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Old World (The Green and Pleasant Land Book 1)

Old World (The Green and Pleasant Land Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Oliver Kennedy , Gareth Jackson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Great Britain, 2014. Civilisation as we know it has been torn apart by war. This once peaceful nation has been transformed into a melting pot of chaos and desolation.

Death stalks the land. The towns and cities are home to the dead who have learned to walk again, driven by a single desire to consume the flesh of the living. The countryside is the abode of marauders, lawless men driven by starvation, fear and evil.

There is talk of worse to come, dark fiends inhabiting the irradiated lands of the south, beings who have risen up from the radioactive ashes of war.

Here and there dwell pockets of innocence, good men and women whose daily mission is living to see another dawn. But the dark tide has not receded, and the dawns are certainly numbered. Welcome to the Green and Pleasant Land.

The Green and Pleasant Land; Old World is a short introductory book that follows the fate of the Locklear family as they deal with the unfolding crisis. Forced to flee the cities they must traverse a nation sliding into Armageddon, along the way they are confronted by cadavers, mutants and even darker horrors that are emerging in the post apocalyptic world.

About the Author

Oliver Kennedy was born in Hertford, UK. Though traditionally an epic fantasy writer, he has recently tried his hand at the horror genre, and has found exploring the dark side of his imagination an intriguing and appealing process. Oliver's great ambition is to inspire and leave behind a legacy of creativity. He is currently working on the next in the Green and Pleasant Land series entitled 'Amidst the Falling Dust' which will be available from Christmas 2013. A number of Oliver's other works including fantasy epic 'Beyond the Dream' are available now on the Amazon Kindle.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 230 KB
  • Print Length: 137 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492270253
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,055 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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My name is Oliver Kennedy, I am a writer, a father, a brother and a son, and I am proud of each of those roles which I hold in life. Just as I am proud, grateful and made happy by those people who are a part of that life.

I have now been writing for long enough that I can scarce remember a time when I wasn't. During that time I have written millions of words, had thousands of dreams and been to hundreds of different places. If at the end of that I succeed in writing just one good book then I will consider it all to have been worthwhile.

You can find out much more about my work at

and I can be followed under the twitter tag @oliverwpk

Thank you for taking the time.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great. 23 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is well written and entertaining.Very descriptive,gory at times,but not enough to put me off.
It felt real and that made you want to keep reading to find out more.
I am going to get next instalment.Great apocalyptic writing,can't wait to read more.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies and More! 16 Jun 2014
By pswinn
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this book, which tells the tale of a family who has endured the worst when the deathwalker virus attacks the world. Rob is the head of the family and tells the story of what it is like to try and keep your family safe against zombies and more. I read a lot of the other reviews who complained about the violence, but If my family was being threatened I would be violent also and what else would you expect in a zombie novel. The violence was expected, my only wish is that the book would have finished instead of having to wait to see what happens. All in all this is a good read and shows what could happen to someone who has to fight or be killed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars zombie story with plenty of gore 15 April 2014
By Lampy
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this zombie story was very much standard storyline and then by the end it changed into a story I wanted to read the next part. Plenty of descriptive gore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginatively written! 11 July 2013
By Joan
Format:Kindle Edition
So enjoyed this read and could imagine this in pictures. Fantastic. I assume there is a follow up? PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS!!!!! Or I will be left with so many unanswered questions!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book 29 July 2013
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Had a few misspellings here and there, and it got a bit weird towards the end, but I enjoyed reading it, and I would likely read a sequel. Not suitable for kids.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying read 20 July 2013
By kty10
Format:Kindle Edition
Zombie is definitely a genre I enjoy, and this book didn't disappoint. Would highly recommend to my friends. Give it a go!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the next one! 14 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a thrilling story from the word go. It draws the reader immediately into the world of the Locklear family, and we are right with them on their journey as they have to deal with living in a world where everything they know is changed or gone.

It is very well-paced and a real page-turner. It is also unafraid to go very dark in tone, which suits the subject matter of the story.

This is the first part of a longer story, and I can hardly wait for the next part! Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good read 9 July 2013
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I read 'Beyond The Dream' by this author which I thought was pretty good so I decided to give this one a try.

In this book the author paints a vivid picture of post-apocalypse Britain which I found absorbing and, at times, quite exciting!

Best part of the book as far as I'm concerned is the care that has been taken in creating characters and backgrounds that are as realistic as possible.

Most enjoyable and 77p well spent!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
If you like the walking dead, you will like this. First I thought it was just a typical zombie story, but it evolves into something else, something I look forward to reading in the... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Ethansan80
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was very well written, descriptive, suspenseful - everything that a good book should be, and you really cared about the characters.
Published 3 months ago by jools
3.0 out of 5 stars promises much, but misses
Spoiler alert.....

I lost the will to live when our "hero" went to the hospital in the arse end of nowhere..... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dr. Michael J. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars good read pity it's not a full book
Good read really enjoyed just a pity it's not a full book really easy to sink your teeth into
Look forward to the rest of the story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Banana
I could not stop reading this. Captivated from the very first page and magnificently enjoyable throughout. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Geraint
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark and atmospheric opening chapter....
This is the third work by Oliver Kennedy that I've read, and I've got to say he's growing as a writer with every work. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kerouac's Kazoo
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and at times challenging read
I liked this short story of a family's fight for survival in a Britain ravaged by zombie-like 'cadavers' and gangs fighting for resources. Read more
Published 11 months ago by James K
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and gripping!
This book isn't my usual genre but I have to say I was gripped by the entire story so far. It describes the horrors of a post apocalyptic world both gently and cruelly whilst... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Debbie Makewell
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