David Moody’s Autumn series catapults the human race into the most desperate scenario to date—the dead are returning.
Without ever using the ‘Z’ word, the Autumn series offers a new perspective on the traditional zombie story. There’s no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore’s sake.
Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero’s classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days Later, this horrifying and suspenseful series is filled with relentless, cold, dark fear.
In the first book, Autumn, a terrifying disease has wiped out 99% of the population in less than 24 hours, but for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse. Animated by “phase two” of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities—sight, hearing, locomotion—as well as the instinct toward aggression and violence. Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead have only one goal—destroy those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1…
While the first Autumn novel focused on those who escaped the city, Autumn: The City follows those who didn’t. On a Tuesday like any other, Donna Yorke gets to the office early. It’s only when her co-workers start filing in that she realizes anything is wrong. Suddenly, they start dying: quickly, painfully, and without warning. It’s the same all over the city, the country, and maybe even the world—99% of the population has been wiped out in minutes.
Now, Donna is alone in a new, catastrophic world where bodies litter the streets, homes, even the revolving door of her office building. Alone, until she finds another survivor. Until the dead begin to move, slowly and blindly. Until the dead begin to attack.
In Autumn: Purification, the heroes from both previous books must work together to survive in this terrifying new world.
In Autumn: Disintegration, forty days have passed since the world died. Billions of corpses now walk the Earth. A group of eleven men and women have survived against the odds. On an almost daily basis, they attack the dead with brutal ferocity, tearing through them with utter contempt. Somewhere nearby, out of sight and out of earshot, is another group who adopted a completely different survival strategy. Where the others have used brutality and strength, these people have demonstrated subtlety, planning and tactics.
A series of horrific events force the two groups together. Backed into a corner and surrounded by hundreds of thousands of corpses, they all know that their final battle with the dead is about to begin. Do they attack first, or is it time to take a different approach? The decision splits the group, and with the lives of everyone at stake, no-one is prepared to back down.
In the thrilling conclusion, Autumn: Aftermath, it’s been three months since a killer disease wiped out 99% of the population. Three months since the dead reanimated. The living are few and far between now, and those who are still alive stick together to give themselves the best chance of continuing to survive. One small group has established a community on an inhospitable island. A second, much larger band of refugees have made their base in a fortified castle on the coast, overlooking the ocean. When the survivors from the island unknowingly encroach on the other group’s territory, tensions are immediately raised. The condition of the dead is continuing to deteriorate, and as their bodies decay, the creatures’ aggression increases. Under siege from an army of thousands upon thousands of corpses, the survivors on the mainland launch a desperate attempt to take over the island and claim it for their own.
Are we entering mankind’s final days? In the aftermath of the disease, will the last survivors destroy each other, or will the dead destroy them all?
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