Title: Edge Of Valor
Series: Edge Of Collapse
Author: Kyla Stone
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Post Apocalyptic
Release Date: 28th March 2021
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The final battle for Fall Creek looms......and not everyone will make it out alive.
With enemies closing in on every side, the survivors of Fall Creek find themselves facing impossible odds.
they flee for their lives? Or do they defend their town and risk losing
it all? Some things are worth fighting for, dying for.
This may be their last stand.
Despite it being fairly
late at night I honestly couldn't resist reading just a couple of
chapters of this book as soon as I got chance. I have become seriously
attached to some of these characters and though I will be truly sad for
the series to end I can hardly wait for what seems to be the looming
final battle, who will survive? The cover once again feature’s Liam and
Hannah together with weapons ready for their next battle. All the covers
for this series have been great and I bet they look amazing altogether
on a book shelf! The chapters are told from the points of view of the
characters and are numbered by the amount, of days. Though there are
dramatic scenes in the book and series, there are also humorous scenes
and descriptions, such as Milo calling the new goat Oreo as it is white
with black splotches! And the fact it makes Quinn hungry every time she
hears or thinks about it.
In this book Liam, Hannah and the
residents of Fall Creek are facing not one, but two very large
well-trained forces coming at them from different directions. The Fall
Creek residents can do nothing but stand their ground and fight with
what they have. They have Alexander Poe and his army of men who are
killing anyone and anything that stands in their way wanting to take as
much land as possible. Then there’s General Sinclair, a man so intent on
being remembered in years to come and being part of history that he has
an assistant logging everything that happens. The General wants the
control and comfort of Winter Haven as well as wreaking revenge for his
daughter Rosamond’s death. The part of his plan that is most sinister is
his interest in the baby that is the result of his grandson kidnapping
and repeatedly raping a woman. He wants that baby to bring up, to mold
as he wishes to continue his legacy after he has died. It’s only a
mothers sixth sense about her child and the ever, protective Ghost that
prevents the General having the prize he wants most.
makes a camp near Fall Creek to both watch and unnerve the Fall Creek
residents. He tells him army that Fall Creek is harbouring terrorists.
The General send scouts to issue them with an ultimatum. He demands Liam
Coleman, if the Fall Creek residents hand him over straight away he
will go easy on the rest of the residents. Like everything else in Fall
Creek it is put to a vote, though Hannah refuses to vote saying she is
biased in favour of Liam. Fall Creek make their decision, knowing that
the apple can’t have fallen far from the tree with Rosamond being the
Generals daughter. The Fall Creek residents are kind of resolute they
come to the brave conclusion that they will make a stand even if its
their last stand they will fight for what is theirs. The General sends
in a black hawk helicopter to fire upon the normal American citizens of
Fall Creek and some are killed or badly injured. Unfortunately for the
General it makes the Fall Creek residents even more determined to stand
their ground and fight for those that were lost in the attack too.
will be totally, truthful, I did have tears in my eyes on quite a few
occasions in this final book. One the death of a specific character that
I had immediately adored throughout the series. But this character (no
names) died saving others which was really fitting and totally in
keeping with that character. Another time was very near the end of the
book and I was like “Oh no! You cannot be going down that route,
seriously you cannot kill this character off now” You’ll understand when
you read the book!
My favourite characters, I still loved Liam, a
tough guy on the outside but totally melts inside when around Hannah,
Milo, Charlotte, and LJ. I think he has softened somewhat throughout the
series. He has recovered from his whole unrequited love for Jessa, and
grown to love Hannah more, yet stayed in the background, never pushing
her to choose. Liam has been a quiet strength, there to back up, or
catch Hannah whenever she stumbled. Hannah has also grown so much as a
character. From the innocent young women kidnapped and tortured by Gavin
Pike, to being a nervous, young women to then becoming a kick butt
female who is confident in her own decisions and able to protect herself
and what is hers. I could go on and on about the different great
characters in this book, such as Quinn, she has a super rollercoaster of
a journey through the series growing up to be a kick butt female not
afraid to fight for what is hers, rather like Hannah. Then there’s
Molly, Bishop and even good boy/bad guy James Luther who are all great
characters. I also don’t mind admitting I totally adored Ghost the great
pyrenees mountain dog, the way one minute he can be attacking an
intruder and ripping their throat out, yet within the same scene can be
laid snuffling baby Charlotte.
My immediate thoughts upon
finishing this book & series were wow what a great way to end. This
book is as fast paced and full of descriptions making the scenes easy to
visualise. I love the sense of community that Kyla created. All the
prepping ways that Molly had as well as the army experience and battle
tactics that Liam uses and has used against him. The characters feel so
real, you do grow to be fond of them, and you care what happens to them.
You know them so well as the action is happening you can kind of guess
what those certain characters will do.
Summing up this book was a
dramatic conclusion to an action packed, amazing series. I genuinely
have loved this series from the beginning to the very end. Though not
every beloved character makes it to the very end of the series. There
were a few great characters we lost along the way throughout the series.
Some of the younger characters have really grown through the series,
one in particular rapidly grows up even more in this last book, becoming
a warrior, doing turns at guarding Fall Creek, and standing in place,
fully prepared to fight to the end when the need arises. These normal
citizens of Fall Creek are prepared to fight for each other, and for
what they have made Fall Creek into. What more can I say I totally loved
this series and I know I will miss this series! I wonder what Kyla
Stone will be writing next?