The story revolves around Frost, who was a young man when the world began to die and is now the benevolent leader of a ragtag band of survivors, including his granddaughter Noor, and her younger brother Will, who hear only whispers of the mythical “good times”.
Tensions rise when Langley, the cruel and greedy taskmaster of another group, who keeps his followers loyal by keeping them addicted to homemade heroin, or “skag”, begins to seize the property and possessions of those around him, including women and children. Frost, a man of peace, is ultimately forced to make a stand against the ruthless tyrant.
There are no zombies here, no vampires, and no little green men, and the story is all the more compelling for it. Because as I read Nyberg’s words, I couldn’t help thinking over and over again, this could actually happen. A frightening thought, I know. And yet I couldn’t stop reading it.
This is a sad tale, and deeply affecting, but well worth your time. It’s full of tragic, convincing characters that will haunt you long after you put the book down. Since Tomorrow is a wonderful read, and Morgan Nyberg is a masterful, eloquent storyteller.