Book Feature: Critical Dawn

by Anaiya on June 17, 2014

Critical Dawn

Critical Dawn

From the best-selling authors of First Activation and The Techxorcist Series.

Some mysteries should stay buried.

Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th Century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.

A centuries old plan unfolds.

Pippa, Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they’ve known to protect Earth from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough as this new enemy exacts a plan that will change the course of humankind forever.

Critical Dawn is an apocalyptic ride to the very edge of human existence. Factions will battle for control of the Earth—if they can avoid the threat of extinction.

“Five stars! Epic sci-fi thriller with twists, scares, and non-stop action that’ll have you up ’til dawn!” — David W. Wright co-author of the Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace series.

“Critical Dawn will consume you and not let you go until the very end. This is War of the Worlds if the aliens did not get sick and die, and it’s not just the aliens you have to worry about. Immensely Enjoyable.” — M L Banner, author of Stone Age.

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David Wright "Best-selling co-author of "... June 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Epic sci-fi thriller with twists, scares, and non-stop action that’ll have you up ’til dawn!, June 4, 2014
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Critical Dawn starts off as two separate stories, or so it seems. One in the present day, and one sometime in the future, aboard a space ship.

Wearmouth and Barnes do a great job of building the mystery of how these two seemingly unrelated stories are connected. I don’t want to spoil anything, but not everything is what it seems. And they deliver something I was not expecting! And that is a great thing.

The story that follows is chock full of old school sci-fi thrills, but with a modern sense of character-driven narrative. And just as The Walking Dead isn’t just about zombies, this book isn’t just about the aliens, it’s about mankind trying to survive, both the aliens and one another.

One of the best things about Critical Dawn is the juxtaposition of Charlie and the antagonist, Gregor. We get to see both characters’ motivations, which allows for a deeper understanding of what’s happening and a greater fear of what’s to come.

If you’re looking for a non-stop thrill ride that delivers from start to finish, stop looking — you’ve found it.

The only question I have is when is the next book going to be done?

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William Massa June 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty, post-apocalyptic alien mayhem, June 11, 2014
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This story starts off with a bang and a killer twist that sets the stage for some of the high-octane, propulsive action to follow. Aliens are the bad guys but they lurk in the background, manipulating a web of human collaborators who have chosen to sell out their own species. It’s a plot turn that gives the novel a gritty, grounded feel. Wearmouth and Barnes have taken alien invasion tropes and given them a hard, contemporary kick. The final result is a great mix of alien invasion adventure and post-apocalyptic survival drama that makes for a compulsive read.

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T Fitz June 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
REAL Sci-Fi; Old school with new style!, May 28, 2014
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I grew up devouring work by many authors of Science Fiction. Robert Heinlein was and is a favorite. Leaning forward to more recent work, toss in the thrilling psychological aspects of the work of Michael Crichton, add Heinlein, stir in some fresh air, and THIS IS THE BOOK you get!
The characters were very believable. The imagery was spectacular. I could “see” things like I haven’t in quite a while. I am incredibly enthusiastic about this book. I look forward to more from Wearmouth and Barnes, and I can only hope that this book signals a welcome shifting of some old paradigms along with a revival of what has been, to me, a genre that has Needed this book.
Highly recommended!

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