As The World Dies Untold Tales Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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As The World Dies Untold Tales Volume 1

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Overview

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.

Deep in the Texas Hill Country, a man and his little dog takes refuge in a bed and breakfast located in the hills above a doomed town where an infested rescue center might unleash the hungry undead…

On a deserted highway slicing through the desolation of West Texas, a woman struggles to survive as she faces the horrifying aftermath of the rise of the zombies…

And finally, discover what happens on the first day to Katie’s beloved wife, Lydia, as the world dies…
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Editorial Reviews

Xpresso Reads - Giselle Cormier
Even if, like me, you don't generally read short stories, do not look these over - especially if you're already a fan of the As the World Dies series. They are filled with as much humor, love, horror and thrill as the full length novels.
Book Loving Mom - Amy Fournier
These stories, while all very different, are all about trying to survive. The zombies are gruesome and creepy, and the people need to learn to be tough if they want to live. There is no gloss over on this. It is graphic and awesome! You want a good zombie book, this is it.
Between The Pages - Loretta Lynn
Even if you do not like reading short stories, I suggest if you are reading the As The World Dies series you should read these!! They are just as amazing as the full length novels, and they give so much more to the series. Filling in the missing pieces of the characters, and making you fall more in love with this zombie infested world, full of strong amazing characters, who will do whatever they need to do to live.
Reading in Winter - Kristilyn Robertson
Frater writes amazing characters that it’s hard not to see who we are to love and who we are to hate. The imagery in each story is also Frater’s strong suit: I had only really experienced zombies in the movies (and not too many — more comedy horrors than anything else) and Frater painted her stories so well that I could vividly see them happening as pictures as I read. It was great.
The Bookish Brunette - Ashley Dungan
God, NO ONE tells a story like Rhiannon Frater! I'm not usually a fan of short stories, I always end up wanting more... Yeah, I'm greedy. As The World Dies: The Untold Tales is a bit different, because I am already so deeply invested in this series and I feel so connected to the characters that I will devour anything to do with the these books! LOVED it- hardcore!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014965484
  • Publisher: Rhiannon Frater
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Series: As The World Dies Untold Tales , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 184,133
  • File size: 112 KB

Meet 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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  • Posted October 26, 2013

    Good zombie stuff

    I enjoyed this novel. Enjoyed it so much that I went and purchased the rest of her books.

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

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    SERIES REVIEW: The 'As the World Dies: Untold Tales' trilogy is

    SERIES REVIEW:

    The 'As the World Dies: Untold Tales' trilogy is a fantastic collection of short stories that gives the background on some of the favorite characters in the series. Fans of the series will love to learn more about the characters they loved from the books and new readers will get some background on the series and the characters before diving into the books. Each volume consisted of three short stories that featured characters from each of the books in the series. They were fast paced and incredibly well written, which allowed me to read through them very quickly. Although the stories aren't very long, the reader still gets a good grasp on the characters involved as well as the plot of the books - thanks to the writer's exceptional talent. Each story is filled with lots of details and vivid imagery along with a very quick pace and lots of action. Although I'm a huge horror fan, zombies aren't usually my thing (they scare me a bit) - but I have to admit that the author's knack for drawing the reader into the world she created has me hooked. Now I have to face my zombie fear and read the series. I've read several of the author's other works and I know that although I might be scared and probably grossed out, I will not be disappointed in the least. One thing I know is that this author is truly gifted and will easily convert any reader into a fan - regardless of what book of hers they pick up.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    For those of you who haven¿t read the As The World Dies Trilogy

    For those of you who haven’t read the As The World Dies Trilogy or even volume one, The First Days, never fear. These three tales only tell us a small part of what is occurring in The First Days and mainly focuses on a few characters, spotlighting them and giving them their due.

    The Broken Heart (Lydia’s Story)

    Lydia, Katie’s wife, is already dead in the beginning of the series, but even in death she steals the hearts of fans. This is her story.

    It’s a perfect dawn and Lydia is enjoying her morning tea, letting Katie sleep in. Screams from across the lake interrupt the quiet, giving her the willies. But as they don’t continue she puts it from her mind. She doesn’t know it yet, but this will be the last normal morning they share.

    This is in the beginning, before the world dies and zombies are everywhere.

    The companionship and closeness of these two really made me smile. I knew the outcome wasn’t going to be rosy, but I enjoyed getting to know Katie and Lydia and was so wrapped up in their story I forgot for a while that this was going to end badly. Such is the excellent writing of Rhiannon Frater. My first taste of it and craving more.

    Dangerous Highways (Monica’s Story)

    This short story takes place between The First Days and Fighting To Survive.

    Monica is alone now. She manages to escape El Paso thanks to her dead boyfriends pistol and trusty monster truck. She keeps an eye on the undead kids in the station wagon as she siphons gas to put in her tank.

    She’s leaving the memory of his death behind her, like a dust plume behind the truck. Heading to her home town of Ashley Oaks, Texas and her cousin Juan.

    She doesn’t know if the town is overrun or even still standing but that’s her plan. She knows how to kill the zombies thanks to all of the movies she’s watched. But that doesn’t make it any easier. It’s a whole other ball game when you come face to face with the unbelievable in real life.

    And zombies aren’t the only thing she has to fear. As a woman traveling alone, Monica knows full well the dangers of encountering strangers.

    I really like Monica. She’s rough and tough, takes care of business, and makes hard decisions with no hesitation. I could only hope to be half as tough as her.

    The Vacation of the Undead (Eric’s Story)

    This a quite a bit longer than the first two tales.

    Eric is staying at a bed and breakfast with his supermodel girlfriend, Brandy, and his best friend, Pepe, a Jack Russell Terrier.

    Eric is wondering if he’s really in love with Brandy, or in love with the idea of her. She’s excellent eye candy on his arm, but she’s not really a nice person. Her true colors come out when the apocalypse begins.

    Eric may come across as a bit of a nerd, but he’s smart and has a big heart. He’s also a dog lover and Pepe will steal your heart. Whenever a pet is introduced into a story, it becomes more real to me. It’s strange that we become so upset if harm comes to an animal, and take it in stride sometimes when it’s a human. I guess it’s their innocence and trust that does it.

    I would like stories with animals in them to start with a disclaimer: No animals were harmed in the writing of this story. I’m not spoiling it when I say Pepe’s tail is still wagging, as he appears in The First Days and Fighting To Survive.

    Rhiannon’s characters are brought to life and fleshed out in these three untold tales and reading these in no way spoiled it for me as I haven’t read the series YET.

    I got to know them, like or dislike them, fear for them and cheer for them. Now that I’ve experienced the author’s writing, been sucked into her world, I have to know more. Have to know everything.

    I received this book for my honest review. My review is in no way influenced and I'm looking forward to more in this exciting series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Absolutely a start to finish thrill ride of suspense & emotions.

    Without spoilers let me just say ANYONE WHO LIKES ZOMBIES/PA/SHTF genre reads GET THIS BOOK GET THE ENTIRE SERIES AND NOVELLAS TOO....U WONT BE SORRY! I have just read them ALL again for the FIFTH TIME!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Was so excited to read this book!! It was like catching up with

    Was so excited to read this book!! It was like catching up with old friends, Rhiannon you are amazing! Thank you for letting me into your zombie world!!

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