Hunter After the Fall

, by , is a captivating post-apocalyptic adventure that takes place 15 years after an all out worldwide has devastated the planet and killed the majority of its human inhabitants. After surviving the war and subsequent nuclear winter, , a former special forces operative, has made a home for himself in a long abandoned gold mine nestled into the side of a mountain. The rich detail in which Backus describes ’s rocky mountain home creates the sense that  is truly returning to being one with nature. ’s lifestyle is similar to those that lived throughout North America for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. Much like the wolves and bears that roam the area,  is deeply connected to the mountain wilderness. He is able to sustain himself from the abundant resources that the rocky mountain ecosystem provides. is content with his life until the arrival of Elise, who is the daughter of ’s former commanding officer. Elise is sent by her father to find and to seek his help in the defence of their community of New Eden, which is in danger of being overtaken by an army of bloodthirsty invaders. In an effort to repay his former commanding officer for saving his life in action, before the nuclear war , is quick to offer his assistance. The story follows the many adventures of  and his counterpart, the strong and beautiful Elise, as they fight to save New Eden. In , the first book in his After the Fall series, Backus combines a unique blend of Native American shamanism and post-apocalyptic action that makes for a very thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining story.

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