A century after the pandemic known as The Calamity wiped out most of the population, Illya Oslov’s village is on the brink of starvation. Food supplies are dwindling, and winter is slow to release its grip. Farming techniques and modern technology have been forgotten, and the ways of the old world are regarded with fear and superstition. But, Illya believes that they may hold the only hope for his people’s survival.
Now, Illya’s people eke out a meager existence as hunter-gatherers, barely scraping up enough food to sustain themselves, but when Illya discovers an ancient copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac ®, he quickly realizes that the wisdom within its pages could save his village, assuming he isn’t banished just for reading it…
In a devastated world, Illya must navigate the treacherous waters of knowledge, ignorance, and prejudice. He must form a tenuous alliance with his greatest enemy, putting his very life on the line to become his people’s greatest hope. But, will his newfound knowledge prove to be their salvation? Or will it destroy them all?
E. L. Stricker
E.L. Stricker is the author of The Almanac, a fast paced agrarian dystopian novel about the rise and fall of a kid who becomes a prophet. In her other life, she’s a ninja and a nurse and a mom, and she lives in the wild land of Montana. She likes to follow her imagination and write stories a bit out of the ordinary. She is currently writing about The Civil War, time travel, reincarnation and romance.
The author is great with setting descriptions that pull you quickly into a world that seems truly mesmerizing
From the first chapter, I couldn’t put this book down and it only got better from there. It was absolutely addictive.
If you liked Wool, by Hugh Howey, you need to read The Almanac.