Fed by Mira Grant – Newsflesh #1.5 (EPUB, MOBI, AZW3)
An alternate ending to the first novel in the Newsflesh trilogy, Feed.
It can be read also on the webpage of orbit books – orbitbooks.net
Be advised there are major spoilers for FEED contained therein. If you haven’t read FEED yet, don’t go any further. These books are fantastic as the many Newsflesh fans will tell you. You’ll want to enjoy every surprising twist and turn on what has been one wild ride for the Mason siblings.
But if the crew of After the End Times are old friends of yours, then by all means continue and read FED.
Fed is an alternative timeline of the end of Feed. If you think the real ending was an emotional punch in the gut, wait until you read how it could’ve happened. Fed is available for free on Facebook if you “Like” this page.
Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) has often hinted that she knows what would’ve happened if Feed had ended differently. In Deadline, there’s a reference to the figurehead working for the bad guys having been planted to specifically prey on one scenario. Mira Grant has said in interviews that the ending to Feed was what it needed.
I must say, this alternative isn’t what I imagined. I imagined someone being more apt to relax her guard, to the bad guy getting away, to perhaps an outbreak during the Republican National Convention.
Where it matters, though, the story veers sharply, and some might say disturbingly. I was pretty well braced from the original ending, but it still broadsided me. So be warned.
She’s right, though. The ending we got to Feed was the one that needed to happen. This story, if nothing else, hammers that home.