Book Review: The Dust of Dawn by Eloise J. Knapp

Posted April 4, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Post-Apocalyptic, Review, Science-Fiction, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Dust of Dawn by Eloise J. KnappThe Dust of Dawn (The Dust Series Book 1) by Eloise J. Knapp
Narrator: Andrew B. Wehrlen
Series: The Dust Series #1
Published by Self-published on 02-07-19
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science-Fiction
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-stars

Zabat's Comet promises a stunning astronomical display as it narrowly passes our planet. Then a solar flare nudges it hurtling toward Earth. Humanity crumbles during the countdown to Doomsday.

But Zabat is more than just a comet. The impact brings not swift extinction but a massive cloud of dust that appears to have a mind of its own. A sinister intelligence. A force that threatens to change what's left of humanity.

Jack, Colleen, Lara, and Dan survived the violent chaos of the countdown. They survived the threat of extinction. Now they're about to find out that after Doomsday, there are horrors even worse than death.

"The Dust of Dawn is a suffocating thriller that will keep you turning the pages and wondering what's going to happen next. An apocalypse unlike any I’ve read." - Nicholas Sansbury Smith, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Hell Divers series

“Eloise Knapp once again shows her ability to look at the most overused ideas with sharp, fresh eyes and deliver amazing stories. Eerie and thought provoking in a way few post-apocalyptic thrillers manage. A wonderfully disturbing book.” - Peter Clines, NYT Bestselling author of PARADOX BOUND and DEAD MOON

"The most disturbing aspect of this novel is how realistic it is, not for it’s apocalyptic plot, no, but for they way it predicts the likely behaviours of individual humans if/when law and order breaks down." - Dark Hints Reviews

A comet that was supposed to fly by suddenly changes course and is expected to impact with Earth. People get prepared to die and anarchy takes over. But the world does not end upon impact, in fact, only a small area is affected by what seems to be a cloud of corrosive dust. People in contact with it for too long end up dying, and those in contact for a short time develop strange symptoms.

This was a gripping and fast-paced thriller. The story is narrated from several points of view, events happening in parallel, switching from one to the next in a way that is typical of this genre. Most of the characters are not very developed but do not need to be, since this multiple POV is just to illustrate the size of the conflict. There are several twists to the plot, and it was easy to connect to the main characters. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and entertained from beginning to end.

This is one of those post-apocalyptic stories where events seem to bring the worst in many people. There are several acts of crude violence and against all morals that are not for squeamish people.

Andrew B. Wehrlen did a magnificent jog narrating this audibook, bringing the characters to life and transmitting all the raw emotions in a powerful way. It took me some time at first to get used to his cadence, but that didn’t deter me from highly enjoying this audiobook.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars