By Paul Kane
Within the years following 'The Cull' England has reverted again to the center a while, ripe for invasion by means of the Frenchman De Falaise and his team of mercenaries. They input during the Channel Tunnel and paintings their means up the rustic. Ex-policeman Robert Stokes misplaced every thing to the virus that ravaged those isles. together with his spouse and his son, it took Robert's entire cause of dwelling. chickening out into the woods and forests close to Nottingham, he has develop into a hunter, dwelling off the land and warding off any type of human touch – formerly. wallet of survivors are trying to accumulate small groups within the zone, bartering at makeshift markets and forming tentative connections. but if De Falaise arrives at Nottingham – proclaiming himself the recent 'Sheriff' – Robert reveals himself drawn reluctantly into the struggle, utilizing the recognized legend of a Hooded guy as his consultant!
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My temper rose again, and I controlled it -- with difficulty. I don't think that I'm ordinarily a quick-tempered man, but these weren't ordinary circumstances. I had Billy to think about, and what was happening-or what had already happened-to Stephanie. Those things were constantly gnawing at the back of my mind. "All right," I said. "Let's go back there. There's a chunk of tentacle on the floor. The door cut it off when it came down. And you can hear them. They're rustling all over that door.
I imagine that we must have looked like nothing but a bank of merciless eyes to her right then, not human beings at all, just eyes. " she screamed. Her lips began to tremble. "Won't... " No one replied. People shuffled their feet. She looked from face to face with her own broken face. The fat local man took a hesitant half-step forward and his wife jerked him back with one quick tug, her hand clapped over his wrist like a manacle. " the blond woman asked Ollie. He shook his head. " she said to Bud.
Arrowhead (The Afterblight Chronicles: Hooded Man Trilogy, Book 1) by Paul Kane