The World's End Trilogy

The explosive new trilogy by J.J. Marshall

When the World Ends... AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON!

...Humanity Falls...: AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON!

The end is nigh!


Book 3, "...To New Life" has reached completion and been sent off to the team of editors for read-through's before a final copy is established.

This means that it  will be available at the end of 2014.

There will be a limited edition, restricted sale of all three books packaged together for £20. Details of this will be released nearer the time.

In the meantime check out a promotional poster for the third book and head to the gallery to check out promotional posters for the other two novels in the Trilogy!

Until next time,


The Everything Marie April 2014 Blog Tour Has Been and Gone!

Following the release of the second novel, ...Humanity Falls... embarked on a blog tour in association with Everything Marie from 14th-18th April 2014.

If you missed it don't worry, you can still check out the highlights - the reviews can be found on the ...Humanity Falls... review page, which you can get to by clicking on the image below!


January 30, 2014: ...Humanity Falls... is officially released!

It's official: ...Humanity Falls... has been released!

The next chapter in The World's End Trilogy is available now via Amazon and the AuthorHouse website.

Be sure to like the Facebook page for upcoming competitions with the opportunity to win copies of both the first and second book!

Check out the reviews page for the official review of ...Humanity Falls... and if that's enough to whet your appetite, use the link above to head over to Amazon and get your copy!

You can see the cover below.

Exciting times!


The Official Review for ...Humanity Falls...

As a Christmas treat from writer and journalist Charlotte Coster, the official review for ...Humanity Falls... has landed early!

There are still two months to go before the publication of the second novel in the Trilogy, but you can whet your appetite with Charlotte's spoiler-free review by following the link below.

Have a great Christmas everyone!


UPDATE!!!  10/12/13

Yesterday, the final edit for the second book, ...Humanity Falls..., was completed!! The publishing process is about to get underway and the estimated release date is late January, or early February. Check back for more details!

In the meantime, to learn more about ...Humanity Falls... and to get sneak peaks and what's in store, head over to the "...Humanity Falls..." page of the website! 

Merry Christmas everyone, and until next time!


Update!!! 03/11/13

The blog tour has been and gone, and what a fantastic experience it was! When the World Ends... travelled the internet with a host of incredible blogs and I am so thankful to everyone that participated! My special thanks goes out to Everything Marie, without whom the blog tour simply wouldn't have happened!

For the highlights of the blog tour (i.e. the reviews!) you can find them under the "Reviews" section of the website.

In other news the title of the third novel has been revealed:

To New Life.

The novel is currently being written and I anticipate that it will be ready sometime around Winter 2014. In the meantime, here's why the title is so important:

"The title of the third novel completes a kind of sentence, if you like, which combines the titles from all three novels: 'When the World Ends...Humanity Falls...To New Life'.

The third novel's title is really key - it's that little bit of hope in what has been a dark and fairly hopeless story. When the World Ends... and ...Humanity Falls... really go from bad to worse. It's nice to show readers the direction of the trilogy through the titles. Although don't take that to mean that there will be happy endings all round! This is, after all, the end of the world".

Until next time!


UPDATE!!! 18/10/13

This week I was featured in my local towns newspaper, The Reading Post!

It was as part of a feature on local, self-published authors. If you want to read it but can't get hold of a physical copy, then check out the image below. For a bigger, better quality photo head over to the Facebook page.


UPDATE!!! 01/10/13

As a partner of the John Lewis Partnership, I was able to get myself featured in one of the internal magazines earlier in September. Check out the picture below if you want to read it!

Editing on the second novel, ...Humanity Falls..., is underway with an anticipated release for sometime in late November/early December. Stay tuned for more information and take a look at the "Humanity Falls" page to read the blurb for the second novel.


UPDATE!!! 28/08/13

Things have really taken off this week! So much so that I'll write a little schedule:

27/08/13 - brand new book trailer released! You can view it on YouTube now by clicking the button below.

30/08/13 - I'm going live on air! BBC Radio Berkshire's Mike Read will be interviewing me at 3pm

09/13 - The internal magazine for the John Lewis Partnership, The Chronicle, will feature an article about me and my book!

It doesn't look like much, but small victories and all that! 


Brand new trailer has landed!

The brand new, full-length book trailer for When the World Ends... has just been released!

You can watch it here:

UPDATE!!! 22/08/13

My first full author interview has been published via blogger Everything Marie.

Here's an excerpt:

"I’d like to formally introduce everyone to Mr. J.J. Marshall, author of When the World Ends. He has graciously awarded myself an amazing interview. To J.J., I greatly appreciate everything you have done to contribute to my blog and I hope the world sees what a great person and great author you are. I wish you a load of success in the future. Don’t hesitate to contact me for your next book.

Q. What was your inspiration for When the World Ends…? 

A.The idea for the first novel came to me in a dream, although it was much more stripped-down and far-less detailed than what it became. It was simply..."

To read the rest of the interview and to find out more about me, the books, how I like to write or what I do when I'm not writing, click on the image below to be taken over to the interview.


UPDATE!!! 18/08/13

The first official book review for When the World Ends... is here!

Charlotte Coster: dedicated blogger, writer and Film & TV editor of Reading University's student newspaper Spark* has the official review for When the World Ends...


UPDATE!!! 14/08/13

The sequel is ready!

Today marks the completion of the first read-through and edit of the sequel to When the World Ends...

Check out the latest blog entry for more details!


13/08/13: First 'fan mail' is absolutely brilliant!

Yesterday I received the first feedback of the novel in the post and was completely overwhelmed. I wasn't expecting anything of the sorts, let alone a few poetic verses, and it has made my week. You can read it below now:


by Toni Glaze

Kitchen littered with dirty pots. Chores to do? There are lots.
Ornaments thick with dust, to wipe them over is a must.
Carpets blanketed in dog hair, items piled on every chair.
Laundry basket overflowing, the list of jobs just keeps growing.
Ironing mountain, climbing high. No clean shirts? I wonder why.

Here's the problem - simply this - it's all Jack's fault, that book of his.
I started reading, idly, but I was hooked before page three.
Life on board the ISS, below, on Earth, so much distress.
Alec's life's in disarray? Can he save Jonah and his dad. Jay?
Page after page read greedily, I'll have to stop soon and make the tea.

The family's fed, back to the tale. Alec's on Earth now. Will he prevail?
Help comes from surprising places - more new settings and new faces.
I know these people, their hopes and fears. I've shared their triumphs and their tears.
The book is finished. The reading ends. Farewell to Alec and his friends. 
Is the story over? No, it's not. Part Two upon the press is hot.

Remember, if you've read the novel and want to submit feedback or write a review, get in touch with me via [email protected] or go to the "Have Your Say" page and leave your comments.


Update!!! 31/07/13 

When the World Ends is officially released!

Today, the first book in the World's End Trilogy has gone live and is available for purchase!

You can buy it here now:

Just add it to your cart, set up a free account and it's yours to own!

The title will be available on Amazon soon.

Thank you all for your support so far!


Update!!! 27/07/13

The Official cover is here!

For more, head over to the page for "When the World Ends..." to see the back cover material.

The book is now in it's final stages of publishing and will be available for sale within a few weeks.

Check back for updates on:

- details of the second book

- the title of the final book

- AND news of the first book's official August release!


UPDATE!!! 20/07/13

Production on the final book in the trilogy has started!

I'm already enjoying the direction of the story and really warming to the upcoming plots and settings. Keep checking back because the title will be revealed soon, completing the Trilogy's title phrase: "When the World Ends, Humanity Falls............". Any guesses? Swing by the "Have Your Say" page and, well, have your say!

In the meantime I can't wait for you to be able to get your hands on the first book! 

I can reveal that "When the World Ends..." will be released in AUGUST 2013.

Keep your eyes pealed! 

Coming Soon: The World's End Trilogy Begins

When the World Ends...

“We’re here as a terrorist organisation looking to bring down the Board of Officials that essentially controls the entire Human Race. Those on Earth may have their own figures of authority in the Spheres but whether they ultimately live or die depends on decisions that the Board make. If we take them down then humanity after they’re gone can only be better”

At the dawn of the 22nd Century, the Earth is dead. 

A lethal alien organism has rendered the planet uninhabitable and a small fraction of humanity has retreated to Space and the Moon. 

Those that remain on Earth are trapped in huge Spheres that encompass entire cities, tinted to defend against the deadly UV radiation that the atmosphere no longer protects Humanity from.

17-year-old Alec Corbett lives aboard the adapted International Space Station. One ordinary day in his mundane life he transforms his potential when he discovers information that could expose the corruption of the Board of Officials that now controls humanity. Armed with nothing but knowledge and his friend Jonah Jones by his side, Alec's righteous judgement leads them on a merciless and unforgiving path.

For there is one key problem – the information comes from his father Landon Corbett; a member of the Board. Pitted against his own flesh and blood, Alec finds himself in a unique position to end the Board of Officials' dictatorship over Humanity. However, all is not as it seems and as the stakes grow increasingly higher, Humanity reaches the brink of all-out-war.

Only Alec and his group of friends can peacefully negate the situation, but it all depends on whether or not anyone will listen to a 17-year-old boy.

The First novel in The World's End Trilogy is coming. Autumn 2013.

Trilogy Status

1. When the World Ends...
Complete and published.
2. ...Humanity Falls...
Complete and published.
3. ...To New Life
Complete, editing in progress.

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