Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (The Last Bastion #2)

The Last Mission of the Living

Written by: Rhiannon Frater
Series: The Last Bastion
Sequence in Series: 2
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition
Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Rating: 5 Stars FAVORITE
ISBN-10: 1500959359
ISBN-13: 978-1500959357
Genre: Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
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Humanity teeters on the brink of extinction...

Vanguard Lindsay Rooney has faced the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge and lived to tell the tale, but she has also suffered horrible losses. Like millions of other civilians, she had hoped that The Bastion would recover after a team of modified soldiers eradicated the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge that infested their valley. Yet the city still crumbles around them, along with any chance of survival.

Lindsey’s growing friendship with Torran MacDonald, an officer with the Science Warfare division, is her only solace as the decline of the city continues. When food riots fill the streets, martial law is enacted, and the upper echelons of government battle for control of the city, Lindsey is conscripted by her superiors to embark on a dangerous mission into the dead world beyond The Bastion. To add even more complications, Torran and the SWD join the squad.

Soon, Lindsey realizes that her mission is more than what it seems, and there are secrets that could both destroy The Bastion and take her life.

The Last Mission of the Living (The Last Bastion #2)My Review:
The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater

The Last Mission of the Living is a outstandingly gritty plunge into the marvelous world created by Rhiannon Frater.

I loved The Last Bastion of the Living so when I was given a chance to jump back into Fraters post apocalyptic, zombie infested world, I was 100% on board.

What a ride!!!

This story focuses on Lindsey, for those who read the first book she is Maria’s best friend.

Lindsey was injured and has a disability in her leg. Thought she was forever delegated to desk job, she's happy to be back on the field. When her team is sent to investigate the tunnels, it ends up becoming a rescue mission for Torran MacDonald. Torran was the last survivor of his team who went on an expedition outside the wall to eradicate the remaining Scrag (zombies).

Torran and Lindsay end up on a mission to find food outside the Bastion. Of course their mission goes horribly wrong, leaving Lindsey and Torran fighting for their lives.

This story has a little less focus on the scrag and a lot more political machinations. The twists and turns blew me away. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of zombie interaction...just a lot more inner workings and corruption in the Bastion.

Let me just preface this by the fact I’m not a big zombie fan. That being said, this book was the BOMB! I was ripped into this story and clung to ever page. The character depth is absolutely outstanding. Frater somehow takes these totally fiction characters and situation and made me feel like an active participant in their story.

I requested The Last Bastion of the Living not be the end of this incredible world, now I am asking that The Last Mission of the Living still not be the last we see of this astounding, imaginary world.

If Rhiannon Frater writes it I'm going to be there reading it. The way she masterfully creates these stories is truly inconceivable to me.

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