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- Print Length: 628 pages
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- Publisher: Caveman Worldwide; 1 edition (December 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019X3W7GO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,558 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Seamus Chronicles Books 1-4: Annihilation, Evacuation, Colonization & Confrontation Kindle Edition
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I can't remember when I disliked the main protagonist as much as I disliked Seamus. An utterly arrogant, self-centered, spoiled prick of a teenager who thinks the entire world revolves around himself. Constantly berates his younger brother; his dad (and everybody else) is an idiot, he knows everything about everything, thinks everybody must defer to him but is incapable of normal human interaction.
He's a sociopath.
This series is full of more holes than a block of Swiss cheese.
Spoilers below -----------------------------------------
Evil military deploys virus to kill off mankind (why?) but there is a vaccine that saves a handful of "scientists" ... because they are "smart". Smarter and more valuable than everybody else in the world. Seamus and his family are included. Seamus is a "genius" doncha know.
In order to reboot planet earth because of the virus, they (scientists) decide that they must nuke it in order to eradicate a human specific virus and cause a nuclear winter. They (scientists) will of course escape in their C5 Galaxy cargo planes to another planet/galaxy. If there are no more humans left to harbor the virus, why kill off every other form of life on earth?
Seamus' father quickly learns how to fly a Cessna 182 and immediately graduates to a Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a 4 engine military cargo plane, so he can fly alone and unassisted to Antarctica to rescue some "scientists" there. He does this without incident. An 18,000 mile round trip in an airplane with a 2000 mile range.
Meanwhile Seamus invents his perpetual energy/warp drive machine so they can hook up a couple to some Lockheed C5 Galaxies that just happen to be lying around. Oh, and dad flies the 182 to Texas to pick up the NASA space plane for good measure.
They load up all the aircraft with their survival goodies and warp off into the universe. After stops at some undesirable planets, they crash onto a suitable one. None of the "aircraft" are flyable (forgot to gas 'em up?) so their resemblance to gliders is minimal and they crash into a shallow lake.
All throughout this adventure Seamus continues to save the day with his brilliance, insight and pure genius. He's still a prick.
They manage to survive the "landing", some of them, and set about establishing a colony with the gear they brought along which is mostly Pop Tarts and bottled water. No sign of a shovel, rake, or any sort of farming tools. (Lets farm our new home with a sharp stick 'cause we are scientists.) Oh, and guns are evil and dangerous, and we will make friends with and "observe" all the wildlife and aliens if there are any.
Seamus is so politically "green" that he can't stand to see any trees cut down for shelter because he doesn't want to ruin the new planet like the nasty humans did to the old one. Remember they NUKED earth on their way out.
In order to boot up Seamus' dark energy generators they need external power first. Woops. Forgot some solar panels. They did remember a Schwinn exercise bike which they tap into.
I had to finish this joke just to see how many people lived at the end and if they ran into some aliens. A few.
25 cents per book. Cheap laughs.
After reading the first book, I immediately downloaded the entire set and read in just a few days because I was so interested in what happened next.
If you enjoy post apocalyptic stories, sci-fi and adventure - you will not be disappointed!
Evacuation (The Seamus Chronicles #2) - I gave this 2nd book 3 stars because here's where purchasing 4 books at once comes to bite you a bit. In this 2nd book of the series Seamus pulls a rabbit out of a hat and invents space travel via I-don't-know-what to get the remaining 20 odd people left on earth to another planet. Really? Also, I kept thinking - 20-ish people, how long until the human race is so inbred it dies out anyway, now matter where they end up? Anyway, since I own the other books, I went ahead and read the next one to see where the story went.
Colonization (The Seamus Chronicles #3) - Gave this one 3 stars as well because I felt like I slogged through it. I was definitely not enamored with the story line (or the main character anymore), but felt obligated to find out how it all ends. There's so much strife among the 20-odd colonists that I wanted to slap everyone and send them to bed.
Confrontation (The Seamus Chronicles #4) - This last book got only 3 stars also because I doubt I'll be rereading this series. The actions by the military members of the colonists just made me mad and they lost 3 or 4 people, so now I wonder even more about inbreeding for the ones that are left... I don't know the whole story line just seems kinda pointless