Thursday, August 23, 2012

Throwback Thursday #2

It's THURSDAY and here on "Mom With A Kindle" Thursdays are THROWBACK Thursdays. Reviews of books I have read before I started my blog. They are the ones that stick out in my mind and I love. And now I want to share them with you. 

The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel

A walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, The Bastion remained humanity’s last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors inside the city. Now, decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive in a dying city of dwindling resources…and dwindling hope.

Vanguard Maria Martinez has lived her entire life within the towering walls of steel. She yearns for a life away from the overcrowded streets, rolling blackouts, and food shortages, but there is no hope for anyone as long as the Inferi Scourge howl outside the high walls. Her only refuge from the daily grind is in the arms of Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary. Both are highly-decorated veterans of the last disastrous push against the Inferi Scourge. Their secret affair is her only happiness.

Then one day Maria is summoned to meet with a mysterious representative from the Science Warfare Division and is offered the opportunity to finally destroy the Inferi Scourge in the valley and close the gate, reclaiming the lost lands and energizing the populace with renewed hope for the future. The rewards of success are great, but she will have to sacrifice everything, possibly even her life, to accomplish the ultimate goal of securing the future of humanity and saving it from extinction.

REVIEW: (Previously reviewed on Goodreads)

Rhiannon Rhiannon Rhiannon!!! That was awesome! 

Again Rhiannon put me right in the middle of this book. The Last Bastion, a walled city,  has been cut off from everything. They have a shortage of food and the electricity is sporadic. Outside the walls the  Inferi Scourge otherwise known as zombies, are pressing against the walls.. The Bastion has to set out on one last mission to try and save humanity as they know it. If they can just get outside the walls and get rid of the Infei Scourge the people can again have power and grow food to survive. The Science Warfare division decide to turn some of there military into Scourge to wipe out the Inferi. In comes Maria. She is one BAD soldier, great friend and a ZOMBIE. KILLER. This book had so much going for it-action and romance.  

I so wish that Maria and Dwayne's story could go on and on! I hate that this is a stand alone novel! :( And for those of you who haven't read it, it is definitely the one of the best zombie stories I have read. This is why I continue to be a HUGE fan of Rhiannon's work. :)

5 Daisy's... AWESOME book... hands down!


LoveOfBooks said...

Woot! Loved this one. And Rhiannon kicks ass.

LoveOfBooks said...

Oh that reminds me.. have you signed up for Frater Fest? It's going to be a lot of fun.

Michelle @Mom With A Kindle said...

I KNOW!! She does!! :) I will definitely be checking that out! Sounds AWESOME!! Love me some Rhiannon!!