Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: HORIZON (Aftertime #3) by Sophie Littlefield

Horizon (Aftertime, #3)Cass Dollar and the inhabitants of New Eden, a place secluded from the Beater threat by a lake, soon discover their haven a hell as the Beaters evolve and become organised. Unable to swim, the Beaters should’ve posed no threat to New Eden, however their slow evolution means water is no barrier and Cass is once again thrust into the violent post apocalyptic world where fighting is the only means for survival.

The conclusion to the Aftertime series is less violent and suspenseful than the previous books with Littlefield focusing more on Cass and her relationship with Dor and Smoke and their combined struggle to find a new settlement following New Eden being compromised.

There are a few moments of standard zombie horror, the most notable being an altercation with the recently turned inside a fortified mall, that aside, there’s little of Romero in Aftertime. For the most part, HORIZON is about the survivors and the monsters man turns into – greed and violence become all consuming as a course towards a new home is plotted safe from the hungry mouths of the Beaters.

HORIZON is a different book to AFTERTIME and REBIRTH as Cass and her family try to establish a ‘normal’ list amid the ruins of the world before. It’s my least favourite of the series but still a must for those who have read both AFTERTIME and REBITH.

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