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"Nico Storm and his father Willem drive a truck through a desolate land. They are among the few in South Africa to have survived a devastating virus that wiped out over 90 percent of the world's population. Willem, a thinker and a leader, has a vision for a new community rebuilt from the ruins of the old world. And so Amanzi is formed of a disparate group of survivors: there's Melinda Swanevelder, rescued from brutal thugs; Hennie Flaai, with his vital Cessna plane; Beryl Fortuin, with her ragtag group of orphans; and Domingo, the man with the tattooed hand. And then there is Sofia Bergman, the most beautiful girl that Nico has ever seen. As the community grows, so do the challenges it must face - not just from external attacks, but also from within. Nico's strength and loyalty will be tested as he undergoes an extraordinary rite of passage in this dangerous new world."--
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi International, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781487003074
Characteristics: 536 pages :,map ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Seegers, K. L. - Translator


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Oct 26, 2018

Post apocalyptic thriller set in S Africa

JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

A very well done dystopia set in South Africa. Nico's point of view is quite revealing and heartbreaking. I am curious to see if this will lead into a series or not, but this is very much worth reading.

Oct 31, 2017

This is a worthwhile addition to the post apocalyptical genre. It has the added appeal (for me) of taking place in another country - South Africa, and some of the colloquialisms had me doing additional research. The author uses the genre to explore the nature of humanity and the role of society in helping humanity survive under extreme conditions.

The protagonist and narrator of the bulk of the novel is a teenager who is prone to misinterpreting his role models, which makes this a bit of a coming of age story, too. The universe is well thought out and despite the locale, very plausible. It is reminiscent of the work of William R Forstchen, but is a definite page turner as the reader wants to find out what happens next

Sep 21, 2017

The pages easily turn.

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