The Silent Army by James Knapp

The Silent Army is the fast paced and fascinating second novel in James Knapp’s Revivor series. The story is told from the point of view of the same four main characters introduced in State of Decay. In book two, their lives become even more intricately intertwined as the plot, as well as the race to save humanity, speeds forward.

After closing this book I sat for a while, thinking about the questions the story raised in my mind. What do we value most about our humanity? Our ability to speak as we choose, to act independently, to think for ourselves? Would our definition of humanity change if one or more of these seemingly intrinsic rights were on the line?

What do you think?

I’m looking forward to finding out how Nico, Faye, Calliope, and Zoe resolve these questions for themselves in the final book of the trilogy Element Zero.

Find out more about the books and the author by checking out James Knapp’s blog.

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4 Responses to The Silent Army by James Knapp

  1. D. D. Falvo says:

    I’m not familiar with Knapp, not having read any of his novels. I do think all books, on some level, pose these questions in many different ways–survival is our foremost need; successful survival (happiness) is inclusive of these freedoms. Isn’t it interesting how we love to read about the conflict we pray never embraces us personally? I wonder what that says about humanity?

    • Nicole says:

      That’s an interesting point D.D., and so true. In thinking about some of the stories that I have loved the most, I don’t think I would actually want to be in the story. What does that say about me?

      You should check out James Knapp. He is one of the authors I met at Balticon in May and is a genuinely nice person as well as a great writer.

      I hope you are feeling better and back to your writing routine!

      • D. D. Falvo says:

        I’d say you are extremely normal, lol. I think one of the coolest bits about being a writer, with writerly friends– is reading a book authored by someone you know. :P
        And thank you. I’m feeling much better now. :)

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