The Heaps are massive junkyards containing the old world’s scrap and rubbish, which is now a valuable commodity. The heaps are protected by brainwashed children known as ‘heap sharks’ and are ruled over by “Heap Lords” with an iron fist. The “Heap Sharks” are very violent pawns and you would not want to fall into their hands. When the world ended, the Heaps contained mankind’s last resources. They are impenetrable, but young brothers Olly and Israel survive as scavengers and plan on robbing one. The riches inside mean nothing less than the boys’ survival. They’ll need to outwit and defeat the savage Heap Sharks if they are to have a chance and not get themselves captured in the process. The end of the world brings with it a grotesque Darwinian doctrine, survival of the fittest as man eats dog is the new law now. Can the brothers make it out of the Heaps in one piece—and what of their father’s violent death?
Dog Meat is the debut Post-apocalyptic/dystopian novella by Sam Fires. Book 2 ‘Shark Tactics’ and Book 3 ‘Sharks’ Fury’ are being released on 22 June.
Sam lives and works in the UK as a lawyer and says she has always loved books: “I’ve always enjoyed psychological thrillers and books with a psychological element to them but it is only recently I discovered I love post-apoc and dystopian fiction and then the ideas for books started flowing.”
She is currently working on new post-apoc series: “After the world was hit by a virus (which mutated into several lethal strains) that decimated the population we are now living under Martial law, the protagonist is an ex-cop who is being hunted down under orders of the President, and we follow his journey as he tries to escape their clutches and at the same time using his detective skills to find out why he is the target of their interest.”
Her secret ambition (and it is secret as she hasn’t told anyone yet about her interest in writing and being an author) is to be able to be a full-time author and travel the world writing (once lockdown is over of course).
Dog Meat is available on Amazon