- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2283 KB
- Print Length: 156 pages
- Publisher: Devious Productions, LLC; 1.1 edition (5 May 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZR04ZK
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 56 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,683 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Fire: A Zombie Apocalypse Novel (Elements of the Undead Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I have to be honest and admit that zombies aren't my usual horror creature of choice, though I do love a good dystopian/apocalyptic tale, and this book had that in spades. This, the first in a trilogy, takes place following an outbreak of infection that quickly sweeps the globe and leaves its victims the walking dead. As we see the consequences of the zombie uprising alongside the survivors of the disaster, we come to understand that though fighting zombies is bad enough, human in-fighting can be just as devastating...
I first thought this book was going to be confusing as there seemed to be so many characters, but it soon became clear that their stories would eventually interlink and they all had their different flaws and traits that set them apart. Some of them, I really liked- Jack particularly, who went through the unimaginable and still came out fighting. Megan, similarly, I thought was well written. I didn't like Hollister, though I think that was the point- and she made a great villain! Though not all of the characters were developed particularly extensively and you only get to know some of them on a superficial level, I am hoping this may change as the series progresses.
The writing flows well and I didn't pick up on any grammatical mistakes, which is something I can be picky about, particularly in a Kindle book. I also thought the author was able to craft a situation that has been done many times before, yet give it a new spin from many different survivors perspectives. If this hadn't already been done before (Walking Dead, 28 Days Later etc...) then I could also see this working well on screen.Read more ›
The plot is fast paced, from the initial outbreak to how the survivors deal with the problem. The plot itself is gritty and gory in places, which is to be expected of a zombie book.
I found very few of the characters sympathetic. Some of their flaws were too large for me to want to root for them. Although moral ambiguity can be interesting, it would have been nice to see this tempered somewhat. The majority of the characters that I would have liked to see more of, or who I was beginning to root for, got killed off just before they could be truly interesting. With the exception of the guy who loses his entire family.
As far as zombie stories go, this was good, and about what I'd expect. That said, it's pretty much like any zombie survival story from the last 10 years. Predictable, yet entertaining. There are few surprises here, but if you're after a good old gory zombie survival story, you will enjoy this book. I enjoyed it enough that I've brought the next two in the series despite my above criticism. I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved all of these books and would recommend them to any zombie genre fansPublished 13 months ago by Ms. C. Long
I absolutely loved this book so much so that I contacted the writer and said thanks and got a response within the same day! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rowan white
Wow a very good book indeed ! If you enjoy the type of story that you can't put down then this is for you .Published 24 months ago by Grampy mike
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