Apr 20, 2013
Precipice: The Beginning Review
Published: November 2012
It wasn't the first time Lieutenant Travis Daniels had been far from his wife and son. Leading an elite team on countless missions, dodging death at every turn-it was what he was trained to do. And returning to his family was always his driving force... but this time might be different. Imprisoned for an unsanctioned intrusion into a hot zone, Travis and his elite team took a deal to assist in the colonization of Mars to evade the death penalty. While stationed there, Travis' only source of sanity were the brief video conversations he was allowed with his family. When the last transmission received showed choppy images of the city in darkness and blurs of humanoid creatures running through the streets, Travis and his team must decide to either stay on Mars or find a way back to his family-unknowing of the hell that Earth has become.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
I have become a fan of Kevin J. Howard ever since I read Faithful Shadow. But I have to say that this book took me for a ride! After a cruise ship is swallowed into the sea by something, the Earth is doomed for extinction. Meanwhile, a million miles above Earth, an elite team of a chosen few are trying to colonize Mars while battling fierce storms and living alone in their cells. But what is happening on Mars is nowhere near as bad as what is happening back on Earth.
The Earth opens up, and lets out these creatures that seem to have a pack mentality, with smaller creatures scouting, and the bigger ones killing everyone. Daniels' wife, Annie, must not only protect their only child, Logan, but she must also protect her best friend, her daughter, and an orphaned child, whose parents were killed by the creatures. As the world is going haywire, the facility on Mars is close to a mutiny.
This was a ride of a read! I raced through the pages, wondering if they're going to make it or what was going to happen on Mars. Each character is strong in their own way, whether they are drunk with power or fueled by wanting to stay alive. It is a great book to read, especially for those who are fans of horror. The book ends abruptly, leaving you wanting more. I wish I could read the next book now!
You can purchase Precipice: The Beginning by Kevin J. Howard on Amazon for $21.56. There is almost a Kindle version available.
I was NOT compensated for this review. I received a FREE copy of Precipice: The Beginning to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.