Vannetta Chapman finishes her Remnant
series trilogy with LIGHT OF DAWN. In her two previous
books, we learn that a solar flare destroyed the entire
power grid all over the world. There is no electricity, no
electronics, and no working technology as we know and enjoy
it. The country is in a state of anarchy in most large
cities and people are taking the law into their own hands in
rural areas as well.
Shelby Sparks and Max Berkman return to High Plains, Texas
to discover that Shelby's son Carter had broken his leg and
is in a coma. His leg is severely infected and it is
touch-and-go for several weeks. Carter does recovers from
the incident and is now doing well. They have just learned
that Patrick is returning to Abney from Austin. Max and
Shelby had to leave him there in order to get the insulin
that Carter needed. And Gabe Thompson is right behind him.
Governor Reed is sending them on a mission to find the new
location of our federal government.
Gabe invites Max, Shelby, Carter and Lahn, a new friend from
Austin, to join him, Patrick and Bianca (newly married to
Patrick) in their search. The seven take three vehicles, one
of which is a Hummer that the governor loaned to Patrick.
With enough food to last them for several weeks and plenty
of guns and ammunition, they head out for the Flint Hills of
Kansas. Their adventure along the way is a daunting one,
encountering the same death, destruction and vigilante
groups they found on their trip to Austin the previous year.
They encounter some very unique people and situations on
their journey. Does a new federal government compound really
exist, and can they locate it with so little information to
LIGHT OF DAWN completes this dynamic, inspirational trilogy
that gives us plenty to think about. It is an apocalyptic
style story, except that the disruption of life as we know
it is caused by a solar flare. Ms. Chapman discusses the
fact that many professions are completely gone in this new
world that she has created. It makes you appreciate what we
have and the many things we take for granted. The characters
learn to see the world as it is, not as they hope it will
be. They see society falling down around them, but also see
nature plodding on. The characters are strong and resilient,
and the storyline will keep you engaged to the end. This is
a story about loss, but also about hope. The characters
retain their faith and trust in God to see them through,
even when they don't understand why He would allow this to
happen. Do not miss this entire trilogy!
For nine months, since a devastating solar flare caused a
complete failure of the electrical grid, Shelby Sparks and
her diabetic son, Carter, have been living at the ranch of
Shelby's high school sweetheart, Max Berkman.
Mostly insulated from the chaos surrounding them, Shelby and
Max discover that the Texas government has fled the capitol
and is barely maintaining control of the state. The governor
needs volunteers to search for the new federal government,
but no one knows exactly where it might be located—if it
even still exists—or what perils await those brave enough to
take on the mission.
Compelled by Carter's desperate need for insulin and their
God-given sense of duty, Shelby and Max answer the
governor's call and set out on a treacherous 600-mile
journey, where they will experience the terrifying effects
of unrestrained anarchy. If they have the faith and
fortitude necessary to reach their destination, what will
they find when they get there?
In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America
is left teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a
new and vastly different reality.