What will it be like when the world really ends? Do you think that your Doomsday television shows and your Survival internet forums have prepared you for what is really coming? Do you think you will be able to keep your sanity with no cellular phone, no automobile, and no electricity? Will you be able to steal to stay warm, eat the family pet so you do not starve, or kill another human being to stay alive? You do not really want the world to end, not like this.
Atrum Terra: Dark Lands tells the story of two people from different sides of the nation that struggle to survive after a devastating attack breaks the back of the United States. It is a journey in which the whole world is sent spiraling towards a dark future where humans are an endangered species.
Jonathan Fisher is an average man living in Minnesota whose very sanity is tested when everything about his normal life is ripped away in an instant. He is left to survive in a new world full of victims, brigands, and a man made plague that turns its victims into violent, mindless cannibals.
Miguel Alverez is a Marine recruit trainee in California when the attack begins. He is thrown into active duty and must overcome the terror of a war from two sides as a biological weapon turns America’s citizens against one another while enemy forces close in on the nation’s borders.
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
If you want to write, write. Don’t worry about what people will think about it. No matter if it is good or bad, you have done something not a whole lot of people even try.
Brenton Cox is a United States Army Veteran. He has been an avid reader all of his life and is especially fond of horror and zombie literature. He has lived all over the United States as well as overseas and now resides in the mid west. Mr. Cox studied Anthropology and Psychology in college and uses the scholastic and life experiences he has gained in writing books with raw, realistic emotions and characters.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always considered myself somewhat of a zombie aficionado. Books, comic books, movies, video games; I grew up a huge fan of horror. I always had the same problem with every new story I got a hold of though. Zombie stories often have unrealistic heroes or villains. Sometimes they take strange turns and start going way out in left field. No one ever takes the time to explain why zombies started walking around, or how they are able to accomplish such a feat. A barrel of top secret chemical falling off of a truck, or the strange patient zero from nowhere that infects the world was just not cutting it any more.
One day I just decided that I had read my last zombie book that begins after the zombie apocalypse for a while. I want to know what happened during the first thirty days or even the first five years. I don’t want to read another book where everything is just fine and then like the snap of a finger thousands of zombies just magically appear around the corner. I want some explanation. I waited and waited, but no one ever wrote a zombie story the way I thought it should be told. So.
I started doing research on medical conditions, military history, weaponry and survival. About a year later, Atrum Terra: Dark Lands was finished. It is a zombie book that is about as real as it gets. This is a book that you can put down and think, something like this could really happen. It is written through the eyes of average people, with real emotion and real situations. It explains exactly what the zombie virus is, how it comes about, and who is responsible for it. This is not just another zombie book. This is more of a book about a world war, a final world war in which a zombie like condition plays a part. This is the zombie story I always wanted someone to tell.