• Cast Down World

  • A Sci-Fi Dystopian Western
  • By: James Haddock
  • Narrated by: Daniel Wisniewski
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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In the summer of 2257, the asteroid Wormwood was closing in to strike Earth a glancing blow. Even a glancing blow would be catastrophic. Earth's governments and militaries united to try to shift Wormwood's path. Earth launched every nuclear missile she had and succeeded in changing its path, just enough to miss her surface. In doing so, shards from the asteroid, caused by the nuclear blasts, struck the earth. In those shards were spores that caused a change in all forms of life. Wormwood also changed Earth's magnetic field, affecting weather patterns and causing earthquakes and tidal waves.

The devastation caused society's collapse. Only the strongest survived the Great Dying. In the years that followed, mutations began to appear in animals and people. It was a time of lawlessness, where the only law was the one you could enforce. Cities and larger towns became walled city-forts. Some chose to live outside the city-forts as ranchers, farmers, and scavengers. They enforced the law with violence, and the law of the old west returned. Out of this came the Peacekeepers, modeled after the legendary Texas Rangers. They were empowered by the city-forts to be judge, jury, and executioner. They were a group of hard men: hated, feared, and respected.

This is the story of Price - a human mutation, raised in the frontier wilderness - who becomes a PK Scout.

©2020 James Haddock (P)2021 James Haddock

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YES!

This is a fantastic mixture of doomsday and Western.

Only two problems with this book. First, it is to short. Second, the next book in the series isn't out yet.

Normally, I avoid such short books, but Haddock's Wizard Alley is among my favorites and so took a chance and glad I did. This is a fantastic team. I hope the next book(s) is out soon. Please!

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A little short, but as always great writing!

Having Kindle Unlimited is so good. The book is free and I can spend my money on Audible. The narrator is wonderful and I. buy all Daniel Wisniewski's books

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good book

hope there will be more in the series and his other books. waiting is hard to do

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incredible world building but the story is a miss

I really enjoyed how inventive and creative the world building was. However, I feel like we spent a lot of time going through routines with Price and I didn't understand what his goals were until nearly the end. It felt a little like reading a prequel meant to set up for the first book when the plot and action starts. Which, might have been the author's intention. It's also pretty short, so I'm looking forward to hopefully reading more in this world in the future.

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Good Story Told Very Well !!

There are some obvious problems. Such as, the the book being a bit short and the Protagonist was almost overpowered. That was ok for now. He didn’t go thru huge life changing trading to gather skills. Again it might have been the length of the book. Narration was top notch great

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Vary good

This story is a great start to a magnificent series if it gets written, it ended like there would be more to come but you never know!

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good book



In the summer of 2257, the asteroid Wormwood was closing in to strike Earth a glancing blow. Even a glancing blow would be catastrophic. Earth's governments and militaries united to try to shift Wormwood's path. Earth launched every nuclear missile she had and succeeded in changing its path, just enough to miss her surface. In doing so, shards from the asteroid, caused by the nuclear blasts, struck the earth. In those shards were spores that caused a change in all forms of life. Wormwood also changed Earth's magnetic field, affecting weather patterns and causing earthquakes and tidal waves.

The devastation caused society's collapse. Only the strongest survived the Great Dying. In the years that followed, mutations began to appear in animals and people. It was a time of lawlessness, where the only law was the one you could enforce. Cities and larger towns became walled city-forts. Some chose to live outside the city-forts as ranchers, farmers, and scavengers. They enforced the law with violence, and the law of the old west returned. Out of this came the Peacekeepers, modeled after the legendary Texas Rangers. They were empowered by the city-forts to be judge, jury, and executioner. They were a group of hard men: hated, feared, and respected.

This is the story of Price - a human mutation, raised in the frontier wilderness - who becomes a PK Scout.

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SciFi/Western

Great New/Old world story. Can't wait for the next one. Check out Wizards Alley - very different but just as great!