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End (The Dying of the Light Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jason Kristopher , Oliver Wetter , Dennis Fanning
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“I didn't see Rebecca die the second time.”

The United States military hides a secret: the completely real existence of one-bite-and-you're-dead zombies. An elite Special Forces unit has known they exist for over a hundred years, and has been quietly and expertly keeping the monsters at bay… until now.

The sole survivor of the massacre at Fall Creek joins this elite unit to combat the single greatest threat our world has ever known. Even as victories over the walkers mount, true evil still lurks in the hearts of men, and at the last, only a brave few may survive.

A character-driven story similar to The Walking Dead on AMC, The Dying of the Light: End was a Top 5 Finalist in Kindle Book Review's “Best Indie Books of 2012” competition. The sequel, The Dying of the Light: Interval, is available now!

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1118 KB
    • Print Length: 407 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Grey Gecko Press; 2 edition (13 Jan. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0052YOGPO
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,607 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    Jason Kristopher was born in Waco, Texas, and spent the first years of his life moving with his family around northern Texas and the Panhandle, including Lubbock. After settling with his family in northern Colorado, Jason spent nearly two decades there soaking up the creative energy and enjoying the beautiful weather, before moving back to Texas for "real" work.

    Throughout this long journey, Jason continued to write all kinds of fiction, including fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and children's tales, and even tried penning a poem or two. His family members were constantly invited to read incomplete works; finally, on pain of death, he has finished his first novel, and hopes that their ire will be at least somewhat sated.

    Jason currently lives in Houston and enjoys reading, writing, movies, music (live and not), the Houston Astros (winning and not), singing karaoke and the Texas hill country, especially the vineyards.

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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!!! 14 May 2014
    By sam
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    As a seasoned zombie reader,I have read hundreds of books in this genre .This is definitely in my top 5 of all time. A great storyline with characters you actually care about!! True, not a lot of actual blood and guts but the story carries you along with the pieces of the puzzle slotting in nicely towards the end. This author has defiantly done his homework very believable military dialogue and situations. I loved it which says a lot for this book as I very rarely leave reviews. Outstanding as a first novel,I have just downloaded the 2nd and can't wait to get my teeth (!!!) Into it. Incidentally try the diary zombie books by RL Bourne if you liked this!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars From The Aussie Zombie 27 Jan. 2012
    By Kat
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The Dying of the Light: End starts with a prologue about David, who I would consider to be the main character of the book and a run-down of some recent US zombie outbreaks and how they were contained by the military. Fast forward a year, and David is recruited into the secret military group that is responsible for containing and covering-up zombie outbreaks.

    There is not a lot of zombie action in this book - the story is centered on the secret military group charged with keeping the outbreaks under wraps and the forming of their relationships, both positive and negative. Although the book is heavily militaristic in setting, it's not an overkill of talking about tactics, guns and other weapons - these are all, naturally, mentioned and explained, but for the reader who (like me) doesn't particularly enjoy this kind of stuff, there's no skimming required as the information is kept to the necessary minimum. There's also some information about the virus itself, which is interesting but not excessive.

    The Dying of the Light: End, does read a little like a movie script - it reminded me of Starship Troopers to be honest, but with far less battle scenes. The dialogue is a little cheesy in some places, but not overly so, and the characters that should be likeable are, and the ones that shouldn't be are not (no cheering on the baddies here). The POV does shift from David in the first person to other characters in the third person, which can be a little confusing.

    There are some emotional scenes, one had me particularly misty-eyed, but the overall feeling of this book is that it is a set-up of characters and relationships for the next book. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you're looking for a whole lot of zombie-killing brain-munching heart-skipping action, you may find this book slightly disappointing. I did like this one, quite a lot, and will be looking forward to the next book.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking zombie action 4 Oct. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is the story of the ultimate zombie apocalypse. A man survives a zombie outbreak in his home town. The whole town is destroyed, including his fiancee and stepson. He is the only survivor. He is asked to join an Army Special Task Force assigned to seek out and destroy the zombie threat. The secrets he learns there are far more horrifying than the job he is charged with undertaking.

    This is the authors first novel I believe and it is an absolute cracker. The characters were very vivid and their emotions came through exceptionally well. Especially the baddest of bad guys, I really loved him! The nice thing about this book was the story was more focused on the fight and the relationships (good and bad) between the characters and not so much on the zombie gore. The story flowed at a good pace and I was kept interested throughout the whole book.

    This was an excellent first novel from the author and I understand a sequel is in the works as an excerpt was included at the end of the book. If it is as good as this one then I shall most certainly be reading it!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 16 Sept. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book is excellent, you immediately get sucked into the story and the characters, there are twists and turns and it manages to be based around military procedures without getting hung up on them or having to detail every last thing about the weapons and ammo as other books have done.

    Trust me there is only so many times you want to read the same in-depth explanation of such and such gun/ammo - some books have ended up reading more like a firearms manual than fiction!

    Upon finishing this book I have immediately purchased book 2 - I can't wait to see what happens next to the characters, with that said though I think I will read something else in-between, purely because I get so caught up in this book and what's happening that I end up reading until the very early hours of the morning (oh hello sunrise again 😄) and I need to catch up on my sleep! 😃

    If you like apocalyptic/zombie fiction then this book is a must!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent first novel 11 Oct. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This novel was fantastic for a first attempt, and should be an inspiration to aspiring writers (such as myself). It was more like a well crafted movie. Likeable characters, interesting premise, excellent, well-researched action and military situations. An all-round thumbs up. I just hope that when i write my first novel, it will stick in the readers mind the way good novels like this do.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars new tale on zombie apocalypse 25 Jan. 2015
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    An interesting take on the over done zombie apocalypse, captivating characters. An enjoyable read. The only confusing parts were the flipping from first person to other points of view, it would have worked better being in the same view. Also the change of scene and character views were lost in the paragraphs and would have worked better with either new chapter or mini headline to make it clear when it changed so the reader doesn't get confused. Looking forward to the next book.
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