This past May, Berkley Trade released an expanded version of John L. Campbell’s Omega Days, and Book 2 in the trilogy, Ship of the Dead, is steaming our way in October. Read on for the official artwork and details, and look for an excerpt closer to the release date.
From the press Release:
Zombies took over San Francisco in John L. Campbellâ€™s Omega Days, the first novel in his terrifying trilogy. The previously self-published eBook shot up to #2 on Amazonâ€™s Top 100 Horror bestseller list and impressively stayed on the list for 17 weeks.
Following different groups of survivors through a plague-ravaged landscape, Omega Days introduced us to an all-out war of survival and redemption. Now, in the stunning sequel, after surviving a massive zombie attack, the survivors have come to realize that they are dangerously short of supplies, ammunition, and time.
Only a half mile offshore, the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier has run aground, and with its high steel walls it promises safety, shelter, food, medical supplies, and enough firepower to hold off the coming horde. But what the group quickly realizes is that the ship is actually a vast maze teeming with the relentless dead.
Ship of the Dead arrives in bookstores and online outlets October 7, 2014. Drifters, the final installment, is expected in January 2015. Learn more about the author on JohnLCampbell.com.
In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so longâ€¦
Father Xavier Church never wanted to be a leader. Nonetheless, heâ€™s grown attached to his fellow survivors, and he wonâ€™t let anyone cause them harmâ€”though he may be the one who inadvertently leads them to destructionâ€¦
Ex-con Bill Carnes may crave freedom, but he still prefers sticking with the group rather than fleeing to Mexico with his former cellmate TC. Maybe heâ€™s changing. Or maybe the look in TCâ€™s eyes is more dangerous than the undeadâ€¦
EMT Rosa Escobedo gave up on hope after she watched the man she loved rise from the dead. But when a patient seems to start getting better, she canâ€™t help but hope for a cure, even if it means risking her lifeâ€¦
As the numbers of the dead swell, the living are running out of safe havensâ€”especially when the biggest threats lie within their own ranks.
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