The Friday 56 #162 ~ Pulse: The Forever Man

Posted: August 4, 2017 in apocalypse, Dystopian, Fantasy, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:


The Forever Man #1

  by Craig Zerf

The Forever Man 1 - Dystopian Apocalypse Adventure: Book 1: Pulse by [Zerf, Craig]


Genre: Dystopian / Apocalyptic / Fantasy

My 56 from the eBook

Why hadn’t they come to the rescue? Where were the troops? Where were the helicopters? The fifth fleet?

Sobbing, she undid the lanyard and pulled the Stars and Stripes down from the flagpole. She unclipped it and wrapped it around her like a shawl.

Behind her the door burst open and a gaggle of lunatics scurried in.

I enjoy stories like this. And the author has such a fascinating bio. Click on the Goodreads badge to be taken to the page.

It sounds good and it’s free right now on Amazon.


Read on if you want to know more.


The world, as we know it, has ended.

One man stands resolute. A man who has been trained in the savage arts of war. A man who lives his life according to a creed. A simple man who wants none of the power thrust upon him. This man is Marine Sergeant Nathaniel Hogan, seconded to the American Embassy in London and, although he does not know it, he is – The Forever Man.

The first pulse occurred in the old calendar year of 2022. A sequence of gigantic solar flares created a series of massive electromagnetic pulses that stopped the heart of our modern world and returned us to the DARK AGES.

Tens of thousands died within the first few hours as airplanes fell from the skies, hospitals ceased to work and every form of modern transportation ground to a halt.

Within days the death toll had reached the hundreds of thousands. Fires raged unchecked through the cities, water supplies ran out and survivors turn on each other as mob rule surpassed all else.

And Nathaniel finds that he has been changed by the huge amounts of Gamma radiation in the solar flares. They have enhanced his natural abilities, giving him increased speed, strength and healing. Indefinitely extended his life span and enabling him to be able to draw on the power of the solar flares to create magik.

But even The Forever Man was not prepared for what happened next, as the ongoing flares tore a hole in time and space, creating a gateway through which ‘they’ appeared. From the realms of fantasy came the orcs, the goblins and, leading them all – the Fair Folk.

Were they here to help – or to conquer?


The cover displayed is the one I own. There are some different ones on Goodreads.


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  1. I don’t read a lot of dystopian novels…they frighten me because of the possibilities. But once I’m in a book like that, I can’t put it down. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s that very reason that I too find myself unable to stop once I start reading. It is a scary scenario.

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    This sounds really good. I’ll have to look for a copy. I have Dead Man’s Bridge by Robert J. Mrazek this week. Happy reading!

  3. Freda Mans says:

    I’m definitely intrigued! Sounds like a shitty place to be, but I’m curious to know how she got there. Happy weekend!

  4. Not quite for me, but I does get your heart rate up! Hope you enjoy it and happy weekend!

  5. Lelia T says:

    Ooh…I think this might be a must-have.

  6. Oh, cool! Sounds really good! Have you read it yet?

    Free on Amazon! Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)


  7. I like the “gaggle of lunatics” bit!

  8. Ashley S. says:

    I love dystopias! This one sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  9. Yvonne says:

    Your teaser made me want this book, so I went and got it on Amazon. Thanks for the tip! Have a great weekend!

  10. Wish I liked dystopian types more but I have a love/hate relationship with them…lol.

  11. Thanks for sharing! I’m definitely adding this to my tbr. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  12. Greg Hill says:

    Wow solar flares and fantasy races? Sounds fun. :) I like that 56.

  13. Oh, I do like dystopian novels, too.

    My Friday post is about The Breakdown, BA Paris!

  14. Ooh, that cover is creepy! I know you love your horror … I don’t know if I could handle this one :)

  15. Katherine P says:

    I’m not much of a dystopian or horror reader so this one probably isn’t for me but I’m super curious about the gaggle of lunatics!

  16. bevbou says:

    This also made me curious. Nice post, and free books are always good. Thanks!