Redbacks is the second book in the As Darkness Ends series. The series is a 6-book novelette showcasing the end of the world. It is written following the main character James Cole and what he endures in New York City when a massive, global earthquake strikes.
Now one of the precious few survivors, James’s goal is to get home to his wife through a locked-down Manhattan. But when an inexplicable darkness begins blanketing the city, deadly creatures appear and begin hunting anybody they can find. With James and his companion the only ones capable of fighting, they’ll put their lives at stake once more in order to save the last of the survivors.
The story runs parallel to the first book, which follows Travis Hunter, who has a specific, important mission in the series. You can read book 2 independently from book 1, as the story is written with the points of view of the characters. They do meet each other in both books, and I loved how the author ties them together.
I really enjoyed this book! It is quick, action packed, and engaging throughout the whole book. It has zombie as well as spiritual apocalyptic themes, which I loved. I can’t wait to read the third book, and the whole series. I give this book 5 stars out of 5.
I was given this book for an honest review.