Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
More of "the best straight-ahead science fiction the genre has ever seen" (Amazing) from the bestselling author of Conquistador. An electrical storm over Nantucket causes all electronic devices to cease to function-computers, radio, even firearms-and plunges the world into a darkness humanity is unprepared to face. But as some people band together to help, others are building armies for conquest...It all started when an electrical storm over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash, causing all electronic devices to cease to function-computers, telephones, engines, radio, television, even firearms-and plunged the world into a darkness humanity was unprepared to face. But even as some people band together to help one another, others are building armies for conquest...
My take: 3 out of 4 stars. It was good but not great. Not sure if I'll read the next book in the series.