Sunday, January 24, 2010


Publisher Avon Books
Date published January 2010
ISBN 978-0-06173-403-8
Science Fiction Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Tammy

Joss Ware’s BEYOND THE NIGHT is a post-apocalyptic love story found among the rubble of what is now a world filled with zombies, greed and a new race of peoples bent on world domination.

What was supposed to have been a simple day of cave exploring in Arizona turns into a nightmare for Dr. Elliott Drake and his friends when tragedy strikes. When they finally emerge from the cave, it is to find that fifty years has gone by in the blink of an eye and the world they knew has been destroyed by a series of natural disasters. The landscape is in ruins, California has disappeared and a mysterious island has appeared in the Pacific Ocean. Zombies roam the planet by night tearing apart any humans that get in their way. And an alien people with unusual powers and gems imbedded under their skin have appeared.

T is the first book in this fantastical new post-apocalyptic series by Joss Ware. In this story, Dr. Drake and friends meet up with a group of teenagers under attack by the zombie creatures and a mysterious woman on horseback which leads them to an alien resistance group. There they find answers to some of their questions and the good doctor falls in love with a member of the resistance. Dr. Drake’s time in the cave has left him and some of his friends with special powers; among them the ability to heal. Unfortunately, it also leaves Dr. Drake the side effect of passing along the healed affliction to the first person he touches. As the story unfolds and answers revealed, new questions arise and Dr. Drake and his friends find themselves in the center of them.

Joss Ware has created a fascinating post-apocalyptic world in this new series. BEYOND THE NIGHT is an emotionally devastating tale of shocks, perseverance, tragedy and hope. Readers discover what has happened to the world along with Dr. Drake and his friends. Their struggle to adjust to this new world and find their place in it is both heartfelt and moving. The action is swift, the characters are filled with surprises and every page is filled with adventure. The world building is especially spectacular in this first book and though there are quite a few characters introduced, the excitement of following where their stories lead them is a journey you won’t want to miss. This reader thoroughly enjoyed this sci-fi romance and eagerly looks forward to the next book in the series, Embrace the Night Eternal. Don’t miss out on the excitement. Pick up your copy of BEYOND THE NIGHT now.


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