As the World Dies: Untold Tales
by Rhiannon Frater
Genres: Adult, Horror, Zombies
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:
THE 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…
Synopsis Volume 3:
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.
**REVIEW**No one can write a zombie story like Rhiannon. She is feakin’ UNBELIEVABLE!! Unlike a lot of other readers, I read the Untold Tales 1 & 2 AFTER I read the series. But that didn't hurt a thing. I got more acquainted with all of the characters and some I didn't know about. :)
Untold Tale 1 is about Lydia, Monica, and Eric. Lydia Is already dead by the first book but she plays a huge part in Jenni’s story. Then Monica, Juan’s cousin, is trying to make it to Ashley Oaks. Between The zombies and humans it’s a little slow going. And then there’s Eric, he ad Brandy where having a weekend at a Bed and Breakfast when the zombies rose up. Brandy took off and Eric was stranded with the zombies.
Untold Tales 2 first follows the character Katrina. When a man dies, at the diner she works at and comes back and starts eating people not food , Katrina two choices, stay and die or kill and survive.
The next story is about a family hiding out in a orange juice factory. It is told by Debbie and her ex Alan. I couldn't stand Debbie, bad attitude and just a stinky person all together. She believed Alan was “with” another one of the women there but what she thought was going on definitely wasn’t. And what happens next will shock and horrify you. To think someone would act in that way and treat her children in the way that she did is awful.
Last, but definitely not least, is Ken and Lenore. They work together at a beauty parlor. Lenore and Ken go together so well. When the dead rose up and started eating people, they worked together to survive. I loved Ken and Lenore in the first book and I really enjoyed finding out more about them and their friendship.
I haven’t made it to the last book in the Untold Tales Series yet, but I’m sure that it will be as AWESOME as the other two. Every book I read by Rhiannon whether it’s zombies or vampires as I read I can picture the scenes in my head and it plays out like I am watching it on a screen. I believe ALL of Rhiannon’s books that I have read I have given 5 stars and these are no different. If you haven’t read the As The World Dies series get them NOW! And grab the Untold Tales Trilogy to go with them. Read them as you go a long on the As The World Dies journey.
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.
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