This was an enjoyable read. A great new way to tell a zombie story. Interesting characters in the book but I find myself routing for Tristian and not the main character. There is a lot of religion and talk of God in the book. I'm not sure I like that, however, I have to try remember the time it was set in, where medicine was on par with witchcraft. Reading book 2 (Nostrum) at the moment and really enjoying it so far.