Last Resort, A Zombicide Novel by Josh Reynolds

Last Resort

A Zombicide Novel

Last Resort

A Zombicide Novel

By Josh Reynolds

Hordes of zombies threaten to wipe out all of mankind in this first action-horror novel set in the exciting (yet horrifying) world of the Zombicide games.

The zombie apocalypse has driven humanity up into the Adirondacks. Enter Westlake, a hardened career criminal on the path of “the Villa”, a legendary mafia hideout where he can escape the devastation. When he’s ambushed by the undead, an old FBI “friend” and his squad of survivors rescue him… and then force him to reveal his secrets. The jokey myth of the Villa suddenly becomes salvation for the settlements scattered around Saranac Lake. Reluctantly, Westlake is saddled with an oddball team to navigate minefields, trip wires, and flesh-eating zombies at every turn to find their safe haven. Shame there’s already someone living there…

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“SCIENCE! In the pursuit of ever greater levels of productivity, Man has twisted plants and animals to his own ends. In so doing, we inadvertently changed ourselves. Now, shambling killing machines roam the ruins of our world. The time has come for… ZOMBICIDE!”

The zombie apocalypse is here – and you’re stuck right in the middle of it. With undead hordes on every side, the survivors must band together to fight back against the lurching, brain-hungry menace. Pick your weapons and get stuck in. It’s going to get messy…

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Riccardo Crosa & Paolo Francescutto Genre: Horror

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
UK On Sale Date: February 17, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081040
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839081057


Global On Sale: March 22, 2022
ISBN: 9781666190427

About the Author

JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

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Interviews and Articles

“My favourite authors have a great capacity for creating characters that stick with the reader. They’re less about plot or story, and more about the characters who inhabit said story. It’s a lesson that’s stuck with me from my earliest attempts at writing.” – Josh Reynolds
The Book Network


“If one was going to provide a summarised verdict of this novel in just a few words, the expression ‘nailed it’ (also a pretty efficient way of dispatching a zombie) might be a good fit.”
The Book Network

“I have nothing bad to say about Last Resort, Reynolds is shaping up to be one of my favorite authors and this is exactly the kind of writing I generally expect from him. Plus it feels like a good introduction to the Zombicide setting for those who have not played the game before.”
– Lauren’s Bookshelf

“It took a theme and a story that I’d seen done a lot and put a whole new fun spin on things. Now I’m even more excited to see what else the Zombicide books will do, and how wild they’re going to be.”

– Trans-Scribe

“Any victory risks feeling pyrrhic, and the way Reynolds balances the competing demands of hope and despair is a big part of the book’s success. All told this leans heavily towards the action end of the horror spectrum, as a fast-paced adventure packed with excitement and danger that delivers lashings of undead gore without ever getting too gruesome.”

– Track of Words

“In conclusion this book has everything you could want from a novel featuring zombies and so much more besides. Even characters you might not like you end up invested in their wellbeing. The writing is fantastic, fast-paced and engaging. The dialogue is natural and flows, matching each character perfectly. The only downside is it was not long enough! But if you are like me, it will definitely cure that zombie and Zombicide itch!”

– What You Tolkien About

“Its a great book filled with grossness, natural and very well written flowing dialogue and leaves you craving more.”

– Big Geordie Geek

“Structurally, [Watch Dogs Legion: Day Zero] masterfully written, explaining the world and painting enough of a picture to let our minds do the rest. The characters feel real, and the plot is relentless with its twists and turns, leaving us satisfied and wanting more. If you’re a Watch Dogs fan, I can’t recommend this book enough.”
– The Media Raptor

Wrath of N’kai is yet more evidence, were it needed, that Reynolds is the reigning master of the occult detective genre. There is no one who does it better, and Wrath of N’kai should take pride of place in anyone’s occult horror collection.”
– SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“The single best Legend of the Five Rings novel… Poison River was an excellent read. The protagonist is interesting, the conspiracy he investigates is coherent, and his adventure riveting.”
– Strange Assembly

“Masterfully written, explaining the world and painting enough of a picture to let our minds do the rest.”
– The Media Raptor, on Watch Dogs Legion: Day Zero

Last Resort, A Zombicide Novel by Josh Reynolds

Global Ebook On Sale: October 12, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: October 12, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: February 17, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: March 22, 2022

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