If you enjoy dystopian science-fiction you’re going to love this book!

I am Legend meets The Passage, with a healthy dose of Daybreakers.

The Blight changed everything, sweeping the globe, leaving humanity on the brink of extinction. The melior, with their immunity and fortified walls, stepped in to provide sanctuary. Now, the last of the human race are enslaved, but alive.

The world is stable once more, or so it seems. But one by one, ecosystems continue to fail. All hope rests on a scientific discovery in Sydney, but change won’t come without a fight.

  • Winner: Inkshares Publishing Prize, 2016 Launch Pad Competition.
  • Winner: Ridley Scott / Scott Free Guaranteed Option Prize, 2016 Launch Pad Competition.
  • Shortlist: Inkshares The List, 2016.

Coming early 2019: grab it on Inkshares, Amazon, or Book Depository.

Hear what Matt Harry, author of Sorcery for Beginners has to say:


Fast-paced and engaging, I can’t wait to see how Blood Capital ends! Please check it out!

Chelsea C. Moye

I love how the author places you in the characters’ shoes. This books takes off running.

Cody Pearce

Add this to your reading list. Instantly you are drawn into this world, fighting for your life alongside the characters. Do it, check it out now!

Emily Senft

Suspenseful, dark, powerful corporations enslaving the common man, and of course an apocalyptic virus. Everything I love! I’m in!!!

Ferd Crôtte

Really inventive, harrowing stuff. Great story telling — here’s rooting for this one to win!

Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous, authors of Sparked

Of course, at the end of the world corporations not only retain their power, but reign above us all and act with ulterior motives. I highly recommend Batten’s unique take on the zombie apocalypse!

Jacqui Castle, author of The Seclusion

Very cool idea for a story! Very excited to see where Robert Batten takes us with this one!

Jamison Stone, Author of Rune of the Apprentice

There’s suspense in the strange familiarity. There’s engagement in the well-paced narrative. There’s a premise we may have encountered… but not without a promising twist. I can already see this on the big screens, and I would watch it.

Jenna Grace, author of The Battle for Oz

Great looking story with a well-developed world and great pacing. Definitely worth a look!

Kendra Namednil, author of Borehole Bazaar

Be sure to leave the lights on while you read this excellent draft. #nightmares

Kevin Muhleisen

Free Excerpts

There are free excerpts from the draft available to read on the publisher’s site here.


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Editing Progress

I’ve been tracking my progress with the developmental edits (have to prove I’m working on this somehow). I’ve put it in a Tableau Viz here (static screenshot below).




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