Lindisfarne - Terry Tyler

#Review: Lindisfarne by Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4

If you missed my review of book one in this series Tipping Point check it out here.

Description

‘You’re judging this by the standards of the old world. But that’s gone. We don’t live there any more.’

Six months after the viral outbreak, civilised society in the UK has broken down. Vicky and her group travel to the Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne, where they are welcomed by an existing community.

New relationships are formed, old ones renewed. The lucky survivors adapt, finding strength they didn’t know they possessed, but the honeymoon period does not last long. Some cannot accept that the rules have changed, and, for just a few, the opportunity to seize power is too great to pass up. Egos clash, and the islanders soon discover that there are greater dangers than not having enough to eat.

Meanwhile, in the south, Brian Doyle discovers that rebuilding is taking place in the middle of the devastated countryside. He comes face to face with Alex Verlander from Renova Workforce Liaison, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse. But is UK 2.0 a world in which he will want to live?

Lindisfarne is Book 2 in the Project Renova series, sequel to Tipping Point (Book 1).
Book 3 is a collection of stand-alone short stories, entitled Patient Zero, which features back and side-stories from minor characters. The next full-length novel in the series, UK2, is due in late spring/early summer 2018.

Review

Lindisfarne continues the story we started in Tipping Point. Time has moved on and the survivors are now living on the island of Lindisfarne as part of a community. But in a post-apocalyptic world life isn’t as simple as it may seem. This book explores how people cope in these situations, both personally but also as a community once government, law, and society as a whole as broken down.

Catching up with characters from the first book is like settling in with old friends. I had become quite attached to these characters and in this book Terry Tyler gives the characters their own chapters so we get to see things from their perspective, and of course become far more attached than we were before.  In the first book Vicky was primarily the focus of the story with a few diversions, in this book I started to find her a little annoying, she doesn’t adapt well to the new world and way of living at all, she makes choices that had me doing some serious eye rolling. Her daughter Lottie however is the epitome of a post-apocalyptic woman, she adapts so well to this world and although there are things that knock her and make her doubt her strength she holds herself together very well and makes decisions a girl of 17 should never have to make.

Heath and his son Jax get much more focus in this book and they were favourites of mine in the first book so I loved having more time with them in this one, I feel Jax comes into his own towards the end of this book graduating from a boy to a man and we find out much more about the back story of these two which is heartbreaking and explains a lot about how Heath acts and why he is so withdrawn.

Wedge the psychopathic biker is probably my favourite character, I know, I have a problem. He adapts to this new world with a flair that is disturbing, the lack of law and order means that a man like him can just run roughshod over everything and his way of justifying his decisions just tickled me.

There were laughs, tears, shocks, love, and murder in this novel and I’m keen to see what happens in the third novel.

A huge thanks to Terry Tyler for the eARC of this novel. These views are my honest opinion.

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitleLindisfarne
Series: Project Renova #2
Author: Terry Tyler
Genre: Dystopia | Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 23 September 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 446
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

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9 thoughts on “#Review: Lindisfarne by Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4”

  1. Thanks so much, Claire, and for putting it on Amazon so quickly!!!!

    I read all your comments with interest…. I just adored writing Wedge, and my 2nd beta reader would be tempted to skip-read ‘Vicky whining’ to get to his next one…!!!!! Glad you appreciated him. It was intentional to make Vicky do dumb things (and make you want to scream at her), but I know that can be a minus for some readers, so she does pick herself the hell up in Book 3!!! But she was never going to be a post apocalyptic shield maiden like Lottie…. who is one of the main characters in Book 3, along with Doyle, Dex and Flora. Shorter chapters from Vicky and Martin.

    Really appreciate this, and delighted you liked! x

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    1. Oh yes, I could tell it was intentional with Vicky. It’s inevitable in that situation some people just won’t cope well and I love that you’ve shown that..even if it is annoying as hell! 😂

      I think Lottie is going to win the apocalypse!

      I’ve read Patient Zero as well now so will get that review up in the New Year. 😉

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  2. I take my dystopian in spread out doses 😀 but I have seen books from this series almost weekly on twitter and seeing that you have been enjoying the books, I will keep this series in mind for when my dystopian/post apo mood strikes again 🙂

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    1. I’m the same with dystopian novels I find a lot of them drag my mood somewhere into the realms of depression that I find hard to drag back out of. This one is very character focused and despite the depressing world, the characters make up for it and make the reading journey very enjoyable.

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