The Writer's View - As the World Dies, Untold Tales, Volume 2 by Rhiannon Frater


         

From Goodreads: 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…
 
The Writer's View
 
You guys already know I am a die hard (no pun intended) fan of Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies series. I was thrilled when I came across this collection of Untold Tales . It features short stories from several of my favorite characters. I was dying to read it and had to wait 3 months after its original release to get it on Nook.

Writing for Fans

As a fan of this series, this collection of short stories could not fail to delight me. One story is about Katerina--a bad ass sniper--and her first day of the zombie apocalypse. Another story is about my two most absolute favorite characters, best friends and hair stylists Ken and Lenore. I just loved their personalities, their friendship, and their love for one another. Reading their story was like getting a donut for breakfast--all sugary happy sweetness.

As I was reading, it occurred to me that this book is truly for fans of As The World Dies. It's sort of like getting the bonus features or uncut version of your favorite movie. It's impossible not to love. I like the idea of short story "spin-offs" from beloved books. Who wouldn't buy a short story written from Gale's POV in The Hunger Games? It's got me pondering a few short story ideas of my own.