Snoe Gainey has spent her life trying to carve out her own identity in a post-apocalyptic world where her birth mother and father are two of the most infamous–if not notorious–individuals of the time.
Raised by her adoptive mothers, she has done all she can to find her way in an unforgiving world. The rise of a splinter faction that seeks to bring about a so-called New America, and led by an enemy from the past, has shattered everything that she knew and most everything that she thought she knew about herself.
Now, she seeks to free her friends and family from the clutches of a rising force that wants her to pay for the past sins of her birth mother. To fight back, she must embrace what she has steadfastly denied for most of her life.
- Zomblog II
- Zomblog: The Final Entry
- Zomblog: Snoe
- Zomblog: Snoe’s War (June 2013)
- Zomblog: Snoe’s Journey (October 2013)
Snoe’s War is the fifth installment in the Zomblog series. In the introduction, T.W. Brown announced that one final book will follow (tentative October 2013 release date) to conclude the series. He invites fans of the series to submit short stories set in the Zomblog universe for inclusion in the sixth and final book. Very excited about the final installment and the promised fan fiction.
This book deviates a little in format from the others in the Zomblog series. The first 1/3 of the book is Snoe catching readers up to what happened while Dominique held her and her mother prisoner in Warehouse City. She did not have access to her journal at that time. The short-entry journal style picks back up again once Snoe escapes and is gifted a new one.
Without saying which, there were at least three major characters in Snoe’s life (that I recall) that died in this book. Now in earlier books I was always disappointed with T.W. Brown’s handling of major character death. Perhaps it’s just a side effect of the world his characters live in that death comes quickly, without warning and without a chance for grief. But in this book, T.W. Brown managed to really hit me with the deaths of Snoe’s people. I felt Snoe’s anger, her desire for revenge, her heartbreak and the guilt she felt even though she couldn’t really be blamed for the deaths of her loved ones.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dominique’s defeat seemed to come too easily. But this only serves to fuel my curiosity for book six. The conclusion of Snoe’s War spoke of traps that Dominique left in Irony and how devastating they were. I wonder if we haven’t heard the last of Dominique, the Genesis Brotherhood and Major Carson.
As an added bonus, T.W. Brown included sneak peeks from the That Ghoul Ava series. It includes the entire short, That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures, and an excerpt from the first full length novel in the new series.