The Phoenix Descent by Chuck Grossart
Published March 15th 2016
Genre: Science Fiction
The year is 2025. Astronaut Caitlyn “Sif” Wagner and her team emerge from stasis to discover that their Mars mission has gone terribly awry—the crew has run off course in space and, they suspect, in time as well. Their damaged ship returns to an Earth reduced to overgrown cities and blasted terrain. Yet humans have somehow survived, living in caves, foraging at night, returned to a tribal existence. Sif meets Litsa, the fiercest warrior in her tribe, and learns a horrific truth: the planet is overrun with the Riy, a swarm of spore-releasing revenants intent only on spreading their infection.
But even as Sif and Litsa unite in combat, they soon realize that the battle against the Riy is only one stage on which they must fight the war for humanity’s survival.
This book revolves around three scientists that leave Earth in a mission to Mars and a group of people, many years after, that live in caves.
It was really addicting and I couldn’t stop reading it. The plot is great and it was extremely intense specially in the last chapters.
The set of characters was great, I really loved the strong women featured, Sif and Litsa, that were essencial for the plot development.
If you like books about the evolution and struggles of the human race after a global catastrophe you should try The Phoenix Descent. It shows us how quickly we can adapt and how some people would easly take advantage of others for their own benefict instead of working together.
Rating: 5 stars