We Shall Rise By John Ringo


I've loved this universe for quite some time. As with all collections of short stories, some are good, some are better. Overall, I liked the stories. Some of them were continuations of previous short stories, so I feel if you didn't read the earlier compilations they may not have made sense. We Shall Rise Some of these were good. None of them were bad. But still... I lost interest halfway through.

Nitpick: The title and blurb led me to believe that it would mainly focus on the end of the main series, i.e. standing civilization back up, but that didn't really seem the case with all the stories. We Shall Rise Great new collection of short stories.

This is the third anthology of short stories from the Black Tide series. This collection includes several sequels to stories from the previous volumes. It was fun to see more about some of those characters, but it does mean you'll get more out of this book if you've already read the two previous collections We Shall Rise This is anthology based on John Ringo's Black Tide Rising dystopian zombie's destroy the world series. It's definitely not for the squeamish because destroying zombies and saving the world takes a lot of angst - pain, loss, and, of course, some joy to make us keep reading. This addition to the series posits what happens after the virus is seemingly being controlled. People will rise again and bring the world back to a better reality. There are still monsters - zombies and, of course, regular people who take advantage of those weaker than themselves, Eleven stories - all with a unique perspective - on the world returning to whatever the new normal will be, are definitely worth the read, We Shall Rise I don't like short stories, and these aren't very good. Nothing new, nothing clever, no good stories or characters. Lame, really. Turned out for the book sales, nothing else. No need to read this. We Shall Rise

I have to ask.. When is Book 5 in The series going to be released? If ever? Because the books since #4 that you have released ... Are not part of the original series.

Seeing as the original series stopped at book 4 and Mr Ringo went off on a Eric Flint tangent and ignored the original cast of characters..

I Really love your books john.. But i honestly am tired of you refusing to finish a single series We Shall Rise This collection of stories set in the Black Tide world, deals with after the bottom had been past and the human race is starting to rebuild. A number of stories have character from previous stories, very exciting to see how they're doing now. We Shall Rise This is a 2021 anthology of short stories set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising present-day dystopia. Ringo first started writing books in this series in 2013 and it eerily anticipated the 2019 Wuhan virus. It involves a virus being genetically engineered and released by some shady actors, thereby causing a global pandemic and the lurching shutdown of much of technology-dependent society. Ringo's fictional virus integrated the rabies virus, whereas the Wuhan-manufactured virus illegally funded by Fauci and Daszak integrated the AIDS virus, so Ringo's symptoms are more extreme, i.e. zombies.

Unfortunately, Ringo seems to have lost interest in the series by the fourth book without ever delving into the origins of the virus. He teased some hints in the first few books, but never followed up. Starting in 2016, he added “cowriters” who seem to have done nearly all of the writing. Since 2020, he has outsourced the writing to others entirely. But without exploring the origins of the virus, this is largely just another generic zombie series, now written by writers of lesser caliber than Ringo, and it is no longer really worth the time to read for the occasional chapter that is better than usual.

The stories in this collection range from four stars to two stars, with the best by Jason Córdova and the worst by Jody Lynn Nye, whose treacly story is such a terrible fit for this series it is hard to fathom what the editors were thinking by including her. We Shall Rise Like any anthology, this one has some hits and misses. I do think the best stories are at the beginning, but they are also some gems at the end. And it is also a quick read. Only took me a few days and I tried to savor it. My favorite stories were the Catholic ones, first the girls boarding school run by a nun who fortunately happened to be in the Marine Corps. The other one was about some unconventional Census Takers in Texas who find themselves on a mission from God. We Shall Rise Highlights of this third Black Tide Rising short fiction anthology include:

Maligator Country by Lydia Sherrer
Descent into the Underworld by Brian Trent
The Best Part of Waking Up by Mike Massa We Shall Rise

ALL-NEW SHORT STORIES SET IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE BEST-SELLING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SERIES BLACK TIDE RISING, CREATED BY JOHN RINGO. Inculdes stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Brendan DuBois, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, and many more!


The world has been brought to its knees by the “zombie virus.” Nations have fallen, cities have been overrun by the infected, and the human race has come perilously close to extinction. But with the first winter come and gone, the infected have been reduced to not much more than a background nuisance and survivors around the world are taking stock and vowing to rebuild and rise up stronger, better, and unafraid.

All new stories from New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s “Black Tide Rising” series:

Kevin J. Anderson
Brendon DuBois
Jody Lynn Nye
Michael Z. Williamson
Kacey Ezell
Mike Massa
Christoper L. Smith
Lydia Sherrer
Jason Cordova
Brian Trent
Patrick Vanner
Jamie Ibson

About Black Tide Rising:
“. . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo’s particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased.”—Booklist

“This anthology broadens Ringo’s  Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled.”—Library Journal

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
“Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.”—Booklist

About Under a Graveyard Sky:
“Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader’s zombie novel.”—Publishers Weekly 

About John Ringo:
“[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.”—Library Journal

“. . . Explosive. . . . fans . . . will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.”—Publishers Weekly

“. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.”—Booklist

“Crackerjack storytelling.”—Starlog

Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow

Black Tide Rising
Voices of the Fall
We Shall Rise

At the End of the World
At the End of the Journey
The Valley of Shadows
River of Night
We Shall Rise

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