Heads up, Pillars in the Fall, the prequel to the fiction book Against the Grain is out.
True to form of the first book, its another quick and entertaining read. The story itself I think is better written than AtG, and while it has the same feel and style, it is a slightly different story and itís going to push some people. Itís darker and not everything is as clear-cut or how a person might hope and think they would act if they found themselves in similar circumstances.
Summary/blurb from Amazon:
Past the point of no return, the slide has started. It's time to shore up your bets and your boarders. There's only one problem, you are on the outside looking in.
A happy homecoming shines hope and light in an otherwise dismal time. Friends closer than brothers reunite, but when one of them returns from a long absence, he brings an unpredictable and volatile side that seems to be just itching to get out. And the timing could not be better for those erratic tendencies to have plenty of opportunities to be exercised.
This is a story of bad compromises. During the first stages of a severe societal collapse, how do you protect others from your own best friend, and also protect him from himself? During the ultimate breakdown of rules, laws, ethics and morals, how do you overcome this new side when it is so effective at getting you through the toughest of times?
In this, the prequel of the action packed novel Against the Grain, we meet a whole new host of characters... and get reintroduced to a few old favorites!
And here's the thread on this forum about Against the Grain: