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Bones: The Apocalypse Saga [Kindle Edition]

Mark Wheaton
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When mankind is visited by Three Great Apocalypses, the only thing standing in their way is a feckless but loyal, easily distracted yet occasionally ferocious German shepherd named Bones, a one-time cadaver dog with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. This is his story.

In BONES, our hero must battle a plague of dangerous parasites that brings the dead back to life with the goal of destroying the planet. SHEPHERD finds Bones delivered to earthquake-devastated Los Angeles to hunt for survivors only to run afoul of armies of rage-driven rats and birds emerging from the rubble. And when mankind reaches its final hour and a pocket of surviving Indians are all that's left of humanity, it falls on Bones to save the species before civilization is wiped out forever in ALPHA.

Three Apocalyptic novellas of nature run amok, three interwoven stories that feature a German shepherd at the center of the things, three stories with so much action you might just explode reading them.

Includes prequel short story, MONGREL.

Praise for Wheaton's FOUR NAILS IN THE COFFIN:

"Remarkably character-driven...Wheaton convincingly showcases his talents as a writer of horror prose, taking his time to craft characters who are thoroughly fleshed out and engaging without holding off too long on the suspense...proves here to be a quite gifted storyteller undeniably worthy of an interested reader's time and attention." - Michael Compton, Fangoria

"Genuinely twisted and engrossing...may just leave you shaken for days." - Jessa Sobczuk, Rue Morgue [referring to Sunday Billy Sunday]

"This is muscular, original fiction that marks the debut of an exciting new voice in the speculative/dark fantasy genre." - Michael Rowe, editor of the Queer Fear anthology series and co-author of Triptych of Terror

"His tales are visceral, intellectual, and often grisly, but Wheaton never forgets that touch of humanity and wry humor which allow true horror to cut that much deeper to the bone." - Ken Plume, author, There's a Zombie In My Treehouse

"Wheaton's writing is haunting. Days, weeks, even months later, you will find your mind returning to his worlds. Stephen King is no longer my only addiction." - Todd Farmer, screenwriter, Drive Angry

"Four Nails in the Coffin is a shotgun blast to the brain. In a good way." - Gary Dauberman, screenwriter, Swamp Devil

Editorial Reviews


"Bones is a tale of flesheating zombie terror. What separates it from the current horde of undead drivel is the simple fact that the protagonist (and title character) is a dog. Now, before your fragile mind breaks with bad memories of the insipid original Hills Have Eyes 2, wherein a canine is not only featured prevalently but even has its own flashback, rest assured that this attempt is handled with a greater degree of subtlety and intelligence." -Fangoria

"Bones's sense of smell becomes quite important as a tool for the people in the story to find the undead menace, so he winds up in a series of increasingly exciting and bloody set-pieces. It's a pretty graphic tale, full of viscera and various grue. Bones is a fine example of quality, independent horror literature. A new take on the zombie outbreak story, it's a good, quick read and well worth your time." -Jon Is The Best Blog

"Somebody needs to jump on Wheaton's Bones stories - a really unique zombie tale that has a cadaver dog as the main character. It's like Benji and The Dawn of the Dead (well, not really as Bones is no Benji, but he's totally lovable!)." -Badass Digest

"A great Halloween-ish read!" -Candy's Raves

"Bones is a police K9 that sees a LOT of action. First he has to deal with a grody zombie apocalypse. Then, when all of Los Angeles is destroyed by a huge earthquake (followed by swarms of killer rats and birds), he gets sent in to help. Then all of civilization is wiped out by a killer virus, leaving only a few survivors and some very hungry dog packs. While Bones somehow manages to pull through all this, his human co-stars do not fare as well. Suffice to say, do NOT get attached to any of his human friends and handlers." -Flayrah

About the Author

Mark Wheaton is the author of the bestselling horror novels Sunday Billy Sunday and Flood Plains, novellas including Ascension, Adversary, The Impressionist, and the Bones trilogy as well as short story collection, Disembodied Spider Meat. Print editions of these stories are available as Four Nails in the Coffin, Unnatural Selection and Bones: The Complete Apocalypse Trilogy.  He is also a horror screenwriter (Friday the 13th, The Messengers) and graphic novelist (The Cleaners).

Product Details

  • File Size: 860 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Southbound Films; 2 edition (December 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HRSUS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise. Light on character development. Heavy on action.
Interesting premise. Light on character development. Heavy on action.
Published 20 days ago by Sean McAuley
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
I did enjoy this book even though it did drift at times. I liked seeing the situations through the dog's nose. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Suzanne
4.0 out of 5 stars fun reading
Light reading but good store telling. I liked how much of the books were from the dog's (Bones) view point. Read more
Published 2 months ago by grnthmb
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars! An interesting take on the P.A. genre!
When you read a lot of post-apocalyptic books, you are always on the lookout for that book that brings a little something different to the end of the world. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Believable and chilling scenarios make this a must read
I’m a huge fan of apocalyptic and dystopian stories so I knew right away I wanted to read this book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by laurathomas61
5.0 out of 5 stars Just something different
I live books like this because they are different! And trying to post this on just like 30min of sleep is crappy!
Published 5 months ago by Sly
4.0 out of 5 stars good read with a different aspect
When I read the story was thru the "eyes" of the dog I was not so sure, but it ended up being a very good read and a new spin on your everyday saga.
Published 5 months ago by soko
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
This a good dog story combined with a disaster, lots of action! I liked this story so much I'm going to have to read his other books. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ruth Casey May
3.0 out of 5 stars Doggone different
Dog or human, a lot of how much you enjoy a book is going to depend on your reaction to the main character, and I never felt that close to Bones, who could obviously take care of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeanine
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
An apocalyptic story with a dog as the main character. The idea when I read it was well executed. All the stories tie together and I loved it. I would recommend this to others. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jim Brown
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More About the Author

Mark Wheaton began his writing career as a freelance reporter before becoming a screenwriter and producer on films like Friday the 13th, The Messengers, and the forthcoming Voice from the Stone. In addition, he created the comic book, The Cleaners, has scripted a number of video games, and self-published several short stories and novellas including the cadaver dog-centric Bones series. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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