In the post-apocalyptic remnants of Chicago, the warlord who holds Wicker City holds the power.
After years spent surviving in the wastelands, a young woman returns to the city to find answers about her past. Instead she discovers a violently shifting landscape of betrayal and a power-hungry man who, if given control, might be unstoppable.
Wicker City is no place for a lone wolf. Will she choose a side in the city’s constant power struggle? Or will she forge her own path?
Blending the ruthless political maneuvering of Gangs of New York with the survival horror of The Last of Us, Wicker City paints a picture of mankind not united, but fractured by a monstrous threat.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this gritty postapocalyptic adventure, the only thing harder than attaining power is hanging on to it. Justin Sloan and P.T. Hylton’s fast-paced sci-fi novel charts a violent struggle to control what’s left of Chicago after an epic disaster triggers society’s collapse. Whoever holds the keys to this unstable, walled-off enclave rules everyone, and two fascinating characters are battling for that power. Kevin (narrated by the suitably gruff Tom Taylorson) is an ambitious street thug who’s been quietly positioning himself closer and closer to the keys. Elena (narrated by the nimble Thérèse Plummer) is a whip-smart prodigal daughter who’s back to disrupt the city’s entire power structure. Neither of these seeming opposites is a clear-cut hero or villain. That makes all the epic fights, dramatic betrayals, and power grabs feel more real—this quest is personal for them both. With the deadly politics of Game of Thrones and the dystopian atmosphere of The Walking Dead, Wicker City introduces us to a captivating, dangerous world.