While not the strongest in the first three issue of this series of “Parallel Novels” James Wesley Rawles “Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse” is a fun read. Filling in backstories from Patriots and Survivors is the main role of Founders.
The backstories flesh out and explore characters and events.
I would have found a bit of typography helpful – if the “seed text” borrowed from the previous volumes were perhaps put in italics it would be easier to know when Founders is building more on the story. Some of the expansions seem so naturally blended that they unfairly do not stand out as new material.
Especially heartwarming is are the various faith centered character expansions. Unlike some readers who apparently need their blood, gore and weakness of moral compass fixes, I was enthralled with the portrayal of honest faith center Christian, Jewish and morally centered characters, their courtships and faith issues in a suddenly very wicked world.
For us radio buffs there are a lot of amateur radio, SWL radio, COMINT/ELINT, CW and Digital Mode references. Very neat stuff some of it!
Don’t forget to flip over your hardcopy of Founders, as this blog is quoted on a slip cover ( see https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/new-book-quotes-this-blog/ )
A good read and a good addition to the full multipart “parallel novel.”