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 was Arkansas: half medieval citadel, 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 residing few from the shamblers ceaselessly on the gates. Now he is being groomed via his medical professional mom, Lucy, and the mild gigantic Knock-Out to develop into the following chief of fellows. yet a military of slavers is on its method, and the warfare they're going to salary for the city's assets may suggest the tip of mankind as we all know it.
Can Gus turn into humanity's savior? And if that is so, will it suggest turning into a dictator, a martyr . . . or perhaps whatever a long way worse than even the zombies that plague the land?
"This clever 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 brilliant, considerate examine the top of humanity that offers scary element full of 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 at any time when I take a seat to learn a ebook: 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 extraordinary 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