Abandon Us

An Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

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Pub Date 24 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 15 Sep 2022

Description

A BLOODY CIVIL WAR • A RAPIDLY COLLAPSING ECONOMY • A GLOBAL DEADLY PLAGUE

Twenty-eight-year-old service technician Robert Ashton endures dangerous city streets trying to scrape by. His gay partner Zilv is his only light in a world enshrouded in polluted darkness.

As society buckles, the pair finds safety in the city's underworld. Working as a smuggler, Robert builds a new criminal life to keep himself, and Zilv, fed.

But, the battles from the world above seep down into the underground, forcing Robert to return to the surface. In the hellscape of the Third World War, he endures a nightmarish wasteland of violence and death.

When the apocalypse becomes reality, just how hard will a man fight to live?

Abandon Us is the prequel to E.T. Gunnarsson's multi-award-winning book Forgive Us, a story readers call "thrilling, brutal, and completely unique."

Not a book for the faint of heart – language, violence, death, and a multitude of mutations

A BLOODY CIVIL WAR • A RAPIDLY COLLAPSING ECONOMY • A GLOBAL DEADLY PLAGUE

Twenty-eight-year-old service technician Robert Ashton endures dangerous city streets trying to scrape by. His gay partner...


Advance Praise

"Readers who enjoy thrillers set in the future filled with civil unrest and its results will enjoy Abandon Us." - Stephanie Chapman for Reader's Favorite ★★★★★


"Author E.T. Gunnarsson's prose is harsh and visceral, a perfect set of tools for depicting the nightmarish vision of the future that he has crafted with great skill." - K.C. Finn for Reader's Favorite ★★★★★


"The most original post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read!" - Shannon Johnson, goodreads reviewer ★★★★★

"Readers who enjoy thrillers set in the future filled with civil unrest and its results will enjoy Abandon Us." - Stephanie Chapman for Reader's Favorite ★★★★★


"Author E.T. Gunnarsson's prose is harsh...


Marketing Plan

Abandon Us is actively marketed on both Facebook and Amazon.

A US-wide press release has been sent out.

Press contacts and a book tour will be planned post summer.

Abandon Us is actively marketed on both Facebook and Amazon.

A US-wide press release has been sent out.

Press contacts and a book tour will be planned post summer.


Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781736377390
PRICE 19.95
DURATION 9 Hours, 24 Minutes

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For me the pace worked and the character development was great. This was such a different take on the genre and I liked how the characters especially Robert grew and then it fitted in well with the original story.

However for me the highlight of the audio was the narration, Craig Bowles just adds to the book. I just devoured the book and had to keep listening at all times - helped with the current English weather. So a combination of the story and the narration worked perfectly.

So recommend the audio narration to this book.

I was given a free copy by netgalley and the publishers but the review is entirely my own.

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An apocalyptic coming-of-age story! Young Robert Ashton and his partner Zilv are barely making it in a dangerous city. Pollution, crime, disease run rampant. Society begins to crumble, slowly getting worse and worse. Anyone who is left begins to move to the underground sewer system to survive.

Once zilv takes ill, Robert knows what he has to do whatever it takes. Grotesque, human monsters troll the city, killing anything in their path. How will Robert survive? Will he even want to?

🖊Published June 21, 2022

🤔Review: Quite a realistic dystopian end of civilization drama! I loved the sci fi aspect of the fall of society. The beginning was a bit slow but that’s almost required reading while the author builds the world up. Robert and Zilv’s relationship was a little *too* perfect, i can’t imagine a perfect relationship during an apocalypse. Too mushy.

But the details were wonderful. The descriptions of the monsters were horrific. I loved it! I also enjoyed the main characters growth, going from an innocent boy to a hardened man, desperately trying to survive.

Of course in true post apocalyptic fashion, not everyone survives!

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This book was a little graphic on the death scenes and things like that. I liked how in some instances they banned together to survive. How they worked together to get the supplies they needed and how to make new things to help them survive.

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Abandon Us
by E.T. Gunnarsson
a Grim look at humanity and its discourse. the survival of a single man after a second civil war. The triad division of humanity, those who are fascisms, socialist, and capitalists. Destroying the cities, the demoralized economy, with back and forth battles. The war extinguished only with the nuclear invasion by China of the divided nations. This ends the world entirely, the marginal environmental recovery is extinguished. mankind is left to mutate, and battle with the remnants of cultures. One man looses his job, his freedom, his choice, his love and even the people he cares about. Its a sad recourse of humanity, and the fault of our own choices.

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This was an adventure that felt too familiar to COVID. There is a disease that is killing people. There air is toxic. Everyone is forced to wear gas masks. Jobs have been taken over by machines. Humans are trying to survive. But there are some who do not want to change. There are wars and drug smuggled as well as death and scavenging.

This was a fun read
An apocalyptic environment making me think zombies are coming next

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I was given a copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

This isn't one of those books where the main characters feel safe throughout. As they move along, there's a tremendous sense of dread that makes you seriously worried for them.

The world-building was fantastic. Watching everything fall apart around the main characters made me stressed. Every character felt fleshed out and I liked everyone. I cried real tears multiple times.

The way the different communities fought felt realistic and terrifying. The fight scenes were tense and gripping.

This is easily my favorite apocalyptic book I've read.

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I was given an ARC Audio book for an honest review, which is much appreciated. This book is a prequel to the authors first novel, which I haven’t yet read… but guess what book is now on the top of my “To read” list! I enjoy a good apocalypse story, and this book did not disappoint. The best part, it wasn’t like many others I’ve read. No big manly main character with a military background to save the day! Just regular humans trying to survive. The main character moves from an eastern city dweller to what seems like the deserts of the southwest. Much like ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy, you’re never really sure what part of the country the characters are in. The pace of the book was excellent, the characters are realistic, and you find yourself hoping they’ll find a Utopia, all the while knowing they won’t! I look forward to going back and reading the sequel. We’ll done!

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