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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  37 reviews
It's been 50 years since the Great Crash and what was once America is now a collection of enclaves, governed on the local level and only loosely tied together by the farce of a federal government. Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern states, is relatively stable and maintains a successful business of trade with nearby enclaves, including t ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books, reviewed
I wasn’t sure at first on whether to request this book or not, but I’m glad I did! The story was interesting and how can you say no to a book with a cover like this one?

Enclave follows two characters : Kevin and Caleb. Kevin risk his life to help others but when he gets caught he gets an assignment. Bring people with unique gifts like Caleb to the government or he and his mother will be hanged. Kevin refuses right away which I get but I think the story line could have been much more suspenseful
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This books takes elements of science fiction and dystopian themes and combines them into an original story. I have not read anything quite like it before. I am hoping that this is the first in a series and that the story will continue to develop.
Christian Fiction Addiction
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Infused with action-packed scenes, fascinating characters, and a science fiction scenario that seems like it could burst into reality, "Enclave" is an intensely addictive novel from Thomas Locke. Fortunately, I knew what I was getting myself in for when I picked up this novel, so I'd already set aside the hours I'd need to read this one from start to finish, time that flew by all too quickly as I was drawn into the world of enclaves and refugees and people with inexplicable special powers. The h ...more
V. Palmer
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enclave was...

It was like The Last Ship meets X-Men while being tinged with the Wild West!

That sounds awesome, right? Well, it was awesome! Dystopian and post-apocalyptic story lovers, Enclave needs to be added to your TBR immediately!

The story is told from the point of view of Caleb and Kevin, two very different men thrown together by hate and power-grabs from the mongrels welding their unlawful position against everyone, especially those with special secrets.

Sorry, no spoilers. Hehe!

I would ha
Dave Milbrandt
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review of its merits.

I must admit up front that I am a fan of Thomas Locke, so I had high expectations coming in. His writing under various names, has engaged me for years.

So, when I began this book, I assumed I would be getting a dystopian thriller with a few stylistic flairs for which the author was known. This was my first mistake and why it took me a while to get into the book.

Once I realized this author, whose expansive
Tom Burkholder
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the book Enclave, author Thomas Locke writes about life 50 years after the Great Crash. America is now controlled by different regional factions. Caleb and Kevin become leaders of a group of refugees known as Adepts who have special abilities. While I like Thomas Locke this book was a bit confusing at times. And the book just ended with the start of a battle.
However, I do look forward to the continuing adventures. I would recommend this book! I received a copy of this e-book from the publishe
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Enclave is not from my most go to genre. I did have a hard time in the beginning trying to understand what was going on. After about a quarter of the way through, I caught on and started enjoying what I was reading. In the end, I found it refreshing to read something new, different and unique.
I give Enclave three and a half stars. It is definitely worth the read. I will be looking for more by Thomas Locke in the future.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest op
Dee/ bookworm
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really struggled in reading this book. I kept reading small pieces and trying to make all the story lines coincide, but it was a lot of work and slow. I really wanted to love this book. The synopsis sounded amazing, but in the end it was a lot of work, a lot of confusion and very little fun in reading it.

I received an advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Becky Lewis
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” This quote by William Shakespeare comes to mind as I finish Enclave by Thomas Locke(Davis Bunn). Indeed, Kevin and Caleb, two of the major players of this dystopian scenario, are just going about their daily business as we first meet them. Kevin is a deputy by day and “underground railroad” leader at night. Caleb is the untried son of a successful enclave leader, whose group needs to keep their discovery of ...more
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though Thomas Locke is a favorite author of mine, I wasn't sure I would enjoy a more dystopian setting even if he were writing it. I am happy to say that ENCLAVE exceeded my hopes for an entertaining novel.

Co-leads Caleb and Kevin have different backgrounds but are able to work together to help refugees known as Adepts escape capture and imprisonment. With the help of Caleb's friend Zeke and others, the first part of a larger mission is complete.

I entered Locke's post-Great Crash easily and foun
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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With all the lawlessness of a Wild West tale, this intense story is a stark look at a future where hope is rare and fear is rampant.

(complete review posted on Hope by the Book:
J.D. DeHart
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enclave is an enjoyable science fiction story. Author Thomas Locke keeps characters at the heart of the story, even while exploring superhuman possibilities and strange new places.
Sarah TheAromaofBooks
So I hate reading books out of order, like a LOT. Consequently, my favorite thing about Goodreads is that it (usually) tells me when a book is part of a series. According to Goodreads, Enclave is NOT such a book. The problem is – it felt like a book that was part of a series.

There’s a lot going for this book. The premise is great. Set around a century after the “Great Crash,” America looks nothing like it does today. Instead, a lack of electricity and gasoline means that people have gone back to
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fast-paced dystopian adventure

My rating is 4.5 stars

As with many dystopian novels, the world of Enclave was a militant society ruled by the strong preying on the weak. An entire section of the population was targeted for experiments to see how those in power could exploit their abilities. . .

I receive newsletters from this author and read in a recent one about the inspiration for this book. Before then, it really wasn’t even on my radar to read. While I do enjoy some dystopian stories, I don’t
Janelle Cole
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Upon arrival Enclave, by Thomas Locke, quickly went to my night stand.  Most days I only get to read before bed, so that is the most logical place for it to be.

Unbeknownst to me, the book did not remain there.  If you want an author that will grab you, and even your teenage bookish boys, this one is for you!!!  Jacob (my 17 year old) kept asking me if I had read it yet.  I kept saying no, and finally asked why he was pestering me.  Well, he read it.  Yep.  Snagged it off my night stand, took it
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What caught my eye initially was the cover. I like dystopian themes, which is probably why I enjoy The Walking Dead and other zombie stories. To read about a society attempting to rebuild after a global disaster is interesting. Keep in mind, Enclave doesn't have zombies, but that doesn't mean it's boring. In fact, I really enjoyed reading this novel. 

The story of Enclave happens roughly 50 years after the Great Crash. America is controlled by different regional factions (Washington, Charlotte, A
Jessica Higgins
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
With post America in shambles, a special group of humans may be the only hope!

Caleb lives with his father in a West Virginia enclave making a living as a trader, but Caleb has a secret, he is able to sense things about other people. During a heated encountered between his father and two tribal leaders, Caleb senses that one of the leaders aims to kill his father. When he turns and yells this to his dad, the leader realizes that Caleb is what they call specials. Realizing that he can never return
Meagan Myhren-bennett
By Thomas Locke

Since the Great Crash America has descended into an almost medieval feudal system of enclaves and townships. Many areas are nearly lawless as the need to survive at the cost of others becomes the norm. Another who is different is seen as a threat and a small group of people who have been labeled by some as abominations are seen as a threat to the future.

Some label these gifted individuals as specials and they are being hunted for there abilities. Abilities that could make t
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Enclave, by Thomas Locke, is a dystopian novel that takes place many years in the future. Almost 100 years after the Great Crash and the country is basically cities governing themselves with very little support from the federal government. Kevin and his mother are part of a group that rescue refugees, give them new identities and sneak them into society. With the government suspecting this is happening Kevin and his mother find themselves fleeing for their lives.
Caleb is one of many people who h
Vera Godley
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Science Fiction is not a genre into which I typically delve nor do I find it pleasurable to read. I do, however, enjoy the writings of Davis Bunn and thought I would venture into this story by his pseudonym, Thomas Locke.

Venturing into the future by 50 years into an American society deplete of rule of law, defined states, and society completely rife of any sense of fairness or democracy, the story presented a plethora of characters who venture out of their geographically defined area called an E
Sherri Smith
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
I started this book with good intentions. The synopsis of the book had me intrigued along with the book cover. A society destroyed and then reborn into small enclaves of people. Gone is the states and in its place townships. 

The book starts off well and has me intrigued and captivated. Then chapter 2 starts and I am now confused. Where am I and what is this bit about Caleb's dad? I thought he was dead. So now I'm wading through this chapter and trying to piece things together while wishing I cou
Jessie Young
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first Thomas Locke book I’ve read. I was intrigued by the look of the cover. The story sounded like one I would be interested in. I like dystopian novels and this seemed to fit that type. I liked it at the start but quickly became so confused. There seemed to be so many people, so much going on, so many terms used without explanation of what they meant, I felt like I missed a previous book. As a matter of fact, I looked several times to see if this was the 2nd or 3rd book in a series ...more
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thomas Locke practices his gifted ability in this complex novel. The distinct old western dialogue and the fun cowboy backdrop made this an enticing read for me. Each and every narrative is as gripping as the one before it, and the characters ground with expressive realistic reactions. Not everything is as it seems in this dystopian earth. Who are the specials? Why are they different? Why are they being rounded up? Who is gathering them? Locke keeps you turning the pages in this edge-of-the-seat ...more

I think a lot of people will enjoy this book, because it's a post-apocalyptic type of novel, but also with a sort of X-men element that will garner interest from people like...well, like me. The thing is, even with this premise, this book was very difficult for me to get into. The beginning was confusing because of all the characters, and ultimately I ended up giving up because even though it's a short book, wading through it was just such work for me, and I wasn't really enjoying it. I thoug
Danielle Urban
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enclave by Thomas Locke is an entertaining read. Once halfway through it, I was excited. The plot felt alive. However, the beginning left me with so many questions. I wasn't sure why or how the book started out the way it did. It wasn't until later, the stuff finally made sense. I enjoyed the characters, especially Caleb. He's the main guy. But he's got this personality and way that dragged me further into his story. This novel is mostly a dystopian read. It was engaging once I got to met the ca ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of this book in a Goodread’s giveaway.

The story is set nearly one hundred years after a great crash destroyed the power of the United States Government. America is now a collection of enclaves, governed at a local level, ruled by the rich.

The story starts off feeling like a western with conflicts arising between the different Enclaves. And then you get a Sci-Fi vibe when it is discovered that there are people with special abilities achieved through secret Government experiments. The
Lillian Duncan
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enclave by Thomas Locke is the first book I've read by the author, but it won't be the last.

I found the book to be a slower pace than many books these days--and that's a good thing. It gave me time to get to know the characters in a way that fast-paced books can't. It reminded me of the classic cowboy novels of times past. and yet it's set in the future. A future that is rather dismal but certainly possible. Fifty years before there was a Great Crash that left America not just fractured but brok
Lakesha Foster
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
i liked this book. The characters were very interesting to explore. I was not disappointed. However, I did not like the government system. The government system was based on military soldiers controlling people. I want more in-depth information on the government and the occurrence of this society. If the story contained in-depth information on government and society, than I would have giving this book a 4.5/5 or 5/5 stars rating. Overall, I hope the next book is better than the first book.
Camille Kraus
I won this in the goodreads giveaway! Get ready for an adventure like no other, Enclave took me right out of my own reality and into Thomas Locke's story. Wonderfully written.
Csimplot Simplot
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!
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Thomas Locke is an award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies.

His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction and his 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.

Thomas divides his time between Florida and England, where he serves as Writer In Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford Univ
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