Armaggedon Bound & Flood

Shelf Control

This Shelf Control will be taking a look at Armaggedon Bound by Tim Marquitz  and Flood by Stephen Baxter . Armageddon Bound has been on my Goodreads TBR list since October of 2014, whereas Flood just got put on the pile in April. ( Shelf Control is brought to you by Bookshelf Fantasies.)

Armageddon Bound

Half-devil and miles from anything resembling heroic, perpetual underdog Frank Triggaltheron ‘Trigg’ is the last man standing against Armageddon. As the favorite nephew of the Devil, Frank has led a troubled life, but he’d always had his uncle’s influence to fall back on. Now, with God and Lucifer coming to terms and leaving existence to fend for itself, his once exalted status of Anti-Christ-to-be does little to endear him to the hordes of angels and demons running amok in the Godless world. With help from the members of DRAC, an organization of wizards, psychics, telepaths, and low-end supernatural beings, Frank must thwart the pro-Armageddon forces and rescue an angel in whose life rests the fate of humanity. Better luck next time, humanity.

Published in 2009, Demon Squad: Armeggedon Bound has a 3.49 rating on Goodreads from 679 ratings total.

What attracted me to it? The blurb, plus the fact that the dude on the cover has the Billy Zane crazy look to him, so I’m hoping for cheesy horror goodness.

Why haven’t I read it yet? I just haven’t got around to it, honestly. I get so many books for free to review or from the library, that books that I need to pay for get pushed to the sidelines. Though, I just noticed in the process of doing this that it’s on Kindle Unlimited, so expect this to get removed from my list quick!

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Flood

Next year. Sea levels begin to rise. The change is far more rapid than any climate change predictions; metres a year. Within two years London, only 15 metres above the sea, is drowned. New York follows, the Pope gives his last adress from the Vatican, Mecca disappears beneaths the waves. Where is all the water coming from? Scientists estimate that the earth was formed with seas 30 times in volume their current levels. Most of that water was burnt off by the sun but some was locked in the earth’s mantle. For the tip of Everest to disappear beneath the waters would require the seas to triple their volume. That amount of water is still much less than 1% of the earth’s volume. And somehow it is being released. The world is drowning. The biblical flood has returned. And the rate of increase is building all the time. Mankind is on the run, heading for high ground. Nuclear submarines prowl through clouds of corpses rising from drowned cities, populations are decimated and finally the dreadful truth is known. Before 50 years have passed there will be nowhere left to run. FLOOD tells the story of mankind’s final years on earth. The stories of a small group of people caught up in the struggle to survive are woven into a tale of unimaginable global disaster. And the hope offered for a unlucky few by a second great ark . . .

Published in 2008, Flood has a 3.56 rating on Goodreads from 3,589 ratings total.

What attracted me to it? My love of apocalyptic sci-fi books, plus, it deals with a real issue – that of global warming.

Why I haven’t I read it yet? Because I read Baxter when he teamed with Pratchett for The Long Earth, and that book was……..not good.

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