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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kingdoms Of The Dead by Ian Woodhead and Monique Happy [4stars]



From the Description:


Kingdom of the Dead: The zombie apocalypse like you’ve never seen it before. The plague destroyed nine-tenths of the population, and the dead refuse to rot. The survivors learn that each and every one of them carries a death sentence: the virus circulating in their very bloodstreams. Just how far will one scientist go – how many people’s lives will he destroy in his quest to save the human race? The fates of several worlds hang in the balance.
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It had only been a week after the twins’ thirteenth birthday party when the whole world had gone to complete shit. At first, both Mortimer and Daniel had thought that witnessing the dead coming back to life and eating folks was probably the most awesome thing ever to happen in their lives. Seeing all those zombies killing people on the nightly news was far better than anything that their video games could have come up with.
Their excitement took a serious blow when the news hit the Internet that a select few were turning without getting bitten. The fear became more profound when these select few began growing daily. When the outbreak reached their hometown, their terror increased exponentially.
Will the twins and their older brother, Martin, survive? Will they learn the truth about the infection that decimated the world’s population, and their role in saving the human race?
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“Every single one of those things is a chemical disaster. As long as the zombies still shuffle about, their bodies stay together. It’s only when the things are truly dead when the fun and games begin. Their flesh is nothing more than a foul concoction of highly toxic and corrosive chemicals.” Tony looked at his wife. “How on earth do you dispose of countless millions of corpses that refuse to rot?”
Tony must battle to find the answers before time runs out for all of them.
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Even after four long, miserable years, Kenny’s mind and body wouldn’t allow him to forget his impossible resurrection. Of all the millions of souls the plague of death had taken, Kenny believed that only he had risen with his humanity hanging by a thread.
Right now, his thread had frayed to the point of snapping. If he didn’t get his injection, Kenny’s joints would stiffen and the cold would grip his body, and this time the sickness would not release him. He’d be dead for sure this time. After that, there would be no stopping that urge to bite into sweet human meat.
Join Kenny and his sister, Diane, as they attempt to navigate - the Kingdoms of the Dead.

Kingdoms of the Dead is the start of a new world,,,, and the end of an old one. With a fast paced story that keeps you hanging on to find out what twists and turns come next. A blend of science fiction and horror this dystopian world will have you dying to know what comes next for Kenny, Diane, Mortimer and Tony. What are the shards? Will Rossini and bad Joseph get what is coming to them? Once again Ian Woodhead has me hanging on to find out the answers to these questions. I hope the next book comes out soon! A solid 4 star read.