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Going Dark by Ann Christy Review

Title: Going Dark

Author: Ann Christy

First published July 15, 2013

110 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.89


In the first installment of the Silo 49 series, set in the WOOL universe created by Hugh Howey, things have taken a turn for the worse. Graham, the head of IT, is faced with a moral dilemma that could mean life or death for him and his small group of allies.

With only his best friend Wallis and a dying electrician named Grace by his side, Graham must decide whether to follow the strict rules of Silo One or to do what is right. But time is running out and Silo One’s power is too great to ignore.

The only option left for the trio is to go dark. Will they be able to survive against all odds?

Find out in Going Dark.

About the Author

Ann calls the seaside her home, where she lives under the watchful eye of her furry companions – a dog who is her master and a cat who has a knack for profanity. Although her profession is in science and the Navy, Ann caught the writing bug while traveling and she hasn’t been able to shake it off.

Her passion lies in creating captivating works of science fiction and apocalyptic fiction, often with a unique twist that appeals to both young adults and adults alike. When Ann isn’t writing, she can be found indulging in her love for reading, particularly audiobooks that are well-narrated.

Editoral Review

Going Dark by Ann Christy is a thrilling adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world. Christy is an American author who is known for her science fiction and fantasy novels.

This book is a prime example of her ability to weave together suspense and action. The story is set in the aftermath of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that has destroyed all electronic devices and thrown the world into chaos.

The protagonist, Simon, is a former Navy man who is determined to survive in this new world. Along with his friend, Garth, he travels through a dangerous landscape filled with vicious gangs and harsh conditions.

One of the most striking aspects of the novel is its stark realism. Christy vividly describes the horrors that the characters must face in order to survive.

The setting is a bleak and terrifying world where trust and loyalty are rare commodities. The harshness of the landscape is reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, but Christy’s writing is more fluid and engaging, making the reader feel as if they are right there with the characters.

Christy’s characters are well-developed and their motivations are clear. Simon, in particular, is a compelling character.

He is a man of principle and honor, but is also willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his survival. The relationship between Simon and Garth is also well-done, as they rely on each other to navigate through this dangerous world.

The pacing of the novel is excellent, with the action escalating throughout the book leading up to a satisfying conclusion. Christy’s writing style is engaging and easy to read, and her attention to detail is impressive.

Overall, Going Dark is a gripping and exciting read that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The book is a testament to Christy’s skill as a writer and her ability to create a world that feels both real and terrifying.

While it may not be for everyone due to its violent and bleak nature, it is a must-read for fans of the post-apocalyptic genre. Rating: 4.5/5