Months before publication, William R. Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Hundreds of thousands of people have read the tale. One Year After is the thrilling follow-up to that smash hit.
The story picks up a year after One Second After ends, two years since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States brought America to its knees. After suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to piece back together the technologies they had once taken for granted: electricity, radio communications, and medications. They cling to the hope that a new national government is finally emerging.
Then comes word that most of the young men and women of the community are to be drafted into an “Army of National Recovery” and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away.
When town administrator John Matherson protests the draft, he’s offered a deal: leave Black Mountain and enter national service, and the draft will be reduced. But the brutal suppression of a neighboring community under its new federal administrator and the troops accompanying him suggests that all is not as it should be with this burgeoning government.
William R. Forstchen - Az utolsó nap
William R. Forstchen trilógiájának harmadik kötete az _Egy másodperccel később_ és az _Egy évvel később_ New York Times bestseller regényeinek nyomán, újból az amerikai nemzet élet-halál küzdelmét tárja elénk. Az áramellátó hálózatot megsemmisítő elektromágneses csapás (EMP) óta a túlélők közel teljes sötétségben, az éhezés és a terror árnyékában próbálják újjáépíteni egykor virágzó országukat. Az önjelölt kormányerők ellenében aratott győzelem után John Matherson és közössége az EMP-támadás következtében elveszett technológiák és a közrend helyreállításán munkálkodik, a kormány azonban váratlan bejelentést tesz: fontos régiókat enged át véglegesen a kínai és mexikói megszállóknak. Az alkotmány nincs érvényben többé, a hivatásos hadsereg még bevethető csapatait pedig a megmaradt államokban dúló belső lázadások leverésére vezénylik. John váratlanul egykori parancsnokával és legközelebbi barátjával, Bob Scales tábornokkal találja szemben magát. Vajon Scales tábornok is aggályok nélkül teljesíti a kormány parancsait vagy az újból egyesített amerikai nemzetért vívott küzdelem kulcsfontosságú alakjává válik? Lehetséges, hogy a szabadságjogokat folyamatosan kurtító és saját szuverenitását áruba bocsátó kormány éppen azt kapja majd, amitől a legjobban retteg: egy valódi forradalmat?
William R. Forstchen - Egy évvel később
Két év telt el ,,a nap", vagyis a világ több országát egyszerre sújtó összehangolt, elektromágneses hullámokat (EMP) gerjesztő támadás óta. Áramszolgáltatás híján az Egyesült Államok kontinentális területeinek nagy részén középkori állapotok uralkodnak, s becslések szerint az offenzívát, valamint az azt követő káoszt az ország lakosságának csupán húsz százaléka élte túl. Az észak-karolinai Black Mountain városa - lakóinak hősies helytállása folytán - nem semmisült meg teljesen, de a halál és az emberfeletti megpróbáltatások őket sem kímélték. Vezetőjük, John Matherson otthona porig égett, és az inzulinkészletek kiapadása miatt a férfi elveszítette egyik lányát, a cukorbeteg Jennifert is. A Bluemontban újjászerveződött amerikai kormány látszólag mindent megtesz annak érdekében, hogy feltartóztassa az országba humanitárius segítségnyújtásra hivatkozva benyomuló idegen katonai erőket. Az új vezetés tervének részeként John egyetlen életben maradt lánya, a tizennyolc éves Elizabeth is megkapja a katonai behívóját... WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN számos _The New York Times_-bestseller szerzője. Legújabb regényében az _Egy másodperccel később_ című könyvéből jól ismert Black Mountain-i szereplők sorsát követhetjük nyomon a Hordával vívott pusztító csata utáni időszakban. Vajon sikerül-e vállvetve lerakniuk egy új világ alapjait, ha önmagukon kívül senkiben sem bízhatnak?
William R. Forstchen - One Second After
New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real... a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages... A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.
William R. Forstchen - Egy másodperccel később
Terrortámadás éri az Amerikai Egyesült Államokat, mégpedig az egyik legrettegettebb módon, az elektromágneses hullámot (EMP) gerjesztő, pusztító fegyverrel. Egy háború, melyet egyetlen másodperc alatt elveszít Amerika, egy háború, mely a középkorba robbantja vissza a világ legerősebb országát. Nincs áram, nincs kommunikáció, leállt a közlekedés, fogyóban a gyógyszerek, őrjöngő bandák uralják az országot, az emberek éheznek és a túlélésért küzdenek. Mit tehet ebben a helyzetben egy volt katona, aki meg akarja menteni a családját, a hazáját, ha úgy tetszik, a modern civilizációt? Az amerikai Kongresszus folyosóin már megjelenése előtt úgy emlegették a regényt, mint az apokaliptikus thrillert, melyet minden amerikainak el kell olvasnia. A történetet a Pentagonban is reálisnak nevezték, a fegyvert pedig úgy tartják számon, mint amely egyetlen pillanat alatt térdre kényszerítheti az Egyesült Államokat.
Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay
The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Format: 9 CDs, Unabridged Narrator: Carolyn McCormick The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen. The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!
Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire
This is the second book in the ground-breaking "Hunger Games" trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ...and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Then comes the cruelest twist: the contestants for the next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced into the arena once more.
James Dashner - The Maze Runner
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is black. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as they could remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, they’ve closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the maze after dark. The Gladers were expecting Thomas’s arrival. But the next day, a girl springs up—the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way home . . . wherever that may be. But it’s looking more and more as if the maze is unsolvable. And something about the girl’s arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers—if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.
Dmitry Glukhovsky - Metro 2034 (angol)
It's the year 2034. After a devastating war much of the world lies in ruins. Moscow is a ghost town. A few survivors retreated into the depths of the underground network to build a new civilization. They found only darkness... At the Sevastopol station, cut off from the Metro, a man appears. Colonel Hunter. He fights a lonely war against the dark, journeying deep into the monster haunted depths of the tunnels. At his side is Homer, an old man who knows the legends of the Metro like no other and will write its history. When the two meet the 17-year-old Sasha, Homer believes he has found the perfect pair for his epic poem. But will the live to write the tale?
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
First in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a lve event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forwar to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. Fo her, survival is second nature.
Justin Cronin - The Passage
Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is. THE PASSAGE. Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he's been searching for - and wishes to God he hadn't. In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her. In a maximum security jail in Nevada, a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection. In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home, so he can kill him. Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined. And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man's darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human. And beyond. THE PASSAGE.
Dan Wells - Partials
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out. Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there. Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
James Dashner - The Death Cure
Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says. The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?
Mark Lawrence - King of Thorns
The Broken Empire burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings battle for the all-throne. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them. A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg's gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king. Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg’s game plan.
J. A. Redmerski - Killing Sarai
Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years. Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another. While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead. As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed. This is their story…
Justin Cronin - The Twelve
At the end of _The Passage_, the great viral plague had left a small group of survivors clinging to life amidst a world transformed into a nightmare. In the second volume of this epic trilogy, this same group of survivors, led by the mysterious, charismatic Amy, go on the attack, leading an insurrection against the virals: the first offensives of the Second Viral War. To do this, they must infiltrate a dozen hives, each presided over by one of the original Twelve. Their secret weapon: Alicia, transformed at the end of book one into a half human, half viral—but whose side, in the end, is she really on?
Dan Wells - Fragments
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence--it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them? Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed. The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the eleventh hour of humanity's time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means--and even more important, a reason--for our survival.
Suzanne Collins - Futótűz
Katniss Everdeen túlélte Az éhezők viadalát. A Kapitólium bosszúra éhes. Hiába szólt minden ellenük, Katniss Everdeen és Peeta Mellark életben maradtak. Nem nyugodhatnak azonban meg: lázadásról suttognak a Kapitóliumban, ami az ő hatásukra vette kezdetét. A nemzet szeme Katnissra és Peetára szegeződik, a tétek még nagyobbak, mint korábban. Ha hibáznak, a következmények beláthatatlanok.
Blake Crouch - Pines
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels.off. As the days pass, Ethan's investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can't he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn't anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact - he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Intense and gripping, Pines is another masterful thriller from the mind of bestselling novelist Blake Crouch.
Mark Lawrence - Emperor of Thorns
To reach the throne requires that a man journey. Even a path paved with good intentions can lead to hell, and my intentions were never good. The Hundred converge for Congression to politic upon the corpse of Empire, and while they talk the Dead King makes his move, and I make mine. The world is cracked, time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days, the future so bright that those who see it are the first to burn. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne whoever seeks to thwart me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending. This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God. These are the last miles, my brothers. Don't look to me to save you. Don't think I will not spend you. Run if you have the wit. Pray if you have the soul. Stand your ground if courage is yours. But don't follow me. Follow me, and I will break your heart.
Suzanne Collins - A kiválasztott
Katniss Everdeen kétszer is túlélte Az éhezők viadalát. De még nincs biztonságban. Közeledik a végső forradalom ideje. És ebben a forradalomban Katnissnek döntő szerepe lesz. Élete legfontosabb szerepét kell eljátszania a végső csatában. Katniss lesz a fecsegőposzáta – a lázadás szimbóluma –, nem számít, mit kell feláldoznia érte.