The Dead Lands (Mass Market)
Grand Central Publishing, 9781455528219, 496pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/13/2015)
Compact Disc (4/14/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/14/2015)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/14/2015)
Then a rider comes from the wasteland beyond its walls. She reports on the outside world: west of the Cascades, rain falls, crops grow, civilization thrives. But there is danger too: the rising power of an army that pillages and enslaves every community they happen upon.
Against the wishes of the Sanctuary, a small group sets out in secrecy. Led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark, they hope to expand their infant nation, and to reunite the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them to escape without a fight.
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Praise For The Dead Lands: A Novel…
"The Dead Lands is a gripping and inventive adventure about the resilience of the human species. Benjamin Percy may conjure a future that's brutal and dark, but it's not without bravery, compassion, and love. He is a truly gifted storyteller."— Edan Lepucki, author of California
"THE DEAD LANDS is an ingenious thriller, relentlessly driven by Benjamin Percy's powerful writing."—Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins
"THE DEAD LANDS is a bomb-blast of a novel, casting its tremors in every direction. Benjamin Percy's range grows broader with every book he writes. Here he takes a journey across a cataclysmic future American West, sending his band of seekers, scholars, assassins, and explorers through a landscape as dangerous and surreal as it must have seemed to the original Lewis and Clark. Their adventure, like the novel itself, travels far past the frontier, into the deepest and most thrilling of wildernesses."—Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Brief History of the Dead
"This post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark passage is a thrill ride through a nightmare America. THE DEAD LANDS is gorgeous and haunting and full of heart, like some wonderful offspring of The Hobbit, The Road,and Stephen King's Dark Tower series."—James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning and Endgame