What Survives by M. Amelia Eikli


After a devastating global pandemic, the world has gone quiet. She hasn’t seen another living soul for weeks, just the piles of corpses lining the streets. With an enthusiastic dog named Scram, a photo of her wife, and the memory of an old friend at her side, she hikes across Europe to answer one question: has her family survived?

An unsettling presence watches her from the shadows. As she walks through empty cities being reclaimed by nature, she grows less certain that the yellow-eyed creature is just a figment of her imagination.

What Survives takes readers on a gripping journey of grief, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of life.

Publisher: Inkspun Books
ISBN:‎ 978-1912159093
Publication date: 12 August 2023

Reviews for What Survives

“This was a beautiful, haunting story of love, grief, and trauma at the end of the world. I loved every minute of it.” – C. K. Oldfield, author of The Less Year

“There aren’t enough words to really do this story justice, it’s just something that will stick with you long after you close the book.” – Joe on Goodreads

This book took me by surprise. I thought I knew what I was going to get from a post-pandemic survival story but this was an interesting and unexpected new version of that topic – and thoroughly enjoyable it was too.” – Kerry on Amazon

“An amazing read for anyone who loves beautiful descriptive prose and dystopian fiction!” – Jocelyn on Goodreads