The Darkest Path book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a fut. THE DARKEST PATH follows Callum Roe, a sixteen- year-old former child soldier struggling to survive in the midst of the Second American Civil War. Cal and. A civil war rages between the Glorious Path—a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier—and what's left of the US government.

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    The Darkest Path: Bear's Story [Jeff Hirsch] on rirateccontbern.gq *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Set nearly a year after the conclusion of Hirsch's book. USA Today bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism. For the last several years, a civil war has raged. Kirkus Book Reviews THE DARKEST PATH by Jeff Hirsch Federal forces are at war with the Army of the Glorious Path, which includes.

    For the last several years, a civil war has raged between the Glorious Path - a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier - and what's left of the US government. The Glorious Path seeks complete control of the country, and those they capture are given the Choice: Fifteen-year-old Cal and his younger brother were captured and forced to convert five years ago. Cal gets along until he befriends a stray dog named Bear, and then kills a commander who wants to train Bear to be a brutal attack dog. Thissends Cal and Bear on the run and sets in motion a series of events that will test Cal's loyalties and beliefs, ending in a brutal battle that the fate of the entire country rests on. The Glorious Path wants complete control of the country. Those they capture are give the choice: Join or Be Killed. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured by the In a futuristic United States, a group of religious zealots following The Path are at war against the rest of the United States. After being kidnapped by the path, the main character seeks to gain freedom while still trying to protect his younger brother who has become a true believer. The Darkest Path. Jeff Hirsch. USA Today bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

    When Cal is sent out to retrieve a stray dog to be trained for The Path; he finds in the dog an unlikely friend and ally. Cal learns quickly he would kill his superiors to keep his new friend safe. He will also learn about what someone will do for their family and friends, what loyalty really means, and how to survive in the midst of war. Apocalyptic stories that have a twinge of reality are creepier than others.

    This is one of those that I could envision being ripped from the headlines so bring on the goose pimples. As an animal lover I had a real appreciation for the author in the fact that he wrote realistic dog behavior as well; dogs bark and whimper at inopportune times. Being a military spouse I am also happy when military equipment is written well.

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    This novel has everything right for me in technical areas, but for me the characters besides Bear were lacking. Overall, I really liked the novel. I think this is one that a lot of people can enjoy and I will feel good about recommending. As I began reading I started to compare it to other books I have read recently about religion and cults, like Gated Doomsday Cult and The Outside Amish community , but it really had many point that stuck out from those books.

    The Path is both military and a religious entity and they are stopping at nothing to change the entire US into a Path following bunch. The government is forced to deal with this gigantic threat and whole states have been taken by the Path and are left for goners.

    The Glorious Path was supposedly developed by a military man and hero and has become a force to be reckoned with. Cal is the main character in The Darkest Path and he is on the run. Taken from his parents six years ago, he has lived with the Path and become a member, but mostly for self-preservation and now he must continue that preservation, which means getting out.

    There is killing and death, and the loss of family and friends and so as a main character he is strong willed, determined, but also real enough to relate to a reader. I had a hard time with the cult aspects, this bug militant force that happened to take over most of the country. I can only hope it would never get to that point in real life, but who knows? Hirsch paints an eerie realistic picture of what this type of war might be like through the eyes of a runner and someone experiencing both sides of the mayhem.

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    Have you ever been in a situation where you had to act as caretaker for someone? Do you know of an instance where a figure of authority has been hateful toward you?

    Explain what happened. How far would you go to see your family in the midst of a civil war? During Reading Questions: Based from your reading, would you consider Quarles an antagonist or a protagonist?

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    Support your answer with a quote. Even though Wade helps Callum by giving him food and shelter, why does he want to turn Cal to Path armies? Ch How do Natalie and Callum help each other?

    How is Callum similar to his dog, Bear? Why does she want to help people of Wyoming? How does Nat react when Alec says he has a personal body guard to protect him?

    Support your answer with a quote from the book. How would the ending be if Callum actually made it to the plane? Ch Describe Nathan Hill.

    Compare James from beginning of the story to James at the end. How has he gotten different? Why does Nat want to kill Nathan Hill?

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