They learned the rules, then broke them to survive.
One month after a crippling attack on the power grid, the country is still in darkness. As a new wave of violence sweeps the nation, the Ford family are soon drawn into a battle for survival with an unknown menace. Tasked with stopping the threat to protect the small town of Whitefish, Montana, Corey soon discovers a traitor is among them. Unsure of who to trust, tempers flare and accusations threaten to tear the remaining survivors apart. But when Tyler emerges after three weeks away with hope in the form of a mysterious ally, Corey and his brother are forced to undertake a dangerous mission.
What would you risk to save your community?
After Andy Ford tells his son the truth, a weight lifts from his shoulders, but the relief is short-lived as the result places a target on their backs. In order to defend what remains, he returns to Camp Olney to face Jude Lawson and the incident that destroyed their friendship. But when events take an unexpected turn and the situation spirals out of control, friendships will be tested, loyalties broken, and a terrifying twist revealed.
Will anyone survive?
In a post-apocalyptic nightmare, all bets are off as alliances form, trust breaks, and the strong struggle to survive. Will the mission be a success, or will it strip away what little humanity remains?
Rules of Darkness is Book Three in Survival Rules, a post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series that follows the Ford family and their community as they fight to survive after an EMP destroys the nation’s power grid.
In Rule of Darkness the reckoning that has been building since the start of the series comes to a head…sort of, lol. I say sort of because I have no doubt the aftermath is going to be one wild ride. Like the previous books, this book follows the story of the Ford family, each of them dealing with their own inner demons as well as coming to grips with the new reality of a world that has been devastated by an EMP attack. We see what Nate and Erika are up to, and while interesting and in a way kind of twistedly fun, Nate’s adventure doesn’t really play into the main storyline of the book as is more of a side story, a way to let us know he and Erika are still around. Plenty of action, and the ending…no spoilers but I must say I did not see that coming at all. Definitely enjoying this series. Once again Miles Meili does a great job with the narration.
I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Leah Brock –
This review is also posted at Audible.com
Since I adore the Jack Hunt-Miles Meili author/narrator combo, I took an opportunity to download this audiobook as a free review copy from Audiobooks Unleashed. This post is my voluntary review of it.
Book 3, ‘Rules of Darkness’, concentrates on the Ford family combating raiders who are stealing resources and killing those that have ventured from town to scavenge the surrounding area. Corey is assisting the police, Andy is training new fighters and Tyler is helping Allie from Olney Camp. Corey and Tyler end up targeting the same group of raiders and team up, along with some Marine buddies of Corey’s. This part of the story gets somewhat convoluted and seems a little implausible.
Meanwhile, Erika is written almost completely out of the story and Nate doesn’t fare too much better. Nate falls prey to almost the same fate that occurred in the last book. It would’ve been nice for them to have bigger roles in this installment; they’re my favorite characters after Corey and Tyler.
There’s still plenty of action to be had in this book. The tension that Hunt is so good at is still here. It gets bogged down with all the characters trying to out-maneuver each other (and not being smart enough to pull it off).
The Morning Star thing? My reaction was, “Soap opera tactic!”. And then have it be the cliffhanger? I hate cliffhangers; total pet peeve of mine. Boo-Hiss.
Miles Meili does his usual wonderful job with narration. His performances of Hunt’s books are completely suited to the writing style.