The First Days (As the World Dies, Book One)

· As the World Dies Book 1 · Sold by Tor Books
178 reviews

About this ebook

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.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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178 reviews
Victoria Battley
March 5, 2013
It's very tough to give an accurate & fair rating of this book. I am a die hard Walking Dead fan & can't help but compare the two. It is a good book that has plenty of Zombie killings, adventure, and a little romance.
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Tyler Newcomb
August 24, 2014
This book with it's detailed scenes and plot is pretty good; however, it could have been better without hearing about the characters' feelings every paragraph, and the romance is just ridiculous. The world has ended and the main characters lost their families, but yet within a week they're joking, screwing a mexican guy, and jealous of one another's man. I seriously doubt anyone would even be thinking about romance in this situation. I skipped over many of the "romance" talks because it got annoying.
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A Google user
November 22, 2011
Ms. Frater's first part of the trilogy left me interested in her follow-up. Enjoyed decent zombie set-ups and the depth of most of her characters though I did feel the last third of her book leaned a little too much into the romance angle.
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About the author

RHIANNON FRATER is the author of The First Days: As the World Dies and two sequels, Fighting to Survive and Siege. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas.

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