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Book Review: Daybreak Zero

By Sandy Amazeen Feb 28, 2011, 1:57 GMT

Book Review: Daybreak Zero

In late 2024, Daybreak, a movement of post-apocalyptic eco-saboteurs, smashed modern civilization to its knees. In the losing, hopeless struggle against Daybreak, Heather O\'Grainne played a major role. That story was told in Directive 51. Now Heather\'s story continues in Daybreak Zero. In the summer of 2025, she leads a tiny organization of scientists, spies, scouts, entrepreneurs, engineers, dreamers, and daredevils based in Pueblo, Colorado. ...more

Ten months ago the mysterious force known as Daybreak launched an all out assault on the human race through a series of fusion bomb attacks and the release of petroleum eating nanoswarms that resulted in the death of billions. Now the world is a different place, old technologies have been resurrected while the United States is divided into two main governments. The Constitutional Government and National Government distrust each other and neither can decide on a clear course for the country as a moon gun effectively knocks out all big radio transmissions. Head of the Reconstruction Research Center, Heather O’Grannie aided by Arnie Yang and other dedicated personnel struggle to find out more about Daybreak while putting out numerous brush fires in the form of missing aircraft, negotiating hostage releases and dealing with the many Tribes who are rapidly gaining strength.

Told from several perspectives and locations, this tale hopscotches around the country juggling a number of subplots yet does little to illuminate the true origin of Daybreak. All readers can be sure of is Daybreak means to wipe out humanity and everyone can be taken over by it, sometimes without them even being aware of the danger before its too late. While an interesting story, the many often sketchy characters coupled with a lack of clear direction make the second book of the Daybreak series a laborious read.



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