Item description for Last Light (Restoration, Book 1) by Terri Blackstock...
Overview When an unexplained crisis sweeps out all of the electronics on the planet, families are faced with a choice--hoard their possessions to survive or put their trust in God and offer their resources and hearts to others.
Publishers Description Today, the world as you know it will end. No need to turn off the lights.Your car suddenly stalls and won't restart. You can't call for help because your cell phone is dead.Everyone around you is having the same problem . . . and it's just the tip of the iceberg.Your city is in a blackout. Communication is cut off. Hospital equipment won't operate. Andairplanes are falling from the sky.Is it a terrorist attack . . . or something far worse?In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, yourfamily faces a choice. Will you hoard your possessions to survive--or trust God to provide as youoffer your resources and your hearts to others?Yesterday's world is gone. Now all you've got is your family and community. You stand or falltogether. Like never before, you must rely on each other.But one of you is a killer.#1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which globalcatastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts--and lights the way to restoration for a selfcenteredworld. Last Light is the first book in an exciting new series.
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Format: Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.33 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher GALE GROUP
Edition Large Type
Series Number 1
ISBN 159415127X ISBN13 9781594151279
Availability 0 units.
More About Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual “new kid,” her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.
Recent books include her acclaimed Intervention Series (Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall). Other recent favorites include Shadow in Serenity, Predator and Double Minds, and the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.
In 1994 Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. At the time, she was reading more suspense than romance, and felt drawn to write thrillers about ordinary people in grave danger. Her newly awakened faith wove its way into the tapestry of her suspense novels, offering hope instead of despair. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re not alone, and that their trials have a purpose.
Terri has appeared on national television programs such as “The 700 Club” and “Home Life,” and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.
Terri Blackstock currently resides in the state of Mississippi. Terri Blackstock was born in 1957.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Last Light (Restoration, Book 1)?
The End of the World... Oct 18, 2008
...or maybe just the beginning.
Last Light landed in my lap via a recommendation from my mother. Strictly based on her word that I should read the book, I picked it up unsure of what might lie beneath the jacket. As I started reading, I soon found myself swept into the story within. The idea of losing it all played heavily on my dreams that night. When I woke the next morning, I half expected the lights to not work. Of course they came on without hitch. However, I wonder if that was such a good thing. What would the world be like if all the technology we so heavily relied on let us down? Would it be so horrible to spend time with humanity and get to know each again? Maybe not but would we be ready to handle the unintended consequences on our lives? The questions continue to flow through my mind. If you want to challenge yourself to reflect on what is truly important in your life, I invite you to pick up a copy of Last Light and prepare for a quick ride. I promise it will just the begging because you will be wanting more. Thankfully I already have a copy of Night Light in my possession. You do not have to be a Christian to enjoy this book, you just have to be open-minded to the possibilities that human beings cannot control everything in the world around us.
PATRICK RALEY is the author of the mystery, detective novel entitled "Precedent of Justice". Find out why Publisher's Weekly calls him "the next John Grisham."
Pretty Good Read Sep 2, 2008
I originally purchased this book for my dad, but ended up finding something else to give him as a gift and kept it for myself. I didn't read the summary of the book, just saw it at the local Christian book store and thought that he would enjoy a series by a "#1 suspense author."
I brought it with me on vacation and finished the book in a matter of a couple days. It was a very good book, but there were parts about it that bothered me.
The premise of the book is unique, in my opinion. I've never thought about not only losing power, but everything mechanical. I have no idea what my family would do to survive, so it was a very interesting idea for a book.
I didn't mind the murder aspect of the book - it was how the murderer was portrayed. I won't go into detail, but there are some aspects of his character that just weren't believable for me. They had me rolling my eyes at how dramatic he was making that situation out to be.
Overall, I thought it was a good book and am excited that the other three books of the series have higher ratings than this one. I'm definitely looking forward to getting home to read the next one.
And maybe I'll even let my dad borrow them...
Engossing Aug 4, 2008
By the end of the Last Light I was hooked and had to devour the rest the series. I have to say that the first book gave me uncomfortable dreams -- but that's me. I found myself dreaming about where I was going to get water. [smile] I found the books engrossing, provacative and convicting. It shows you that difficulty and hardship can either bring out the best or the worst in people.
Read SM Stirling Instead Apr 24, 2008
Ms. Blackstock certainly focused on the christian writer aspect of this story, forgoing any real knowledge of the rest of her topic. Her ignorance on a lot of the topics she chose to write about is readily obvious. The book was filled with inaccuracies that would have been readily fixed with little effort if Ms. Blackstock had made any effort at all to check with someone who is knowledgeable on the various topics.
-Bicycling. Her characters buy 10-speed bikes? Not at any store since about 1990. Furthermore, out-of-condition stockbrokers aren't going to ride a bike for days at a time, regardless of the person's motivation, not without months of training.
-Electronics. Sure, EMP will destroy silicon chips. And it would take about 15 minutes for anyone reasonably handy to fashion a wind-powered generator using the alternator from a car, for instance.
-Electronics. Old fashioned telephones require no silicon to operate.
-Electronics. Old fashioned radios require no silicon to operate. Ham radio operators would pull out their old equipment and be operating 30 minutes after the failure.
-Gasoline Engines. Cars would fail due to the electronics failure. So would large airliners. Lawn mowers would operate just fine, as would old tractors and any other device that doesn't require electronic ignition. Old cars would continue to run, so there would have been a lot of folks pulling out their antiques.
-All airliners would be in trouble, but very very few small airplanes would crash except if bad weather was also a factor or incredibly poor pilots dealing with incredibly bad luck. Contrary to popular belief, small airplanes glide just fine even if their electronic-ignition systems fail. And the majority of very small aircraft would continue to run, as they still run off magnetos, which should continue to operate.
Ms. Blackstock even admits some of this (such as old cars would likely still run) but the entire story is written as if she were going to ignore this anyway.
If you want good writing about what could happen if all electronics failed, read SM Stirling instead. I recommend Ms. Blackstock only if you want a good dose of Christian propaganda.
Blackstock will draw you in Jan 1, 2008
I am a reader, but rarely do I finish a book in only a few days. Blackstock's books are an exception. I finished this book in three days. My recommendation is do not start this book unless you have time to finish it.
Blackstock draws the reader in as the characters cope with a worldwide catastrophic event. In normal Blackstock style, the reader experiences the suspense of the murder mystery while following a subtle romance.
Blackstock is a Christian author and intertwines themes throughout the book. Yet, this book is written in such a way that I believe those who do not normally enjoy Christian writers would enjoy this book.