7th Son: Book Three - Destruction (The Beta Version)
By J.C. Hutchins
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AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is "The Beta Version" of this podiobook. 7th Son: Descent is now available as a print novel from St. Martin's Press. During the editorial process, significant changes and improvements were made to Descent's print manuscript. Character names were changed, and events at the end of the print novel were modified in ways that will impact the rest of the print trilogy. The print novel represents an official reboot of the 7th Son series. Due to these changes, this "Beta Version" of Book Three: Destruction is no longer the "official" version of the podiobook. Please visit the 7th Son: Descent (The Print Edition) page to subscribe to the definitive beginning of the trilogy. You're welcome to continue the series with this version of Destruction, but note that you will encounter slight inconsistencies in character names and plot references. THE STORY As day four in the 7th Son adventure begins, John Alpha's quest for anarchy and genocide enters its final stage. At every turn, the global terrorist has been triumphant. The world is reeling from a nuclear attack. An unprecedented energy crisis is upon us. Alpha himself has exclusive access to the White House, and secret weapons primed to propel his conspiracy into the endgame. The goal: planetary chaos. Amidst this turmoil, the 7th Son's four surviving Beta Clones -- John, Father Thomas, Kilroy2.0 and Jack -- must defy their creators and hunt Alpha on their terms. Their mission: to stop the greatest assassination plot in history. The secrets John and his brothers discover will press them toward a final battle with their progenitor ... a battle in which the clones are outgunned, outnumbered and out of time. Alliances will be made. Heroes will die. The end is nigh. Destruction is the final novel in the J.C. Hutchins' 7th Son thriller trilogy.
||CleanThe Story So Far||A recap of events from Books One and Two.||7/7/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 1 and 2||John, Father Thomas, Jack and Kilroy2.0 return to the 7th Son facility after their adventures in Alaska. A new technology is introduced. Kilroy2.0 has a breakdown. The clones make a stand.||7/7/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 3, 4 and 5||General Hill unlocks the encrypted files in the Ops Center -- and discovers the next ambitious step in John Alpha's conspiracy. The secret of EvacSys is revealed. A Beta Clone volunteers. The secrecy surrounding 7th Son begins to crumble.||7/17/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 6 and 7||The charade begins. Father Thomas impersonates Jonathan at the United Nations headquarters.||7/24/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 8, 9 and 10||John, Kilroy2.0 and Jack encounter a new ally. Devlins across the U.S. launch John Alpha's final plan. At the U.N., Father Thomas and General Hill scheme.||7/31/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 11 and 12||The Beta Clones arrive in downtown Manhattan. U.N. security chief Hannah Vinnj is suspicious of co-worker Jonathan Smith. Major Bennett requests an invitation. A dark discovery is made.||8/7/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 13 and 14||EvacSys goes online.||8/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 15 and 16||At the U.N. headquarters, John, Kilroy2.0 and Jack make an enemy ... and an ally. On EvacSys, Thomas meets the delegates.||8/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 17||Thomas and his allies plot an escape from EvacSys.||8/28/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 18 and 19||Terror strikes the 7th Son complex. The Beta clones concoct a scheme to rescue General Hill, Dr. Kleinman and the others.||9/11/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 20 and 21||Kilroy2.0's secret is revealed. The remaining clones attempt to infiltrate the 7th Son facility.||9/24/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 22 and 23||The clones meet their end in the place their lives began.||9/25/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 24 and 25||Revelations.||10/2/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 26||The villains' conspiracy, finally revealed.||10/9/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 27 and 28||The Beta Clones make grim conclusions, and scheme. Klaus Bregner's terror begins.||10/23/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 29||John, Kilroy and Jack make their descent into the 7th Son facility.||10/30/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 30 and 31||Bregner grows wise ... and vows vengeance. Kilroy has a conversation with himself. The final battle begins.||11/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 32 and 33||The final battle.||11/13/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 34 and 35||The Beta Clones return to civilian life ... or do they?||11/20/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 36, 37 and 38||Kilroy experiences a brief reunion. The Beta Clones debrief. Goodbyes.||11/27/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapters 39 and 40||Conspiracies within conspiracies. The Betas must make a choice.||12/4/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 41 and Epilogue||The end of the 7th Son trilogy.||12/10/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrilogy Wrap-Up Chat: J.C. Hutchins and Shawn Bishop||In this first (of several!) 7th Son Trilogy wrap-up bonus episodes, J.C. chats with Book Three producer Shawn Bishop about the series, reading and editing Book Three, the Book One print deal and more. Also included is a must-listen "blooper reel" set to C||12/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
Some body please make this into a movie series.
It will make millions.
Not a bad conclusion
The third book in the 7th son series was not bad at all. It tied up the loose ends, with the exception of one.
J.C did a good job on writing as well as reading the books. I feel his voices lended very well and helped differentiate between characters.
7th may not have been a series I would have bought a read, but I've really enjoyed listening.
To have a well paced, thrilling, intelligent and engaging story is great. To have a layered, fully elaborated conclusion was amazing. Great job!