Book Review: As the World Dies Untold Tales by Rhiannon Frater

October 21, 2013 Horror, Uncategorized, Zombies 0

Genres: Horror, zombie
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About the Book:

  • As The World DiesAs the world dies
  • The Untold Tales
  • Rhiannon Frater
  • Horror / Zombies
  • Pages: 158
  • Published March 22nd 2012
  • Published by: Createspace
  • Rating: 5/5
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Synopsis Volume 1:

THE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES introduced Jenni and Katie and their harrowing journey to the makeshift fort in the Texas Hill Country. But theirs is not the only tale to be told. In the first volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead.

Deep in the Texas Hill Country, a man and his little dog takes refuge in a bed and breakfast located in the hills above a doomed town where an infested rescue center might unleash the hungry undead…

On a deserted highway slicing through the desolation of West Texas, a woman struggles to survive as she faces the horrifying aftermath of the rise of the zombies…

And finally, discover what happens on the first day to Katie’s beloved wife, Lydia, as the world dies…

 

Synopsis Volume 2:atwd2

HE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES introduced Jenni and Katie and their harrowing journey to the makeshift fort in the Texas Hill Country. FIGHTING TO SURVIVE: AS THE WORLD DIES continued their story as the two women joined the members of the makeshift fort in Ashley Oaks in the fight for survival against not only zombies, but the evil designs of bandits.

But theirs is not the only tale to be told.

In the second volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead.

In a nearby town Ken and Lenore have started their regular routine at Ken’s Beauty Salon. A terrible accident brings the undead plague to their front door and soon the best friends are scrambling to escape their overrun town…

Katarina is just finishing her shift at a roadside café when a badly injured man stumbles through the front door. She quickly realizes that to survive she must learn to kill…

And finally, a trapped family must face the fearsome truth that sometimes zombies are not the worst monster they have to fear as the world dies…

 

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In the third volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead.

Returning to Texas after celebrating his divorce in Vegas, Rune, a biker cursed with the ability to see ghosts, discovers that the world is being taken over by the hungry undead. Soon he realizes he will have to depend on all his abilities to survive not only the ravenous zombies, but the dangerous men lurking on the back roads of Texas.

Senator Paige Brightman abandoned the Madison Mall and its inhabitants to the hungry hordes, but her journey did not end there. Her attempt to reach the president’s safe haven called Central has far reaching ramifications for her and the people she abandoned.

The final in the three stories reveals the aftermath of the great battle in SIEGE as one woman faces the ultimate decision whether to live or die in a world of the undead.

 

 

My Thoughts:

I love short stories! I think it’s a great way to get someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to pick up a book. Short stories that are filled with horror and zombies? EVEN BETTER! Now, I have heard a ton about Rhiannon Frater, but lately I’m one of those people that just doesn’t have the time to read, although I have her series sitting in my bookshelf just waiting for me to pick it up. After reading these I know I’m now going to make them a priority! First of all, even though these are short stories I never felt like Rhiannon Frater missed the mark for what a regular size story has. These have everything that I look for in a good story, emotion, characters that seem real and that make me want to be vested in them, and a good plot that can be followed. Secondly, I love the writing style. As I said before, I have heard a ton about Rhiannon Frater being a great writer but I think my bar was set even higher because of all of this praise; I was not let down! Thirdly! What great stories to read right before Halloween! Now, I love a good gore fest at any time of the year but I really enjoy being immersed in reading horror even more so around Halloween. These did not let me down!! In short… I will be reading the actual series very soon! If you’ve read them I think these would probably make great additions to the first three… And of course now is the perfect time to do just that! To do so, visit the giveaways!

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About the Author:

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor) , as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog),and other horror novels. Her next novel for Tor, Dead Spots, will be published in 2014. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dying her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.You can find her online at:
Website: rhiannonfrater.com & astheworlddies.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astheworlddies
Twitter: twitter.com/rhiannonfrater
Blog: rhianonfrater.blogspot.com
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rhiannonfrater/
Email: rhiannonfrater at gmail.com
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