The Breakers Series: Books 1-3 - Edward W. Robertson

The Breakers Series: Books 1-3

By Edward W. Robertson

  • Release Date: 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 185 Ratings

Description

In the Breakers series, humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus. This collection includes the first three books and is over 1000 pages (350,000 words) of post-apocalyptic survival.

BREAKERS (Book 1)

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. A plague tears across the world, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. Civilization comes to an abrupt stop.

Just as the survivors begin to adapt to the aftermath, Walt learns the virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job--and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

MELT DOWN (Book 2)

In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends: first with a virus, then with an alien invasion.

Ness and Shawn take to the mountains to fight a guerrilla against the attackers. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back--but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.

KNIFEPOINT (Book 3)

Raina was just a girl when the plague came. She survived. Her parents didn't. Neither did the world. As civilization fell, she took to the ruins of Los Angeles, eating whatever she could catch.

After two years alone, she's found and adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Their makeshift family lives a quiet life--until a man named Karslaw sails in from Catalina Island with an army of conquerors. Driven by visions of empire, he executes Raina's new father as a traitor and takes her mother captive.

But Karslaw's people aren't the only ones vying for control of the ruined land. As violence wracks the city, Raina joins a rebellion against Karslaw's rule. She will stop at nothing to free her mother--and to have her revenge.

Reviews

  • Just plain good.

    5
    By Hed Bon
    Got this for free through a promotion and loved all three books. The characterization is wonderful and in a world filled with post-apocalyptic thrillers this stands out as being fresher than most in a familiar setting. I will definitely be purchasing the fourth book.
  • Excellent series

    5
    By Eavygear
    I wasn't sure what to expect from this series, but I'm up to the sixth book, and I've enjoyed every single one. What really drives the series are the characters and the differing perspectives for the two main protagonists in each book. It was a joy to continue on through the series and come back to the characters and see how they and the world around them changed. Definitely worth picking up.
  • Good idea Bad execution

    1
    By FLA Golfer03
    This is the first set of books where I kept hoping that the main characters would be killed off. None of them had any redeeming qualities, coupled with only running into people who were as bad or worse than them. Add aliens with technology and no character development, whose only purpose seem to be to kill all the good people.The premise was interesting and the writing good, just kept waiting for some "good guys" to be introduced and that never happened.
  • Very descriptive

    3
    By THDhater
    The author is very descriptive and does a great job of making feel as if you are a part of the book however the books in the series do not flow together and even from chapter to chapter the characters do not have much connection until the last chapter of each book. And instead of the next book starting where the previous left off it starts with a whole new set of characters. All in all it was just very confusing and went into almost no information about the aliens or the boy that went with the aliens. I feel there was almost no conclusion to this story. I did enjoy the descriptiveness of the author.
  • Would strongly recommend.

    5
    By Break Out the Night
    Was very pleasantly surprised by this free book. It is very interesting and well written. I will be buying the rest of the series.
  • Breakers series

    5
    By Jaheather
    I enjoyed this series so much I finished it in one day!
  • Breaker series 1-3

    5
    By oJoJay
    A combination of my two most favorite story lines in science fiction, survivors of the end of life as we know it and alien invasion. Well written, thought provoking, addictive, I am unable to get enough of this story. Fortunately, there are 5 more books in the series. And off I go to book 4, 5 and 6. Peace to all!
  • Really good read!

    5
    By Siger Rex
    I will be reading more of this authors work. Love the characters, plot twists keep you turning the pages!
  • Engrossingly witty!!!

    5
    By The89man
    The post-apocalyptic genre has a new shining star!! Amazing how many of the witty examples he uses I actually know about...but then again movies, video games and TV have dummied us all haven't they??? Uber nerds...or children of the 70-80s will understand the Zerg, WoW, GOT/GRRM, Hatchet, LOTR, Willis, Don and many other references.
  • The Breaker Series books 1-3

    1
    By Ersta816
    Disappointing. I couldn't put the first book in the series down. Unfortunately the second book starts out at the beginning again with a different set of characters. Was very disappointed that the the series did not go forward. I rarely stop reading a book that I started, but reading the same story over from even more characters perspective is just boring.