A Distant Eden is a suspense and thriller novel combined with survival manual and the first book in the A Distant Eden Series created by Lloyd Tackitt.
A giant solar storm hits the earth’s magnetic field and knocks down the power grid. Consequently, all electronic equipment shut down and throws the world into chaos.
When the power at the office goes off which shuts down the computer and the office lights, Roman is alerted. Not only that, he also notices that all the cars have stopped in the interstate, a helicopter has crashed, and a jet liner has plummeted onto the ground. He immediately leaves the office with only one goal in mind, to go home to his wife Sarah.
Told in the third person perspective, it is a fast-paced, chilling, and, for me, a realistic depiction of the apocalypse. More than realistic, it is instructive. It spreads awareness and poses warning against a possible and serious threat to mankind. It portrays survival instinct in its most extreme form. Moreover, it emphasizes the importance of conservation, self-preservation and self-defense.
The writing style makes the book an easy read. Furthermore, the author creates tough characters like Roman and his nephew Adrian. My favorite, however, is Matthew. He is not just smart. Even under the most unpleasant circumstances, he shows compassion and holds on to his Christian faith.
All in all, it is an enjoyable and interesting read. However, some scenes may be too violent and gory for other readers. Moreover, there are some noticeable errors within the entire book (like build fires too cook and take a several days).