Then the beasts begin to emerge from the new fissures in the earth.
An armored bipedal burrower crawls out of Mt. Fuji and reduces Tokyo to dust and rubble. Eel-like sea monsters terrorize ships in the busy Pacific shipping lanes. Swarms of insectoid creatures lay their eggs in a flooded California and quickly overrun the entire state. And somewhere in the dark, ashen landscape walks a predatory behemoth with a hunger that only other giants can hope to satisfy.
Weakened by both the volcanic activity and the monsters, humanity turns to the nuclear solution as a means of fighting back. Cities are destroyed beneath mushroom clouds all around the world in an attempt to kill the monsters. But this mass destruction is in vain. Mankind's final war lasts only weeks.
Governments are disbanded. Entire countries are decimated. Our once great cities are deemed potential danger zones. But there are survivors. . .
Word is spoken of a great city capable of holding off any monster’s attacks. Pilgrims from around the world make their way over the burnt landscape, walking in the shadows of great monsters, hopeful to find this safe haven in the west… They call it New Detroit.
The Complete Omnibus tells the epic story of In the Shadow of Extinction in one big book. Readers who buy Parts 1, 2, and 3 already have the full story and will find no new content in the Omnibus edition.
Kyle Warner dabbles in science fiction, dark fantasy, and horror. In addition to writing fiction, Kyle contributes film reviews for City on Fire, a website which specializes in action cinema from all over Asia. He is also a staff writer for Scriptophobic, which focuses on genre writing in books and film. Kyle imagines that he’d survive a kaiju attack because he’d be the first to recognize the signs that we’re all doomed and that our giant overlords have come to reclaim the planet. He lives in Illinois. (Go Bears.)
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