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Human life has just become the rarest resource of them all.

Clayton Cross has been reunited with his family, and he’s joined forces with the remnants of Phoenix, a human resistance group from the Wastes outside of New Houston. But following a traitorous double-cross by their Chrona ally, Specter, most of the world’s remaining population has turned into the failed human-alien hybrids known as Dregs. The world is no longer divided into safe, civilized cities run by the Kyra, and even they have abandoned Earth, declaring it a quarantine zone to contain a deadly new version of their virus, engineered by the Chrona.

Earth is overrun with alien predators.

Few human survivors remain, and now monstrous hordes of Dregs stalk the cities and Wastes alike, making life on Earth more treacherous than ever.

The survivors are left to fight over dwindling resources.

People must find refuge before they are hunted to death, but they are competing with rival groups for vital resources and shelter - and some of them are better equipped than others.

Clayton and the rest of Phoenix are faced with hard choices in this Fractured Earth as new and old enemies pursue them. When the choice is kill or be killed, death is the only way out.

Fractured Earth is a post-apocalyptic story about survival, family, and the resilience of the human spirit. If you like gritty post-apocalyptic stories that give you chills yet still end on a positive note, then this book is for you.

©2020 Jasper T. Scott (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Exciting

Another great story in the ascension wars. The author does a great job painting the conflict between the humans, Kimara and Krona. The resistance has seized their chance at victory, only there is an unforeseen twist that puts them in a precarious situation. Now they must solve yet another problem in order to survive. The story keeps you listening till you finish. The narrator does an excellent job bringing the character and the world to life. Highly recommend.

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An equal sequel

A pretty by the numbers story on par with the others in the series. a few surprises but for the most part it was in line with the prior two. There were miraculous last minute coincidences that were a little too convenient that saved the main characters, several times, but overall it was a good book. There some scenes that were difficult to hear, like a women urging and aiding her male party members to rape a female captive but thankfully the act itself was not consummated.

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  • 02-11-21

Well written and delivered, but kind of meh

All the way through I found myself enjoying this, right up until the end where I started thinking about it more.
This entire book spans just over a day, which is hard to keep in mind throughout it. But it does explain why so little happens in it.
By the end, it suddenly dawns on you that from a narrative perspective almost nothing important to the plot has happened, and the cast is saved by a miracle of sorts at the end which really just felt shunted in.

I felt like this should have been the book to help explain the Chimera way of thinking. There were multiple excellent opportunities, but that still didn't happen.
There were multiple Chimera whose introduction was ripe for exploration so that they could be more than blank enemies or random sympathisers.
The sympathetic contrasted the callous just on the surface because if you wanted to look deeper about why some were hateful and callous to Humans and others were sympathetic, you wouldn't get anywhere.

And story by story, Clayton is feeling less and less like the Clayton introduced at the beginning, and it's not really explained why.
He's feeling increasingly generic and I'm having increasing difficulty in empathising with his perspective.

I do hope that the one single point set up in this story is expanded well in the next and final book so that I don't end up feeling like the original narrative set up was a waste of time.