received my advance copy of Liberators by James Wesley,
Rawles, retired to the west deck with a Blue Moon adult
beverage and a Cohiba. I was easily immersed in his
words and by the end of the weekend I was hoping for
another installment by Rawles, and soon.
Rawles' first installment in this series,
, was the novel that lead us to a life
of committed Preppers. Patriots is not only
entertaining but informative. Patriots was the
first of four subsequent novels surrounding a collapse
event that affects the entire landscape of the planet.
These novels, while generally unrelated, are generally
presented in the same time frame with the characters
crossing paths. While it is not necessary to read them
in order as they are written as stand alone stories, I
would take them up in the following order:
A hoity toity reviewer of an author's fictional work will talk
about things like "genre", "metaphysical techniques", "stylism". I'm a Prepper,
not James Wood at The New Yorker. Liberators
is excellent Prepper
Fiction. Rawles' storytelling skills comes from vast knowledge and experience.
Carrying forward the style he established in Patriots, Liberators
is a novel that you will enjoy as well as expands your knowledge.
The general storyline of Liberators features two primary
groups of characters as they deal with global collapse and the aftermath,
including an invasion of North America by the United Nations. One group,
comprised of an older couple and their daughters, reside in Canada on a remote
ranch. The other group is a Virgina based family with a bug out plan wrought
As is true with his other novels, Rawles represents the
challenges these groups face in a realistic way. Levels of preparedness plays a
big factor and that is why I enjoy his books. As a prepper, you can place
yourself in the shoes of the characters and realize that you have not thought of
everything. This is where Rawles' excels:
A Very Real Worldwide Threat - TEOTWAWKI
Real families facing not unexpected challenges after TEOTWAWKI
The words resonating so that you get to preppin'!