The Survivors

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The Event Publisher's Summary

The ships came at dawn. Dean’s wife is dead. Her last words: When the ships come...wear the necklace. Then the ships arrived.  

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky.  

Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

But not everything is as it seems.  

The Event is the epic first novel by Nathan Hystad, creator of the best-selling Explorations anthology series.

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  • Book 1

    • The Event

    • By: Nathan Hystad
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,491

    Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky. Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • First contact might be the end...

    • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • New Threat

    • By: Nathan Hystad
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    A year after the Event, horrific memories of the vessels linger in Dean’s mind as he tries to find his way forward in his new life. But now the heroes of Earth face a new threat that endangers the fragile remnant of humanity. Two rebel hybrids have escaped from their segregated encampment. Dean and his team pursue them across the galaxy, racing to catch them before they reach an unseen enemy. This new threat is looming over Earth, their name spoken softly and fearfully by anyone who knows of them. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So glad I found this series!

    • By Kasi on 02-04-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • New World

    • By: Nathan Hystad
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    After a surprise visit to Earth, Dean and his crew travel to Proxima Centauri, home of humanity’s first colony world. Once again, Dean’s efforts to lead a normal life are cut short when his sister is threatened by deadly creatures at Terran Five, Spero’s northernmost outpost. There, Dean stumbles on an ancient secret, buried deep in the snow-covered mountains, that will change his life forever. And when communication with Earth ends, he realizes his worst nightmare has come true. The Bhlat have arrived.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Stephanie on 03-02-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Ancients

    • By: Nathan Hystad
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    “The Theos await you. Only then will we stop the Unwinding.” The threat of invaders is gone, and Earth has been bartered away as a price for peace. Yet, the human world of New Spero is thriving and full of hope. Joining the rank of the Gatekeepers, Dean and Mary set off to explore worlds connected by the mysterious portals. When they stumble upon a strange symbol, they are led to an ancient object, one that sets them on an unstoppable path. The journey takes them through multiple worlds, before they can find what they’re searching for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite in series

    • By Bruinzfan on 03-30-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Theos

    • By: Nathan Hystad
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Some secrets prefer to stay buried. When Dean’s closest ally is kidnapped by an ancient race, his grief threatens to turn to madness. With the support of his friends, he embarks on a mission to get his loved one back, and stop the eventual destruction of the known Universe. But Dean can’t do it without solving an age-old mystery. He must find the real Theos this time, and he’ll stop at nothing to accomplish that. Join the Survivors as they battle for every race in existence. The Theos is a tale of love, adventure, deception, and above all else: surviving.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed

    • By Cayetana Moz-Diaz on 03-25-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Old Enemy

    • By: Nathan Hystad
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    When all new threats are dealt with, old enemies emerge from the shadows. Dean Parker has brought his wife home, and he’s looking forward to relaxing and having a future with his family on New Spero. The Iskios vortex is gone, vanquished by the Hero of Earth, but unforeseen enemies linger in the universe. The Bhlat send a warning to the humans, one that suggests the Kraski may not all be dead. All signs point to Lom of Pleva, a wealthy and very dangerous enemy to have.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is this the end of the series?

    • By Stephanie on 03-09-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

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