. Amidst all the chaos of reuniting the group, wondering who they can and can't trust, our author adds a twist to complicate matters even more. Raging hormones and puberty at age 24? The Retreat is the first book of The After Trilogy. It is superbly written and very hard to put down. I can't wait for part 2. Brava!
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You know that feeling when you think you've already seen an author at the best and then you're WRONG?!? I do now.
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Prologue from The Retreat:
     
Had they really just been celebrating mere minutes ago? Romy heard the cries of her knot as they were battered relentlessly.
She was going to die. Her knot was going to die.
Metal screeched and the heat was intense as their craft continued to burn. She could feel the heat even through the padding of her suit. Romy pushed back, gripping her harness tightly as she turned her head away from the scorching fire outside.
The keening of buckling alloy was unbearable,overriding all except the peeling heat. Romy was going to melt alive. Eyes streaming, she squinted through the tiniest of gaps in the flames.
Earth.
Her breath caught as she saw it, truly saw it for the first time. How beautiful their world was. The swirl of blues and greens.
All of this could have been theirs, in time.
The battler let out a splintered scream and all the air was crushed from her as she was hurled to one side. A network of cracks splintered the visor of her helmet with the immense pressure. Her head throbbed, a sharpness stinging at her right temple.
Black edged her vision. Where were the others?
Romy was at the mercy of the descent with no idea of up or down. Her world was blistering pain; her orientation shredded, her calm obliterated. Tears streamed from her eyes until what remained of her sight was blurred beyond use.
Soon it would be over.

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  • File Size: 650 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Publication Date: August 10, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JVN9LCY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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