By John Hornor Jacobs
The land is contaminated, electronics are defunct, the ravenous undead remain, and existence has fallen right into a nasty and brutish state of nature. Welcome to Bridge urban, in what used to be Arkansas: half medieval fort, half Western outpost, and the precarious final stand for civilization. A ten-year-old prodigy while the realm ended, Gus is now a battle-hardened younger guy. He designed Bridge urban to guard the dwelling few from the shamblers forever on the gates. Now he is being groomed through his general practitioner mom, Lucy, and the mild vast Knock-Out to develop into the following chief of fellows. yet a military of slavers is on its approach, and the struggle they will salary for the city's assets may possibly suggest the tip of mankind as we all know it.
Can Gus develop into humanity's savior? And if this is the case, will it suggest turning into a dictator, a martyr . . . or even anything a ways worse than even the zombies that plague the land?
"This clever addition to the zombie style is heroic and surprisingly hopeful, championing the unyielding human force for justice and civilization." - Publishers Weekly
"This darkish Earth is a great, considerate examine the top of humanity that supplies frightening element choked with an emotional resonance. it is The Road meets World battle 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 sit 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 amazing showdown finishing exceptional within the zombie canon."
- Sophie Littlefield, writer of Aftertime and Rebirth
"This darkish Earth is, without difficulty, the easiest 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