Wednesday, 23 October 2013

"The Remaining: Refugees" by D.J. Molles

Title: The Remaining: Refugees
Author: D.J. Molles
Publisher: Orbit

Book Three of The Remaining


He has fought the fight, and run the race.

But the enemies never stop coming, and the race has no finish line.

It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge of establishing Camp Ryder as a hub of safety and stability in the region. But not everyone agrees with Lee’s mission…or his methods. Growing tensions between camp leadership are coming to a head, and as Lee struggles amid the dissention and controversy, new revelations about the infected threaten to destroy everything he has worked for.


By the end of book two, Captain Lee Harden, one of 48 coordinators, has established he can be trusted. Book three picks up the story three months after the end of book two. Dissention is in Camp Ryder with two sub groups not wanting to accept the way the world is and challenging Captain Harden's mission.

Throughout the book, we learn more of what is happening in the United States through the arrival of various new refugees to Camp Ryder. One of these is a CDC scientist who was studying FURY, and was rescued by one of the coordinators. The coordinator dies and charges him with locating Captain Harden with vital information.

Later in the book another coordinator turns up with disturbing news of the new government, and the fact that Captain Lee Harden is now a "non-viable asset". Without wanting to give away the story, Lee's life is on the line....


At 375 pages, this book took me about 8 hours to finish. I am not sure I am completely happy where the story is going, (pregnant zombies being killed, hence a lower rating), but as the storytelling is great, I will see what book four brings.

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

"The Remaining: Aftermath" by D.J. Molles

Title: The Remaining: Aftermath
Author: D.J. Molles
Publisher: Orbit

Book Two of The Remaining


Nothing has gone according to plan.

To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable.

Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.


By the end of book one, Captain Lee Harden, one of 48 coordinators, has rescued a mother (Angela) and her daughter (Abby) and a young lad (Sam). They end up at Camp Ryder, a refugee camp located in a Ryder Truck compound 3 miles south west of Angier in North Carolina.

He offers the leader (Bus) of the compound help, but shortly after their arrival, a gang of criminals/miscreants cuts the wire into the compound and lets some infested in. This results in the death of a young girl, and Harden is soon blamed for being in league with 'Milo', the leader of the gang. His task then starts, not only to get the compound supplies, but also to get their trust.

Heading out to one of his supply caches, Harden finds a preacher and his flock camping outside of the bunker, he gives them aid and the directions to reach Camp Ryder. On the way back to camp, Harden and a few of the Ryder refugees detour to Smithfield in search of one of the refugee's sister. 'Milo' has his own plans for Harden, and things get interesting....


At 296 pages, this book took me about 6 hours to finish. Once again the story is well written and keeps you enthralled for the whole journey. I can't wait to see what is in store for Harden and the Camp Ryder refugees in book three.

Rating: 5/5