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Pilgrimage of the Damned: Part 1 (eBook)

online serial apocalyptic

Title: Pilgrimage of the Damned: Part 1
Author: Phil Williams
Year published: 2014
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, near.
Threat: Raging humans.
Two words: Holy quest.

 

 

 

 

 

There’s already an entry here for my online serial, exclusively available on JukePop Serials, but for those who haven’t been following the unfolding story as it happens, or those who want to revisit it in a binge, I’m happy to announce the entire first part of the serial will soon be available in eBook form. Following the unhinged, death-obsessed Burton as he traipses across desolate England, and his abrasive young companion Vita, it tells the tale of a man so thrown by the events of the apocalypse that he believes himself already dead – and interprets everything as a demonic afterlife challenge.

Mixing dark humour, tense violence and sharp dialogue, Pilgrimage of the Damned is an adventurous tale that moves quickly and benefits from many page-turning chapter endings, owing to its online serial origins. Originally available in weekly (or slower!) instalments, the first part will now be available as a complete eBook – absolutely free! The first part is a full 25 chapters of madness, charting our heroes journey from the devastated civilisations around London towards the coast, and hopes of escape from the British Isles.

Watch this space to be the first to lap it up on its release. If you can’t wait until then, though, the whole ongoing tale is available at JukePop, just click the link below. And if you like it, please vote it up.

 

 

Pilgrimage of the Damned: an online serial saga

post apocalyptic serial fiction

Title: Pilgrimage of the Damned
Author: Phil Williams
Year published: 2012 onwards
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, serial, religious/dark comedy.
Threat: Unexplained insanity.
Two words: Serial saga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The online serial, Pilgrimage of the Damned, has been recommended as an Editor’s Pick on online serial fiction site JukePop Serials. This free website is a great source of ongoing fiction accessible to all, covering a number of genres, so it’s great to see my post-apocalyptic saga being so well received there. The serial follows the union of two wayward survivors in a British wasteland: one a no-nonsense young lady doing what she has to to survive, the other a man who is convinced he is already dead. Read more

Metro 2033: horror in the Moscow underground

metro 2033 novel

Title: Metro 2033
Author:Dmitry Glukhovsky
Year published: 2005 (Russia)
Genre: Post-apocalypse (near), action/horror.
Threat: Nuclear holocaust, mutated monsters
Two words: Underground horror.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro 2033 has become more popularly known internationally thanks to the success of the computer game, though the novel is novel entertainment in its own right. Combining elements of paranormal horror with real-world locations, it’s a dark saga with vivid action and well-realised varied settings. But for its charm (and I did essentially like the book) it is far from perfect. If you’re after a dark romp through a creepy apocalypse, you could do worse, but you could also do a lot better. Read more