About the Book
Title: As the World Dies: Untold Tales Vol. 1
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Series: As the World Dies: Untold Tales #1
Publication Date: August 3, 2011
Length: 158 Pages
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…
My ReviewEven though Untold Tales are a companion to the As the World Dies series, they can be read by themselves. Although you may want to have the first book, The First Days handy because once you read these you will defiantly want to read the series. The first volume has three short stories set in the As the World Dies universe.
The first story is “The Broken Heart” which is a very short story about the first days of the zombie outbreak; specifically it is Katie’s wife Lydia’s story about the way she died. It is a beautiful insight into Katie and Lydia’s life and the true tragedy of Lydia’s loss.
The second story, “Dangerous Highway” is Monica’s story and it takes place within days of the outbreak. It is a really tragic tale of family. It really shows how differently everyone react to the fear steaming from the rising of the dead.
“Vacation of the Dead” is Eric’s origin story and it is the longest story in the book, but my favorite. From the beginning, I could not help but feel sorry for Eric. At first, it was because he was in love with someone who was all wrong for him, and then of course the zombie apocalypse happens. What I really liked was how smart and prepared Eric was about the dire situation. There was also some stuff that he witness that I am sure will mean much more when I read First Days, but it does not take away from the story at all.
I have never dislikes anything I have read by Rhiannon Frater and truthfully, she is now one of my favorite authors. I know that even if you have never read anything by her, the Untold Tales are a great beginning point.
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