There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who hear voices, and those who want to silence them.
Pilgrim is a man with a past he can’t remember. When he wakes alone in a shallow grave, there is a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. It explains who he is and what he’s done. It tells him he has one purpose: to find a girl named Lacey.
As Pilgrim is drawn north to Missouri in search of Lacey, he must also travel back to where it all began – to those he left behind. War is coming, and Pilgrim is going to need all the allies he can get.
Survivors is the highly anticipated third instalment in the acclaimed Voices series, following the spectacular novels Defender and Hunted. Good and Evil are closer than ever before in a world where the voices in your head can save or slaughter you.
I was so excited to receive this book early to review I almost pissed my pants, 😂 but I managed to curb my enthusiasm long enough to re-read the series from the beginning, to refresh my memory, and although there was no need to do so I think I enjoyed Defender especially more this time around, which I didn’t think would be possible!
You don’t need to re-read the first two books again before picking this book up, there is enough backstory peppered throughout to refresh your memory and to follow the continuation with no problems at all. Where Hunted left on a bit of a cliffhanger, Survivors will keep you on that cliff edge dangling by your toes! There is the welcome back of some of both the good and bad characters as well as the introduction to some memorable new ones.
Survivors is primarily focused on Pilgrim’s story and it spends a lot of time in the past, his past, his backstory which was as enlightening as it was entertaining. He has been a bit of a closed book, a bit of an enigma up until now, so getting that character depth adds further understanding of the man himself, Voice and the voices’s themselves. His return was certainly unexpected as last time we saw him he was being buried alongside Red in Lacey’s sisters back garden! But return he has and as he travels forward he also has to revisit his past, the past he worked so hard to keep locked away, to fill in the missing holes of his memory. Only by unlocking his past can unlock his future and help him find his way back to Lacey, to defend her!
As with the previous books this one will also leave you desperately wishing for a time machine so we can jump to this time next year so we can finally found out how all this ends! I know I can’t wait! Thats the only downside to receiving ARC’s, there is longer to wait between book publication dates!
For fans old and new this is a great continuation of the series, one that’s a tumultuous stage that aligns all three books in preparation for the final showdown that’s to come.
Survivors will be published on 31 October 2019 and is available to pre order now
A massive thank you to the author GX Todd, publishers Headline and NetGalley for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.