Where would you go to escape a deadly virus that’s infected billions?
When the Millennial Virus rampaged unchecked across the world, the pandemic swept away everything we held dear. Small groups took refuge where they could. There was no time to mourn. Survival was all that mattered.
For those lucky enough to call Hurst their home the medieval fortress provides sanctuary from the surrounding wasteland. Far away from the smoking ruins of the cities, on the south coast of England, a lawless power vacuum exists without electricity or government. As Zed Samuels and the other survivors struggle to rebuild their shattered lives, rival groups covet the castle’s closely-guarded resources, probing its defences.
When a military-led relief operation threatens to tip the balance of power, Hurst’s stalwart leader, Jack, faces a desperate choice. He must decide whether to set aside their differences and join an alliance that promises new hope or unite against the newcomers and their plans for reconstruction. Zed and Jack must discover the truth about the Allies before it’s too late, but who can they trust?
The battle for Hurst has begun. The virus is the least of their concerns.
“Contagion meets The Road”, “Terrifyingly realistic”, “A perfect blend of science fiction, history and social commentary.” “Written in 2016, before COVID-19, the author just got so many details spot on in this series.”
If you enjoy fast-paced, post-apocalyptic stories such as The Road, Station Eleven, The Stand, The Last Day, Survivors, Pandemic and The Atlantis Gene, you’ll love Hurst, book one in The Hurst Chronicles post-pandemic series. “A dark, dystopian page-turner.” Get book one now.
“An action-packed, disturbing and thought-provoking story of an all-too-possible dystopian future.” – The Book Reviewers
“One of the most original and just flat out interesting and intelligently profound dystopian novels I’ve ever read.” – Indie Book Reviewers
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Robin Crumby is the British author of ‘The Hurst Chronicles’, a post-apocalyptic series set on the south coast of England in the aftermath of a deadly flu pandemic. Since reading John Wyndham’s Day of the Triffids as a child, Robin became fascinated by end of the world dystopian literature and was inspired to start writing by Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’ and Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’. Why? Because post-apocalyptic fiction fires the imagination like nothing else. Pondering what comes next, who would survive, what would life look like? Much of the best fiction in this popular genre focuses on brain-eating zombies or events unfolding in the USA, so Robin determined to write a story set in the UK. His Eureka moment came wandering the shingle beach at Milford-on-sea, inspired by the beauty and rich history of the Solent. Where better to survive the end of the world than a medieval castle surrounded by water? Robin spent much of his childhood messing about in boats, exploring the many waterways, harbours and military forts of the Isle of Wight, where ‘The Hurst Chronicles’ series is set.