Title: The Darkest Wnter Author: Lindsey Pouge Series Title: Savage North Chronicles Published:,May 9th 2019 Pages: 494 Format: File Source: Given for an honest review by author as an ARC
Summary: The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began.
A group of orphaned misfits.
The wild lands of the last frontier.
Superhuman abilities, harrowing adventures, and heartbreaking secrets.
Elle – Haunting shadows are nothing new to Elle St. James, she’s been running from them all her life. But since the outbreak spread from the lower forty-eight, new monsters lurk in the darkness. After Elle wakes from The Fever, capable of horrific deeds, she fears she’s one of them. When she stumbles upon four orphans, Elle’s forced to discover what happens when her greatest fear becomes her darkest secret and her only hope of surviving.
Jackson – After the world goes mad and takes his family with it, Jackson decides a bottle of bourbon and the depths of despair are preferable to any semblance of living. But when Jackson wakes from the black hole of oblivion with a gun in his face, he must choose whether he wants to die or fight to find something worth living for.
Brought together under the worst possible circumstances, Elle and Jackson must face the inexplicable realities of the new world. Their past lives are over, and the arctic isn’t all that’s savage anymore.
Reader’s Thoughts: Such an awesome first of a new spin-off series.
The Darkest Winter is the first book of the new Ending Series, The Savage North Chronicles. It takes place in the last frontier of Alaska and parts of the Yukon territory, Canada.
The two main characters are Elle and Jackson. Both characters experienced trauma and together, work through the scars to save and protect 4 orphan children as the world ends.
This book gives you a peek into the Alaska experience. How much people do rely on the land. Especially everyone is dealing with a mystery virus and experiencing new “abilities.”
I was sucked in from page one. Being an Alaska raised girl, this book gave me a taste of home.
The suspense of the illness and the development of each character is spot on. The Savage North Chronicles can be read with The Ending series, or it can be a complete stand alone series.
Great job and I can’t wait for book two!!!
You can purchase The Darkest Winter for Kindle Unlimited for Free or the paperback for $14.99 HERE
Until next time my Dragons!!
** I was asked to write an honest review for this novel. It was not agreed for the review to be positive. I’m not compensated for my reviews.**