By John Hornor Jacobs
The land is contaminated, electronics are defunct, the ravenous undead remain, and lifestyles has fallen right into a nasty and brutish state of nature. Welcome to Bridge urban, in what was Arkansas: half medieval castle, half Western outpost, and the precarious final stand for civilization. A ten-year-old prodigy while the area ended, Gus is now a battle-hardened younger guy. He designed Bridge urban to guard the dwelling few from the shamblers ceaselessly on the gates. Now he is being groomed by way of his health care provider mom, Lucy, and the light vast Knock-Out to turn into the subsequent chief of fellows. yet a military of slavers is on its approach, and the battle they will salary for the city's assets may suggest the tip of mankind as we all know it.
Can Gus develop into humanity's savior? And if that is so, will it suggest changing into a dictator, a martyr . . . or even anything some distance worse than even the zombies that plague the land?
"This shrewdpermanent addition to the zombie style is heroic and unusually hopeful, championing the unyielding human force for justice and civilization." - Publishers Weekly
"This darkish Earth is a great, considerate examine the tip of humanity that promises frightening aspect filled with an emotional resonance. it really is The Road meets World struggle Z. Deftly written, with eloquent prose peppered with crisp, darkish humor, Jacobs crafts a chillingly plausible story that transcends style fiction and manages to do what I lengthy for every time I take a seat to learn a booklet: make me want i might written it."
- Scott G. Browne, writer of Breathers and Lucky Bastard
"A savage gut-punch of a story, lurching hellbent to a impressive showdown finishing remarkable within the zombie canon."
- Sophie Littlefield, writer of Aftertime and Rebirth
"This darkish Earth is, without difficulty, the simplest zombie novel i have learn in years. Breathes a few much-needed new lifestyles into the dead."
- Brian Keene, best-selling writer of The Rising and Ghoul