This Dark Earth

This Dark Earth

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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 hea€™s 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 theya€™ll wage for the citya€™s resources could mean the end of mankind as we know it. Can Gus become humanitya€™s 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


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