Creative and a bit different from myriad of zombie stories out there. Dialogue is better than the elementary school junk that is so prevalent. Doesnt rely heavily on extreme violence, sex, macho crap of cursing. Overall, a pretty decent book.
I enjoyed the novel action sequences. I was not a fan of the overly sappy love story/ending. seems like more could be done with this story. look forward to a true sequel
The complexity of the story, it was well thought out and I pictured every scene. it got right to the action and actually explained how the virus came to be.
I liked all of the surprises in the story. The author wasn't afraid to throw the kitchen sink at you. She just went for it and it worked.
The narrator was an unfortunate choice. It was the only negative for me. Her voice was very clipped and robotic and lacked inflection. The good thing was I eventually got used to it, and stopped thinking about it so I could just enjoy the book.
This book was 12 hours long! I don't even sleep that long. No. Great book, but I really can't imagine doing anything for 12 hours. No matter how much I enjoy it.
Narrated by a Siri impersonator.
The story was literally some people going on a mission with enough details added to make it 11 hours. No inventiveness. Nothing unique or profound. Just soldiers living in zombieland.
The story is a different take to the apocalypse. It is in the future and people are surviving. The female protagonist is strong and fierce. She faces a different challenge than I expected. Great tale. I listened to the book, finished, and immediately purchased the next book. The Mission of the Living was just as fun. Highly recommend both books. I have listened to all of Rhiannon Frater.'s story lines. She is a great story teller and I highly recommend her as an author.
Books are like air: I need them to live.
The world created in this story (our world but in the distant future) is so rich and vivid I really felt as though I was there. The characters are engaging and fresh. The way everything unfolds keeps you on the edge and wanting more. This was one of the best reads (listens) I've had in a while. I am so excited to have learned recently this author has created more stories from this universe. I am going to be all over it.
Really good zombie novel here. Steady build and intense. Neat spin at the end too... Didn't see it coming. Surprised! Narrator was good. Glad I listened.
I found the narration to be very wooden, but I persevered with it and was so drawn into the story that I didn't even notice the narration in the end.
The story is an excellent take on the zombie genre. Unlike most novels in the genre, it's set long after the outbreak, but the search for understanding and the fight for life is just as vivid.
Loved the inflection provided by Kristin Allison.
I have to admit, I was drawn to this book by its cover and decided to pass because it was “zombies”. Although I don't mind zombies once in a while, I'm not a big zombie fan...I was asked to read and review this book for a book tour. Deciding to give it a shot, I'm so glad I did!!!
I flat out loved The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel! It is a nail biting, fresh, futuristic, roller coaster that will have you riveted to the pages.
Vanguard Maria Martinez is a guard for the Bastion, the last living strong hold of humans. A virus has converted most of humanity into zombie like creatures that only crave to spread their virus by a bite. She is tired of her life behind the walls, all except for the time she spends with Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary (city guard). But they are keeping their relationship a secret because Dwayne is going through a divorce and he is a commanding officer over Maria.
Things are not going well for the Bastion, they are experiencing power failures, shortages and they need to expand the strong hold to include the farming areas they lost by a gate failure.
Maria is offered a chance to work with the Science Warfare Division to finally get a chance to destroy the Inferi Scourge (Zombies) that have taken the valley and close the gate. She jumps at the chance but might loose everything she holds dear.
Maria and Dwayne have an amazing love story. Although they are apart for most of the book, they share a bond that can not be broken. Dwayne gives Maria the backing, love and support she needs to be the amazing solider and heroine she is while fighting to protect her the only way he can.
The plot twists and turns are accented by brilliantly bloody action and amazing deceptions that will blow you away. The political mechanization will astound you.
I know Rhiannon Frater wrote The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel as a stand alone, but I would love for more!!!
The Last Bastion of the Living is a shocking, fresh, post apocalyptic master piece.