After: The Shock After: The Shock
Book 1 - After

After: The Shock

    • 4.0 • 469 Ratings

Publisher Description

"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin


The first book in the After post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author. Look for the other books, the free prequel After: First Light, After: The Echo, After: Milepost 291, After: Whiteout, and After: Red Scare.


AFTER: THE SHOCK


A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed.


Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as "Zapheads" roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.


Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even if it means her own chances of escaping are lower.


And the Zapheads that were once simple to evade are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.


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Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including The Red Church, The Harvest, Creative Spirit, and The Skull Ring. His website is authorscottnicholson.com.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
October 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
308
Pages
PUBLISHER
Haunted Computer Productions
SELLER
Scott Nicholson
SIZE
612.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Anchor Lass ,

Riveting Post Apocalyptic Read

I love the characters!!! You truly feel close to them and their emotions from joy, exhaustion, horror, to absolute revulsion.

Nitchin71 ,

Not worth it even free

100 pages of forced reading and I’m regretting the time it too, to even get the free book. No rhyme or reason for the story or the characters. Nothing makes any sense at all.

Miriwina ,

Zombies with a brain

I didn't intend to read another zombie story. I was looking for a novella to read in between other books and touched the cover by accident. It opened, I read a few pages, and I thought, that will do. I don't need to finish it anyway. Well I did.

Like most zombie stories, the book has no ending and promises to have a sequel (or two). None of the plot lines were actually finished or at least not in a way that would leave you satisfied. It’s well written though and even if the genre isn't new, the author found a way to make it original. The zombies (called zapheads because it happened after solar flares) are different from other zombies you see in most books. They act differently. They are not crazed killers. Actually, they seem to be able to think and coordinate attacks and might even have feelings.

If you're not tired of the genre, you should give it a try, but know there are many more books in the series.

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