Vanguard Lindsay Rooney has faced the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge and lived to tell the tale, but she has also suffered horrible losses. Like millions of other civilians, she had hoped that The Bastion would recover after a team of modified soldiers eradicated the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge that infested their valley. Yet the city still crumbles around them, along with any chance of survival.
Lindsey's growing friendship with Torran MacDonald, an officer with the Science Warfare division, is her only solace as the decline of the city continues. When food riots fill the streets, martial law is enacted, and the upper echelons of government battle for control of the city, Lindsey is conscripted by her superiors to embark on a dangerous mission into the dead world beyond The Bastion. To add even more complications, Torran and the SWD join the squad.
Soon, Lindsey realizes that her mission is more than what it seems, and there are secrets that could both destroy The Bastion and take her life.
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About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Book 1 of this really blew me away (check my review HERE) so I was expecting big things for this. Well I'm thrilled to say that, even though it doesn't focus on the same characters, it's just as good as the first. I absolutely loved it and devoured the book in only a few days. Considering its a long book, that just shows how good it is!! This one features Marias best friend Lindsey. I loved Lindsey in The Last Bastion of the Living and am glad she got her own book. Character wise, Lindsey is an awesome heroine. Even though she has her disability, she is still kick ass. She isn't afraid to stand her own ground and get down and dirty with her crew. She is strong, really smart and an all round kick ass girl! Then we have yummy Torran MacDonald. He was constabulary but is now SWD. He is sent on a mission into the inferi scrag horde but unfortunately things go wrong and apart from him, his whole squad is destroyed. Torran ends up running for his life and gets help from Lindseys squad. Both strike up a friendship, which develops from there. Torran is so brave, strong and down right hot!! He stole a bit of my heart! Plot wise, it's not as focused on the inferi scrag as book 1 but is still just as good. Torran and Lindsey are sent on missions to retrieve food from the outside. But their mission is compromised and Lindsey and Torran end up stranded in Inferi Scrag infested areas and have to run for their life. This edition is more politically focused and character focused then book 1 but I enjoyed it non the less. The romance in this is intense and strong but I loved seeing Lindsey and Torrans friendship develop. They are such a great match together. Anyway, overall I absolutely loved this book. It's an intense, suspenseful read and one I know will stay with me. Lindsey and Torrans story wrapped up well but I hope we haven't seen the end of this world the author created. It's such a terrifying world but one that will drag you in. Rhiannon Frater has such a phenomenal mind and with every book I read by her, it just cements my love for her written word. She is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. She puts so much depth to her characters and world that it's hard to leave them. The Last Mission of the Living is one of those books that you wish you could read again for the first time. It's such a unique and thrilling story and I would highly recommend to everyone. You are taken on a terrifying journey along with the characters, that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through and leave you reeling. It will grab you an not let go!! An amazing series by an amazing author.
Much has changed since the Special Ops team cleared out most of the Scourge but there are still Scrags to be killed and, worse still, Abscrags, those that have been turned into thinking undead. It could be, though, that the most dangerous battle is taking place inside the Bastion where a struggle for power is taking shape. We first met Lindsey as a secondary character in The Last Bastion of the Living when the Vanguards made a deadly and mostly fruitless attempt to rebuild the wall. Best friends with Maria, Lindsey was given a desk job after being severely disabled but that desk job, and her hacking abilities, were ultimately more critical to the Special Ops team than could have been anticipated. Now, she's asked to go on a mission that could mean survival for the last humans and her friend, Torran MacDonald, will be going with her but he has a hidden agenda that she'll resist with all her being. Lindsey and Torran have a relationship that grows from friendship to something more and its evolution feels right, not created by the abnormalities of a post-apocalyptic situation. Whether they, or their feelings for each other, will survive the continuing fight against the Scourge and the traitors in their midst is questionable but their devotion to duty will survive. Won't it? A bit of fun comes near the end when we learn where the Bastion is in our current geography. The revelation was completely unexpected and a breath of fresh air to me and this small tidbit of information is one of the reasons I love Rhiannon Frater's work---her worldbuilding is so good I can see what she wants me to see but there is always something new around the corner. Is this the end of the story for Lindsey and Torran? Perhaps. Both The Last Bastion of the Living and The Last Mission of the Living are seemingly self-contained and there are no real cliffhangers but I'd love to know more about this world and its people so I hope that, someday, there will be at least one more book.
The Last Mission of the Living is a outstandingly gritty plunge into the marvelous world created by Rhiannon Frater. I loved The Last Bastion of the Living so when I was given a chance to jump back into Fraters post apocalyptic, zombie infested world, I was 100% on board. What a ride!!! This story focuses on Lindsey, for those who read the first book she is Maria’s best friend. Lindsey was injured and has a disability in her leg. Thought she was forever delegated to desk job, she's happy to be back on the field. When her team is sent to investigate the tunnels, it ends up becoming a rescue mission for Torran MacDonald. Torran was the last survivor of his team who went on an expedition outside the wall to eradicate the remaining Scrag (zombies). Torran and Lindsay end up on a mission to find food outside the Bastion. Of course their mission goes horribly wrong, leaving Lindsey and Torran fighting for their lives. This story has a little less focus on the scrag and a lot more political machinations. The twists and turns blew me away. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of zombie interaction...just a lot more inner workings and corruption in the Bastion. Let me just preface this by the fact I’m not a big zombie fan. That being said, this book was the BOMB! I was ripped into this story and clung to ever page. The character depth is absolutely outstanding. Frater somehow takes these totally fiction characters and situation and made me feel like an active participant in their story. I requested The Last Bastion of the Living not be the end of this incredible world, now I am asking that The Last Mission of the Living still not be the last we see of this astounding, imaginary world. If Rhiannon Frater writes it I'm going to be there reading it. The way she masterfully creates these stories is truly inconceivable to me.