Review: The Gates by Iain Rob Wright

Book Description:

What will you do when the world ends? That’s a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity will find itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles to survive with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.

Guy Granger is a Coast Guard captain in search of his kids. Mina Magar is a photojournalist taking pictures of horror she could never have imagined. Rick Bastion is a fading pop star with his head in a bottle and no hope for his future. Tony Cross is a soldier stuck on the Iraq-Syria border, but fighting insurgents is no longer a priority as a new threat emerges. Follow them all as they fight to stay alive.

When the gates open, all Hell will break loose!

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Okay apocalypse fans. I’m here to bring you a new end of the world story you don’t want to miss.

Forget zombies, forget viruses. Don’t even think about meteors, or any other natural disaster that could end our existence in a moment.

In The Gates, small rocks begin appearing out of nowhere, all around the world. No one can get near the rocks and after a time, they begin to open up, releasing a terror the world has never seen and may not live to see again.

While some books focus on one or two locations for an apocalyptic story, Wright ups the ante and takes us on a journey around the world. We see how people in London, New York and Iraq deal with the end of times and in true human form, the people in this story won’t give up without a fight.

The Gates is filled with blood and gore, triumph and heartbreak. This is only part one of a series that will likely span at least 3 books, if not more. There are a lot of characters to keep up with, but the book is written in a way to keep everything from becoming confusing.

In the words of the author when he was asked about his inspiration for The Gates, “I wanted to combine the best elements of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and other epic fictional platforms with something entirely new.” I’d say he succeeded.

Look for The Gates on Amazon September 1.

Enjoy.

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