Hurst, by Robin Crumby
Set in the aftermath of a pandemic virus, Hurst is a story about good vs evil -a cross between ‘Lord of the Flies‘ and ‘The Hunger Games‘. Following the outbreak of the Millennium Virus, the story takes place at the splendid Hurst Castle -a fortress built by Henry VIII in 1544 to defend the Solent against the threat of invasion by the French- situated at the end of a 1.5 mile shingle spit on the south coast of England.
The survivors of the Millennial Virus face a much greater danger: each other. Civilization has collapsed following the outbreak of the Millennial Virus, a flu-like sickness that devastated the world’s population. Those that survive scrape a living in remote outposts, hiding behind high walls, far away from the smoking ruins of the cities.
At the end of the world, surrounded by the tidal waters of the Solent, Hurst Castle stands alone. Its seventy-four occupants united in a struggle for survival against all the odds. The pandemic virus is the least of their concerns.
When the arrival of a relief effort threatens to tip the balance of power, the survivors are faced with a desperate choice: set aside their differences and join an alliance that promises new hope or unite against the newcomers and their plans for reconstruction. The battle for Hurst has begun.
Hurst is a dark, dystopian novel that post-apocaliptic aficionados will love! Both dystopian and post-apocalyptic elements merge beautifully portraying the aftermath of an event of cataclysmic proportions in which society as we know it ceases to exist. The world building is spectacular and it literally fires your imagination! Authentic characters and breath-taking adventures do the rest.
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