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Siege by Rhiannon Frater review

I have been a big Rhiannon Frater fan for some time. I was lucky and got her first book in the As the Wold Dies series from TOR for review. From that moment on I knew she was an author who’s work I would have to follow and who’s series I would read no matter what.

The second in the series I pre-ordered and Siege I was so excited about I asked for a review copy and to take part in the tour. Clearly I’m a fan.

 

I’m not sure how most people see zombie movies and books, many don’t care for them they only think of the gore for me it’s the exact opposite I think of the humanity. I think of not the zombies, the death, the end of the world well okay I do but I also think of the fight to live. About how in the worst situation the best in people can come out. Leadership that would never have come about, strength of character that one may never have known was there and yes sometimes the worst the panic, the fear.

 

Siege is a fantastic conclusion to a series that had me hooked from the start. From that opening paragraph with the little fingers under the door I was sucked it and have been in Rhiannon’s grasp ever since.

What appealed to me aside from the well crafted characters and story was the emotional impact the story had. I was laughing and crying. Rhiannon doesn’t shy away from taking her characters right to the edge and then throwing them off it in a very dramatic way. Siege is a must read for zombie lovers yes but anyone who likes survival, character driven well crafted reads will appreciate it for what it is. . . Excellent.

Be sure to enter the giveaway for a copy of Siege from yesterdays tour post.

 

“We don’t have a plan, Jenni.”Ed shouted after her. Jenni stalked toward the undead swarm. “Kill the fuckers! That’s the plan!”

 

The bolt punctured the top of the zombie’s head and it fell limbs askew. “Penis, I see a penis!It’s a boy!”

 

 

Siege is the conclusion to Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy, which should appeal to fans of The Walking Dead. Both The First Days and Fighting to Survive won the Dead Letter Award from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner.

The zombie illness has shattered civilization. The survivors who have found tenuous safety in Texas defend their fort against the walking dead and living bandits.

Katie has made peace with the death of her wife and is pregnant and married to Travis, who has been elected Mayor. Jenni, her stepson, Jason; and Juan—Travis’s righthand man—are a happy family, though Jenni suffers from PTSD. Both women are deadly zombie killers.

 

In Siege, the people of Ashley Oaks are stunned to discover that the vice president of the United States is alive and commanding the remnants of the US military. What’s left of the US government has plans for this group of determined survivors.

 

Teaser Tuesday and amazon ebook news

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

 

Like last week my friends at Seventh Star Press are having a free book event. The latest from Jackie Gamber, Sela will be free on amazon for all to enjoy. It’s a great fantasty YA read. This will start midnight west coast time and be on for two days, Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to get a copy. I know I will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My teaser for this week is again Siege. I’ve been all kinds of stressed and slow in reading but this is a great one and I’m aiming to have the review up Saturday the day after the interview and giveaway post. So stay tuned for that.

 

At his words, Jenni realized that that was what was missing in the mall: a sense of hope. Now it was spreading like wildfire and she felt warmth growing in her belly.
“Gotta have hope, Jenni,” Bill repeated.

Teaser Tuesday and free ebook news

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

 

Before I get to my teaser I want to share about an event that I really hope you will all join in on. My friends at Seventh Star Press will be giving away, yes giving away for kindle anyway Michael West’s new book Poseidon’s Children on Amazon tomorrow. All day Wednesday and Thursday you’ll be able to get a copy for yourself so please help out my friends and a great indie publisher by getting a copy. The more people the better so please let everyone know about it so we can get them ranked higher and noticed.

 

 

 

My teaser is from Siege by Rhiannon Frater I will be taking part in the Siege tour later on in the month, my stop will have an interview and I want to make sure I have a review up by then as well. I’ve read and loved the previous two in this series so I know I will love this one as well. Siege is the final book in the series, the first starts out in the initial days on the zombie apocalypse. The second on how the characters were trying to get on their feet and establish as much of a life as they could and Siege the final book in the series. As I’m just getting started I’ll go with the opening lines of the book for us all to enjoy and remember there will be a copy of Siege given away when my stop on the tour comes along so be sure to come back then for a chance to get this book yourself.

 

The tiny fingers under the door were missing. Jenni stared down at the dark crack under the front door, waiting for her toddler’s tiny pink digits to appear.