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Children of the Apocalypse by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Passion. Vengeance. Redemption. Sacrifice. Destiny. 

From the author of the award winning novel “River” and internet cult hit “Catharsis” comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it. Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious Michael, whose contempt and dislike of them is clearer than his motivations for saving their lives. With assassins and betrayal at every turn, the Children of the Apocalypse must fight to stay alive while discovering their gifts and respective roles in the approaching final battle. Harder still, however, is knowing who to trust . . . .

Note: Children of the Apocalypse is unfinished, with no recent updates.  It contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.

A partial series, with no recent updates

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Listed: Sep 19, 2008

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Shining Character Interaction

By Morgan O'Friel, editor

Nov 7, 2008: The biggest problem with this series is that it takes the author awhile to really get into the swing of the web series. The first few chapters of part one come across as forced, difficult to relate to, and include some pretty bad writing cliches – including the heroine who would be too stupid to live in real life. It’s also the only part in the story where the protagonist consistently complains about the mean teacher who picks on the poor student for not doing her homework or paying attention in class. If I were judging this story based on the first four chapters, it would’ve rated much lower than it really deserves.

Thankfully, around the fifth chapter of Part One, the author really starts to shine. The action scenes draw me in, and the true gold of the series, the interaction between the Children of the Apocalypse and Michael, picks up. From there, I was hooked. The way the characters play off of each other is enough to make me read through all of the available content twice, and start a count-down for when the next part starts showing up. There were plenty of times where I winced with the characters, and laughed out loud at some of the quips between Michael and Gen. It’s even enough to make me forget the authors frequent use of dues ex machinas.

If you want something light and fun, with plenty of content and kick-ass female heroines, this is it.

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Saving the World

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Oct 11, 2008: All in all, I’d probably have been more enthusiastic about this story if I’d read it when I was in my teens. I don’t have anything particularly bad to say about it, so let me explain why.

Here’s the plot: The main character, Genevieve, discovers that she and two other girls at her high school have received abilities that could allow them to avert the upcoming apocalypse. Unfortunately, they don’t really know how to use them yet. Also, their mentor, while [more . . .]

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Pleasant Little Surprise

By Ziggy, member

Aug 30, 2009: Opener: When I first read the title of Skyla Dawn Cameron’s “Children of the Apocalypse” my first thought was one of dismay. I was assuming that it would be a web novel about teen saving the world and I was right. I also assumed that it wouldn’t portray the teens the way it should. While surprising – though pleasant – I was wrong. Most times when you have someone writing a teen view they focus only on the story not on the teen’s everyday dramas. Especially when the so called [more . . .]

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By Kiyara, member

Apr 22, 2009: I discovered this online serial by pure chance back in in December and forgot about everything else while I read all the material online at that time.

It’s an amazing story, where characters have depth and emotions. You can tell these could be real people, and not a black and white character as in many written works, although sometimes you might find yourself fuming at the stupidity of one of the heroines – but don’t you do that with real people [more . . .]


An Addicting Read

By Kira, member

Sep 5, 2009: I’m a readaholic. Plain and simple. And since I’m a student, I can’t exactly go buy all the books in a bookstore so the search began of scouring the internet to find novels that interest me. I don’t remeber how I found Skyla’s site (I think it was Google, bless them), but I have seriously never regretted it. Children of the Apocalypse is so far the best teen read on the net. Skyla has managed to create the most believable characters with the most unbelievable story. There are flaws [more . . .]

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