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Author: Meghan O'Brien
ISBN: 1932300511
Language: English
Pages: 292 pages
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Quest by RCE (January 15, 2006)
Rating: 4.1
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The Three Alone in rural Indiana with only the clothes on her back, Anna is almost ready to give up on trying to. .She would guess three or four. Stealthy enough to evade all but the barest tickling of her senses, approaching from multiple directions

The Three Alone in rural Indiana with only the clothes on her back, Anna is almost ready to give up on trying to live in a world that has seen the recent slaughter of he. Stealthy enough to evade all but the barest tickling of her senses, approaching from multiple directions. Darting her eyes from the redhead to the surrounding trees, she shifted her weight cautiously from her good ankle to the bad.

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Author Meghan O'brien. Books by Meghan O'brien: Thirteen Hours. 10 9. 8, 10. The Night Off., 10. The Three.

More than a decade ago, I walked away from Hawthorne Nevada and the only boy I ever loved. Ryker can be read as a stand-alone but it's recommended that you read the other three books in the series first

More than a decade ago, I walked away from Hawthorne Nevada and the only boy I ever loved. When Piper Owens returns home to care for her father and to try to pick up the pieces following her mother’s death, she needs that boy more than ever. Ryker can be read as a stand-alone but it's recommended that you read the other three books in the series first.

Meghan O'Brien lives in Northern California with her wife, their son, and a.She has published seven lesbian romance/erotica novels: The Muse, The Night Off, Wild, Battle Scars, Thirteen Hours, The Three, and Infinite Loop.

Meghan O'Brien lives in Northern California with her wife, their son, and a not-quite-insane number of cats and dogs. Her short stories appear in numerous Bold Strokes Books erotica and romance anthologies. Standalone shorts include The Chasing Game. When she's not writing, she's being a geek.

Author of 10 lesbian erotic/romance novels, including The Sex T.

Megan O'Brien is the best selling author of the Ride Series and the Talon Security Series.

The Three,, and ultimately Anna and Kael must find a way to save the woman they both love.

A daring, provocative exploration of love and sexualit. wo lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence

A daring, provocative exploration of love and sexualit. wo lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence. When the two befriend Anna, another survivor, the fabric of their lives and the family they have made shifts in ways that challenge each woman to redefine the boundaries of love and friendship.

Twenty-five-year-old Anna is ready to give up on living in a post-apocalyptic world where unchecked sickness and slaughter have killed off her childhood tribe, family, and best friend. But when Anna unexpectedly interrupts an attack on a beautiful woman lounging by a lake, she is drawn into the relationship of two other survivors of the sickness: young, idealistic Elin, who welcomes Anna into their makeshift family with open arms, and Elin's lover, the older, more jaded Kael, whose dark and brooding nature initially keeps Anna at bay. The threesome journeys south for the winter season but is beset by accidents, relationship strain, and an attack upon Elin by a group of religious fanatics who believe that a woman's duty in the post-apocalyptic world is to bear children and repopulate the earth. Kael and Anna's fragile connection will be tested repeatedly. Will they find a way to work together to save the woman they both love? Intense, exciting, and sexually provocative, The Three is one book you do not want to miss.
Comments (7)
Gaiauaco
I'm a big fan of post-apocalyptic novels. I've recently read The Dog Stars (which this books reminds me of a little), and also The Passage, The Road, World War Z, Oryx and Crake.... I really liked this book. If I compare some of the ones listed, like The Passage, which I think sucks but got tons of good reviews, this holds up to a bunch of them. I mean, she's no Margaret Atwood, but she tells a damn good story.

I liked that it goes against relationship norms and weaves a convincing tale of three people loving each other equally. It was engaging, it had a good balance of suspense, adventure and erotica. Sometimes the sex might have gone a little overboard, but I'm not complaining. Sure, you have to suspend your disbelief a little bit, but all in all, it's a really griping tale. I'm already thinking about who could play Kael in the movie. Somebody is making this a movie, right?
Lucam
Having read and very much enjoyed a couple of novels by Meghan O’Brien some time ago I figured it was way past time to dip into her works again. I’m glad I did and extremely glad I chose The Three. (Actually, it was an amazon recommendation and sometimes they’re kind of hit or miss.) As it turns out, The Three was a dead center bullseye.

O’Brien’s Wild and Infinite Loop featured engaging, even fun, characters who also earn your respect and admiration, intriguing stories with perfect pacing as well as flawless execution in the mechanical aspects of writing. The Three definitely lives up to those high standards. Moreover, here we have, as the title suggests, a third main character to enjoy; this is more than lagniappe, though: all three characters, Anna, Elin and Kael, are absolutely essential to the story. It takes some time for the reader to warm to Kael, just as it does Anna, who has just met the other two; this, I assume, is by design, and adds another element of conflict for the characters to overcome. Elin, however, is adorable from the git-go. Despite her innocence in some areas, Elin is every bit as strong as her two companions. And, folks, in a world where a candidate for POTUS can brag about sexual assault with complete impunity, we need all the stories about strong women we can get.

I began reading science-fiction when I was about ten, so I’ve read my share of post-apocalyptic stories. What makes The Three different is that the disease-ravaged world merely provides the setting whereas, in most other such novels, the disaster which has befallen our world is the entire raison d’être of the work. Almost all dystopian novels are cautionary tales; The Three, OTOH, is an intensive character study in triplicate. It takes a special writer to make such story quite entertaining as well, and O’Brien is more than up to the task.

A couple of online reviewers said they wanted more details about what caused the illness which devastated the Earth. If this were the typical post-apocalyptic tale, I might agree. Here, however, despite the fact that the adventure-filled plot holds your interest and is often riveting, it’s the characters that matter. The plot is certainly compelling enough to keep you turning pages but extraneous scientific detail would make this an entirely different novel. What backstory there is occurs in the dialog, avoiding the common info-dumps which plague so many science-fiction stories.

As for the mechanical aspects of the work, the nuts and bolts, if you will, of a writer’s craft, we’re also on very solid footing. Yes, it’s a Bold Strokes offering and I can’t imagine Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman putting out anything but highly polished books, but something about O’Brien’s writing makes me think her work doesn’t need a lot of tightening up. In any case, there are none of those gaffes of grammar, etc. that can seriously interrupt the narrative flow and leave you scratching your head.

And, finally, of course, there’s the sex. And, yes, there’s lots of it but it never feels like too much. Each such scene is certainly erotic but, though graphic, it never feels gratuitous or “porn-y.” Every lovemaking event is there for a purpose. I’m reminded of Katherine V. Forrest’s remark that you can show things about character in a sex scene that can’t be depicted any other way. The Three perfectly illustrates that.

One of the best things about O’Brien’s writing, in my opinion, is that she understands that people are people irrespective of orientation, gender, race or any other descriptive. While a character’s response to the events of a story is inevitably colored by experiences based on any or all of the above, what O’Brien’s characters display is basic human emotion and that makes it easy for any reader to relate to them.

In summary, then, Meghan O’Brien’s The Three is an extremely well-written, logically plotted novel with terrific characters whom you come to root for because they’re admirable and have become very real. If the overall tone is more serious than Infinite Loop or even Wild, that merely serves to underscore her versatility as a writer. I highly recommend it, as I do the other novels mentioned.
Malarad
I absolutely loved this book! I am a big fan of this author and I put off reading "The Three" because I didn't think I would be interested in this story of an apocalyptic look at the future. Boy, was I wrong.

Some reviewers felt that the exploration of a threesome relationship was over the top and others complained that the notion of "love at first sight" was trite, but I strongly disagree.

When Anna stumbles upon Elin and Kael she is broken in every way. She has been violated and has lost everything that was dear to her. It makes perfect sense to me, within the context of the book's world, that Anna would immediately be drawn to Elin and the comfort and hope that she offers.

In this story, Elin represents not only hope, but an innocence that is in stark contrast to the world they live in.

As far as the exploration of the threesome relationship, it also felt very authentic to me. Each of these three women approaches the relationship with unconditional love, respect and reverence. They realize that they bring out the best in each other. While the love scenes in this book are perhaps the sexiest, hottest encounters I have read; they are also very tender. Each of the women are very gentle with each other, continually looking to please the other partner(s); rather than engaging in sex as merely an act. The sex they share is one hundred percent an act of love and all of them continually look to their partner(s) to see if they are comfortable in the act they are about to participate in.

It was a nice, tight story line. As always, in this genre, there is a happy ending, but what I liked about the ending was that it presented a believable resolution that presents us with a hopeful future for all of the characters.
This book is definitely worth the time and money.
Ylonean
So not what I expected, and that makes this story awesome. Polyamory is wrapped up in so much taboo in American society and I have to say that I am amazed and impressed how cleverly Anna is inserted into the relationship shared by Elin and Kael. The obstacles they face as their relationship coalesces into three appeared organic and realistic and it was utterly fascinating to walk with them in that journey. They will need to be strong for each other as they face some harrowing experiences in their fight for survival in a post apocalyptic disease-ravaged America. The story is cleverly not bogged down with medical details or the demise of a nation that are routinely debated and argued over in their plausibility when writing with this subject. What this story became was an amazing journey of three strong women finding strength and salvation in each other under unusual circumstances.
Ginaun
What an amazing read. Non-stop action. Fearful and heart pounding anticipation. The complexity of the story kept me riveted to every detail of The Three and their challenges and triumphs. This was so good, I didn't want it to end. Aah but at last, all good things must... To those thinking of reading this book, You won't be disappointed.