"Siege" is the conclusion to Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy, which should appeal to fans of "The Walking Dead." Both "The First Days" and "Fighting to Survive" won the Dead Letter Award from Mail Order Zombie. "The First Days" was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner.Read more...
"Siege" is the conclusion to Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy, which should appeal to fans of "The Walking Dead." Both "The First Days" and "Fighting to Survive" won the Dead Letter Award from Mail Order Zombie. "The First Days" was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner.
The zombie illness has shattered civilization. The survivors who have found tenuous safety in Texas defend their fort against the walking dead and living bandits.
Katie has made peace with the death of her wife and is pregnant and married to Travis, who has been elected Mayor. Jenni, her stepson, Jason; and Juan Travis's righthand man are a happy family, though Jenni suffers from PTSD. Both women are deadly zombie killers.
In "Siege," the people of Ashley Oaks are stunned to discover that the vice president of the United States is alive and commanding the remnants of the US military. What's left of the US government has plans for this group of determined survivors."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-02-27
- Reviewer: Staff
The people of Ashley Oaks have managed to survive the zombie plague detailed in The First Days and Fighting to Survive, thanks to hard work and the leadership of new mayor Travis. As characters struggle with their new circumstances, they find a community of survivors, under the brutal control of ambitious Sen. Paige Brightman and Maj. Gen. Gordon Knox. The danger represented by the senator and her minions pales in comparison to the tsunami of undead making its slow but inexorable way toward Ashley Oaks and its tasty inhabitants. Frater has managed to develop an original treatment of the zompocalypse; the protagonists try their best not to abandon civilized values, and they resist despair despite tragic loss. Even in the face of disaster, the series manages an odd but reassuring optimism, a peculiar faith in humanity not often seen in horror. (Apr.)