Publisher Behind 50 SHADES OF GREY Backs THE END OF ALL THINGS
There's no question that Americans have an obsession with apocalyptic tales. From Stephen King's The Stand to recent television phenomena like Doomsday Preppers, the end of the world has us glued to the screen. But why is this? Is it our natural curiosity of the unknown? Lissa Bryan has her own theory to explain the obsession. "Post-apocalyptic stories have an enduring popularity because in them we see human nature stripped down to the very bone. We see the characters at their most vulnerable point-when they have nothing but their inner strengths to keep them going."
The End of All Things is the second novel for Lissa Bryan. Her first novel, Ghostwriter, also explored the human condition and finding love in an unlikely place. When asked how she became inspired, Bryan shared, "Stephen King once said that a story starts for him with one question: What if? It's much the same for me. What if the worst possible thing happened? What would people do in a situation where they're reduced to a struggle for basic survival, when the comforts and rules of society are gone? How would their ethics change to meet these new circumstances?"
The End of All Things is an exciting journey that begins with Carly. After a terrible virus ravages the planet, Carly-one of the few survivors-hides in her apartment in Juneau, trying to survive the best she can with occasional forays to gather food. She is discovered by Justin, an ex-soldier intent on making his way to Florida before winter. He convinces her to join him, and together they begin a journey through a nation laid to waste by the disaster. Challenges abound along the way, from the changing seasons to injury and shortage of supplies.