by Timothy W. Long
Genre: Horror, Zombies, Apocalyptic
Love it love it, love it. Oh, and have I mentioned I loved it? I've been a long time fan of Tim Long since I read Among the Living, snatching up his works as soon as they were released. So Z-Risen was bound to show up on my list at some point. Z-Risen will not disappoint my fellow zombiephiles. It earned a well deserved FIVE stars on fire from this monster. Five stars just weren't enough!
Z-Risen promises to be an exceptional series. The humor is doled out in no short supply. Narrated in journal format, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly are the lone survivors of the USS McClusky. Things aren't much better on land, they quickly discover, as San Diego now belongs to the dead.
The witty banter kept me amused, and laughing out loud at times. I enjoyed the squabbling between the two as the two military branches banter away (while the men may have been on the same Naval ship, one of them is a Marine). Not to be outdone by humor, the actual gore and horror delivered was up to par. Z-Risen is one heck of a fast-paced, action-packed, rip-roaring funny ride.
Don't mind me, I'll be bouncing in my seat waiting for February to come so I can read the next installment of Z-Risen. If you were smart, dear reader, you would be clicking purchase on the Amazon link below and hopping on the Tim Long Train. All aboard! Choo Choo.
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When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship, and take their chances in San Diego.
Now they are stuck in a city that has been completely overrun with zombies and as the days go by they must range farther and farther away from 'fortress' in their search for supplies. Relying on military training, guts, and pure force of will, the two of them will face a nightmare world that is intent on killing them one bite at a time.
The sequel Z-RISEN: OUTCASTS arrives in Feb 2014
Tim is the author of the bestselling, AMONG THE LIVING, and the sequel AMONG THE DEAD. His other works include the military zombie book BEYOND THE BARRIERS and the deserted island 'zombedy' THE ZOMBIE WILSON DIARIES.
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