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It's been almost one hundred days since a killer disease wiped out 99% of the population. Three months since the dead reanimated. Survivors are few and far between now, and those who remain stick together to give themselves the best possible chance of continuing to stay alive. They are the last of the living.A band of refugees has taken shelter in a medieval castle – a forIt's been almost one hundred days since a killer disease wiped out 99% of the population. Three months since the dead reanimated. Survivors are few and far between now, and those who remain stick together to give themselves the best possible chance of continuing to stay alive. They are the last of the living.A band of refugees has taken shelter in a medieval castle – a fortress that has stood strong for hundreds of years. Besieged by the dead, they only emerge when it's absolutely necessary. As autumn turns to winter, however, the balance of power slowly begins to shift.The unexpected appearance of survivors from another group changes everything. They bring choice, and an alternative way of life which is a far cry from the world everyone has been forced to leave behind. Society as we know it has crumbled beyond repair and things will never be the same again. Some people are ready to embrace this change, others can't let go of the past. The choice is divisive.Are we entering mankind's final days? In the aftermath of the disease, will the last survivors destroy each other, or will the dead destroy them all?...

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Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Aftermath Reviews

  • Holden Attradies
    2019-04-14 15:32

    David Moody's last few pages to his series are always the best part. You can just tell he's worked up that point and always leaves you with a bang that sums up the point of the story as well as leaving you with something to mentally chew on. "Aftermath" indeed.I think I liked this volume the most. Compared to the first volume you can really see how far he has come as a writer between then and this book. One of my biggest complaints for the series was that most of the characters seemed so bland and devoid of character that they all felt interchangeable, but in this volume you don't get that sense at all. Every single character has a very clear sense of who they are and what they are about. It was also really nice seeing that the events of the previous book weren't totally meaningless on the series.Upon finishing this and reading those last few pages it left me with the urge to go back and start from the first book again, this time knowing what to look for theme wise and see if I can appreciate it more. A series that leaves you wanting to re-read it all over again right away has gotta to be pretty good, right?

  • TemperanceRiver
    2019-03-25 15:28

    The final installment of the Autumn series, and I couldn't have asked for a better ending. As the last book, it packs a serious punch. Old characters come back as well as the introduction of new ones. I can't speak highly enough about this series. Fans of horror, zombies, or even just action and adventure should enjoy this. This book in particular was so fast-paced I found it very difficult to put down. Some of the scenes were so nerve-racking I was clenching my jaw and holding my breath. I'm sad to see the end of this series but it was a very fitting end. The last few lines of the book are some of the best I've ever read. The definition of "Aftermath" was interesting and well placed. The best part about the end was that I still was left wondering about different aspects of the story: how would it be for the kids growing up, who's child is Lorna carrying, how will Donna and Cooper make it on the mainland, and will they ever find more survivors? For me, a good book is marked by how much you can take away from it and how it can still make you wonder, long after you have finished it. Moody did a fantastic job with this series and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it.

  • Alexis Winning
    2019-04-15 15:23

    Wow. There's a lot of amazing things going on here. Thank you David Moody for this long ride, and concluding your Autumn tale so well. Aftermath is the metaphorical holy grail of everything thematic that is great about zombie literature. Ok, perhaps I'm a bit enthusiastic, but this is how I feel right now. As some of you know, in the Walking Dead comics, there is an unsaid fine line between the zombies and us. In a sense, the "monsters" are used as mirrors for humanity-aimlessly consuming for self satiation that will never come, so they continue until the end. This is the amazing twist we have waited so long for in the Autumn series: " 'Poor thing' Lorna said, surprising everyone. 'What do you mean, poor thing?' Howard said, unable to believe what he was hearing. 'You sound like you pity it! You know what these bastards have done, how much pain and grief they've caused us'. 'Yes, but none of it was their fault, was it? They had no control over what was happening to them. Same as we didn't' " (P. 280)Let's just ponder that for a moment. In much of David Moody's work, there is a recurring theme of "Them" v.s "Us", a combative segregation that leads to the downfall of humanity. In this last book, we come around full circle to realize that that segregation was foolishly unnecessary, but because of it, the world as we know it is changed. Has it changed for the worse though? "In a small office on the ground floor of the house, I found a dictionary and looked up Jack's word like I promised him I would. Aftermath. I didn't know it had two meanings. The first was obvious, the one that everybody knows: something that follows after a disastrous or unfortunate event, like the aftermath of a war. But it was the second definition that struck me: a new growth of grass following mowing or ploughing. Jack was a deeper man than he'd ever admit. I thought our little community was the aftermath, but he saw the greenery which is slowly covering everything as the aftermath of the human race" (P. 387-388). Autumn is not about the horror of the zombie-monster, it is about the horror of us. How our fear creates destructive paranoia, how that paranoia can destroy everything we take comfort in. As a result we must realize the good in ourselves as humans and as a community- to realize the profound opportunity lying in the aftermath.

  • Thee_ron_clark
    2019-04-03 10:21

    Aftermath is the fifth and final installment in David Moody's Autumn series. Aftermath brings back the characters from the first four novels and introduces additional characters; a group of survivors making a life for themselves inside of a medieval castle surrounded by the undead. As you would guess, the two groups eventually find out about the existence of one another in a landscape where it appears that no one else could have survived. Meanwhile, the hordes of dead are deteriorating to the point of becoming much less deadly to the survivors.Moody's characters are nondescript, which is one of the aspects of these novels that I like the least. Some hints of different character's attributes are given to the point that we know one woman has large breasts, one man is large and out of shape, and one woman is probably in her late teens or early twenties. That pretty much sums up any of the physical traits you will find of any of the characters. I suppose that is not a bad thing in some ways, as it leaves something to the imagination. However, with characters with similar names a large number of characters; it becomes confusing in several areas. Harry, Harte, and Howard are three that easily blur together in a few spots.A bit more sympathy goes to the zombies in this installment. I guess that's fine. The author was looking for closure to this epic and it is his story. I accept it even if I would have chosen not to go that way myself.As usual, we also have a great deal of human on human issues being dealt with. People are vying for power over one another. Nothing unreal or unusual about that. I think this particular story had it go a bit overboard, but still I suppose it was somewhat believable in a sense that zombie novels are believable.I was disappointed in how some of the antagonist issues were resolved. I guess I'm more of a karma type who likes to see the bastard get their due and then some. Moody did bring out some fresh ideas for the genre in this. At least, I had never seen them or heard of them being used before. Cheers for that. All in all, this was a satisfying read. Like others, I might have liked for this series to continue but I also understand that you can only go so far into it without becoming repetitive.

  • Netanella
    2019-04-19 14:16

    There were extra elements that added to the star ranking of this book:* Staying up waaaaay past my bedtime to read this to conclusion. I just had to know that that wanker Jas got what was coming to him.* Trekking through a mile or more of decaying human bodies and other biohazardous goo, mixed in with dirt, slime, water, mold, and who knows what else. Sometimes the primordial slop was thigh-high, sometimes even higher. I am left with a vague feeling of needing Lysol Disinfectant Spray this morning.* An epic conclusion that brings together many different characters together in a final struggle to stay safe. Do our players have the courage to go on? To make the right choices?An awesome read from David Moody, as always.

  • sj
    2019-04-02 12:21

    Originally posted here: Let's pop some Bauhaus on the turntable and cut ourselves, yeah?I have been...well, I wouldn't say A FAN, but I've thought David Moody's Autumn series was pretty good for zombie fiction since I read the first book a few years ago.  My main problem with Autumn was that I got the earlier, self-published version that was full of typos, weird sentences and wonky structure.  The series was eventually picked up, and given far better treatment, and that was one of the reasons I continued.The first book scared the pants off of me.  Even with its horrible grammar and strange word choices (as well as some interesting punctuation), the story itself was FUCKING SCARY.  I know lots of people didn't care for how slowly it moved, but the pacing was just right (for me) at building the terror.So I read the rest of the books, I enjoyed the second and the third, but didn't care for the fourth because it didn't have anything to do with the characters I enjoyed reading about from the first three books.  I finally got around to reading the final book (Aftermath) this week, and...I was not impressed.It wasn't TERRIBLE, but it wasn't really GOOD, either.  See, the main reason I read zombie fiction is because they scare me.  I THINK because my dad let me watch The Serpent and the Rainbow with him when I was FAR TOO YOUNG to be seeing such things (sidenote:  I watched it again a few years ago to see if it was still terrifying and I laughed my way through it.  That movie?  No longer scary at all.)This book didn't scare me at all.  AT ALL.  No, instead of spending my nights staying up reading and worrying whether the rustling I was hearing outside my windows was something of the undead persuasion trying to get in and feast on my flesh/brains, I finished reading thinking "What the fuck is this, WHY ARE THE ZOMBIES SAD?!"Because they are.  Aftermath takes place over a series of months after the infection that killed most of the population in a matter of minutes, then caused them to reanimate, determined to get rid of the living because they were SO EFFING NOISY.  Here, the zombies are obviously tired of their non-living status, and they're just moping around essentially asking people to put them out of their misery.I think it was supposed to be sad, but it just made me imagine a bunch of zombies sitting around in a basement, listening to 4ad and crying softly about how NONE OF THE LIVING UNDERSTAND THEM.It wasn't scary, it wasn't sad - it was just ridiculous.  Much like that sad zombie clown over there that I just whipped up for you guys.  SEE HOW NOT SCARY THAT IS?!  That's what this book was like.  I couldn't stop thinking about how fucked up the whole situation was, that I was supposed to be FEELING BAD for the zombies and it ruined the whole series for me.I'm not going to tell you guys what to do (even though I realize I'm usually the bossiest of bossypants), but if you're thinking about reading this one - don't.Sad zombies are teh lame.  Seriously. 

  • Wayne Simmons
    2019-04-06 08:17

    Bestselling horror author, David Moody, returns with the fifth and final Autumn novel. Written over a span of ten years, the Autumn story follows two disparate groups of survivors and their battles to survive a world overrun by the living dead. But while years may have passed for us readers, the survivors are only moving into winter now: this shift in seasons plays a pivotal role in Aftermath’s story.Aftermath begins from the perspective of the living dead, a young woman called Jessica Lindt, now wandering in the wastegrounds of post-apocalyptic Britain. And this too is quite significant, Aftermath not only being the most character-focused of the series when it comes to the survivors, but the dead also: there are significant changes within both the personality and behaviour of the book’s ‘zombies’ that have serious implications upon the survivors and their plans for long-term survival.Most of the story centres around an old castle where a twenty strong group of survivors have taken up residence. The castle, no stranger to sieges in the past, is now surrounded by thousands of dead bodies, making supply runs something of a problem. Food and water is limited. Tension begins to mount.Pressure is the main currency here. How it grows amongst the survivors, what it does to them, what it makes them do to each other. And herein lies a major strength of the book; Moody pulls no punches in his no-frills character study. As the siege continues, and cabin fever sets in, the survivors eventually turn on each other. This power struggle is the core of Aftermath’s story. As in the very first modern zombie story, Romero’s 1968 film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, a dispute between key figures results in tragedy. And that single event causes a rift between the survivors that could spell doom for everyone.But let’s not forget the dead, those hapless beasts clawing at the castle walls. As their bodies continue to deteriorate, the survivors begin to suspect that their days of being a threat are numbered. A bitter frost gives an even greater advantage, many of the outside hordes finding themselves literally frozen on the spot, allowing the survivors considerable room for manoeuvre in the outside world. But the discovery of more secluded bodies, better preserved than those in the open, leads to a shocking discovery about the dead’s raison d’etre, and a key turning point for the living.The Autumn series is as realistic an account of the zombie apocalypse as you’re going to find. Aftermath is an emotional book: a fitting end to a traumatic story about the human condition. Fans of the series will feel satisfied, if not a little sad at waving goodbye to those characters they’ve spent time getting to know. And with a beautifully emotive afterword from the author himself, you know that David Moody is right there with them.(Original review: http://waynesimmons.org/blog/?p=1115)

  • Mkittysamom
    2019-04-12 10:30

    The end was a little vague, but I really liked how everything turned out, and especially the "special" extra meaning of aftermath. There were a lot of characters and I think that it took a lot of talent to bring them and the whole world of Autumn together. I liked how I got to see a different side of "zombies". Maybe we all are just different kinds of people. I am really surprised by the ratio of people who wanted to live vs the people who would rather give up..this is more apparent if you read (The Human Condition). I'm so glad for a happy ending for Em and Mike! This has been a fun series to read, because each book has new characters, regular characters, new questions, and different points of view!!

  • Veronica
    2019-04-21 08:07

    *is a little choked up* Well, just finished the last installment of the Autumn series, and must say it was a great read. It took me a bit longer than I wanted to finish, but it wasn't on account of boredom or disinterest. I'm disappointed; not because I disliked it in any way, but because their will be no more after this. I have to say I really liked how the characters and their situations from the previous books tied into this final chapter. I love that Moody gave the bodies more of a human element, and I found myself sympathizing with 'the enemy'. He once again delved into the human condition in regards to post apocalyptic behavior. I enjoyed this series, not only because of its fair share of blood and gore, but because it was also thought provoking. I seriously recommend.

  • Marie
    2019-04-16 12:10

    I simply could not put this book down. David Moody hits the mark again. His nack for detail and realism is simply rivaled by none. Its a pleasure to read anything that comes out of this mans imagination.

  • Shana Festa
    2019-03-31 13:26

    Spoiler Alert...This series was amazing. And I love the full circle the corpses made. Only thing I would have liked to see was Dog persevere and find them. What can I say...I love a happy ending :)

  • Rebekah
    2019-04-03 09:15

    A fitting conclusion to a fun series. Thanks, Moody!

  • Jenny
    2019-03-31 16:12

    This is my absolute favorite Autumn book. Moody takes something dripping with gore and manages to make it almost beautiful in the end.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-18 08:09

    It seems #5 of this series is my favorite so far. I was may more involved in this one and cared about what happened to most of the characters. Again, you have a lot of unlikable people but there are some likable ones and some that grow on you. This book brings together some characters from previous books along with some new ones. It also answered some questions from the previous book regarding what happened to some of the characters. Halfway through it became more of a page-turner for me; wondering what was going to happen and who was going to survive. According to the book jacket this is the end of the series but I guess the author had some more writing left in him regarding these characters and/or the situation as there is a sixth one :)

  • Kate
    2019-04-14 12:14

    This one starts about 3 months after humanity is all but wiped out. There is more action and different groups. One thing that I like is that he always includes jerks or people who become total jerks. You know this would happen in real life. You'd never get a random group of all nice people. There's always going to be at least one ass that screws everything up. So as much as it drives me crazy to read about, I think it's more realistic. This might have been my fave of the series.

  • Derek Bedrosian
    2019-03-25 08:14

    An excellent ending to the series. Two main things I really enjoyed about these books:1. These are not your typical zombies. Such a refreshing take on it, especially in this last book.2. Nothing really felt forced in terms of plotlines. We weave in an out of the survivors' lives over the course of the books and everything comes together in a natural way.

  • Alyce Hunt
    2019-04-24 11:30

    My review of Autumn: Aftermath will be published on Monday, but I can say that this is a satisfying conclusion to a series which lost its charm somewhere along the way.

  • Si Barron
    2019-04-13 16:10

    How can you write a Zombie Apocalypse that reads so dull? I found this book at the library and thought I would give it a try even though it is the fifth in a series, and I had not read the previous four. What the hell, it’s a zombie book, I’m sure I can get up to speed fairly quickly.There are plenty of characters here, but none of them are well differentiated; after a while the names blur into an amorphous blob of similarity, and you struggle to care about any of the individuals. It’s a shame really because Moody writes well. It’s just that he has no sense of suspense, which is a problem if you are going to write a thriller. This is more of an ‘introspective character’ piece, in which all the characters are real bores. It reads like a transcript from a series of 'Big Brother'.One of his previous books I read- also in the Zombie genre, but not this series- was really good. ‘Dog Blood’, in which we saw things from the zombie point of view, or Moody’s version of zombies anyway. I so liked that book that I read its sequel, which is reviewed here somewhere. The sequel was a stinker. It had all the problems that this present one has: no real suspense, no thrills.So the gang of survivors migrate to a castle to make a stand. And there they sit and survey the scene and ponder, have arguments, dig ineffectual wells, study law (no kidding), but nothing of any note happens. Speculative passages repeat themselves with such frequency even the characters get bored: ‘Bloody hell, how many times do we have to have this conversation?’ (p100). The conversation in case is that post apocalypse perennial: whether to carry on lifting food from the shops or to put in action some medieval agricultural program. Most of the time, most of the characters sit around, moaning about whether it is worth carrying on at all. What have they got to live for? Well, quite. Jackson, the leader, continuously worries that his people are brooding because they have nothing to do. Yes, that’s the whole point Author; you are supposed to give you characters something to do! I really didn’t want to see them emptying chemical toilets unless that action precipitates a problem, insurmountable in that moment, to the character. There is far too much aimlessness, the sort of aimlessness that I fear betokens the pantser novelist. I’m not sure how this book was written, but, if I had to guess, I would bet that the author had no real plan or outline before he began.Compare this to any of the superb offerings from my favourite Zombie author Adam Baker. His characters hardly ever ponder to no avail. There is always shit hitting fans- the runniest, most unsavoury species of shit colliding at the highest velocities with the largest, fastest most despicably shit dispersing fan- there is always life and death and the knife-edge between, upon which he pitches his poor protagonists. None of the characters he introduces are ciphers; they all have an agenda, and they are always hard at it.Part of Moody’s problem perhaps is that he has spread his canvas too large; there are too many characters, and one cannot tell them apart with any ease. This may in part be due to me not having read the previous offerings into which they were presumably introduced.Anyway, I gave up halfway through; I realised that it wasn’t going to improve. I just wasn’t excited. And that, in a book about the Zombie Apocalypse, is inexcusable.

  • Mitsu
    2019-04-20 16:37

    2.5 ⭐️Group of survivors in a castle joined by the group from the hotel. Islanders also discover the castle and offer to take them back. All kicks off when some of the castle dwellers decide no one is going to the island. Trapped, a rescue mission is launched by the islanders. Eveually they make it back, babies are born but essentially most realise it's the end of the line for the human race.Found this one quite annoying, characters are arseholes, story seemed to drag on and not as exciting as the other books. Dialogue terrible.

  • David McDonald
    2019-03-28 08:25

    Today's review sees the end of what can only be described as an utterly epic series of books, Autumn by David Moody. Autumn: Aftermath is the fifth and final entry in the series. Could Moody maintain the standard set by the first four entries in the series?Considering that the first Autumn novel was unleashed in 2001, it is impressive that Moody's writing style has remained consistent. He has created a universe which is bleak, full of dread; and he has continued to evolve his characters in keeping with the ordeals they are faced with. Similarly, Moody's undead have deteriorated at a rate that has left them in a gruesome state of decay, leaving the landscape covered in an unholy, nightmarish sludge of human remains and assorted grim detritus.The strength of the plot of the Autumn series, and continuing in Aftermath, has always been the characters and their struggles, aside from the horrifying postapocalyptic situation they have found themselves in. Dealing with bickering, in-fighting, personality clashes, power-struggles and other features of what could be considered normal life, the consequences of which are significantly amplified when set in a world where the dead have risen, creating an environment where tempers are more easily frayed and matters are likely to explode... literally. Additionally for me, the plot of Aftermath, at a point, takes an unforeseeable and deeply unsettling turn that only serves to continue to set apart the Autumn series from lessed contemporaries in the postapocalyptic sub-genre.Some of the entries in the series have been criticised for being stand-alone sequels with no real tie to their predecessors other than being set in the same universe and centring on the same cataclysmic event. I can understand how, at the time of reading, on e of the titles from the series may appear as such. However, Aftermath takes the threads of the previous novels and weaves them together perfectly, answering many of the questions left by previous Autumn novels and surprising the reader with some real revelations.Although the series and indeed Aftermath is decidely more cerebral than the average book about the walking dead, that is not to say that the final entry in the Autumn series is devoid of action. The continual onslaught of the undead is a given in these stories but Aftermath is littered with action sequences, explosions, deaths and rescue attempts... and how many stories of the undead have you read that focus on a castle?!I've never made any secret of the fact that I LOVE postapocalyptic horror or that I try and support British horror as much as I can; the Autumn series is, in short, more than worthy of your attention. A decade or so ago, Moody took a real gamble and released Autumn on the internet for free. Ultimately, the gamble paid off and Autumn got a big screen adaptation and the film rights to one of his other stories, Hater, has been snapped up by Guillermo del Toro. If you need further evidence of the calibre of these books, look no further than award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero, Bad Moon Rising) who said of Autumn that: "This is smart fiction, written with style and insight. Not for the gore-hounds who can't think past a pile of entrails, but the rest of the readers in the world."

  • Fangs for the Fantasy
    2019-04-01 13:13

    Aftermath is the last installment of the Autumn series. Once again, we travel back in time to see how many of survivors coped through yet another life threatening rough patch. This time, some of the survivors are in a castle, because it provides good protection from the dead because of the steep approach. I have to pause to say that the incline being a problem for the dead makes absolutely no sense as in other books, the dead were capable of climbing stares. If they can make it up several flights of stairs, it makes no sense that an incline would be a problem for them. As to be expected, the close quarters quickly begin to fray on people's nerves and with everything that they have already lost and been through already, the castle may not be the sanctuary that it originally seemed.The dead are once again changing and the degree of rot that they are producing is disgusting but at the same time, it provides hope. Eventually, the elements will ensure that the dead will disappear and the survivors can begin to focus on life after the plague. Not everyone is ready for that conversation though, as most are still suffering with PTSD. The male survivors have taken over and many of the women find themselves reduced to cooking and cleaning. Gender roles are strictly enforced and it's strongly implied that at least some of the male survivors, want to save the women for breeding purposes. With the constant conflict and the struggle for supplies -- it is quickly becoming questionable -- whether the humans can stick together long enough for the zombies to rot away.Autumn began as a very compelling series. Moody's writing is stark, yet manages to convey the absolute desperation of the survivors. One of the things Moody attempts to do is humanize the dead in Aftermath. The survivors express pity for the dead, though they have threatened their lives for months because they now understand that as time has passed, the dead have far more awareness of what has happened to them than they previously had. Instead of destroying the dead out of fear, or a push for survival, the dead are now put out of their misery and this is seen by at least some of the survivors as a mercy killing. As a horror concept, this did not work for me at all. Sympathetic zombies? Yeah, that is not the stuff of horror.Read More

  • Katie Kenig
    2019-04-07 08:19

    I used to hate serial fiction. I'd get all annoyed with getting hammered with "this happened previously" which authors do, understandably, to educate people new to their series. I love that David Moody doesn't do that. Each of his books, including this one, could stand on it's own easily enough without all that pointless exposition. They have complete story arcs. They have character development, as much as you expect in an after-the-zombies apocalyptic novel anyway. But oh my god I was so happy to see some familiar faces in this book. If you've read others in this series, you know that uncomfortable feeling when they introduce new people; are the old ones dead? Oh my god. Are they going to find their bodies? Is this going to be the community center all over again?Okay, so you have to have read the others in this series to get that, but I think you know where I'm going here. And Autumn: Aftermath set my mind to rest in many ways. As a final book, it did the series wonderful justice by letting us peek in on our favourite bands of survivors. If it didn't highlight everyone, it at least gave you an idea where they might have ended up or how their lives are going right now. No, it didn't tie things up with a happily ever after bow - it wouldn't be a David Moody book if it did that - but it did tell us where the world of Autumn was going, what the fate of the planet might be, and it was, of course, full of action, adventure, fear, adventure and zombies.I love zombie books. If you do too, you'll like this series. And especially Autumn: Aftermath.

  • Ikey
    2019-04-23 16:14

    I loved reading the next step for our fearless survivors. It was great knowing what happened after "Disintegration," but I must admit book 4 was better than book 5. It had a better ending and with justice for all. But this was terrific too. It gave us not only the strife between the living and the dead, but the battle between humans who even after the apocalypse just can't get along. That old adage about absolute power is so true here. Our gang of survivors from the hotel escape with the help of someone we'd more or less forgotten about. (spoiler alert) Driver re-enters with a background, feelings, emotions and heroism. One of our favorites from "Disintegration" becomes a madman despot who basically has gone insane with fear. But in the end there is hope. There's no better way to end this triumphant series than with hope for some kind of future for humankind. Moody has so improved in his writing over the last decade. I have only read his books in the last year and while the first pretty much sucked, the last few were exciting nail-biters. The plot twists were great, the character development fantastic (but, we could have used a bit of a refresher on each character when continuing the series. It's easy to forget a character's background from book to book). He sure knows how to set a scene of gore. I can't say I liked the start of "Hater," but perhaps I'll give the next installment a try. Again, I absolutely loved the "Autumn" series and any true zombie fan will crave Moody's tale of horrors!!!

  • Maribel Tostado
    2019-04-10 16:27

    "we are the last of the living" Personally I love Moody's work and like always was not let down. I love the fact even though I want to put the book down I can't. I just get sucked in by it. Aftermath is the last book in the Autumn series. the world has basically come to an end and not a lot of survivors to boot. I liked that some of the characters got what they deserve like Webb, Jas just to name a few. I was sadden that Hollis character did not survive and started off strong but then was broken down and eventually died. Also the development of Driver was a big surprise to me. Did not see him as a big player in the story. The story ends basically how it was supposed to end not with a happy ending or sad one...I think it ends with a bit of a bleak one. The dead have died off and the remaining survivors are left to sort of go from there and make the most of what's left. Everything that used to be is no more. I won't say much now but I did like the series very much.I even liked it way better than the GDT and Hogan Strain Trilogy...I know that one dealt with vampires and this one deals with zombies...and that series was 3 books and this one 5 books but the third book in the strain trilogy was soo badly written and rushed and two writers! Give me a break! But enough I have already gone off the subject and go judge for yourself.

  • Alondra
    2019-04-09 12:28

    5 Stars5 Stars for a great series, and the inevitable ending. I am sad to see it end, but happy, because these characters wear you out! They were too human. Too frustrating. Too whiny. Too much of everything, and you know what? Very real. They remind me of people I know or have met. People who you believe are so strong, and before you know it, pure cowardice. Then there are those quiet ones that show the most strength and keep everyone sane. We lose characters for stupid reasons, we lose them because life is just that harsh now. We have a coming together of characters and a fracturing off of some more. I am ready to move on, and see what the future holds.

  • Cassandra
    2019-04-06 08:14

    I enjoyed all the Autumn books. Okay, to be honest I did not read the 4th as of yet. I skipped it since the characters are not those from books 1,2,3, and 5. I hear it can be read as a read alone. At first I gave this book a 4 star, but then after reconsideration, it was not as good as book one which I gave a 4 start so I cut back to 3 stars. That is not to say it was not good, just not as good as the first book. Some of the characters in this book were annoying. While the entire series took a bit of a new look at zombies, this one had minimal zombies and that left me wanting more. Also, I feel that lack of zombie suspense and drama made this book less enjoyable.

  • Vicki Krivak
    2019-04-15 08:27

    I absolutely loved this entire series. I hate to see it come to an end. In this final installment we meet an entire new set of characters who have taken shelter in a Castle ruins that had been run as a tourist attraction before the virus hit. The author starts tying up the loose ends by having some of the other groups from previous books also find their way to the castle. Aftermath was definately a fitting end to this great series. I would recommend it to anyone who likes zombie/horror books. One of my all time favorites!

  • Lisa Cleveland
    2019-04-23 08:37

    Well, I have dearly loved this series. This last book in the series was a heartbreaker. Lost some good people, and some good ones who turned bad. Mostly, the story of the dead was compelling and so incredibly moving. I'll admit that I've gagged until my stomach hurt, from crawling through all the human remains, and I've cried until my sinuses were all glooky! This is still, all these years after reading it, one of the best zompoc tales ever told. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.

  • Carol
    2019-03-29 15:12

    A brilliant end to a fantastic series. A set of survivors are living in an old castle and finding life hard. They loot the nearby town and find the dead more weak but still moving. After finding some survivors from the island of Cormonsbury, some of the castle survivors decide to go with them. However, a few are determined to prevent anyone from leaving.I'm sorry that this series is finished as I really enjoyed it, but I will read it again.

  • Alexandria
    2019-04-21 09:28

    I know I said that the first book in this series is the standard to which I hold all zombie books and movies. I say the same about the final book as well. Autumn gave me a solid expectation as to how zombies initially behave while Autumn: Aftermath provided me with expectations as to, well, how the world ends. It makes so much sense and yet many stories don't stick with it long enough to make it to the end. This novel successfully answers the question, "and then what?"