Welcome to a post-apocalyptic world where a child can be named Meat. A world of unrestrained brutality where death lurks around every bend, and the only law is the firepower one carries on their hip. It is into this world these four boys have been born. A world where cellphones, fast food, and supermarkets are fables from the past. A world where the dead walk, and humanity has strayed dangerously close to the edge of extinction.
Four boys have been drawn together to embark upon a journey. One of discovery, not only of the world in which they live, but of worlds that lie beyond imagination. Every journey begins with a single step, and their journey begins with a quest to Richmond where they will confront a cult of feral boys who worship a creature of the night. Along the way their friendship will become stronger as they come face to face with the brutality of a world without laws or consequence.
It will be a journey of self-discovery, of trust, and self-reliance. A journey where they will learn to rely on one another as their friendship grows stronger than the bonds of a family. A journey from which these four boys, three bound by a fourth, will search for the safety of a past that has eluded them.
A journey that will lead them to the realization that they are the future, but to have one, they must first bring peace to this lawless land and confront the forces of evil arrayed against them.
There was a flavor of "Lord of the Flies" expressed through the savage tribe of kids who kidnapped the children in the first place. They were viscous, brutal creatures grown from the cycle of abuse this book explores. And the religious practices they had cultivated in the absence of love and protection is truly horrifying. It's the kind of horror that at once makes your stomach churn and your hand itch to draw it. -- Jeanette Andromeda: Horror Made
"All Roads is frankly Stephen King's Stand By Me, with zombies. But not too many. To call this a zombie novel would be a misnomer. First and foremost this is a coming-of-age drama, written by a man with a deft hand for characterization, set within a dystopian backdrop." Mark Taylor Author of The Dream Theatre
"No where's safe, no where's secure, except for where these four boys dwell together, intent on their mission, relying on the family ties that they've formed in growing up in the midst of horror." Fairness In Everything