The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
As the World Dies

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Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy is an internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater "a writer to watch."

The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.

Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.


About Rhiannon Frater

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Rhiannon Frater is the author of As the World Dies: The First Days and two sequels, Fighting to Survive and Siege. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas.
Published July 5, 2011 by Tor Books. 336 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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This world is fragile. This truth lies at the core of Frater's intensely compelling first novel. When Jenni wakes up one morning and discovers her husband devouring their baby, she flees into a worl

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Katie and Jenni join a group in a fortified site and are faced with the enormous task of rebuilding the world.

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Fantasy Book Review

These can be as simple as moods characters experience and changes in characterization to the epilogue of the book, which is essentially a “to be continued” that felt entirely tacked on and unnecessary.

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First, the main two characters are 30 something women Katie- a prosecuting attorney who has been married to her lover Lindsey for ten years...and Jenni- a housewife in an abusive marriage for the past 12 years.

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