Susan Ee’s Penryn and the End of Days trilogy


Post-apocalyptic fantasy fiction


Susan Ee!! I salute you! You have converted me into Post-apocalyptic fanatic! Not just in books either, but in movies! (Anyone seen Nicholas Cage’s Knowing?)

When I studied English Literature at University, I studied John Milton’s epic poem, and became intrigued with Creation myth, but Ee’s novels have opened my eyes into the other end of the journey. Away from creation to re-creation, and I am enthralled by it. (See my poem inspiration here.)

Penryn and Raffe are amazing, deep, huge characters that leap off the page. It is refreshing for the characters NOT to be ‘thrown’ together but actually have separate fights in a war they are desperately trying to win. Not only this, but the story is far from morbid; it made me laugh out loud many many times… Pooky Bear anyone?

This grabs me, and I am so eager to read the next one! I’m waiting for it!


Ee’s novel, like very few others actually stays with me – other book lovers should understand what I mean when I say this. I feel as if the books become part of me and my outlook, and only certain books have that effect on me; Penryn and the End of Days is definitely one of them.

The finale of the book was literally perfect. I was so afraid that it would hold some tragic, horrible ending that would make me feel as broken as Allegiant by Veronica Roth, but it was really satisfying. I am eager to read it again and enjoy it another time. I love the way that Ee describes so you can see everything, and the fact that it will be released as a movie is so exciting for me.


Who’s it for?

Whoever you are, you will enjoy these novels because it isn’t just a romance, or just action or just End-of-the-World-Doom, it’s hilarious, interesting and full of action. It presents questions that have been asked since the dawn of time, in a rollercoaster thrill ride story tale.

Read Again-ability?



Angelfall (Book 1)

World After (Book 2)

End of Days (Book 3)

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