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Of course, all 3 volumes of Untold Tales were incredible! Each volume brings the reader right back into the devastated world created in As the World Dies. These tales not only shed light on some of the past and personalities of some of the characters we’ve gotten to know throughout this series, but are also brief snapshots of a world in complete chaos. The imagery created in Frater’s writing never fails to put a clear picture (often disturbing) in my mind of what the world looks like as well as the emotion of the character. Each short story is given just as much attention, detail, and priority as every one of her full length novels.
I can’t recommend these and the entire series enough for fans of this genre. I mean this is the epitome of zombie fiction, it simply doesn’t get much better than this. From terrifying and bloody scenes of zombie carnage, to inspiring stories of survival against all odds, to heartbreaking scenes of love and sacrifice, this series has it all and more. I can’t think of anything more I could ask from this series but then she goes beyond even that and adds these Untold Tales that answer questions I never even thought to ask and provides even more insight into this world and the people in it. I’m telling you, if you like being scared, this is an author you don’t want to miss.
The Untold Tales Volume 1 will give you an idea of what to expect if you haven’t already read The First Days, but I suggest that you read the rest of the series before reading Volumes 2 and 3 so that you understand certain references and are not spoiled on anything.