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Breakers (Book 1) by [Robertson, Edward W.]
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In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.

When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn't the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way.

Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job--and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

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BREAKERS is the first book in the post-apocalyptic Breakers series, which is now complete.

About the Author

Ed's short fiction has appeared in a few dozen magazines and anthologies, including AE and Fantastique Unfettered. In addition to the Breakers novels, he's the author of the epic fantasy series The Cycle of Arawn. Born in the Pacific Northwest, he currently lives in the LA area with his fiancee. As with all authors, he has the mandatory two dogs and one cat.

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Every time I finish a Breakers book (just downloaded Relapse Book 7), the author always asks that I leave a review. Well, this time I'm doing it and I'm putting it on Book 1 so anyone unfamiliar with the series can take note.

I have read a significant number of EOTWAWKI books and I would have to rate this series at the top. Edward Robertson is a gifted writer who builds great characters and stories. The action is superb, the tension is exactly right, and his attention to detail and authenticity relative to people simply trying to survive is addictive. I am a stickler for continuity and credibility. If the facts don't line up, it's hard for me to remain engaged. But the Breakers series has never let me down.

Each story line stands on its own and it is wonderful to have such strong characters weaving their way through the various books. I am a full-fledged gut sister and I can't wait to dig into Book 7. Thank you Edward Robertson for being so very good at what you do!
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Mr. Robertson does have the potential to be a quality author. He has a good ability with the definition of characters and, at times, his prose reads in a highly poetic manner. That being said, however, he has a dire need to develop a somewhat believable and rational plot line. His tale went very well until he decided to take us on a trip that entailed gigantic soft-shelled crabs as not only being the causal factors for the world wide plague but are now entering the Earth's atmosphere in a mountainous sized space ship. How did they originally spread the virus if they weren't here initially? How does a crab-like creature operate a space ship? If they only hovered over LA, was the rest of the world affected? How do you maneuver a hot-air balloon to safely land on an alien space craft? If these aliens are smart enough to spread a world-wide plague and travel through inter-stellar space, why are they as dumb as rocks in the finale and could seem to get out of their own way?
Please, Mr. Robertson take the time to think your next novel through to the end before sitting before a keyboard. You simply cannot make up a believable tale as you are in the process of writing it. You do have a writing talent that should not be shrouded by a story that contains more flaws than a three year old's finger-painting............
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This was a very enjoyable book. The story begins with a flu-like plague that decimates the earth's population, and this is followed-up with an invasion by aliens who had unleashed the disease in order to destroy our ability to defend ourselves. I liked that the story concentrates on two main characters, one in L.A. and one in New York, although they eventually meet up. It's easier to get to know them, follow their adventures and develop sympathy for their losses than if the book took a wide-ranging view of the invasion. We don't know much about the aliens, which are described as giant crab-like creatures who may or may not be collecting humans to eat them. One of the few weak aspects of the story is that the aliens and their technology is too easy to resist, especially by a handful of survivors that, while smart and resourceful, aren't drawn as scientific or military experts. Despite that, over-all the book is well-written and the story moves forward without dragging through any long, descriptive passages. Although an alien invasion isn't exactly an original topic for a book, this one manages to be entertaining and leaves the reader eager to read on in the series.
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Our fascination with post-apocalyptic fiction is in itself fascinating. We have imagined our world's end in a wide variety of creative ways. Here Robertson breathes new life into the alien invasion scenario. Breakers is part of a three novel series and now there is a novella set at the beginning of the first novel. This first outing was highly entertaining and given I bought the entire series for $0.99, it is an amazing value. The book is a great escape to a scary new world and Robertson shows glimmers of strong writing not often found in the volume of work in this genre, "Smoke rose from Los Angeles County. They crossed the mountains to the east. Walt's impatience rose with the smoke. Its particles contained timbers and curtains, roof-tar and bedsheets, but also, no doubt, the aerosolized remains of human beings." I am looking forward to the two sequels that I intend to read with a potent libation and roaring fire (the latter composed of wood only).
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The BEST dystopian saga since The Stand if not BETTER. Actually, I enjoyed the first three episodes more than The Stand, believe it or not!
I got the first 3 in this series on a super duper promo the author was running or something. I cracked the virtual spine of this book and for almost two weeks I got little sleep. I read at bedtime for novels.

Great plot- it's believable to me. The characters are incredibly well rounded. Plot line is great. Just give part 1 a half hour and you won't be able to stop... I didn't. What a fantastic story told with great talent!

I'm not saying anything more than this other than I'm glad my cc has room so I can get books 4, 5 and whatever to finish this epic tale.
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