Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review- As the World Dies Untold Tales Vol. 1+2 by Rhiannon Frater

ISBN:1441440461 (ISBN13: 9781441440464)
Published: August 5,2011 by Createspace
Series: As The World Dies
Page Length: 170
Language: English
Buy: Amazon
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THE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES introduced Jenni and Katie and their harrowing journey to the makeshift fort in the Texas Hill Country.

But theirs is not the only tale to be told.

In the first volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead.


First off lets get the technicalities out of the way. Since I am participating in the Authors Blog Tour for As The World Dies Volume 2, I was given copies of both to read and review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

Untold Tales Vol. 1 Review:

I Loved This Book from the characters, to the writing everything just clicked for me. Although I haven't read the series yet, I really did not feel I needed to in order to enjoy this (though why you wouldn't is beyond me). The first story sucked me in from the first page where we meet the Character Kate and her wife Lydia enjoying a relaxing morning together before the hustle and bustle of the day starts. Kate is a major Character in the As The World dies series, so it was nice having a little back story before going into the book (which I will be starting very shortly in anticipation for the Siege Book Tour and Release).

Next we meet Monica, whose story was the shortest but nonetheless memorable. She is desperately trying to flee the city and reach her family in the small town of Ashley Oaks.

Lastly we have Brandy, Eric, and the little dog Pepe (who is a rockstar in his own right). This story is so, so good. I honestly felt like I was reading a full novel rather then just a short story, it had that much detail and character development. Eric and Brandy were on a romantic weekend when the world when to hell. Staying at a small town Bed and Breakfast they promised to follow a strict no electronics rule, unfortunately this also meant they had no warning when things started going horribly wrong. Did Eric, Brandy and Pepe survive? Well Your just going to have to read the book to find out.

Overall I loved this Book, I am not usually one for short stories but as stated above it really didn't feel that way when reading it. I will be giving As The World Dies Untold Tales Vol.1 5 ★★★★★.


ISBN: 1470081369(ISBN13: 9781470081362)
Published: March 19,2012 by Createspace
Series: As The World Dies
Page Length: 175
Language: English
Buy: Amazon


THE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES introduced Jenni and Katie and their harrowing journey to the makeshift fort in the Texas Hill Country. FIGHTING TO SURVIVE: AS THE WORLD DIES continued their story as the two women joined the members of the makeshift fort in Ashley Oaks in the fight for survival against not only zombies, but the evil designs of bandits.

But theirs is not the only tale to be told.

In the second volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead.


First off lets get the technicalities out of the way. Since I am participating in the Authors Blog Tour for As The World Dies Volume 2, I was given copies of both to read and review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

Untold Tales Vol. 2 Review:

I was so excited to have the opportunity to read this. Let me tell you this book was fantastic! I love how much attention to detail is given to the characters. One of the reasons I tend to shy away from short stories is I'm always left wanting more, but these stories left me feeling satisfied. That of course is not to say I wouldn't read an Untold Tales Vol. 3 or more. In fact I'd be perfectly happy to have more of these books.

The First story follows the character Katrina. Working as a waitress at a small diner, she is just wrapping up her shift when a patron stumbles in clutching a wound on his neck. When the man dies, the customers do the logical thing, call the police. To bad for them, the Police have their hands full and when the deceased man revives and starts chomping not on the food but flesh, Katrina has to make a choice, stay and die or kill and survive.

The Next Story is really interesting. A Terrible Moment follows a family hiding out in a Orange Juice Factory. The Story is told from the POV of two characters Debbie and Her Ex-Husband Alan. Debbie is a very unlikable character, and I assume she was even before the world went to hell. It was interesting seeing what she perceived was happening vs what was actually happening. I'm gonna spoil this for you but I was so glad when she died, and I expect you will be to after reading her tale.

The Last Tale is the longest. Ken and Lenore work together at a local beauty parlor. The Day starts out like any other, until Oh yeah People start eating each other. This story is by far my favorite. It takes up the majority of the book coming it at a whopping 136/175 pages. Lenore and Ken balance each other so well. I honestly think without each other to rely on both would have given up. I don't want to give to much away about this story but it is a wild roller coaster of emotion that left me crying at the end. I especially love that it tied back to the first book. The struggle to survive in the face of all odds and the way that is portrayed from book to the movie screen in my mind is what makes Rhiannon Frater such a great storyteller. Overall I loved this book. I will be giving it 5 ★★★★★.

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Come Back Tomorrow and See My Author Interview With Rhiannon. As Her As The World Dies Blog Tour Wraps up.

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