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The Island: Complete Collection - Michael R Stark

The Island: Complete Collection

Author Michael R Stark

  • Published: 2015-07-17
  • Category: Fantasy


The Fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim. At first, reports trickled across the wire in small segments relegated to the final seconds of the broadcast news. Lost among stories of failing economies and political bickering, few noticed what proved to be the birth pangs of a monster. Within months, the disease dominated the news as thousands died and infection rates soared.

William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. With experts predicting a global pandemic, his choices boiled down to not if, but where he would die. While the rest of the world built barricades and set up distribution points for food, he chose a simpler end. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. He couldn’t think of a better place to spend his final days.

He wanted sun and sand, fresh fish on the grill and cool nights by the campfire. He wanted feel-good days filled with oldies on the radio, days when he could hoist the sails and run before the wind. He didn’t set out to make enemies, but he did. He didn’t plan on becoming humanity’s last hope for survival, or watching over an old woman and an eerie little boy either.

To William Hill, the island seemed as good a place as any to die.

He just didn’t realize how good.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Wonderful book!

    From Idjster
    Michael Stark’s book, The Island, either in its standalone form or the serial form, is one of the most mesmerizing books I have read. I bought it first in serial form as the various parts were published, and then the complete book. I tend to reread books I enjoy, and I’ve read it about 5 times now. While it contains a large amount of suspense and horror the author takes the time to fill in the backstory and to develop the main characters fully. His prose is intelligent and descriptive. It isn’t a slasher suspense or horror. While it has some moments of blood and gore the mystery of the story is always kept in front of the reader. Why? Why is all this happening particularly to William Hill, and the mystery of this keeps the story moving forward. An intelligent horror book that may start slower than some but which keeps moving the action toward the end. A very worthwhile read!
  • Read it twice!

    From TLCx10
    I downloaded the first episode just because the story line interested me and I voraciously read though it and then the next and then the next... It was one of those stories that I didn't want to finish because then it would be over! I think Michael Stark will be an author to watch for. Thank you for the ride!