Fire & Ash (Rot & Ruin Series #4)

Fire & Ash (Rot & Ruin Series #4)

by Jonathan Maberry


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In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed “standard bearer” (Booklist) of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life.

Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary—but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for civilization’s future. With Chong hovering between life and death, clinging to his humanity by a thread, Benny makes a startling discovery: A scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they’re not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops—and wipe humanity off the face of the earth.

In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442439931
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: Rot & Ruin Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 83,044
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and adventure; and he writes for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Glimpse, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, The Wolfman, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, Mars One, and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV, including V-Wars, which will be a Netflix original series. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including The X-Files, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune, Hardboiled Horror, Baker Street Irregulars, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. He lives in Del Mar, California. Visit him at and on Twitter (@JonathanMaberry) and Facebook.

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Fire & Ash

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    BENNY IMURA SAT IN THE dark and spoke with monsters.

    It was like that every day.

    It had become the pattern of his life. Shadows and blood. And monsters.



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    Fire & Ash 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I am an adult and have loved the entire series. Fire and Ash does not disappoint it is a wonderful ending to a great series. I love how Jonathan Maberry included Joe Ledger and Carl from the Waking Dead
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Havent read it yet but I have read one two and three waiting my my school library to get them in so I can read the last book of the series but im sad because i hate zombies but I love this series
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Sorry for series to end! I wish there were different illustrated zombie cards at end though!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Omgsh...this is the final book in the hated to see it end but what an ending it was...highly recommend this series!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love what they did with the characters over time in the series how they muchered in a reckless and wise way. This book series has a great messege about young adults have rights and independents in there world that they inharit when they grow older also about us nott knowing what is around the corner and haveing faith in fate and always being prepared.sad that the series is over i want another but even if they wont i will always be WARRIOR SMART!!!!!!
    myonlyvice More than 1 year ago
    I loved every bit of this book! An excellent end to the Rot & Ruin series. Just when it seems that the world is going to end, up rises Benny Imura and his friends to save the day. In 537 pages there are so many ups and downs and sideways that happen to Benny and his friends that I found my emotions roller coastering all over the place as well. Not only are Benny and company fighting the zombies to stay alive, but they now have a new enemy in The Reapers. Determined to send humankind and zombies alike into the darkness Saint John and his crew are wreaking havoc on anyone that gets in their way. When Benny finds coordinates to where Dr. McReady and a possible cure could be, hope springs new for their friend Chong who is slowly deteriorating with the zombie disease. But will The Reapers get to Chong and send him into the darkness before Benny can get back with the cure? I love the bravery and heroics of Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Riot. And I can't forget Captain Ledger and his dog Grimm, an excellent duo that help Benny and friends. I really liked how much Benny has matured into his own person in this last book. He quits trying to be just like his brother Tom and becomes a hero/legend in his own right. I found myself forgetting though that Benny is still a young person. He is only 15 years old and having to deal with so many decisions and emotions that would crush even an adult. He has matured way beyond his years which is understandable in this new world that has come about because of the zombie disease. If you are a fan of zombie stories, if you enjoy YA and teen hero's then I definitely recommend this series for you. Fast-paced and full of adventure and calamity, I'm definitely a fan!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love this series sooo much its like the walking dead book lol I wish tom didnt die thoo
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I really hope they make it a movie. I think it would be a great storyline and a superb action movie. Zombie movie always have an adult as the main character and it would be cool to have a teenager as the main character because i can relate to that character.
    dee2264 More than 1 year ago
    you will love these storys I could not wait to get the next book great zombie action
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    5-stars on AWESOMENESS (and because it's a well writen book & has great plot,but mainly 'cause it's AwesomE !!!) —PEACE OUT, YO AAWESOMENE$$$ ;)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Everyone, dont ruin this book for me or else i will throw you into the rot and ruin! P.s this series is awesome
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This is probably my favorite series of all time.
    Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
    Once again enjoyed this series by a favorite author of mine. I started back in September, it was supposed to be part of my sequels challenge, but I didn't get it done in time. I decided to read it before The Walking Dead started back up for the year. It was great to get back in and see where the characters would go and how things would end up in the big clash between our heroes and the reapers. I liked the way it ended, mostly, not sure if I liked one turn of Benny's life, but that is just how it goes, and is probably realistic. I enjoyed getting Joe Ledger in the story, it makes me want to go and start that series as well. Now all I have left is to read the novellas that go with the series that are all collected in the book Bits and Pieces.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    A great finale to the saga, with creative explanation for the zombie outbreak. I enjoyed characters, old and new, brought back into the fray for this adventure. Well written. I felt like each character matured along the saga, and it was intriguing to read how their wiser selves handled the ever growing challenges brought forth by the living...perhaps even more so than the dead.
    kenjacks2 More than 1 year ago
    I absolutely LOVE this series! 
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Ive read about most of the books except tooth&nail and the other book but i hope that jonathan makes another book! Because its looks like its only the beginning
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    Amazing book but i swear if anyone else dies im gonna hurt somebody
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Cool beans and rice im chong
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I think that you should write a fifth book because the fourth one just ended at a cliffhanger and im not a big fan of those.... ummm... and i guess these books should be made into movies.... aaand.... i just think that your an awesome author all in all, i love your work and i hope to see a fifth book soon...... (This was not a complant... just a statement...) ~JOjo Z. &bull;^_^&bull; <-- those are dimples :)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Is beautiful. The cliff hangers left me on the edge of my seat. Hopefully there is a second book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Love the series i havent read this book yet but im going to read it!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Best book ever love it need to get it
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The root and ruin series is a great series, with high detail and creativity he has made these books come to life! And I would and will highly recommend these books to others.