I am so thrilled to be able to feature the final book in the Deadland Saga on my blog!
You know a review will be following before too long, right? This series has been mind-blowing. Like no other, really. If you enjoy zombie novels, you MUST read the Deadland Saga! What a better way to fill your time while waiting for The Walking Dead to return?
by Rachel Aukes
Series: Deadland Saga #3
Publication: April 13th 2015
Genre: Horror, Zombies
The conclusion of the critically acclaimed DEADLAND SAGA:
Winter has arrived.
It has been nearly one year since the zombie hordes claimed the world. As the plague eats away at its victims’ bodies, the Fox survivors search for a safe place to rebuild what they have lost. But a dangerous new threat has risen, hunting them from every direction. To survive, Cash, Clutch, and their small band of refugees must put their faith in a group of strangers and a new government with radical plans. It will take all of the Fox survivors’ strength and courage to endure in this barren, hostile world. Even that might not be enough.
(Deadland Rising is a journey through Dante Alighieri’s “Paradiso”, the classic tale on the seven virtues… zombie apocalypse style!)
Book 1: 100 Days in Deadland
Book 2: Deadland’s Harvest
Book 3: Deadland Rising
Marco continued to try to reach New Eden on the radio, but with no success. We were still a few miles out from New Eden when movement caught my eye before the engine noise registered in my ears.
Three SUVs approached us from the west.
Marco leaned forward. “That’s the New Eden flag. They must’ve seen us coming,” his excited voice echoed through the vehicle.
The incoming SUVs flew American flags with an eagle stitched over the centers.
Griz squinted in the bright sunlight. “Can you confirm? It could be a setup.”
“I recognize them. It’s New Eden!”
“We need to wait until we get close enough for you to verify their faces,” Griz said.
Equal parts of fear and excitement fluttered through me, and I leaned forward to watch the SUVs come to a stop and form a roadblock in front of us. People with rifles jumped out and stepped behind the SUVs, using the vehicles for cover while leveling their sights upon us.
“They could be playing it safe,” Clutch mused. “But I’d still make sure we can make a hasty retreat if this turns to shit.”
“Already thinking the same thing,” Griz said as he stopped our Humvee at least a hundred yards back in a diagonal position on the highway.
I sucked in a deep breath. “Here’s hoping they recognize Marco.”
Marco chuckled. “They’ll recognize me. It’s not that big a town.”
Hali came awake with a stretch. “Are we there yet?” she asked.
“Almost. Assuming we don’t get shot first,” Griz replied bluntly.
“Not funny,” the girl replied.
“I wasn’t joking,” he replied.
As soon as we stopped, Marco stepped out of the Humvee.
“Be careful,” Clutch said as he climbed out and stood by the open door with his rifle.
“I will,” Marco said. He waved his arms in the air as he approached the newcomers. A man emerged from a white SUV and met him halfway. When they embraced, I think we let out a collective sigh. Marco motioned for all of us to come out.
“Hot dog,” Griz said. “Looks like they’re friendlies.”
Energy tightened my muscles. “We really made it, didn’t we?” I said to no one in particular as I opened my door.
“It looks like it,” Clutch replied, sounding just as surprised as I felt.
Our group of nine approached the SUVs. Jase looked at me and smiled. Hope flared and my lips widened into a broad smile. Likewise, I turned to Clutch, and he grinned. He embraced me and I nearly squealed. We were safe.
Marco was grinning from ear to ear when we approached. “We did it, guys. We’re almost home.”
“Welcome to New Eden.” The man next to Marco said. “Now, surrender your weapons.”
Read my review of 100 Days in Deadland here on the blog.
Read my review of Deadland’s Harvest, which was featured on the blog during zOctober 2014, here!
~The Deadland Saga~
~About the Author~
Rachel Aukes is the international bestselling author of 100 Days in Deadland, which was named one of the best books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and one of the best zombie books by the Huffington Post. She also writes romantic science fiction and fantasy under the pen name Berinn Rae, which includes the RWA award-winning short story “Stealing Fate,” a USA Today recommended read. Rachel lives in Iowa with her husband and an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes and trying (not so successfully) to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
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