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Summary

Gutsy Gomez's danger-filled journey to save those infected with the zombie plague continues in New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry's terrifying follow-up to Broken Lands.  

Gabriella "Gusty" Gomez lost her mother, and now she's losing her home.  

Gutsy and her friends, along with Benny and his crew, have just survived a massive attack on New Alamo by the Night Army - a mix of mindless shambling los muertos and sentient half-zombie ravagers. She's also reeling from the revelation that the residents of her town were the lab rats of the biological testing facility linked to creating the most dangerous zom, the Raggedy Man, who controls all of the living dead.  

And the first raid was only a test. The real Night Army is coming, and this time, it'll be a handful of survivors against seven billion zombies.

©2020 Jonathan Maberry (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Maberry does it again

Another great installment in the Benny and Joe Saga. A must for any Maberry fan with the added bonus of Ray Porter

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  • azula
  • 16-11-20

So bummed that this is the last one

I could read about these kids forever. I love them. they are well written and just amazing. If this had to be the last book in glad it is. The farewell is so gently done.

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  • KJ
  • 05-01-21

Love Gutsy and the Gang

Another great book. Good finish to a great series. Start with Rot & Ruin and don’t stop until you’ve heard them all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-20

A disappointing end to a good series

Lost Roads is not terrible. If you just want to turn off your brain, it's fine - Maberry is a master of thoughtful and descriptive writing. However when compared to the rest of the Rot and Ruin series it just does not hold up. Ultimately the book does not really have a narrative of its own and just serves to tie up loose plot points from the rest of the series. It starts off fine, but as the book progresses it becomes clear that he (Maberry) didn't really have a story in mind, only plot points he wanted to resolve. He needed to resolve the existence of the primary antagonist, conclude the arcs for every character, etc., yet how he gets to those conclusions boils down to "lots of filler and then it just happens". For example there's a whole D plot about the primary antagonist and a few underlings, IE. they get developed through flashbacks so they're 100% one-dimensional characters. However beacuse none of the protagonist characters (except Maberry's darling Joe Ledger) have any knowledge of this information and the antagonists motives, the antagonist's presence in the actual story is basically "he shows up, gets angry, and then loses to the protagonists." I honestly couldn't have cared less about his threat, and the story would have basically been then the same without him. This is not an isolated issue. From Riot and Morgie just wandering until their plot line concludes (never actually doing anything significant to affect the plot other than a last minute shoehorn) to Joe and Sam apparently going on an epic fight with a secondary antagonist that just gets resolved off-scene, there's so many odd narrative choices throughout the book. The conclusion is just a slide show of the survivors getting told which characters didn't make it after their demise. It's boring, easily correctable, and seems uncharacteristic given Maberry's writing skill. Ultimately as my title states, this book is disappointing. It was probably rushed to meet some publishing deadline and it shows, which is a disservice to the overall exceptional series as a whole. You may enjoy parts of it, but you're probably never going to enjoy it as much as the rest of the series.

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  • Cat-Ryne
  • 13-12-20

Love it

What a great story!! It is well written balance that with a great narrator! I won’t lie, I want more!

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  • Linda Luella
  • 06-12-20

Beware - book 1 unavailable

I might have enjoyed the story if I'd been able to get the prior book. I couldn't get into the characters as the prior book in this series is unavailable at this time on Audible. Returning this!

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  • Unclejimmy
  • 24-11-20

YESSS!!

don't know what to say without spoiling anything but the absolutely made my day!!!! thank you again Mr Maberry!!