Under a Graveyard Sky

Under a Graveyard Sky

Ringo, John

Book 1.0 of Black Tide Rising

Language: English

Publisher: Baen

Published: Sep 3, 2013

Words: 119680
Pages: 460


NEW SF/HORROR SERIES FROM *NEW YORK TIMES* BEST SELLING AUTHOR! A family of survivors who fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. Zombies are real. And we made them. Are *you *prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne “zombie” plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope. For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky. About *Under a Graveyard Sky*:**  “. . .the thinking reader’s zombie novel. . .Ringo fleshes out his theme with convincing details…the proceedings become oddly plausible.”—*Publishers Weekly* “If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if you’ve never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading *Under a Graveyard Sky*. . .Events build slowly in the book at the outset, but you can’t stop reading because it’s like watching a train wreck in slow motion: inexorable and horrible. And the zombie apocalypse in these pages is so fascinating that you can’t stop flipping pages to see what happens next.”—*Bookhound*  About John Ringo:** “[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” —*Library Journal* “. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” —*Publishers Weekly* “. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.” —*Booklist* “Crackerjack storytelling.” —*Starlog About the Author John Ringo **brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a *New York Times* best-selling series with **over one million copies in print**. The series contains *A Hymn Before Battle,* *Gust Front*, *When the Devil Dances*, *Hell’s Faire* and *Eye of the Storm*. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series: *There Will be Dragons*, *Emerald Sea*, *Against the Tide*, and *East of the Sun, West of the Moon*. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (*Ghost*, *Kildar*, *Choosers of the Slain*, *Unto the Breach*, *A Deeper Blue, *and, with Ryan Sear, *Tiger by the Tail*). His techno-thriller *The Last Centurion *was also a national best seller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: *Into the Looking Glass*, *Vorpal Blade*, *Manxome Foe* and *Claws That Catch*, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow *New York Times* best-selling author David Weber: *March Upcountry*,* March to the Sea*, *March to the Stars* and *We Few*. There are an additional five collaborative spinoffs from the Posleen series: *The Hero*, written with Michael Z. Williamson, *Watch on the Rhine*, *Yellow Eyes* and *The Tuloriad*, all written with Tom Kratman, and the *New York Times* best seller *Cally’s War* and its sequels *Sister Time* and *Honor of the Clan*, both with Julie Cochrane. In addition, Ringo’s *Princess of Wands *and *Queen of Wands *broke new ground in contemporary fantasy adventure. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.