Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy

So Benjamin Percy got a lot of attention with last year's Red Moon, which means anticipation for his next book is pretty darn high. (Especially MY anticipation!) The Dead Lands isn't due out until April but at least we all have something to look forward too, right?!

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

In Benjamin Percy's new thriller, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the world we know. A few humans carry on, living in outposts such as the Sanctuary-the remains of St. Louis-a shielded community that owes its survival to its militant defense and fear-mongering leaders. 

Then a rider comes from the wasteland beyond its walls. She reports on the outside world: west of the Cascades, rain falls, crops grow, civilization thrives. But there is danger too: the rising power of an army that pillages and enslaves every community they happen upon. 

Against the wishes of the Sanctuary, a small group sets out in secrecy. Led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark, they hope to expand their infant nation, and to reunite the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them to escape without a fight. 

Um, "a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga" - yes, please! That sounds way too cool to miss!

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