Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them.
A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins—finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.
Rhiannon Frater's Fighting to Survive won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The first book in the As the World Dies trilogy, The First Days also won the Dead Letter Award and was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. Tor Books began bringing this series to a wider audience with the Spring 2011 publication of The First Days.
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First self-published in 2009, this revised and expanded edition continues the story begun in July's The First Days. When the world was overrun by zombies, a small group of quick-thinking survivors led by construction worker Travis converted a building site into an ad hoc fortress secure against the ravening hordes. Now overcrowded and pressed for supplies, the survivors must clear and secure the zombie-infested hotel next door while dealing with internal divisions, profound survivor's guilt, troubled romances, and a heavy-armed, brutally predatory biker gang. Centering on the travails of close friends Jenni and Katie, Frater's novel explicitly draws from Romero's works while developing optimistic themes untapped by the pessimistic filmmaker, embracing the possibility of creation even in the face of the end of the world as we know it.
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If you are a true fan of zombies and all that they entail then I think you will love this book. Just the right amount of gore, action, love, and hope.
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Well, this was kind of a disappointment, honestly. Started with a little bit of Shock Factor, just to give it an illusion of grueling appeal. But it has a real "Thrown in There" feel. That was the highlight; from there it warped into an After-School-Special Sponsored by Lifetime Movies, Oprah's Network, and Kirk Cameron's Future production Company. For the Second Book, It lacked any on the appeal of the first book.
Great story line. Glad I preordered The Siege.