Chris Morphew’s Phoenix Files is one of my favourite series. I got in to them last year before Chris came to New Zealand for the Storylines Family Day in Christchurch last year, and I was hooked from the first page of Arrival. They’ve got the perfect mix of action, suspense, mystery and science fiction that make them hard to put down. Fallout is the fifth book (in the six book series) and has just been released in Australia and New Zealand. Chris doesn’t waste any time getting straight back into the action and rocketing you along to the end of the world.
The Shackleton Building has been turned into a concentration camp, and the last free people in Phoenix have been forced into hiding. Unless Jordan and the others can figure out where the Co-operative is keeping Tobias, everything they’ve fought for will be for nothing.
As Peter spins further out of control, can Jordan find a way to save Luke’s life, or is history doomed to repeat itself?
With only weeks left until Tabitha is released, Phoenix’s biggest secrets are still yet to be revealed.
And the clock is still ticking.
There are 14 days until the end of the world.
To tell you much about the story would only spoil it for everyone, but I will say this – Fallout is the best book in the series so far. It’s action-packed, explosive and there are shocks galore. Chris answers a lot of those burning questions you’ve had about Phoenix right from the start and leaves you on the edge of your seat at the very end. We haven’t seen much of Shackleton in the last couple of books but he comes back in all his sadistic glory in Fallout. He’s the best villain since Mayor Prentice in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy. He’s one of those guys you just want to punch in the face because he makes you so angry. I’ve read the last 3 books one after another and I wish I could just keep reading and find out how it all ends, but I’ll have to wait until 2013 for Doomsday.
5 out of 5 stars