Amid the Wasteland remains of a world destroyed by a devastating Global Thermonuclear Armageddon, barbaric tribes rule the New American Dark Age. A boy and his horse must complete the final mission of the last American soldier. What unfolds is an epic journey across a terrifying post-apocalyptic tribal America gone savage. Jack London meets The End of the World.
Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not
auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot,
kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for
their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the
Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some
similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and
acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army.
The Savage Boy by Nick Cole
Harper Collins Imprint: Harper Voyager
The Oldman And The Wasteland
This book is the 2nd in a series, so I was a big lost starting out. It was probably an oversight on my part, but it did hinder me going in. If I had to do things differently I would have started the series from the start. HOWEVER, The Savage Boy had that post apocalyptic feel that I love. The writing is very stark, and Boy is a very interesting and curious character. I definitely had the urge to give him a big hug, yet I knew he would probably scalp me or something.
I thought this book was great! It would have, obviously, been much better if I had read the first book. All in all, Nick Cole has made a interesting world where life is pretty bleak but there are those that are trying very hard to survive. It's world building like this, that makes me a happy happy girl!