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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

☀☄ End of the World: The Undertakers [5] - Ty Drago

Thank you for joining us on the Release Day Party for End of the World, a Young Adult action adventure by (, Month9Books, LLC, 398 pages).

This is the fifth and LAST book in The Undertakers series.

Don't miss our interview with author Ty Drago.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of all other titles in the series. Read various excerpts with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Ty Drago will be awarding a digital copy of The Undertakers 5: End of the World by Ty Drago (INT) to five randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

The Corpse War is over. Or at least Will Ritter thought the war was over. But Will quickly changes his mind when he is led through a doorway in time and finds himself in a future where the Earth has been all but destroyed.

The Corpses, alien invaders who wear the dead like suits of clothing, have returned in horrific numbers. In the wake of their destructive onslaught, a rag-tag group of survivors with some of Will’s now grownup friends among them is all that’s left of mankind.

Will must take part in a desperate, last ditch effort to rewrite history, prevent the Second Corpse War from ever happening, and defeat this evil that has consumed mankind once and for all. But victory, if such a thing is even possible, carries a heavy cost.

Teaser: Excerpt

Chapter 1

DREAMER

     Folks don’t sweat in dreams, do they?
      “Ready?” the dude in the broken glasses asked.
      The dreamer nodded, readying her javelin, feeling the familiar cold steel of its shaft in her strong fists. This wasn’t the “real” javelin, of course. The dude in the broken glasses, the one who kept bringing her to this strange place while she slept, had told her that the “real” javelin was too unique and important to risk in a training exercise. But he assured her that this one was the same length and weight as the genuine article.
      Whatever. It worked well enough. And she was getting goodwith it.
      But then, she’d always had a knack with pointy things like this.
      This was her fifth simulation tonight and the sweat of the last four stung her eyes.
      Even in her scariest nightmares, and Heaven knew she’d had her share of those, in which she was either running from Corpses or defending the people she cared about from those undead invaders, she never sweated. Oh sure, when she woke up with a gasp of alarm or even a terrified cry, she was often soaked in cold, sticky perspiration.
      But never during the actual dream.
      Until now.
      Her eyes looked everywhere at once as she turned in a slow circle, surveying the dimly lit room. This place had a high ceiling, with walls and a floor all covered in white tile. It was big too, maybe sixty feet by thirty.
      But with the lights off, it seemed even bigger.
      And more menacing.
      That’s ‘cause I know what hides in this darkness.
      There!

      The first mechanical monster charged her left flank, just a flash of movement, a shadow against other shadows. She got the impression of something large, with ten legs and a single piercing red eye.
      No time to parry. So she dove, rolled, and felt the charging thing rush past her. Then, finding one knee, she thrust one of the javelin’s two pointed ends up and out. It was one of the dozen moves that she’d been painstakingly mastering.
      In these dreams, that is.
      Her thrust struck home, the javelin’s point jabbing deeply into the ten-legged monster’s flank, knocking it over. The dreamer, still holding the weapon’s other end, went with it, using its weight to leverage her to her feet before yanking the javelin free and spinning around, poised for the next assault.
      Two of them came at her this time, ten o’clock and one o’clock. Their maws were wide open, rows of teeth shimmering in the darkness.
      She went left, running straight at her nearest attacker, only to leap at the last second, putting one bare foot atop the monster’s bulbous head and vaulting over it. As she did, she let her body tumble rearward, executing a backflip that allowed her to drive the javelin viciously into the creature’s steel spine. As the weapon’s point sliced through the thick armor, the dreamer’s momentum pulled the javelin along, slicing open the creature’s metal plating, exposing rent gears, severed cables and electronic circuitry that sputtered in its death throes.
      The monster collapsed.
      The dreamer landed smoothly on her feet behind it.
      And that’s when the other one struck her.

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The Series: The Undertakers

Hidden away in their secret Philadelphia lair, the Undertakers have set themselves against an enemy that's faster, stronger and far deadlier than they are. Worse, they're badly outnumbered ... and totally alone.

Yet they fight because, if they don't the world itself may be forfeit. Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

[1] | [2] | [2.5] | [3] | [4] |

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

The Rise of the Corpses [1]

"On a sunny Wednesday morning in October, a day that would mark the end of one life and the beginning of another, I found out my grouchy next door neighbor was the walking dead. When you turn around expecting to see something familiar, and instead see something else altogether, it takes a little while for your brain to catch up with your eyes. I call it the 'Holy Crap Factor.'"

Forced to flee his home and family, twelve-year-old Will Ritter falls in with the The Undertakers-a rag-tag army of teenage resistance fighters who've banded together to battle the Corpses.

[Published 1 Apr 2011, 478 pages]

Queen of the Dead [2]

Twelve -year old Will Ritter and his rag-tag army of teenage resistance fighters may have triumphed over the Zombies (alien-possessed corpses) last time...but that's the thing about the dead- they keep coming back. A new Corpse leader has crossed the rift and taken command of the invasion: The Queen of the Dead is even more brilliant and ruthless than her predecessor, and her ambitions are even deadlier. Will and the crew must somehow rescue his mother, prevent an assassination, and show FBI Agent Ramirez the truth about the Corpses-and the danger the world faces.

But how do a bunch of kids prove to a grown-up that monsters are real?

[Published 1 October 2012, 434 pages]

Night of Monsters [2.5]

It's gonna be a LONG night!

The The Undertakers are back in a special "in-between" adventure, one that drops Will Ritter, Helene Boettcher, and Dave "the Burgermeister" Burger into a desperate, life-or-death struggle with the Corpses.

This time, the three of them are alone on the midnight streets of Philadelphia, facing a new deader plot that involves kidnapped kids, horrific mutant monsters, and an army of gruesome "smart" zombies dressed as doctors and nurses. Something really bad is going down.

Yep, it's totally gonna be a long night!

(This special "in-between" The Undertakers adventure takes place between the novels QUEEN OF THE DEAD and SECRET OF THE CORPSE EATER!)

[Published 4 September 2014, 120 pages]

Secret of the Corpse Eater [3]

The Corpses are up to something.

U.S. Senator Lindsay Micha has been kidnapped and replaced with a “dead” ringer, the sister to Lilith Cavanaugh, the Queen of the Dead. Now Will Ritter must go undercover in our nation’s capitol to ferret out the truth and try to stop this ambitious deader. But his mission becomes even more dangerous when he learns of a mysterious ten-legged monster that prowls the halls of the Capitol Building — a lethal monster with a taste for Corpse flesh.

The The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater is book three in the wildly popular The The Undertakers series from Ty Drago.

[Published 25 Mar 2014, 398 pages]

Last Siege of Haven [4]

While away on an undercover mission, Undertaker Will Ritter has made an unthinkable alliance…with a Corpse! But though Robert Dillin (aka ‘The Zombie Prince’) is indeed one of those alien invaders who animate and possess the bodies of the dead — unlike the rest of his kind, Dillin isn’t evil. In fact, he wants to help. And Will needs that help, because the Queen of the Dead has learned the location of Haven, the The Undertakers’ secret HQ, and is planning a massive and deadly assault.

With the last day of the Corpse War finally upon them, Will and his friends find themselves in a desperate race to close the Rift between worlds and forever kill the Corpses. But can they do before Haven is overrun?

For that matter, can they do it at all?

[Published 12 May 2015, 250 pages]

About the Author

Ty Drago is the author of the The Undertakers middle grade horror series, which will comprise five books. RISE OF THE CORPSES has been adapted for a feature film, written by Jeffery Reddick and produced by Mondercine!

Ty Drago does his writing just across the river from Philadelphia, where the The Undertakers novels take place. Writing has been his passion for as long as he can remember, and his published works include the Franklin Affair and Phobos, as well as short stories and articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest.

He currently lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and best friend, the real Helene Drago née Boettcher.

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