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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tor (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0230766749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230766747
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 2.8 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 467,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alden Bell lives in New York. For the past nine years, he has taught high school English at an Upper East Side prep school. Since 2002, he has also taught literature and cultural studies courses as an adjunct professor at the New School. In 2000, he received his Master’s and Ph.D. in English at New York University, specializing in twentieth-century American and British literature.

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By Paula Mc on 21 Sept. 2014
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'Exit Kingdom' is the story of Moses Todd, a man who has been travelling the roads for years as the world changed to a world where zombies exists and no one is really safe. Moses has learned to live by his wits and keeping his unstable brother, Abraham, safe. Moses and Abraham find a glimpse of humanity when they are given a task, the task is to take a young girl, a vestal to safety as she may have the key to saving the world. As their journey continues, the brothers find themselves facing odds and also facing themselves, the men they are and the men they could be.

I have read the first book in the series, 'The Reapers are The Angels' three times and enjoyed reading it every time.

I enjoyed 'Exit Kingdom' but not as much as 'The Reapers are The Angels', the story was just as engaging but not as strongly written. Moses is a interesting character and it was interesting to find out where his life had taken him after meeting Temple and his life before meeting Temple, I just felt that there was something missing and I think it was Temple but this story was not Temple's.

The story is fast paced, well thought out and raises questions about the world around you and how it can change.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stella TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Dec. 2012
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I loved 'The Reaper's are the Angels' so much, I thought it was wonderful. Great book! I was sad at the end though as it seemed to indicate that it was destined to be a stand-alone novel. It didn't seem to leave any openings for further books.

When I saw that there was to be a sequel I jumped on the order button and could not wait to get my hands on it!

This story is told by Moses Todd (from the first book) and he is now traveling with his adopted charge Maury who he inherited by default from Temple. Things seem to be much the same in the world as when we last saw it, the zombies are still out there and the people are still getting by as best they can.

Although this ia a sequel it feels like a prequel at times due to the story being told from a mostly 'flashback' Point Of View. We learn Moses' history as he traveled the zombie infested lands with his brother Abraham, and at the same time we see the over-run world become a little more fleshed out in the telling. There are a lot of new characters to meet and their story's are mostly interesting but it just didn't move me the same way the first book did.

For two books set in the same world they seems so different.

It's not a terrible book....it's just not as likeable as the first one. It would take something quite epic to fill the gap left by Temple, I think, so it had a lot to live up to. It was an ok read but not one I'd go back to.
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I loved the angels are the reapers, but absolutely loathed this drivel. Feels rushed and uninteresting. I really miss the main character from the first book. Cardboard character development and plodding plotlines....YAWN!!
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By Kindle Customer on 23 Jan. 2014
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not just a pulp zombie novel but great prose that is visual. we need more novels Alden! perhaps I'll write one myself.
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This is a brilliant follow-up/sequel/prequel call it what you wish. Alden Bell certainly knows how to write post apocalyptic, and certainly knows how to right conflicted characters. Once again we have another brilliant protagonist in Moses Todd, OK we may have had him in The Reapers Are The Angels, but this time we get to see inside his head, see what makes him tick, and see just why he stands beside his morally corrupt brother Abraham.

Yes this is a zombie story, but its not a story about zombies. The slugs (brilliant name) are just background characters and are not what the book is about. Its about honour, love, survival, loyalty and the lengths a man will go to protect what is his.
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