The End of the Road by Anna Legat
I am overjoyed to be included in the blog tour arranged by Love Books Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for The End of the Road by Anna Legat @LegatWriter and published by @ darkstrokedark an imprint of Crooked Cat Books @crookedcatbooks. This new novel is an exciting work from a talented author.
The fight for survival has begun
All-out war spins out of control, and it doesn’t discriminate. Governments fall, continents are obliterated, deadly viruses consume everything in their path, and what’s left of humanity is on the run. Caught in this global refugee crisis are a few unlikely survivors.
Tony, a philandering London lawyer, escapes the doomed city and his own murky past as he evacuates to the continent.
A hapless flock of Belgian nuns prays for a miracle as they watch their city turn to rubble.
Bella, a naïve teenager, thinks she is going on holiday when her father drags her across the globe to New Zealand.
Reggie, a loyal employee of a mining corporation, guards a hoard of diamonds in the African plains, fending off desperate looters.
Alyosha, a nuclear scientist, has been looking for the God-particle in Siberia, but now the world is at an end, he wishes to return home to Chernobyl.
A pair of orphaned children are cowering in the Tatra Mountains, fearing the sky will fall in on them.
Will they find an escape route before it is too late? Or are they doomed to fail?
This was the first book by this author that I had read, so I cam to it with excitement and an open mind.
The author introduces a diverse series of interesting characters and the reader is plunged into the story immediately with a lively conversation that creates a vivid picture of drunken disharmony. This is a precursor to the catastrophic international disharmony that follows.
The author skilfully introduces other characters suffering the results of the global conflict in different parts of the world. The powerful story grips the reader with a fearful tale envisaging the end of the world.
This novel is a real page turner as the reader strives to discover whether the characters can survive or whether they are overcome by the disastrous events. It was surprising how ultimately uplifting I found this novel to be. I think it would provide excellent discussion for a book group. I certainly highly recommend it.
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She read law at the University of South Africa and Warsaw University, then gained teaching qualifications in New Zealand. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.