American Apocalypse Series
I recently finished reading the four books of the American Apocalypse series, written by "Nova." I've always been a fan of the post-Apocalypse genre, and was excited to get started with this series, just based on the title alone. Before starting, I had no idea what the precipitating event that kicks off the Apocalypse was, so every page was a new story.
The basic back story is that there is a sharp economic collapse that takes "Gardener" from being a cubical-dwelling IT guy to a homeless guy living on handouts and scavenged food to a de facto police officer in his community. Along the way he fights run-of-the-mill bad guys, along with power mad and corrupt political and military big wigs. The first novel and part of the second one cover everything a person could want in post-Apocalyptic fiction... victory over insurmountable odds, a road trip, a little romance, and growing good-evil ambiguity. About halfway into the second one, it takes a turn to sci-fi/fantasy with a Nordic goddess becoming a part of the group and even, in the third novel, an appearance by Thor. Not the comic book superhero, but the Viking god.
I really enjoyed the first two, by the third, it was getting a boring, and by the fourth novel, I was ready for it to be over. If you like sci-fi/fantasy, you would probably enjoy the entire series more than I did. It was well written, just not my cup of tea.
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