Post-apocalyptic novel series set in the harsh deserts of central Australia. Hard hitting, fast paced action without the fluff.
It is the end of days, the Apocalypse of Revelations has begun and terrorists have effectively taken out the super powers cleansing the planet of the ‘disease of civilisation’.
Small bands of survivors are forced to confront the horrors of a psychopathic enemy. They fight back the only way they can – with sudden and savage violence.
Sundown, under the mentorship of an ex IRA commander and a retired Vietnam war CIA operative, struggles with his own demons as he guides a determined band of civilians to defeat their enemy and to survive the harshness of the Australian desert.
If you like hard-hitting, fast-paced adventure without the fluff, this is the series for you.
Book 2 – Sundown Apocalypse: Urban Guerrilla – out mid January
Book 3 – Sundown Apocalypse: Homeland Defense – on my laptop
From the Author
This novel came about after my mate Peter suggested I read the post-apocalyptic novel series by Devon C Ford, ‘As It Happened’. His novels are set in the UK at the time of a mass viral outbreak killing 99% of the population. I enjoyed it so much I decided to write my own series.
Sundown Apocalypse is set in the deserts of outback Australia. If you have been to Australia and out into the desert country you’ll immediately be blown away by the incredible colours. The red sand dunes are highlighted at sundown and sunup and that’s why we call central Australia the Red Centre.
A few years ago Peter invited me to cross Australia’s famous Simpson Desert by 4×4 in his Mitsubishi Pajero. It took 5 glorious days to cross over 1,100 sand dunes. Many a time we stopped to dig out one of the vehicles bogged to the axles in the sand.
Sundown Apocalypse is set on the edges of the Simpson Desert in the townships of Marree and Birdsville. The action revolves around a religious organisation, the Revelationist Church, who worship the end of the world — the Apocalypse of the book of Revelations.After a massive recruitment drive they poison the world’s drinking water and spread a virus much like the SARS virus.
To the story itself: a middle aged couple, Sundown and his new wife Pinkie, have spent a month in the desert for their honeymoon. When they arrive at Birdsville hotel they find the place in an uproar. The terrorists have finally come good on their promise to cleanse the earth of the ‘disease of civilisation’. In the process they have turned their well trained army against humanity.
Sundown and Pinkie meet up with Shamus, an aged IRA operative, and Pedro, an ex Vietnam war veteran. They collect a small band of survivors but are forced to fight for survival against these armed and ruthless terrorists.
The novel follows Sundown as he leads his group successfully in three heavy firefights to protect their growing community. In the process he has to face his own demons.
The novel then introduces two other survivor groups in the city of Adelaide. Here the terrorists enjoy hunting down and torturing the ‘house rats’. The survivors, brought together by an injured Charlene, are forced to forage by night and hide by day.
The other group is led by Sargent Nulla, cavalryman and ex-gang member ordered to set up a civil resistance against the terrorists. He takes two teenage boys under his wings and teaches them to kill. He finds love but it has its own problems never knowing when they will be discovered by the terrorists.
I originally wrote the three stories separately but decided to turn them into the first two books and then bring them together in the third. Books four and five describe how the groups come together to organise a resistance using what remains of the Australian army. Sundown has a plan and if he has to kill his own kind he will if it means the survival of humanity.
About the Author
Leo Nix has worked in the mental health, justice/prison system and education and is published in both fiction and non fiction.
Categories: Science Fiction / Fantasy
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