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Series: The Remnant #3
Published by Harvest House Publishers on July 1st 2017
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Suspense
Before Dawn, What Dangers Lurk in the Darkness?
For nine months, ever since a devastating solar flare caused a complete failure of the electrical grid, Shelby Sparks and her diabetic son, Carter, have been living at the ranch of Shelby's ex-high school sweetheart, Max Berkman.
Mostly insulated from the chaos surrounding them, Shelby and Max discover that the Texas government has fled the capitol and is barely maintaining control of the state. The governor needs volunteers to search for the new federal government, but no one knows exactly where it might be located--if it even still exists--or what perils await those brave enough to take on the mission.
Compelled by Carter's desperate need for insulin and their God-given sense of duty, Shelby and Max answer the governor's call and set out on a treacherous 600-mile journey, where they will experience the terrifying effects of unrestrained anarchy. If they have the faith and fortitude necessary to reach their destination, what will they find when they get there?
In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America is left teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a new and vastly different reality.
Do you ever have a moment when you finish a book and you find that you have a lack of words to adequately describe how you feel? I’m struggling with how to explain the loss that I feel in saying goodbye to these characters. I’m really not ready to let them go. I wanted to keep journeying with them.
Light of Dawn is the conclusion to The Remnant series, written by Vannetta Chapman. This series is a believable dystopian series that explores the collapse of society following a solar flare that takes out the power grid across the world.
It’s your typical post-apocalyptic chaos you’d expect in dystopian fiction so why am I struggling with expressing my feelings?
I don’t want to ruin this story for you and perhaps I’m saying too much. But, this book explores the idea of finding happiness in whatever situation that you’re in. I appreciate that the author didn’t tie everything up with a neat little bow and make everything right. I don’t want to give spoilers but how many times do you read a book and everything is resolved and perfect and the characters find some semblance of happiness when the source of their conflict is resolved.What if things don’t get better? What if they cannot? Shouldn’t one strive to put their trust and happiness in God in spite of their circumstances?
These characters touched my heart. I felt their fears, their losses, and their love. I followed them through their darkest moments and watched them emerge with a stronger faith in God and love for one another.
I’ve just one big problem with this series and that is that I’m done with it. It’s over. I don’t want to say goodbye to Shelby, Max, and the rest of the remnant. I’m just not ready and I’m not sure if I ever will be.