Hello everybody, I've been struggling to get feedback on my writing so I've come here. To explain what my story is about, I'll include my blurb below: "A chilling story about the final years of the High Sovereignty of the Colonies during the Great Apocalypse as they fight a losing war after a thousand years. Legions of horrors and homicidal alien civilizations close in on them. This story follows the lives of families, soldiers and powerful figures living under the Sovereignty during these last few years as mankind comes to accept each other and their mutual fate." I'm trying to make it more about the emotional bonds between my characters, the horrors of war, starvation, rape and their struggle to survive against all odds. I was inspired by the story "The Road" where a father and a son travels through a post-apocalyptic world, the cause of the apocalypse is unknown and is never mentioned. All that matters is the bond between them, it is all about their connection as they try to survive together in a harsh world. I suppose my story is very different, it's in a similar vein to the movie Downfall, which is about the final days of Adolf Hitler in his bunker leading up to his suicide and the fall of the Nazi regime. I have several characters and follow many of their POVs throughout the story, jumping back and forth to different people. I also include backstories on a lot of the characters from when they were younger as well to show what life was like before they were dragged into the war so I can add contrast to the story. But ultimately, I want to make a statement with this story, I want to show that the bad guys often win in reality. That murder or rape often doesn't have meaning or purpose, that people do it just because. But despite all of that, the story shows how people can still love each other and care about each other. What do you think? Does it sound like something people would like to read knowing what will happen at the end anyway since it's spoiled in the blurb? Would people even be able to slog through the extremely graphic and downright disturbing world that I write about? Can't imagine there's too many people eager to dive right into this sort of stuff, right? Do you think that if I really fleshed out my characters, really made the reader feel the emotion and their connection with each other and pull off the ending well, this story plot would have potential? Thank you for reading!