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Domain [Kindle Edition]

James Herbert
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of their irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Has become their prey.... Remember with fear

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The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Has become their prey... REMEMBER WITH FEAR

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 733 KB
  • Print Length: 508 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0333761278
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprint edition (11 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050AM5TE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James Herbert was not just Britain's number one bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he held ever since publication of his first novel, but was also one of our greatest popular novelists. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty-three novels have sold more than fifty-four million copies worldwide, and have been translated into over thirty languages, including Russian and Chinese. In 2010, he was made the Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to literature. His final novel was Ash. James Herbert died in March 2013.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rats � Part 3 25 July 2005
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The Rats was a fearsomely successful debut, so much so that even after several other novels Herbert felt compelled to go back and write a sequel, but Lair suffered from a 'seen it all before' law of diminishing returns - in true Hollywood sequel fashion the action may have been bigger but it certainly wasn't better.
Thankfully with Domain, Herbert's 3rd Rats novel, the author has come up with a new angle to work with - nuclear holocaust. The novel starts at a breathtaking pace and barely lets up - 5 nuclear bombs fall on London, and its an immediate battle for survival as the population struggles to get underground and away from the fallout. Totally unprepared, most of the inhabitants are killed, with London almost completely destroyed. The novel follows the fate of typical Herbert loner hero Culver, and government employee Dealey, who knows the location of a secret underground survival shelter but having been blinded in the nuclear blast needs Culver's help to get there. Meanwhile, the long dormant mutant rats seize their chance to emerge from hiding and start feeding on human flesh again...
The addition of the nuclear holocaust material massively expands the scope of this novel, as even without the rats the cast face diverse threats from disease, floods, fire, rabid dogs and lawless gangs who roam the wasteland of a devastated London. The destroyed capitol makes for some startling imagery, with Domain containing the best descriptive writing Herbert has yet produced. Herbert gradually brings together a varied cast, with the novel peaking in an extended mid-book action sequence when their temporary bolthole is flooded, then attacked by rats.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The black rats return 28 Mar 2009
By marky77 VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is the third book in Herberts Rats trilogy (The Rats being first and Lair second) and this time a new twist is added to the story: a nuclear holocaust.

The first few chapters are very gripping and brilliant as the book starts out with London being hit and destroyed by 5 nuclear bombs. Few lucky survivors manage to stay alive by getting to the shelter of the London Underground before they are destroyed the the bombs and their devestating aftermath.

Once the bombs are over and all has settled, some people return to the streets or come out of hiding, only to succumb to the horrific effects of radiation poisoning as after the bombs highly radioactive nuclear ashes fall and the streets wont be safe for at least four weeks.

Culver is protected by a pratically falling building from the damage by the bombs and manages to get into a governemnt shelter - along with a blind government agent who he happened to be with at the time - in the little time they have before they radioactive ashes fall to earth.

However, our survivours are not as lucky as they think as they find themselves being brutally attacked and killed by killer black rats, who have lived underground since the events of Lair, but now that their home has bee invaded they are back with a vengeance. Now nowhere is safe Culver and the other survivours as they cannot go above ground for the radiation and are trapped with the Rats underground.

I really loved this book and didnt want it to end. Even though it's almost 500 pages it is a quick read as it's so addictive you find it very difficult to put down.

Reccomended to fans of the rats books, James Herbert, or horror in general.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars domain 17 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
excelent 3rd book first rats then lair then domain read them years ago audio book captures heart of story
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Final installment of the Rats trilogy 11 Feb 2013
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An excellent end to the trilogy.. not only do we have to cope with the man eating rats, but also the terrifying idea of nuclear war. this is well written as usual and a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC HERBERT 4 Feb 2014
By Andy
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This book was written I feels during James Herbert's classic era. What makes this story truly frightening it is could happen and is not a totally fantasy based on another planet. It takes a number of land marks round London and shows them in a totally sinister light. The characters are developed brilliantly and you feel so linked to each one and almost feel pain as they are killed off. In the usual Herbert style even the ending of this story is far from happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a brutally graphic read 29 Nov 2013
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This is book three of the rat trilogy and I recommend reading them in sequence. The whole series is a brutal social commentary about London's governing body. The cover ups, the filth that breeds from negligence, the bad judgement of the establishment and those left to fight for survival. Written over 30 years ago the underlying narrative is as fresh and relative as it was when my parents read it.

The biggest frustration for me is the portrayal of women within the books, as helpless frail and silly, destitute or as baggage being transported with only one women standing out as being slightly self sufficient or educated. A sign of the times from when it was written, Herbert's underlying feelings towards women or another sub context of the social commentary? I'll let you decide.

The rats themselves are scary in their description, the narrative gripping and compelling, but the context of it being set in London (throughout the series) where I have lived made it or the more thought provoking and chilling.
Do not be put off by the sub meanings underlying in the narrative, as the concept of the rats at face value are pretty horrific and terrifying enough.

I recommend this book to horror readers, those who can immerse themselves in apocalyptic survival and individuals who can relate to feeling like a small fish in a big sea of sharks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, scary, brilliant book!
A great book by a great horror fiction author. Good price, speedy delivery, well packaged!
Published 12 days ago by wyoming
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent.
Published 15 days ago by Ginnette Gibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A brilliant end to the trilogy. An unexpected story line very well thought out with terrifying detail. I'm going to miss the rats!
Published 17 days ago by Butterfly
4.0 out of 5 stars still a good read......
Been a long time since I last read this book and fair to say it still has it.....moments of gross out moments I had forgotten....and much better than his recent output.
Published 24 days ago by Paul R. Macready
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 25 days ago by R. Ardis
5.0 out of 5 stars Doomsday
for me the best of "The Rats" trilogy. Mans' ultimate fear, nuclear holocaust and the horrors afterwards throw in hordes of rampaging flesh eating rats. Read more
Published 1 month ago by andy paterson
4.0 out of 5 stars as good as Rats
Great book and just about the best of the three books I feel with Rats a close second lair third
Published 1 month ago by cupcake
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
A good story, just wanted to keep picking up the story to see how it ended. I always enjoy James Herbert. One of my favourite authors.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs M.
4.0 out of 5 stars When the bombs fall the rats come out to play.
I enjoyed this book, the start is fantastic, explosive in a catastrophic way. The main characters, in fact everyone in London goes through radioactive hell in this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael Veal
5.0 out of 5 stars Domaln
An excellent ending to an excellent trilogy from a true master
Of horror from start to finish you can't put this book down
Published 2 months ago by paul mc garrity
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