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Pandemic Dawn Book II: Rise of the State by B. A. Shields

Pandemic Dawn Book II:

Rise of the State

"He looked up into the eyes of his enemy once more. The debris and rocks cut into his joints as his elbows and knees buried themselves into the sun-scorched earth. He slid further this time, and the pain was much more intense. With every breath, dust filled his mouth and the sand clicked between his teeth as he clenched them together from the pain. He heard a voice inside himself cry out “Stand up!” and he immediately obeyed. His enemy stood firm casting a shadow that nearly reached where the boy had lain just moments before.

“Now stay down and shut up boy, or I’ll gut you like a sewer rat!” The man had obviously reached his limit and meant every word he screamed. Spit flew from his mouth as he swore, his grimacing face revealing the filth that had collected on his stained teeth from years of neglect."

Book description:

Pandemic Dawn Book One took readers on a suspenseful journey of conflict with romance and loyalty. Readers could not put this page-turner down and were eagerly awaiting the second book in this science fiction series. 


Rise of The State jumps right in with Taylor continuing to look for his son with the help of Tia, his female companion whom he rescued from the slave trade. After finding a safe haven for the children who were rescued with Tia, they continue their journey to locate Taylor’s son.


What is left of the government since the cleansing is at war within its ranks. One general fights to maintain control of the military, activating combat-bots to control the whole world. At the same time, another fights to keep the military’s traditional roles as an aid to a government that no longer exists.


Rise of the State will keep readers on the edge of their seat. Will Taylor find his son? Will Dr. Torrey find a cure for the virus, which continues to kill millions?

Give in to the temptation to get Rise of the State. Grab this novel and prepare to be taken on a journey into the science fiction world that will keep you asking for more.


This dystopian book series shows a futuristic zombie apocalypse in an age of artificial intelligence (A.I.) after an apocalyptic event destroys most of the world's tech.


“…The highlight of the book is the characters. Author B. A. Shields takes time to introduce the side characters and bring them to life. The "bad guys" in the book are even shown as people who make bad decisions based on their own choice of self-fulfillment. One dimensional characters are not found in this book. The story is never rushed, and everyone decisions in the book have consequences which affect the other characters in the story. Unlike other post-apocalyptic stories, this is one not based on a foundation of despair, but hope. Mankind can survive, but will it choose to?”
-- M McArt Vine Voice

"Pandemic Dawn" is one of those books that once you start reading, you can't put down! The characters are well thought out, the storyline is so well written that you're able to fully "see" the story as you read...."
-- Desiree

"The author does an excellent job of putting us into the world he has created for Taylor, Dr. Richards, Dorothy, and his other characters. There is a great web of multiple storylines going on, and Shields weaves them all with clever dialog and just the right amount of visual description. Most importantly, he gives us the sense that some of these seemingly separate characters are going to cross paths at some point, and I won't tell you if they all do or not. Overall, a very satisfying read for this sci-fi-zombie-apocalypse fan, and I can't wait to read the rest of the books coming in this series!"
-- S. Dewar

"This is one of the better series I have read so far. Taylor's son may be alive, in captivity somewhere in the suburbs. Will Lord Samuel be successful in fulfilling his dream of ruling the suburbs? Did Makayla manage to 'transfer' out of Dorothy's mind?”
-- Tam Thiam Tham

“I love the author's style of writing, and how he makes the characters so engaging and the storyline gripping, the adventures of the characters drew me into the story and made me feel like I was experiencing it myself. I love when a book can do that for a reader; then I start to read slower as the end of the book approaches because I don't want the story to end.”
-- Miss Snow

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