Autumn: Purification Paperback – 6 Jan 2005
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Days pass ... the world decays ... purification begins. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The Autumn trilogy reaches its dark and dramatic conclusion.
Trapped between the military and the dead, the survivors carve out a fragile and uncertain existence. In a moment of madness their safety and security is jeapordised. Surrounded by relentless hordes of bodies they run blindly through a harsh and lifeless world.
All hope is gone, but in the rotting shadows of the past they find the key to what remains of their future...See all Product Description
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All in all a good powerful read, full of powerful punchlines. But don't get excited by the powerful non-ending when the powerless miserable main character makes you feel like you've sat through 1000 pages of tripe for nothing....
I recommend everyone interested in horror to read this fabulous series.
Having reached the secret military underground bunker, Michael Collins and Emma Mitchell along with Donna, Bernard, Jack, Doc, Ellis, Cooper and a handful of other survivors find themselves amongst a small gathering of what remains of a military presence. Locked away inside a highly-secure underground facility, the small band of survivors find that those hiding out down there aren't that much better off than those above the ground.
Outside, in the large field where the bunker's only entrance breaks the surface of the ground, the undead have been gradually converging. Attracted by the brief lights and sounds of the military coming and going in their protective suits, the numbers of the undead within their immediate vicinity are beginning to cause a problem for those hiding away in the bunker. With the increase in rotting corpses outside, the few air vents located sporadically around the bunker's position have become blocked by the dead.
Now the military are forced into taking immediate action. Their plan is one massive assault upon the hording dead outside. The numbers may have swelled dramatically, but the military still have their immense firepower. And so, with one giant push, the military tear their way out through the bunker's entrance, using the full force of their hefty arsenal.
At first the sheer strength of their weaponry seems unstoppable, as they rip through vast swathes of the walking dead. But soon enough the unrelenting surge of the undead overwhelms the military, and the remaining few are forced into a desperate retreat.Read more ›
Autumn: Purification opens with a brief recap leading to the events narrated herein and thereafter, picks up almost immediately from where Autumn: The City left off. This had me ever so slightly worried since it would have been incredibly easy for Moody to take the path of least resistance and created a clone of the plot from Romero's Day of the Dead from this point. Thankfully, this is far from the case with Purification.
Moody continues to develop not only his characters and the undead in this third instalment of the Autumn series but the universe which they occupy also. The tone of the book, as with its predecessors, is suitably bleak and the focus is very much on the plight of the characters, the daily trials they suffer, how they cope with their own emotions and despair; and how much they have changed despite less than six weeks having passed since the cataclysmic event which wiped out the majority of the planet's population and the dead started to rise. At the same time, Moody pays attention to the degradation of the physical states of the walking dead, but Purification, as with the previous instalments in the Autumn series, sees the shambling corpses continue to evolve in a fashion that I can only imagine that other authors wish they had thought of first...
Although there is plenty of action, death and decaying flesh in this book and it is undoubtedly at home in the horror genre, it will leave those looking for an adrenaline-fuelled mindless zombie tale unsatisifed. I would submit to you that this is no bad thing.Read more ›
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Fantastic must read you can not put this book down ,and start the next one.
Start with Autumn first fab
David Moody has done it again, would rather read this then watch any zombie movie, and their not your average zombies, not your typical dumb idiot zombie. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2012 by saxon king
Didn't want to put it down, finished it within the day. A very good read, I recommend it to anyone who has started to read the Autumn series :))Published on 1 Aug. 2012 by sophie
Im giving it five stars for the author's great talent. He is a real find in the "Zombie author" genre. Read morePublished on 4 Dec. 2011 by David Stevenson
yet another fantastic book from david moody. I waited so long to read the third installment of the 'autumn' series, and was not left disappointed. Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2011 by justine
OK so if you've got this far (past the slow beginning of the first book that is) and through the second much better book then you are now well into the series and this book won't... Read morePublished on 28 April 2008 by Helen Louise Catt
These books (The autumn novels) are absolutely fantastic. They gripped me from start to finish. The perfect zombie story. Read morePublished on 25 July 2005 by DMK