The highly anticipated third book in The World Without End series.
Separated from Finn, captive of the Order, Nurrin has no hope left. But she has survived twenty years of zombies--and she has the unshakable faith that Finn will find her.
But Finn is a long way away. The Order's influence runs deeper than was ever suspected, and politics are shifting--and zombies may not be the most dangerous thing she's facing.
Finn always thought the war stripped him of all he had to lose. But with Nurrin missing and doors closing in his face, he realizes there is always more for the world to take--and he will drag the remains of civilization down with him before he gives up on the only promise that matters.
I DON'T NEED TO GO TO OMAR. The Black High Priest is still sorting through the shit that comes with a hostile takeover of the Outpost, and he doesn't have the time or inclination to deal with me.
I just can't be with her right now.
It wasn't supposed to go like this. I was supposed to bring her back to Collin, and they would both be healthy and we would find a safe place—not a permanent home, because that shit doesn't exist. But somewhere where breathing was possible, where we could close our eyes without fear of death and just be for a little while.
It feels, sometimes, like I've been running my entire life, staying ahead of the infects, never having a moment to breathe and live.
I can say as often as I want that Havens are only slow death sentences, that people need to let go of their fear to learn how to live again.
But I do it too. I survive. Because for ten years, that's all I had: surviving. I had thought with Collin and Nurrin, we could do more than that—we could live.
But I was wrong, and one more death is at my feet.
I think, sometimes, that my private mountain of the dead will shift, and bury me.
Sometimes—today, with my best friend’s blood on my hands—I hope that it will. I am tired of always being the one to survive.
In The Series
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series, and Edge of the Falls.
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