“Sort of let down...
“I wish there could be more of this story. I'm sorry about some of the deaths, but the people I really wanted to live survived, for the most part. This was great trilogy! If you're into the Zombie Apocalypse genre, I highly recommend it.”nickaholic23 wrote this review Thursday, November 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fantastic conclusion to the trilogy. ”Kelly H wrote this review Sunday, September 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Emotional and action packed. The third installment in As The World Dies trilogy by Rhionnon Frater. I think I've cried with every death in this book. The final battle will leave you hanging in your seats. Very well written and for all who loves HEA this book is for you.”Raine wrote this review Wednesday, August 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Took me less than 24 hours to read..I think that speaks for it's self..lol”Angela R wrote this review Friday, June 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As a writer, Frater knows how to chomp and bite the tender places of the human heart. In this last book, she proves that she's heading towards being a modern master (or mistress) of ZA books.
She does take liberties with the zombie mythos (something a writer has to do if she's going to be remembered as a great contributor to the cannon of ZA lit). While I couldn't entirely suspend my disbelief for some of her supernatural elements (ironic given that I'm reading about zombies and am quite willing to suspend that disbelief when it comes to the walking dead), I appreciate that she takes a risk with her plot, mythos and characters.
This final book-- in an overall face-paced fantastic trilogy-- shattered my heart and left it to be gobbled up by a ravenous hoard. Good job!”
What an awesome conclusion to a thrilling series! The ride wasn’t exactly easy, but it was a fun one. There were bumps along the way and plenty of “That did NOT just happen” moments, but in the end I felt this was a perfect ending to one of the most exciting zombie series I’ve read in a very long time. Each book just got better and better.
I won’t give anything about the plot away other than to say the residents of the fort are about to have their boundaries tested by both the living and the dead. Lines are crossed, lives are lost and I held my breath the entire way through.
While the books are all fast-paced, I felt the author perfectly balanced the zombie-fight action with the “human” moments to give us a real sense of who these people are. She does this effortlessly without ruining the pace of the books. What Ms. Frater excels in is creating real characters that you sincerely care about. You live with these characters, you don’t just read about them, and that is what I loved so much about the books. Many times when I read a book I get close to a character and I care about them, but I don’t feel as deeply invested in them as I did here.
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, this series is awesome and I think you should give it a shot. If you are a fan of “The Walking Dead” then you definitely MUST check it out. My only problem with the book is that it marks the end of the series. I guess I’ll just have to read them all again.”
“Siege is the third book in the As The World Dies trilogy by Rhiannon Frater and a Horror novel from TOR.
The old world is gone, shattered by the zombie plague. In the tiny town of Ashley Oaks, Texas, a hundred or so survivors are building a new world, beginning with a high-walled fort. They’ve defended their home against ravenous zombies and cruel bandits, gathered supplies, established a civil government, and even found love among the ruins.
A supply run gone terribly wrong leads to the discovery of another group of survivors, trapped in a failing shopping mall. Their every move is controlled by a power-hungry US senator who has had her eyes on the fort almost since the first day.
For some the opportunity to recover even fragments of the old world is an irresistible temptation. For others, the freedom of the new world, despite its terrors, is more than worth fighting for.
The final battle for the fort - and, in a way, for the soul of America - is about to begin.
It has been almost a year since the world exploded into chaos and the dead began to walk - and feed. The survivors living inside a fort in a small town in Texas have learned a great deal in that time.
Safety and security are at the top of the list. The fort has been secured to the best of their ability - with modifications and upgrades taking place as needed.
The zombie presence has decreased somewhat, with a handful showing up every now and again and they are easily picked off by the snipers.
But there is unrest inside the fort. Some are tired of the status quo. In the confines of the fort bickering can have a ripple effect - causing unneeded stress in an already stressful situation.
When one of their own goes missing, the group find out that the military are involved - and they want something from the survivors at the fort.
They want the fort.
Siege blew me away
While reading Siege I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. I laughed. I cried. I got angry and had to put the book down - but then immediately picked it up again.
I became invested in these people from the first chapter of The First Days and hate that it has come to an end.
But what an ending. I was honestly surprised with several things that happened in this book - some were good surprises - some were not. But everything came together for an incredible read.
I give Siege 5 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (April 24, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0765331281 ”
“LOVE this trilogy.”Denise O wrote this review Tuesday, January 5, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No