Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review ~ Alexandria by John Kaden

Alexandria
by John Kaden

Synopsis from Amazon
Centuries after the collapse of civilization, in a quiet village at the heart of the redwood forest, a tyrannical cult is plotting a massacre. The adults are murdered and the children are stolen away in cages while their homes burn around them. They are taken to the Nezran Temple and taught to be like their captors. The rewards, they are told, will be endless. Two childhood sweethearts, Jack and Lia, must make a vital decision--

Should they struggle to fit in -- or fight to escape?

A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sets them on an unexpected course. What follows is a wild adventure down the ruins of the old California coast, through wasteland and woodland, as they go searching for the legendary Alexandria.

Join them in this dark, apocalyptic saga that sets the rusted gears of history turning again.


My Review
Rating 3 out of 5 stars

This is a good book if you enjoy post apocalyptic world stories.  The story follows Jack and Lia, two kids who along with other children from their tribe are left as orphans when another tribe kills all the parents and takes the children to the Nezra.  The Nezra is a temple of people who follow a false king.  Although the people of Nezra seem like a peaceful group, they believe that tribes from outside their temple will bring the wrath of fire back upon the earth.  They steal the children and brainwash them into their way of life.  As the years go by, Jack and Lia escape to find out what really happened to the earth and discover the truth about the so-called King of Nezra.

The story had a lot of details and the author's writing is very descriptive, but at times I felt the story drag a little bit with to many details.  Overall the story is good and I would recommend it to my friends.

Buy Link:  Amazon

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