Synopsis: Nobility. Self-Sacrifice. Unconditional Love.
These are the qualities of the heroic animals in this collection.
The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in 14 amazing tales by today’s most talented independent authors. Seven stories set in all-new dystopian landscapes. Seven stories set in the bestselling post-apocalyptic worlds of David Adams’s Symphony of War, Michael Bunker’sPennsylvania, Nick Cole’s Wasteland Saga, Hank Garner’s Weston Files, E.E. Giorgi’s Mayake Chronicles, Deirdre Gould’s After the Cure, and Edward W. Robertson’s Breakers.
When the world ends, the humans who survive will learn an old lesson anew—that friendship with animals can make the difference between a lonely death among the debris and a life well lived, with hope for the future.
*For the rest of 2015, editor and author Chris Pourteau will donate $1 from every book sale to Pets for Vets, a national non-profit that
matches shelter animals with military veterans. Personnel train the animals as special companions for
veterans suffering from emotional trauma, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The work of Pets for Vets is a great match for the themes of self-sacrifice and unconditional love
explored in our anthology, so this holiday season, give meaning to your reading.*
Review: I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review. (Thanks Harlow!)
This anthology made me hug my dog. She then looked at me weird and fell back to sleep with a sigh. Because she loves me no matter what I do. The way that animals, especially pets, make us feel is somehow deeper than our connection to human characters in books. This may not always be the case, but this is the first time I have cried so many times reading an anthology. I’ve truly never thought about what could happen to our pets after the world ends in a fiery apocalypse, so this anthology is a refreshing take on the genre. Heart-wrenching, but beautiful, Tails of the apocalypse gives readers a look into what could happen beloved animals and the people they hold dear. A must read!
I don’t know if I can really choose a favorite story…but I really loved “Ghost Light” by Steven Savile. The sort of ode to King Arthur quest for the Holy Grail was an awesome idea for a story. I love the idea of our pets leading us home.
But honestly, I loved all of the stories. Please read this anthology! 😀