The land is contaminated, electronics are defunct, the ravenous undead remain, and life has fallen into a nasty and brutish state of nature. Welcome to Bridge City, in what was once Arkansas: part medieval fortress, part Western outpost, and the precarious last stand for civilization. A ten-year-old prodigy when the world ended, Gus is now a battle-hardened young man. He designed Bridge City to protect the living few from the shamblers eternally at the gates. Now heas being groomed by his physician mother, Lucy, and the gentle giant Knock-Out to become the next leader of men. But an army of slavers is on its way, and the war theyall wage for the cityas resources could mean the end of mankind as we know it. Can Gus become humanityas savior? And if so, will it mean becoming a dictator, a martyr . . . or maybe something far worse than even the zombies that plague the land?I cana#39;t hear the ATV anymore. The mother shambler wheels, tilts, and face-plants. The father turns and lurches toward us, but wea#39;re already past. When we hit the boy, he gets caught in the rack, one hand gripping painted metal. I crank theanbsp;...
|Title||:||This Dark Earth|
|Author||:||John Hornor Jacobs|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2012-07-03|