30 May 2016 by Published in: The Day After NEver, Writing 15 comments

About six weeks ago, I released the first book in my new post-apocalyptic series, The Day After Never – Blood Honor, and it promptly sold a boatload and garnered some of the strongest reviews ever.

Now it’s time for the second in the series: Purgatory Road.

Rear view of businessman looking at ruins of city

In which my epic saga in the dystopian badlands continues.

I’m finishing up second draft of the third in the series, Covenant, as we speak, and it’s turned out very different than I originally thought it would – so much so that the original trilogy will be four books to complete the arc due to an intriguing plot element that took on a life of its own.

Be that as it may, I think this series is a must read for anyone unfamiliar with my work, and is probably some of the best writing I’ve done, if the reviews can be believed. I’m happy with the way it turned out, and hope it catches fire in a big way.

To all who’ve enjoyed the first book, you’ll find the second delivers more of the same, with additional nuance as the characters get fleshed out more. So far it’s been a hoot to write, and the third one will be out mid-July, so six weeks from now – how’s that for production speed?!

Let me know what you think. I like it, but then again, I’m biased.




  1. ken010107
    Wed 01st Jun 2016 at 3:59 pm

    just finishing John Milton #9 then it’s a walk down Purgatory Road already in the queue!!! (maybe I should run)

  2. steve hazelwood
    Wed 14th Sep 2016 at 10:14 pm

    When will book s2&3 be in audible, we’ve heard the first rwo,loved them, great story and can’t wait to hear the rest,we drive alot so this keeps us going.

    • Russell Blake  –  Fri 16th Sep 2016 at 11:13 am

      Book 2 is already available. No news on book 3 yet.

  3. Leslie Campbell
    Sun 15th Jan 2017 at 5:55 am

    There should be a book five please, I have read all four, seems there is more to tell, too many loose ends

    • Russell Blake  –  Sun 15th Jan 2017 at 10:02 pm

      I am working on Book 5 as we speak.

  4. Manetta Dillingham
    Thu 13th Sep 2018 at 12:19 am

    I recently completed a marathon read of the Day after Never series through book 7 Havoc. Since it left things kind of hanging there, I assume there is more to come…

    • Russell Blake  –  Thu 13th Sep 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Indeed there will be. At least 2 or 3.

  5. Tammy
    Thu 01st Nov 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Just finished all the books to the day after never. I enjoyed reading the series and can’t wait for book number 8.

  6. Louis
    Sat 25th Mar 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Just wondering if there will be anymore The Day After Never books. I have been enjoying them and there are things that need answers.

    • Russell Blake  –  Sat 25th Mar 2023 at 10:43 pm

      Yes, I plan to write a few more to finish up the saga.

      • Dustin  –  Tue 30th Jan 2024 at 11:42 pm

        I just recently came across this series and have burned my way through the first 11 books and I’m anxious for it’s completion. Hope they’re sooner than later! Great reads.

  7. Louis
    Sat 25th Mar 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome, glad to hear it and Thank you!

  8. Gregg
    Sat 20th May 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Will books 9-11 ever make it to audio?

    • Russell Blake  –  Fri 23rd Jun 2023 at 4:03 pm

      Unlikely. Since ACX changed the royalty scheme it isn’t financially viable.

  9. Sam Marshall
    Tue 12th Mar 2024 at 1:06 am

    Thank you for writing this series. I’m not a book reader. I’m fairly certain that this series doubled my reading book total ? I simply could not put it down. I can’t wait for book 12!


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