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Autumn: Aftermath (Autumn #5)

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It's been almost one hundred days since a killer disease wiped out 99% of the population. Three months since the dead reanimated. Survivors are few and far between now, and those who remain stick together to give themselves the best possible chance of continuing to stay alive. They are the last of the living.



A band of refugees has taken shelter in a medieval castle - a for
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ebook, 400 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Holden Attradies
David Moody's last few pages to his series are always the best part. You can just tell he's worked up that point and always leaves you with a bang that sums up the point of the story as well as leaving you with something to mentally chew on. "Aftermath" indeed.

I think I liked this volume the most. Compared to the first volume you can really see how far he has come as a writer between then and this book. One of my biggest complaints for the series was that most of the characters seemed so bland a
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TemperanceRiver
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Alexis Winning
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Thee_ron_clark
Aftermath is the fifth and final installment in David Moody's Autumn series. Aftermath brings back the characters from the first four novels and introduces additional characters; a group of survivors making a life for themselves inside of a medieval castle surrounded by the undead. As you would guess, the two groups eventually find out about the existence of one another in a landscape where it appears that no one else could have survived. Meanwhile, the hordes of dead are deteriorating to the po ...more
Wayne Simmons
Bestselling horror author, David Moody, returns with the fifth and final Autumn novel. Written over a span of ten years, the Autumn story follows two disparate groups of survivors and their battles to survive a world overrun by the living dead. But while years may have passed for us readers, the survivors are only moving into winter now: this shift in seasons plays a pivotal role in Aftermath’s story.

Aftermath begins from the perspective of the living dead, a young woman called Jessica Lindt, no
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sj
Originally posted here: Let's pop some Bauhaus on the turntable and cut ourselves, yeah?

I have been...well, I wouldn't say A FAN, but I've thought David Moody's Autumn series was pretty good for zombie fiction since I read the first book a few years ago. My main problem with Autumn was that I got the earlier, self-published version that was full of typos, weird sentences and wonky structure. The series was eventually picked up, and given far better treatment, and that was one of the reasons I
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Veronica
*is a little choked up* Well, just finished the last installment of the Autumn series, and must say it was a great read. It took me a bit longer than I wanted to finish, but it wasn't on account of boredom or disinterest. I'm disappointed; not because I disliked it in any way, but because their will be no more after this. I have to say I really liked how the characters and their situations from the previous books tied into this final chapter. I love that Moody gave the bodies more of a human ele ...more
Marie
I simply could not put this book down. David Moody hits the mark again. His nack for detail and realism is simply rivaled by none. Its a pleasure to read anything that comes out of this mans imagination.
Shana Festa
Spoiler Alert...

This series was amazing. And I love the full circle the corpses made. Only thing I would have liked to see was Dog persevere and find them. What can I say...I love a happy ending :)
Jenny
This is my absolute favorite Autumn book. Moody takes something dripping with gore and manages to make it almost beautiful in the end.
Rebekah
A fitting conclusion to a fun series. Thanks, Moody!
Fangs for the Fantasy
Aftermath is the last installment of the Autumn series. Once again, we travel back in time to see how many of survivors coped through yet another life threatening rough patch. This time, some of the survivors are in a castle, because it provides good protection from the dead because of the steep approach. I have to pause to say that the incline being a problem for the dead makes absolutely no sense as in other books, the dead were capable of climbing stares. If they can make it up several flight ...more
Maribel Tostado
"we are the last of the living" Personally I love Moody's work and like always was not let down. I love the fact even though I want to put the book down I can't. I just get sucked in by it. Aftermath is the last book in the Autumn series. the world has basically come to an end and not a lot of survivors to boot. I liked that some of the characters got what they deserve like Webb, Jas just to name a few. I was sadden that Hollis character did not survive and started off strong but then was broken ...more
Katie Kenig
I used to hate serial fiction. I'd get all annoyed with getting hammered with "this happened previously" which authors do, understandably, to educate people new to their series. I love that David Moody doesn't do that. Each of his books, including this one, could stand on it's own easily enough without all that pointless exposition. They have complete story arcs. They have character development, as much as you expect in an after-the-zombies apocalyptic novel anyway.

But oh my god I was so happy
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David McDonald
Today's review sees the end of what can only be described as an utterly epic series of books, Autumn by David Moody. Autumn: Aftermath is the fifth and final entry in the series. Could Moody maintain the standard set by the first four entries in the series?

Considering that the first Autumn novel was unleashed in 2001, it is impressive that Moody's writing style has remained consistent. He has created a universe which is bleak, full of dread; and he has continued to evolve his characters in keepi
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Alondra
Jul 25, 2014 Alondra rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zombie-lovers
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5 Stars

5 Stars for a great series, and the inevitable ending. I am sad to see it end, but happy, because these characters wear you out! They were too human. Too frustrating. Too whiny. Too much of everything, and you know what? Very real. They remind me of people I know or have met. People who you believe are so strong, and before you know it, pure cowardice. Then there are those quiet ones that show the most strength and keep everyone sane.

We lose characters for stupid reasons, we lose them be
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Terri
A great end to a good series, a must for zombie fans taking you from the day of infection through to the end.
Vicki Krivak
I absolutely loved this entire series. I hate to see it come to an end. In this final installment we meet an
entire new set of characters who have taken shelter in a Castle ruins that had been run as a tourist
attraction before the virus hit. The author starts tying up the loose ends by having some of the other
groups from previous books also find their way to the castle. Aftermath was definately a fitting end to
this great series. I would recommend it to anyone who likes zombie/horror books. On
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Melissa
I liked this. I'm surprised I liked it after the twist, but I did.

The characters in this book are flatter than the previous books, but they aren't completely one dimensional.

I wish the book had had more of a focus on the island.

If you liked the previous books you'll like this one. I have only read 2 of the previous books and read this one with little difficulty. I was missing some of the plot points, but I think as long as you have some familiarity with the series you will be ok.
Alexandria
I know I said that the first book in this series is the standard to which I hold all zombie books and movies. I say the same about the final book as well. Autumn gave me a solid expectation as to how zombies initially behave while Autumn: Aftermath provided me with expectations as to, well, how the world ends. It makes so much sense and yet many stories don't stick with it long enough to make it to the end. This novel successfully answers the question, "and then what?"
Stella
Shall be kind to my Moody loving friends and not say a thing until....well......er,the autumn........Well it's now the start of the autumn, so I'll rate it at least. Moody's realistic horror (in particular his Hater series) makes him the natural sucessor to Herbert. This is a fantastic concluding book to the Autumn series, especially when the...and they come to the....and..oh I STILL can't say as it still isn't released in the UK until the 15th November.... :)
Carol
A brilliant end to a fantastic series. A set of survivors are living in an old castle and finding life hard. They loot the nearby town and find the dead more weak but still moving. After finding some survivors from the island of Cormonsbury, some of the castle survivors decide to go with them. However, a few are determined to prevent anyone from leaving.

I'm sorry that this series is finished as I really enjoyed it, but I will read it again.
Steen Christiansen
The drawn-out conclusion to the Autumn series, the zombies are yet again walking around doing nothing, while the humans mostly do likewise. Unless, of course, they bitch and moan (again, humans and zombies alike). What could have been a fascinating series of zombies regaining nonhuman intelligence instead deteriorated into stale survival horror, infused with a fascination for a post-apocalyptic world.
Sara
Best book of the series. There was finally some time to deal with the emotion of what happened and not just the act of surviving. The series was nicely wrapped up as well.
Jimi
Well, I just finished reading Autumn: Aftermath. What can I say without giving away any spoilers..... "HOLLY SHIT BALLS IT WAS AMAZING!!!".... with everything coming together, but still have tons of questions, is the best part of this book. I absolutley loved this series, and can't wait to see what David Moody has up his sleeve next. Amazing job once again sir
Ymoinda
This final book in the series ties up several loose ends and lends toward a hopeful future. I feel that Moody truly examines the depths (the bad and the good) of humanity in this series and it is thought provoking and enjoyable on so many levels. The reader has grown to “know” some of the characters and it is truly so sad to say good-bye
Tara
Ahhh the final book of this series (unless you count that companion book full of short stories on the suriviors--The Human Condition--impossible to find, by the way!)--this book has tied up all the other four books pretty nicely--with a couple of twists of course! I'm hoping there'll be a 6th book out eventually...
Jonathan Echevarria
The last book in the Autumn series that gives a great send off to characters we have been following since the first book. Not only are the humans from various Autumn short stories given proper treatment, but the undead themselves are given a proper exit in this conclusion as well.
April
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Karen


I really enjoyed this series. The way the storyline goes between the different characters is great. This book in particular I couldn't put down because I just had to know how it all ends. Can't wait to read the hater series now , great authour
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David Moody was born in 1970 and grew up in Birmingham on a diet of trashy horror and pulp science fiction books and movies. He worked as a bank manager and as operations manager for a number of financial institutions before giving up the day job to write about the end of the world for a living. He has written a number of horror novels, including AUTUMN, which has been downloaded more than half a ...more
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  • Autumn: The City
  • Autumn: Purification
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  • Autumn: The Human Condition
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