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After

(The Neverway Chronicles #1)

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“Some people might say that there are worse fates than death. In some worlds, perhaps that may well be the case. But in mine, it would be a lie. There is no greater horror than that which comes after death.”

On the streets of an ancient city, with creepers wandering at will and a mysterious assassin leaving corpses all over Pandorum, a young Spook with a dark secret will do
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Paperback, Primary, 370 pages
Published February 28th 2018 by Dragonpen Press (first published December 1st 2015)
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Kellyn Roth
4.5/5

I'm reading so slow recently, so I'm glad this was a quick read! Not that it was short, but that it was a quick read. *that's difficult to understand* *but y'all know what I mean* Like, it was ... not difficult to get through. xD This is a compliment in case you can't tell!

I definitely enjoyed this book! I am not a zombie person for sure, lol, at least insofar as I've never read a book with zombies in it and the only zombies I've seen in movies are like joking parody-of-something-else zombi
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Tammy Lash
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hi. I’m Tammy and I have a confession. I don’t read fantasy. *Gasp* Hang on. Before you flog me with the hairs from a unicorn’s tail, let me clarify and say that I do read fantasy… I just don’t read-read it. There’s nothing wrong with fantasy—most of my favorite movies are fantasy-based (When a Monster Calls, Jungle Book, Lord of the Rings…)—it’s just not the area that I have ever hit first in Barnes and Noble. It’s the love and adoration that I have for my fantasy author friends that has taught ...more
J.M. Stengl
I was already a fan of Ms. Jezowski after reading her novella "Wither," from Five Enchanted Roses, but this full-length novel was even better! Darker, richer, more heart-rending, with deep characterization and a vividly written Neverway world.

For a while there I just didn't see how anything could end well, but oh--it did! Not without ripping my heart out, but still it was so good, so . . . right. I love Conrad and would love to read more about him. He is an intriguing viewpoint character, for su
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Laura Grace
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This was a very unique fantasy story! I greatly enjoyed the opening because it started with a spook and him looking for creepers (even though I won't deny I first thought of Minecraft). I hadn't read anything like that before, and as the story progressed, I can honestly say I haven't read a *book* like this before. The premise was extremely interesting.

However, even though I loved the premise, I especially loved Eli and Ivan's relationship! (Well, maybe not all of it, but a lot of it.)
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Susan Peek
Fantasy is not normally a genre I go for, and zombie stories even less, but I've always had a soft spot when it comes to stories about brothers. So it was with a mixture of hope and doubt that I picked up this novel by Savannah Jezowski. I'd seen some glowing reviews about it on several websites and was curious to find out if it would live up to all the enthusiastic things other readers were saying about it.

All I can say is -- WOW! It went over and beyond my expectations. From the very first pa
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K.J. Simmill
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Conrad Ellis the Third, or Eli as he was known, was a spook. Spooks assisted the Royal Guard by turning the creepers loose in the Neverway and keeping them outside the city. But Eli had an uncanny sense when it came to them, he could smell the, sense them coming long before anyone else could. He was happy to earn his keep and support his stepfather and brothers. Long had he given up hope on his twin, Roman, obtaining a marker for any of them so they could live a better life deeper in the city. E ...more
Michelle VanDaley
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this dark and creepy story. It was unlike any tihre book I have read and I loved that. The twists and engaing characters had me reading well into the early morning hours. A great book for ny fantasy fan
Sam
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this story, something a little different; which lost me in the world were the book is based! Well written & looking forward to the next in the series!
Ariel Masters
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from Savannah Jesowski! I've never seen a plot quite like this, and I've never read an ending quite like the one this book held. But, I must say, I enjoyed the ride.

I think what I loved the most about this story are her characters. Most books I've read with a huge amount of characters lose me. I get names and identities mixed up something terrible. But not with the characters in this tale. I felt I knew each one personally, felt their realness crawling through the page. And,
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Claire Davis
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I received After by Savannah Jezowski in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book three out of five stars ⭐⭐⭐
At first, I found it quite difficult to get into the story of After, but as soon as you get to grips with the characters and the world that they live in, it soon becomes a book that’s hard to put down.

I really adored a lot of the characters that have been created in The Neverway Chronicles and can only hope that in the next book, more likeable characters join us on their jour
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Cath
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Conrad (Conrad Ellis the Third or as he prefers Eli) is a Spooker, along with one of his step-brothers, Ivan Jenks. They both work keeping Creepers, those recently dead, who refuse to stay dead (basically Zombies to you and me!) and have to escort them out of town and into the Neverway. The Neverway is a region between towns, lawless and extremely dangerous for unescorted travellers. The Creepers are drawn to noise and movement and can get quite agitated trying to carry out whatever task it is t ...more
Tina
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story, although I had trouble getting into it in the beginning by about the midpoint it had me hooked. I keep seeing reviews refering to it as a zombie story, but really that is such a minor element, more of a background/ motivation element, than a true focus of the story.
When we first meet the main character Eli (or Conrad Ellis the Third to be precise), he is a Spook, a member of the guard responsible for catching the undead and returning them outside of the city walls to
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Dot
I first read Five Enchanted Roses which introduces you to the Neverway world with a beauty and the beast short retelling from Savannah Jezowski. It was a very cleverly done retelling which was unique and it made me intrigued about digging deeper into that world. I was happy to find out that there was a book that came before the short and one that continues on after. I highly recommend taking a chance on this series.

AFTER is a story that pulls you into brotherly bonds, mystery, a man's journey to
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Rayleigh
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
After is a fantasy adventure fraught with danger, mystery, suspense, and a race against the clock.

The storyline is tense from the very first page, and though the action may die down in some places, the suspense and mystery never leaves us. It truly is a page turner on all accounts.

I loved Eli. As an eldest child myself, I could feel the responsibilities that he bestowed on himself, the fear and protection he shouldered on behalf of his family, and even the choices he made. He was a very real cha
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Jessica
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this book! I can't stop thinking about it! I have to say at the beginning I was finding it hard to connect with the main character, though I think it was mostly having just finished reading Savannah other book 'Wither' I was so attached to those characters from that story, that I wasn't giving these new ones a chase. And, to honest, there was a point in the story that I was wondering were this was all going. But as I got deeper in the tale of 'After' I was drawn deeper and deeper, that I ...more
Leslie
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I receive this book free as an ARC reader for review.

Yes, this book has zombies (creepers), and it has secret magic (spinners), and it has lots of murdered, mummified bodies, but really, it’s a book about family.

Conrad Ellis the Third (Eli) is a spook (creeper hunter) by night. He does it to provide for his family and to protect his spinner brother from any harsher life than the death he dreams at night. Now Eli has “the affliction” and knows it’s just a matter of time before he becomes a cree
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David Justiss
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a kind of story I like reading, especially recently: dark, but with sure light. The setting and tone, especially in the first half of the story, reminded me of a fantasy version of Charles Dickens in the way it was dreary and gritty but still with some humor and heart, right and wrong, grays and unknowns. Looking forward to book 2.
(OT: (view spoiler) ...Sorry, that has no
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Jessica
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Dark Fairytale like stories?

The tone of this book fits the cover. Enter into a story of flawed characters, spooks and creepers and find out who the true enemy is. Magic is outlawed with immediate death and the Emperor is looking for a new Empress. There are weird deaths in the lower quarter and a terrified witness. Follow the spook Eli as he finds himself embroiled in a much bigger mystery than a hidden creeper.
Addyson Huneke
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Savannah lives in a drafty farmhouse in Amish country with her Knight in Shining Armor, who is no less shiny after eight years of matrimony, and a loyal brigade of kitties, who may or may not sleep on the job. Her work has been published in Ray Gun Revival, Mindflights and in the student publication of Fountains at PCC. She is also an author in the Five Enchanted Roses collection. She likes books, ...more

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