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Publication Order of The Last Plague Books

The Last Plague (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Soldier (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Outpost (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Minds Books

Slaughter Beach (By:Benedict J. Jones) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What They Find in the Woods (By:Gary Fry) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kids (By:Paul M. Feeney) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruin (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naming the Bones (By:Laura Mauro) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Holiday (By:Chad A. Clark) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love Like Blood (By:Simon Bestwick) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Year of the Zombie Books

The Plague Winter (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yacht (By:Iain Rob Wright) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Black Star Black Sun (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Flower Butterfly (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maniac Gods (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cold (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Fallen Soldier (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fathoms (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scavengers (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathcrawl (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Carrion (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
She Hunts in the Woods (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pale Ghost (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warm Shelter (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Under The Red Meadow (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Rich Hawkins is a horror fiction author that is best known as the author of the “Last” series of novels. Even though he is a horror fiction author, he has an unexplained fear of large crowds of people and sharks. He is a native of the South West of England and was born in a small backwater village in the wilds. He now makes his home in Salisbury alongside his wife and their dog. Hawkins has said that ever since he was a child, he was fascinated by monsters and horror and would usually creep downstairs to go watch “The Thing” by John Carpenter while his parents slept. She has always had an affinity with the strange and weird and still spends an inordinate amount of time daydreaming about awful things such as tentacle abominations. He published “The Last Plague” his debut novel in the “Last” series in 2014 and since then has written several more titles in the series and a number of single standing titles. He has also published several short stories in anthologies, which is where he got his first publishing gig.

Hawkins has always been a storyteller and started writing short stories while he was still in school though he never got anything published. Nonetheless, he was more interested in playing football, computer games and reading Loaded and Maxim magazines. However, he was always interested in horror fiction and writing even though it was not until he was in his twenties that his interest in authorship was piqued. His then girlfriend that would later on become his wife kept telling him that he should write since he always told her that he wanted to become an author. Rich Hawkins then went on to write a supernatural/thriller story he titled “Ghost of You,” which was an abomination. He proceeded to send it to several agents but unsurprisingly no one was interested. Rich then wrote “Tinkerman,” a supernatural work that was also rejected just as the first. He got very frustrated during this time until he went on Facebook and found that there were several very successful self published authors. He then began writing short stories and submitting to collections and it was not long before one of his stories was published.

Rich Hawkins loves the emotions and the different directions that horror can take which is why he decided to write in the genre. He seems to have a penchant for apocalyptic, bleak cosmic horror whether it be in books or film. He can never get enough of anything to do with horror especially end of the world apocalyptic scenarios. Hawkins love for the genre probably comes from reading Stephen King’s horror novels when he was in his mid twenties. He is still influenced by King and also read “On Writing” when he was writing his own novels. While he has not read many of the later works by King, “Salem’s Lot” remains one of his favorite works while his love for apocalyptic viral horror was inspired by “The Stand.” He then moved on to read the works of HP Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, and David Moody. Other authors that he also reads include the likes of Conrad Williams, Adam Nevill, Adam Millard, Wayne Simmons, James Herbert, Tim Curran and Adam Baker.

“The Last Plague” by Rich Hawkins is a brilliant debut set in the last days of Britain. The story is set in Southern England where several survivors are trying to survive and flee to safety. But it is not going to be easy as they are up against a menace that is increasingly dangerous and cunning. It does seem as if the gates of Hell have been opened as all manner of abominations lay waste to villages and towns alike as they walk the countryside. At the beginning of the story, several friends had gone away to attend a stag in the countryside when the apocalyptic event happened. They now have to go in search of their loved ones as everything falls apart. “The Last Plague,” like many contemporary horror fiction is a post apocalyptic horror work that has its characters deal with a global pandemic. Everything has gone to hell and the survivors try to make a living in the wreckage. But unlike most other works that have viral outbreaks or zombie uprisings, there are body horrors, aliens and a healthy dose of nihilism possibly inspired by HP Lovecraft.

Rich Hawkins “The Last Outpost” follows on from the events of the debut novel of the series. A devastating pandemic has reduced the United Kingdom into a wasteland full of infected people. In the second of the series, the survivors had done all they could to combat the pandemic but had ultimately lost. The few survivors still clinging to life make their living scavenging for scraps in the desolate and wasted country. In the mid of all this, a lone man has been wandering the countryside breaking into houses to find food. He also hides in abandoned houses when the infected monsters are abroad. He is full of guilt as he had failed to protect or save his family and he has nothing in the world except old world memories. But then he finds an old radio with a transmission promising shelter and safety to anyone who goes across the North Sea. He joins a band of survivors heading north looking for transport across the ocean to the source of the transmission. He finally has a chance to make amends but before he can get to safety the group of survivors has to survive desperate bands of thugs and the infected who stalk the land.

“The Last Soldier” by Rich Hawkins is a brilliant thriller that opens to two characters trudging south in the British wasteland. Morse is a soldier that is haunted by the past as he has visions of a man on fire. He had once served in Florence and Northern Ireland and is as tough as nails. In his charge is a young girl that he has to protect from the plague ravaged monsters that walk all over the countryside and the streets. Things are worsening as the plague has been mutating and transforming everything and anything in its path leaving friends and families devastated as it proceeds on its way.

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