Title: The End of Days (Barney Thomson Novella # 2)
Author: Douglas Lindsay
Publisher: Blasted Heath
Publication Date: 2013 (2011)
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Source: Bought Copy
December 2009. MPs are
being murdered in revenge attacks for the expenses scandal, and
Westminster is in a state of turmoil. With the government on the verge
of collapse, the last Labour Prime Minister - desperately clinging to
power - decides there is only one way to reclaim the government's
authority. Relying on dubious intelligence, he instructs the Army to
make plans to launch an invasion of the eastern seaboard of the United
States of America. As humanity stands on the brink of war, it may well
be that we have reached the End of Days.
The world of men is at a
crossroads: will it be annihilated, or will it survive and be allowed
to evolve naturally into a beer-drinking sloth species with no
appendages? Ultimately, when the blood stops flowing and the last
money-grabbing MP has been stabbed in the head, the fate of us all and
of Planet Earth itself will rest in the hands of one man: renegade
barbershop legend, Barney Thomson. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Another enjoyable romp with the world's unluckiest barber. This novella was a light and fun read continuing the mayhem from the novels.
I think you could read these novellas as stand-alone works; however, a knowledge of the novels is useful as there are often references to past characters and events.