Afterlight is the follow up to Alex Scarrow’s novel Last Light, in which a deliberately engineered crash in the global oil supply triggers the. But I did enjoy Alex Scarrow’s LAST LIGHT, which depicts the crumbling of civilisation due to a worldwide and near-complete loss of access to. Notable works, Last Light, TimeRiders. Partner, Debbie Chaffey. Children, Jacob Scarrow, his son. Relatives, Simon Scarrow. Website. Alex Scarrow (born 14 February ) is a British author most well-known for his young adult.

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May 15, Steve rated it it was amazing. Sep 05, Rutu Mulkar rated it did not like it. Sep 29, Keith rated it liked it Shelves: Also, unless it was through some kind of warfare or disease I don’t believe the powers that be would allow power to slip through their fingers so easily, communication would not breakdown so rapidly.

Afterlight (Last Light, #2) by Alex Scarrow

The father is never mentioned, not even in passing. Retrieved 26 November A great continuation of Alex Scarrow’s post apocalyptic aftdrlight. To view it, click here. Not a single redeemable trait in the character to make him worthwhile.

Why are they’re always these dividing lines between us all? Archived from the original on 10 November It was just downr Great page-turner.

Not only are all the strongest characters women of various ages and backgrounds but a lot not all of the male characters in the book are weak, power mad, useless or some combination of them all and men en masseespecially men under 40 or so, are depicted as barely above wild afrerlight on the evolutionary scale.

I am very glad I finally got around to reading the completion of the story which began in LAST LIGHT though you could easily read this novel on its own and that my return, however brief, to post apocalyptic afteelight was such a rewarding read.


All in all I was somewhat disappointed by this book even if the argument was an interesting one. The general idea of the fragility of those societies that were carving a foothold in the new wor Following on from Last Light, this follows the further adventures of afterligth Sutherlands in post crash England.

This is a very negative portrayal of human nature. There are rumblings of discontent with the strict rules, then a mysterious Belgian stranger sdarrow and a young girl goes missing.


We use cookies to give you the adterlight possible experience. Alex Scarrow born 14 February is a British author most well-known for his young adult science fiction series TimeRiders. God, this man must be a nightmare dinner party guest. Leona’s mother Jenny is grievously injured. Alas, there were other parts of ‘Afterlight’ that I didn’t find as interesting. The apocalyptic world 3,25 is quite well described if not totally believable. For those of you who like their computer games, here’s some of the titles I’ve worked on: When we last saw our heroine Leona, she had narrowly escaped being aldx by a shadowy Illuminati-style cabal of political lizards responsible for everything from the American Revolution to the rise of Afrerlight to me bruising my hip on a table this morning.

However, surely I have reasons for saying that this book is good even though the author killed my favourite character, in a mean way! Can’t I just be a human? I had a very hard time finishing the book purely because I didn’t care in the least about what happened to the characters. Of the four hundred and fifty-three members of their community, a large proportion were women between the ages of sixteen and fifty. I understand it is used to illustrate a point, that of men being dominant over women, using alrx as objects etc, but it felt forced to the point of “oh, just stop going on and on about rape and docile women and get on with the story!

I can only conclude that Leona dove into a bathtub of baked beans, with disastrous consequences. The women are suddenly at each other’s throats in their desperation to wash the Francophone heartthrob’s underwear actual plot point.


Feb 26, Sandra Danby rated it liked it Shelves: Unfortunatley, the book is too slow to get started with the story split between the days of the crash which was fully explained during the first book and also the interactions of a community spent on an oil rig Just to get it out of the way first, I’m bloody annoyed svarrow nowhere on the cover of this book does it mention it’s a sequel to “Last Light”, it just says; “from the author of Last Light”.

Alex Scarrow

The characters have flaws, even the good guys don’t always get it right, and the acarrow guys have reasons for their behaviour. This book is recommended to me by Don.

Despite this, the dialogue and regional dialects, slang, street talk etc is very well done. He left the music industry in order to become a graphic artist and then he decided to be a computer games designer. There are a few rants about consumerism and unrestrained capitalism, but these aren’t laid on too heavily. Set 10 years after the events of the first book with the exception of some of the characters at the start of the book which take place during the same time period as the first book until they catch up with the other characters time-wise and then they run in parallel again.

Not the sort of power that comes from burning oil or gas, or spinning turbines, but the kind that comes from a mother who wants something better for her children. These pressures challenge afterligth it is that makes us human, in our preferences, tolerances, sacrifices and beliefs.