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Plague Town (Ashley Parker -1) by Dana Fredsti

Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti

Ashley Parker series by Dana Fredsti.

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy / Zombie Apocalypse

Series Description or Overview Edit

Ashley Drake was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down. A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a ‘Wild-Card’—immune to the virus—and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak. It’s Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure! ~ Books and Other Writing Projects | Dana Fredsti

Primary Supe Edit

Zombies

What Sets it ApartEdit

Entertaining while being a typical zombie apocalypse tale.

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

First person narrative told by Ashley, protagonist.

Books in Series Edit

Ashley Parker series:

  1. Plague Town (2012)
  2. Plague Nation (2013)
  3. Plague World (Aug 2014) ~ Final

World Building Edit

Setting:Edit

Isolated college town in northern California—gradually throughout the U.S.

Supernatural Elements:Edit

Zombies, crack-post scientists (started plague),

Glossary:Edit

  • "Wild Card": a person who is immune to the zombie virus—heal quickly and have super strength and they can't become infected by the zombies; they can, be killed if they are injured severely enough

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús: secret government zombie squad ("killers of the living dead")

WORLDEdit

This is a rewrite of the author's previous book entitled Ashley Drake, Zombie Hunter. On her web site, Fredsti states, "Plague Town will be a revised and updated version [with] a lot of new material and a slightly older heroine." You won't find much that's new or inventive in this typical zombie apocalypse tale. The outbreak is caused in the usual manner by science gone awry. Also, as usual, some people (one in every 10,000) are immune to the virus. The series follows the zombie outbreak as it begins in an isolated college town in northern California and gradually spreads throughout the U.S. and then the world. The government has a secret zombie squad that calls itself the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which, loosely translated, means killers of the living dead—or as their wise-cracking members call it, Delta Zeta Nu.

ProtagonistEdit

The series heroine is Ashley Drake, a college student in her late twenties who is bitten by a zombie while on a woodsy picnic with her boyfriend and discovers that she is a wild card—a person who is immune to the zombie virus. The army recruits her and other wild cards to fight the zombies because as a result of their initial infection and recovery they heal quickly and have super strength...plus, they can't become infected by the zombies. They can, however, be killed if they are injured severely enough. Ashley's love interest is the handsome Gabriel, whom she meets when he assists in (ironically) a class called "Pandemics Throughout History." Gabriel later turns up as the trainer and leader of the wild card team. Gabriel is not a wild card, but he's not exactly human either. ~ Fang-tastic Fiction: Dana Fredsti: ASHLEY PARKER SERIES

Sidekick Edit

Name: — What: — Sidekick-to: — About: — Book First Seen In:

Character Chart Edit

Characters What About
Ashley Drake college student in her late twenties bitten by a zombie: "Wild Card"; army recruits her
Gabriel love interest; "half-deader" trainer and leader of the wild card team; needs regular doses of Dr. Albert's special antiserum, or he'll develop appetite for living human flesh;
Dr. Albert scientist working on the antidote
unnamed villain muses about loving his country while he plots to sabotage the wild-card team and anyone else who gets in his way;
Nathaniel Smith past history: Prof. Simone Fraser;
Prof. Simone Fraser past history: Nathaniel Smith;
Griffin aka Griff, aka Typhoid Mary not a normal human has a nefarious connection with the primary villain

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Author Edit

Dana Fredsti

Bio: Dana Fredsti is an actress with a background in theatrical sword-fighting, whose credits include the cult classic Army of Darkness. Her favorite projects, however, included acting alongside Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and Josef Pilato (Day of the Dead). She has been a producer, director, and screenplay writer for stage and film, and was the co-writer/associate producer on Urban Rescuers, a documentary on feral cats which won Best Documentary at the 2003 Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles. ~ FF

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: none listed

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: Titan Books
  • Author Page:
  • Bk-1—Plague Town: Paperback, 350 pages, Pub: April 3rd 2012—ISBN: 0857686356
  • Bk-2—Plague Nation: Paperback, , Pub: —ISBN:
  • Bk-3—Plague World: Paperback, , Pub: —ISBN:

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

✤ BOOK ONE BLURB—Plague Town (2012): Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down. A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a 'Wild-Card' -- immune to the virus -- and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak. — It's Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure! ~ Plague Town (book 1) by Dana Fredsti ~ FF and ~ Goodreads

✤ BOOK TWO BLURB—Plague Nation (2013): Ashley Parker was a ordinary woman who was also a “wild card,” immune to the emerging zombie plague, drawn unwillingly into a shadowy paramilitary organization. Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover adark organization which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague itself has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contact. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States—and across the world. ~ Goodreads and FF

✤ BOOK TTHREE BLURB—Plague World (Aug 2014): The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point. Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States—and across the world. ~ FF and Goodreads

First Sentences Edit

  1. Plague Town (2012) —
  2. Plague Nation (2013) —
  3. Plague World (Aug 2014) — 

Quotes Edit

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Awards Edit

Trivia Edit

Horror Authors’ Bookshelves: Dana Fredsti | Ravenous Monster Horror Webzine

Notes Edit

A movie in production (a series awaits pending sales) ~ Plague Town - Identity Theory

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