October 23, 2013

Blog Tour: As The World Dies Untold Tales by Rhiannon Frater – Mini-Review and Giveaway


Thanks for stopping by for our Tour Stop for

As The World Dies Untold Tales by Rhiannon Frater

presented by Xpresso Book Tours!

Having fallen in love with the entire trilogy, and the first two Untold Tales volumes, I was thrilled to be able to review volume 3!

Be sure to enter the two (2) giveaways found at the end of the post!


In the third 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.

Returning to Texas after celebrating his divorce in Vegas, Rune, a biker cursed with the ability to see ghosts, discovers that the world is being taken over by the hungry undead. Soon he realizes he will have to depend on all his abilities to survive not only the ravenous zombies, but the dangerous men lurking on the back roads of Texas.

Senator Paige Brightman abandoned the Madison Mall and its inhabitants to the hungry hordes, but her journey did not end there. Her attempt to reach the president’s safe haven called Central has far reaching ramifications for her and the people she abandoned.

The final in the three stories reveals the aftermath of the great battle in SIEGE as one woman faces the ultimate decision whether to live or die in a world of the undead.

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MaryAnn NewI don’t think I’ll ever get over just how amazing author, Rhiannon Frater, is!  Even after being away from the intense world she created in the As The World Dies trilogy, after only the first page in this collection of short stories, I was completely and utterly immersed back into a world that I was craving.  Especially with the start-up of the new season of The Walking Dead, the craving that I had for good zombie stories was found right here.

As with the first 2 volumes of the As the World Dies Untold Tales, Rhiannon Frater takes us back to these dark days when the zombie apocalypse first breaks out (or shortly into the infestation) and treats the readers with the raw fear and emotions found with these characters.  I, myself, was so excited to read this volume as one of my favorite characters stories is told here.  That being the bad ass biker dude, with a big heart…Rune.

But not only do we get to read the heart wrenching moments when these characters find out that the world that they know it has completely ended, we also witness the deceit and treachery from one cold bitch.  That person being Senator Paige Brightman.  Sure, the end of the world takes its toll on everyone, but what this chick does in order to survive is downright disgusting…and bravo to the author for the way in which she tells her tale of the days after the Madison Mall incident.

You know that the author is amazing when you can feel so many different emotions in just a matter of a few paragraphs.  As with the other books associated with As The World Dies, readers can’t help but get caught up in the chaos and pain that surrounds these characters.

I for one, am jonsing for a re-read of this entire trilogy.  With the background stories of some of the characters, I feel like I can become even MORE emotionally invested in the happenings of the characters and gain a better understanding of what they had lost, and what was gained.

Fans of zombie reads, apocalyptical reads, and anyone who just wants to be in the presence of some really awesome writing will devour the tales found in As The World Dies Untold Tales Volume 3.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the trilogy, you seriously need to get on it ASAP.  These are stories that you definitely do not want to miss out on.


Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor) , as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog),and other horror novels. Her next novel for Tor, Dead Spots, will be published in 2014. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).  She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dying her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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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.

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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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.

In a nearby town Ken and Lenore have started their regular routine at Ken’s Beauty Salon. A terrible accident brings the undead plague to their front door and soon the best friends are scrambling to escape their overrun town…

Katarina is just finishing her shift at a roadside café when a badly injured man stumbles through the front door. She quickly realizes that to survive she must learn to kill…

And finally, a trapped family must face the fearsome truth that sometimes zombies are not the worst monster they have to fear as the world dies…

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  1. joe hawkshaw

    Love the cover looks real cool.

  2. Carolyn J

    Awesome giveaway

  3. cody

    Great review, love it! Can’t wait to check it out

  4. dimka

    great giveaway! looks amazing!

  5. Veronica Vasquez

    This series is on my Must-Read list! It sounds absolutely incredible! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!

  6. Vivien

    So eager to read more of the Untold Tales!!!

  7. Meghan Stith

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Kerry Amburgy-Dickson

    Sounds like a great book to read.

  9. Regan Nicole

    Thank you for the giveaway! I recently picked up the first book in this series and can’t wait to start reading!

  10. Tiffany

    This anthology sounds great!

  11. Caroline Toye

    Cool books. A TBR addition of course

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