Children’s Book Reviews

Children's Book Reviews: Will to Survive

Publish February 25, 2016

Four and a half months ago, a computer virus caused a digital apocalypse that wiped out communications and technology worldwide. The subdivision of Eden Mills survived the crisis by establishing rudimentary infrastructure for basic needs and safety. Now, Adam’s role in exploration and expansion efforts is facilitating alliances and trade agreements with like-minded communities. But remnants of the Division continue to haunt Eden Mills, and Adam knows that he will never feel completely safe until they are eliminated, once and for all. Will to Survive, the third and final installment of Eric Walters’ The Rule of 3 series is a terrifyingly plausible contingency plan for the survival of humanity. With strong characters, perpetual action, and the careful construction of a rich and believable world, Walters’ much anticipated grand finale will not disappoint. Valuable lessons in history, politics, and ethics are hidden within the plot, and readers will gain a new understanding of the events that must occur to build a nation. But this is more than a simple story of good versus evil – Walters explores what it is to be human, and the murky decisions involved in the fight for what is right. A sophisticated novel that underscores the fragility of Western culture, Will to Survive is a satisfying conclusion to a gripping series whose only flaw is its lack of a fourth installment.

Will to Survive

Eric Walters
Penguin Random House of Canada
ISBN 13: 978-0-670-067-077

Karen Doerksen
Karen Doerksen Karen Doerksen lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta with her husband and four children. She works for the Edmonton Public Library, and holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta.  

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