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The first book in the Primal Age Chronicles, a debut series from Justin Kassab and Kaylie Jones Books.

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“While the novel addresses serious themes of life and death, survival and living, romantic love, and friendship, Foamers is an incredibly enjoyable, rousing read.”
Loudmouthkid62 (Maura E. Lynch blog)

Foamers is a worthy addition to the canon of postapocalyptic fiction, and like the best of such books, at its heart it’s a frontier novel, brutal and exciting, celebrating individualism and self-determination. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun.”
Tim McLoughlin, author of Heart of the Old Country

“When a screwed-up flu vaccine mutates much of of humanity into mindless beasts, ‘Trust your intelligence’ becomes the leitmotif of a group of survivors. Fast-moving, violent, and vividly imagined, Foamers creates a dangerous world made disquietingly believable.”
—David Poyer, author of Stepfather Bank and The Cruiser

“It’s as if The Stand had a head-on bus collision with Night of the Living Dead. I want to look away, but I can’t stop reading.”
—John Koloski, author of Bloodblind, book #1 of the Empyres trilogy


Foamers is an e-first release; the ebook edition will be available for $4.99 from all ebook vendors. The above item, priced at $12.71, is the print edition of the book.

Check out Justin Kassab’s story The First Book Of James (Stories from the Primal Age 1), available on Amazon.

Read “Law of the Primal Age” by Justin Kassab, part of Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder series.

Part of Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint.

Terminally diagnosed with Huntington’s disease as a child, Kade gave up on living a productive existence. He spent most of his time preparing for the Primal Age, even though he knew the end of the world wouldn’t happen in his shortened lifetime.

In Kade’s twenties, the United States is being ravaged by the Feline Flu. After the Flu hits pandemic levels, a vaccine is released to the public. Viewed as the last chance to stop the virus, over ninety percent of the population receives the vaccine within a single day.

The vaccine takes on a life of its own and deprives the recipients of their higher functions, leaving them with only their primal urges. These bloodthirsty monsters become known as foamers because of the red foam that forms around their mouths when they hunt.

As the world as he knows it descends into the Primal Age, Kade finds that he is not only useful, but is expected to lead other survivors. His group is constantly assaulted by foamers and a warmongering paramilitary unit. In an unrelenting fight for their lives, his group is forced to redefine humanity in a world without law.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Published: 3/25/14
  • IBSN: 9781617753091
  • e-IBSN: 9781617752605


JUSTIN KASSAB spends his time writing and working, with a little bit of water polo mixed in just for sanity. After a brief hiatus to work on a few other writing projects, he looks forward to continuing work on the third novel in The Primal Age Chronicles. He is the author of Foamers and Strays.

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