The Last Prayer

The Last Prayer Inspired by Hugh Howey s world of Wool The Last Prayer featuresA Different Silo A Different Threat In the post apocalypse society continues in underground silos kept safe from the toxic world abov

  • Title: The Last Prayer
  • Author: Lyndon Perry
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Inspired by Hugh Howey s world of Wool, The Last Prayer featuresA Different Silo, A Different Threat.In the post apocalypse, society continues in underground silos, kept safe from the toxic world above by a simple hatch door and a strict set of rules For generations, an oligarchy of priests and politicians preserved their standing while the common workers lived inInspired by Hugh Howey s world of Wool, The Last Prayer featuresA Different Silo, A Different Threat.In the post apocalypse, society continues in underground silos, kept safe from the toxic world above by a simple hatch door and a strict set of rules For generations, an oligarchy of priests and politicians preserved their standing while the common workers lived in ignorance When a young girl starts speaking of heaven as if it were just outside, the rigid caste system begins to crack Sides are quickly drawn The only thing preventing a violent upheaval is an old priest s confession and the child s last prayer But will such simple faith be enough to save them all

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    1. Elias is a priest in a silo, an underground community where the remnants of mankind have locked themselves away from a shattered, poisoned world. He does his best to minister to the faithful and offer confession and comfort to criminals condemned to a brief, terminal exile in the toxic mists outside.Today’s confession is different. The criminal Elias meets is a eleven-year-old girl who believes the world aboveground is Heaven, and that she’s been chosen to clean Heaven’s windows and reveal [...]

    2. It was ok. I was a bit lost between the two priests at first, it was not clear which one was which. Also, I was quite uncertain what a 'sweeper' was until they were explained deep into the story. The biggest issue for me, however, was this planned rebellion. It was very unclear whether the priest knew who he was planning a rebellion against. He clearly saw the sweepers as the downtrodden, but he never looked toward who was doing the trodding.Another significant break and disruption from the wool [...]

    3. The Last Prayer is an interesting bit of fan fiction based on Hugh Howey's Wool-verse. If you haven't read any of the Wool books, I suggest you at least read Wool, the first story in the series, to get some context before diving into Perry's story. The Last Prayer takes place in a different Silo but many of the rules are the same. Like the first Wool story, The Last Prayer concerns a cleaning. Perry introduces a new element here, a caste of priests and the stirrings of a rebellion by the sweeper [...]

    4. It's always a treat to read Lyndon Perry's work, which I've come to know as short and sweet, clean and crisp, and yet, somehow, very detailed and vivid. Though I'm not familiar with the 'Wool' world, this short story has certainly piqued my interest. In The Last Prayer, Lyndon Perry delivers a grim tale about a world within a silo in a post apocalyptic world. Within this world, all the workings of good and evil come into play, whether it is faith, hope, greed, power, honesty, and deceit - and wh [...]

    5. Despite the short nature of this story, I thought it was really powerful and worth the read. I've never read the Wool series of books (up to this point), so can't speak to how well it fits within the lexicon. The characters were engaging and kept me wondering what would happen to them all. The plot was complex enough to keep this short story from becoming a cliche. The only nitpick I'd have with this story is the flashback transition regarding the first girl's death. Although perhaps necessary t [...]

    6. A desperate dream. An aging priest’s confession. A child’s last prayer. The priest heard the sheriff leave and the girl enter her side of the confessional. “Father?” she asked in a whisper. Confidence flooded Elias’s veins. Here was a frightened soul needing assurance. Here was his duty. “Yes, my child? Do you wish to make a confession?” Silence met his anticipation and disassembled it. “No, Father,” the girl said, her voice bold now, urgent. “I’ve come to ask you to help m [...]

    7. Set in the post-apocalyptic world of "Wool," "The Last Prayer" tackles its themes with a slant toward the spiritual. Without spoiling the plot, it provides a powerful contrast between how believers in God and unbelievers can view the same world. This story captured my attention from the first paragraph, and I could not put it down until I had finished. I haven't read "Wool" (yet!), but I have followed Lyndon Perry's work for a while now, and this ranks among his best-written stories. Highly reco [...]

    8. I had not read Wool, but after this fan fiction price, I might add it to the list. Living in Silos to stay protected from an environment too toxic to survive in, a small girl is accused of believing in Heaven. The story left many loose ends allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions. Perhaps if I had read the book is is based on I would be able to understand more of how it ended, but I did enjoy the quick read none the less.

    9. I'm not a huge fan of fan fiction generally. However, this is a good short story that is completely in keeping with Hugh Howey's Wool-verse. It's a different silo and a different slant on the world. I think it's a good addition to the Silo world.And I'm wondering when the story will continue.

    10. I read this because of my familiarity with Mr. Perry's work rather than out of any particular love for Wool. In fact, The Last Prayer was my first foray into the Silo world, but I don't think it'll be my last. Mr. Perry has given us a heartfelt story about faith and sacrifice that will certainly stay with me for a long while, especially the haunting, bittersweet ending.

    11. As a fan of Hugh Howey's original stories, I liked the author's take on the first story of the legendary Wool series. He added faith and a little different twist to it to make his own, and I'd love to see where he takes the story of his own silo. Hope that there's another story in the works!

    12. Great short story expanding the Wooliverse! Left me wanting to read more and continue to explore the mysteries

    13. Woolie approved. I was wondering about religion in the silo and how it would face off against The Pact. Well this went even further then I had originally pondered. I enjoyed it.

    14. Whilst the story is great, I found the writing style confusing at times. Still definitely read if you can't get enough Wool.

    15. I like this religious take on the Wool Silo stories. It was cool to see at the end of the book that the author is also a part time pastor. I look forward to reading his next book!

    16. 2.5* Hmmm Maybe that's a bit harsh? I just know it didn't quite measure up to other books I've rated 3*. The writing wasn't bad, but there were too many spots that made me stumble out of the story due to extraneous nouns & adjectives. I also felt kinda jipped. I felt like the story was just beginning with plotting and scheming a foot. Sweepers whose job didn't quite make sense to me, which was integral to the story line. At least, their job didn't make sense with regard to the implied number [...]

    17. Religion (christianity in this case) does not belong down there, at least not unless heavily redacted. They would have thought about that. You can't talk about the outside. How would all those stories fit in?(If this doesn't make sense, don't worry, it's you, not me; go read Wool ;))Appart from that, a great story about power, the sick twisted things people wil do to get it and the trampling/abuse of innocence that goes with this all. edit: spelling

    18. In a closed society like that in a Silo, religion would be essential to maintain the balance. Mr Perry mainly shows this aspect, instead of describing it, and at the end he leaves you thinking that there is more under the surface. I'll surely continue to read the following volumes.

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