Blake Summers Tribes by L.A. Richards and S.W. Best is an exciting, post-apocalyptic story of survival and sacrifice. It’s not for the faint of heart!
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Blake Summers used to have it all. A rising star in the entrepreneur world, he lived a life most of us could only wish for with Aston Martin and a swanky penthouse apartment, all on the banks of the Tyne river.
But it would never last.
In a flash, the entire world broke out in a riot. Governments were overthrown, and society as we knew it fell apart. Blake watched his city burst open at the seams, and he knew he had to survive.
Now, seven years later, Blake feels like maybe he’s doing alright. His home is outside the city, protected from prying eyes and tribal raids, and he has a system in place for food and supplies. And, amidst the chaos of the world, Blake managed to find love. His wife and daughter rely on him to survive, so Blake and his trusted dog Diesel go out every day to keep them alive.
However, in this new world of uncertainty, one misstep could cost you your life.
When one mission goes horribly wrong, everything begins to spiral out of control. When Blake finds himself in the middle of a tribal dispute, Blake realizes that this may be the end of his life. But things take an unexpected twist, and Blake discovers that death is only one option. If he plays his cards right, Blake may come to find that hope still exists, even in the darkest of times.
This post-apocalyptic story is definitely not for the faint of heart! This world has very little rules, and tribes of people fought each other constantly, terrorizing anyone that crossed their path. Emotions run high and tense, and you never know what will happen next.
I enjoyed this story very much. It is fast-paced, gritty and explores an interesting theory about how we adapt to a harsh living environment. However, it does have quite a few triggers embedded in the story. Blake encounters rape, brutal murders, alcoholism, drug use, and gladiatorial-style entertainment as he fights for survival, and anyone who is sensitive to these things may want to read something else.
Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5. It’s a thrilling read, and I look forward to reading more about Blake Summer and his tribe!
About the Authors:
L.A. Richards didn’t discover his passion for writing until he was in his 30s, and he launched his writing career in 2014 by contributing to Totally Amazing Spider Tales, his first anthology. It was there that he met S.W. Best, a fellow author who has been writing since the age of 13, and Blake Summers Tribes was born. The book is currently being re-done, but they hope to have it and its sequel released later this year. For more information on L.A. Richards, you can visit his Website. For more information on S.W. Best, see his Amazon Page. Author photos are from both sites.