Beware the Well Fed Man by Chris Capps is a fantasy story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Ebon the Waste and his brother Crassus are trying to survive in a harsh and unforgiving land when they make a very unexpected discovery: The Plexis. The Plexis is a huge shopping mall that seemed to appear out of nowhere. Everything inside is automated, and it can make everything you could ever want. For these men of the wasteland, it was paradise.
As word spread of this incredible building, people from all over began to appear and ask for sanctuary within the mighty Plexis. They became the Plexis tribe, sworn to protect each other and their home no matter what. And they would need that courage, for there are enemies hiding in every shadow. Monsters that we never even imagined lurked in the wasteland, as well as cutthroats and savages. You always had to be on your guard, as the Plexis tribe soon found out.
I really enjoyed reading this story! The plot and characters were unique, and the setting was so well done that I felt myself wandering the wasteland along with the other refugees. This story showed us what could become of our race if nuclear war ever broke out. Some humans would survive to build a new race, some would try and conquer the lesser tribes for their gain, and some would become feral animals again. All of these possibilities are brought to light and woven together to give you an in-depth look at what the future may bring.
I don’t really have any critiques for the author. I thought it was well put together and written in such a way that draws the reader in and keeps them until the bitter end. Dialogue helped propel the story along, and the characters grew and were dynamic. Very well done!
I give Beware of the Well Fed Man a solid 4 out of 5. Capps takes us into a terrifying world and shows us that not only can we survive, we can thrive. Bravery, love, and selfless acts are not lost to the wilds, and the human race is stronger than we ever believed possible!
About the Author:
Chris Capps began his fiction career in 2012 and has written several works of fiction since then. Beware the Well Fed Man is the first book in the Ebon Chronicles, followed by its sequel; Life and Limb. He also has a bunch of free Science Fiction on his blog, Puppets on the Wall. To learn more about this author and his works, you can check out his Amazon Page or his Goodreads Page. The author’s photo was taken from Goodreads.