The final confrontation between humans, mutants and zombies looms. But it’s only when the battle is over that the real chase begins. Terror has been awakened. It knows no rules. It accepts no bounds. It will pursue Riley to her end. Or its own.
Anthony is a school teacher planning a vacation getaway with his sister, Riley, and their friends, Troi and Evan. When a stranger carrying hints of Anthony’s past walks into New Harmony, Anthony and his friends set out on a life-changing trek. Their goal: to find the mythical Bear and his army. Their destination: the Outlands, vast stretches of ravaged territory beyond the borders of New Harmony. But the Outlands are not a safe place and the four youths are not alone in them. What starts as a journey of self-understanding quickly degenerates into a brutal struggle for survival as the friends encounter zombies, mutants, and the evil alive in their world.
DAYLIGHT IS FADING FOR THE LIVING. Even as they flee, and their world falls deeper into despair, Jeff and the others must find a way to defeat not only the undead, but the hatred that threatens to cripple their souls. Because the only way anyone will survive is if they can find their way beyond the dark.
The fiends and their appetite for human flesh are not the only thing to fear as the new world they all must navigate continues to challenge the one basic instinct to which they are all beholden: to survive.
Jeff Blaine had a good life: a beautiful wife, adorable children, and a nice house in the suburbs. He liked his job, loved his family, and spent his lazy suburban Sundays out on the deck, barbecuing with the neighbors. Things were perfect, until everything fell apart. And no matter how hard Jeff tried, he could not spare his family from the horrors scratching at the door. Now, with his family gone and his life in ruins, the only thing left is raw anger and pain. As the world continues to sink into darkness, Jeff does as well.
So he ventures out into the desolation with no better plan than to destroy as many of the monsters that stole his life away before they destroy him as well. But soon Jeff will discover other survivors unwilling to give up. They will force him to decide whether or not to give in to the venom that gnaws at his soul.
Should he continue to fight to survive, or succumb to the things that come with the dark?
For years, life is pretty good, John has several more children. Marshall builds LEGION into a thriving community, with the help of Renee and her daughters. Gander Acres thrives, growing into a small town filled with love and relative peace. Then the zombie hordes launch a coordinated attack against all of the major human settlements across the globe. Only a stroke of luck saves Victor, as the E’Clei renew their offensive and declare all-out war against the humans. Will Victor and Max be able to save the few remaining humans from this massive offensive?
Unfortunately, the group might not ever get to implement their plan. Armed raiders, led by a man named Wheeler, strike the town to steal guns, food, and other supplies, but what they really want is women. Other groups in the town join forces and make themselves known, but true allies are hard to find. It becomes difficult to determine who the “good guys” really are.
All the while, the zombies and the virus are a constant threat and are ready to claim anyone that makes a mistake. Then news filters in that something far worse could be on its way to Clayfield, and a decision must be made whether or not to abandon the town.
Michael and Jimmy watch their world fall apart around them until they get tired of just watching. They decide a road trip is in order. They'll head to Michael's parents' home in Philadelphia. They're accompanied by Jessica, her friend Mandy who may or may not have a thing for Michael, and some graduate student friends of Michael.Their trek north is fraught with peril as they encounter militias, maniacs, and people generally scared out of their wits. As those around them succumb to horrible fates, Michael and Jimmy fight to maintain their friendship because each man knows, in the end, all we have is each other.