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The Borrowed World

(The first book in the Borrowed World series)
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A genre-topping survival novel, The Borrowed World reached #1 in both Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and Dystopian Fiction. It spawned a fictional universe with two spin-off series, over two dozen books, and over a million copies sold series wide.

The Borrowed World is truly a "this could happen" book. It's received praise for its realism, it's graphic portrayal of the physical struggles involved in survival, and for its exploration of the complex emotions involved in being a survivor in the world of the dying. But despite its grim setting, The Borrowed World is overwhelmingly a story of friends and family, and of resiliency and adaptability.

Like a lot of people, Jim Powell thought that the country was overdue for a reset. Some days he had to admit that he even longed for it, wanting nothing more than to be free of the news cycle, the noise, and politics of the day. He knew such an event could bring tough times but he thought he was ready.

As a prepper, he'd prepared his home to sustain his family in a world without power. He had stored sufficient supplies to last them for years. If the collapse happened to start when he was on the road for his job, he even had a "get home plan" and a pack full of gear to help him survive the journey.

But sudden change on a national level can mean chaos, violence, and death. In this case it came in the form of a coordinated nationwide terror attack against the infrastructure of the United States, leaving most of the country without access to power, fuel, communication, and life-sustaining supplies.

In his effort to survive the world he'd practically yearned for, Jim will be forced to stare down the barrel of a gun just as often as he wields one in self-defense. He will lose as many people as he saves. Every victory will come at a substantial cost. Even as he helps his friends and family survive, he will struggle with the nagging, persistent thought that in some ways he is responsible for their misery and suffering because he wanted this to happen.

In his continual struggles with the moral issues of survival, Jim Powell comes to understand that people have to find happiness, humor, and purpose even in the bleakest of worlds in order to retain their humanity and thrive.

Genre: Science Fiction

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