The Final Day - William R. Forstchen

The Final Day

By William R. Forstchen

  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 354 Ratings


A major release in the New York Times bestselling One Second After series, set in an alternate America rebuilding after an electromagnetic pulse, this is William R. Forstchen's The Final Day.

Since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States more than two years ago, the small town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has suffered famine, civil war, and countless deaths. Now, after defeating a new, tyrannical federal government, John Matherson and his community intend to restore their world to what it was before the EMP apocalypse. For the most part, they are succeeding.

This period of relative stability doesn’t last long. A new, aggressive government announces that it’s taking over and ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. John fears he and his town will be targets.

General Bob Scales, John’s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days, is sent to bring John into line. Will John and his people accept the new, autocratic regime? Or will revolution rip the fledgling nation apart at the seams?

Months before publication, William R. Forstchen’s novel One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. This third book in the series immerses readers once more in the story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death.

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  • God Bless America

    By patricknss
    A must read. Never give up! Freedom regardless of sacrifice.
  • Great finish to the series.

    By Gimpy biker
    I have loved all the books. I’m so invested in the characters that I feel what they feel. Awesome!
  • The series

    By Jbjgreen
    This book should be required reading in high school, or college. We just might be able to bring this United States back from the brink once more. Please God just once more.
  • I Felt Every Word

    By SgtSgt77
    I’ve never been much of a reader in my entire life. A friend told me about “One Second After”, so I gave it a shot. I read that entire book in about 3 nights after bedtime. Then I bought “One Year After”. The only way I would stop reading was to fall asleep. I finished that one in about a week. Immediately, I bought this book and couldn’t stop reading all three books. I truly felt like I was going through everything that the characters were going through all the way until the end. In my own personal opinion, there will never be a series of books that tops this one.
  • Riveting

    By musherdoc
    I really enjoyed the series. It’s a paradox though. He is an “OK” writer. He is not especially good at turning a phrase and his plot is fairly predictable. But I just couldn’t put it down. It was riveting!!
  • Brilliant and intriguing

    By child of a hurricane
    An compelling and completely engaging experience with the characters. I'm hooked!
  • Great

    By jaymusic93
    Great ending to a great series
  • Great book, great series!

    By Tph2144
    This is one of my favorite series. This is book number three in the series and I highly recommend reading them in order. It is a very good read. I had a hard time putting it down.
  • The greatest fiction written

    By Major Gene
    If anyone can read all three of "The Day" books without a box of tissues, knowing that the events written about could actually happen must not have a heart!!!
  • Great ending!!

    By Laurie Gum
    ❤❤ highly recommend this series!!