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‘The Island At The End Of The World’ – New Post-apocalyptic Survival Thriller From Colin M. Drysdale Out Today

23 Oct

The Island At The End Of The World is the third novel in the For Those In Peril post-apocalyptic survival series by Colin M. Drysdale. It is now available as a paperback and as a Kindle eBook. While a PDF preview of the first three chapters is available here, the first three chapters will be serialised on this blog over the next three days.

Set amongst the rugged and beautiful islands of Scotland’s remote west coast, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into a landscape where people have struggled to survive for thousands of years. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive in a world which has changed forever, The Island At The End Of The World further expands the new and unusual take on the traditional post-apocalyptic genre provided by the first two award-winning books in the For Those In Peril series, as the characters struggle to move from just surviving to trying to rebuild their lives in the hostile and unforgiving world they have found themselves suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into.

As with the first two books, this is a first person narrative, but it is told from point of view of 19-year-old CJ, rather than the narrators of either of the first two books (Rob in For Those In Peril On The Sea and Ben in The Outbreak), providing a new and different perspective on the world of the For Those In Peril series.

From The Back Of The Book:

Civilisation has collapsed, the land has fallen to the infected and the few who remain unturned are left wondering if there’s anywhere left that’s truly safe …

A mutant virus has turned humanity into savage, cannibalistic killers who roam the land in search of prey, and only a few scattered groups survive uninfected, clinging to life in the furthest corners of the Earth. CJ and her crewmates have sailed their forty-foot catamaran across the Atlantic, searching for a safe haven that’s beyond the reach of the infected. Now, they’ve arrived in Scotland and are heading for the remote island of Mingulay, but when they get there, will they find the uninhabited paradise their captain, Rob, remembers from his youth? Or has it, too, been lost to the disease? And what of the others who might be out there, clinging to life, amongst the numerous islands of Scotland’s western coast?

Final Cover Design For ‘The Island At The End Of The World’

22 Oct

It’s been a while since I posted anything here, and that’s primarily because I’ve been struggling to get the third book in my For Those In Peril series of post-apocalyptic survival/zombie novels finalised for publication. The publication date was originally set for the 21st of September 2015, but due to problems with formatting the Kindle ebook edition, it’s now going to be released tomorrow (the 22nd of October) instead. This means that for three days, starting tomorrow, I’m going to be posting first-look extracts from The Island At The End Of The World on this blog.

In the meantime, I thought I’d take the opportunity today of posting the final cover design. In some ways, of the three books, this is my favourite cover. Partly because it’s relatively understated, but also because the island featured on the cover formed a major part of the view from my Grandparents house, situated as it was high above the sea on the west coast of Scotland.

So, what does the final cover look like?

Well, here’s the front:

And here’s the back:

And this is the full cover design.

I have to say, sitting on my shelf next to the previous two books in the series, these three covers from a rather nice set (even if I do say so myself!). And if you’re interested in reading the extracts from The Island At The End Of The World, which will become available tomorrow, watch this space!

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.