Book Review: The Extinction Trials

Hello fellow readers, I’m R. E. Fort and welcome back to my podcast and this episode of Book Reviews. In this review, I’m covering A. G. Riddle’s The Extinction Trials. The backing track in this post is the title track from my 2020 CD Living in Strange Times. You can find this CD and others on all music streaming services and all my music can be found on my website Let’s get to the review. 


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The Extinction Trails is one heck of a ride. The story opens with a team of very powerful people meeting and planning for an enviable extinction level event and how they can restart humanity. There idea is that at some point in human history either nature or humanity itself will cause an extinction level event and that would be the end of humanity. 

Next, A. G. introduces us to a few key characters, Owen a firefighter, and Maya a scientist. He then sets the foundation for their growth and development throughout the story. After setting a good foundation these two and four other strangers wake up in an underground bunker with no knowledge of where they are, how long they’ve been there or how they got there. But they do know one thing they need to survive and to do that, they will need to work together.

The group finds out the bunker is losing power and after one of them, ignoring warnings, not leave runs out of the bunker’s airlock only to die outside without an environmental suit. Without giving anything away, A.G. provides a graphic description of a post-apocalyptic world with dangers around every corner. The strangers must find a way to work together as a team if they want to survive this strange world.

On a scale of 1 to 5 a 1 being don’t bother and a 5 a real page turner. I’m going to give The Extinction Trials a solid 5. This has more twists and turns that kept me turning pages, re-reading other chapters and fully engaged throughout the book. The final twist was certainly not seen by me. This is a great read.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the review. The music track I used in this post is named, Living in Strange Times from my 2020 CD of the same name. You can find this CD and others on all music streaming services and all my music can be found on my website at and you can also find my podcast at or where ever you find your podcast. 

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