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Dead Islands: Necrose Series Book One [Kindle Edition]

Tim Moon
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“A fresh take on the genre and…more realistic…” – W.C. Hoffman, Author of Twins of Prey

"...a classic zombie feel; yet, felt modern and relatable..." - Allie Burke, Author of The Enchanters Series

BEN CHASE and his friend TY are fresh from teaching English in South Korea, and they’re on their way to experience the Big Island of Hawaii – but their vacation turns into a nightmare when two passengers unexpectedly die during their flight.

Desperate to recover their sense of excitement, they meet up with Ty’s friend Anuhea and her friend Charlotte, who Ben finds himself instantly attracted to. But their plans quickly unravel as a rampant infection hits the islands and they find themselves surrounded by flesh-eating monsters.

Law and order degenerates into a daring fight for survival, and Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands. And what he must do to save them is unthinkable…

Dead Islands will leave your skin crawling as you follow Ben and his friends’ terrifying encounter with the deadly Necrose-7A virus, and their desperate attempts to survive the doomed island paradise.

Reader Reviews

“The perfect amount of gore and personal tragedy…” – Sally B.

“Effective, taught, engaging beginning…” – M. Heminger

“LOVED LOVED this book.” – Kathy C.


Dead Islands, a novella, is the first book in the Necrose zombie apocalypse series.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Dead Islands is a 36,500+ word novella and it has the coarse language and violence you should expect in a zombie apocalypse book. Enjoy responsibly!

About the Author

TIM MOON is a writer and avid hiker from Washington State. Tim was an editor for the Salmon Creek Journal at Washington State University, where he graduated with a BA degree in political science and a minor in psychology. Tim is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy and primarily writes in those genres. He loves to travel, go backpacking, play with his dog, and watch movies. Tim wrote Dead Islands, book one of the Necrose Series, while living in South Korea as an English language teacher.

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  • Print Length: 218 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MQK8TGE
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok, that's a start... August 30, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a story in the typical zombie-apocalypse trope, and as much as I like a zombie story, at this point they need something special to catch my interest. There's too many Dawn of the Dead clones. I understand how hard it is to come up with a story along these lines with some pop, but that doesn't mean we should stop trying. There are many spelling and grammar mistakes; so many that they detract from the flow of the story. Also, commas are inserted everywhere; the initial purpose of a comma is to /pause/ the sentence, and they do (which is why they're not appropriate everywhere). Try splitting the sentence if it's too long.

Beyond editing fixes, the story and characters need some work. For instance, I like that the prologue is someone we never meet again, and then the first chapter is the main characters (?), but then when we make the switch to the FBI agents, and never go back to the HI hikers... If you're going to introduce us to a throwaway character (the prologue in China), then move on with the hikers in HI, don't then throw in the FBI at the last second; either add some more throwaway characters (to flesh out the story) or don't throw in the FBI and focus more on characterizing the hikers. Personally, I'd go for more throwaway characters (since they show us the situation around the world). So keep writing, and keep looking for that spark!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Zombie Fiction September 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was super stoked to get my hands on this book after following Tim Moon's many adventures and finding similar tastes in literature via his reviews on Geeks Unleashed and Quest for Books. I have a paperback of this novel due to my Kickstarter Backery, and I just have to say in person the cover is awesome; it reminds me of a comic book.

And the book is awesome too: it is a very solid zombie novel. Dead Islands is written in such a way that the reader is fluidly pulled along the storyline itself without drawn-out development or side-happenings ever getting in the way. The romance lent a sweet element to the story, but didn't take it over - which I am sure would irk a lot of hardcore zombie readers if it had - but always stepped down to let survival take the trophy for the reader's attention.

It wasn't my favorite, but not because it was badly written or annoyed me but more because not every book can be not every reader's favorite - diversity, people - because 1. I'm a character-driven reader and 2. I don't do cliffhangers. In my opinion there is not a detailed account of Ben or Ty's backstory, and I like wrap-ups, even in series.

That being said, I thought Moon took some characters that don't exactly fit the mold of Every Zombie Novel Ever, who are living different (and exciting, even without the zombies) lives than everyone else, and developed a story that had a classic zombie feel; yet, felt modern and relatable due to the very recent real-world events that it incorporated.

Aside from a few personal reading quirks, I really dug Dead Islands and would definitely read the next book; I'd highly recommend it to you lovers of classic zombie fiction looking for something a bit more modern but holding onto all the elements y'all love.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The set up was good; a little slow October 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The story is solid. The set up was good; a little slow, but a good lead up to a full zombie apocalypse. Except I felt we never fully got there. The story ended right when it was just getting started. And then it jumped from our young heroes to a completely new set of characters whose story never quite got started. It left me unsatisfied. Also, I keep calling this a story rather than a book, because to be honest, it was just a little longed than a short story. To be honest, if I hadn't got this for $.99 instead of the $9.99 original price that was listed at one time, I would have been a little upset.
The negative aside, as I said earlier, the story was good. It could have been a 4 or 5 star rating easy, in my opinion, had it kept building on the momentum it started. I am anxious to see what happens next. Hopefully the next installment will be longer, and our focus will remain on Ben, his friends and other survivors on the islands. I am not as interested in the cause of the outbreak, unlike some. I am more interested in where they go from here. Unless of course you plan on curing the disease... Of course then it would be an apocalypse, just a pandemic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dead Islands August 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a typical zombie book. Two guys go on vacation, meet up with 2 girls, zombie virus spreads...and, well, the usual. This was a short read, finished in about 2 hours. I would have liked more..."meat" or depth to the story (and no, not meaning more zombies). Towards the end, it did seem like I would get something other than zombies running around or the foursome hanging out (a little back story, what caused the zombies...something) but then it ended. I read zombie/apocalyptic books not really for the zombies but for the surviving characters, what they go through, how they survive, that sort of thing (and unique twists are a plus). This one was possibly heading in the direction, and perhaps will in book 2, but it didn't really give me enough to want to continue the series. This was definitely a book 1 that is a setting up for the series. If you don't mind that, then you might like this one. For me, it was just okay.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
I was able to read this through kindle unlimited. I have to say, if you like zombie apocalypse books, this is one to read. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book.
Published 21 days ago by Dana E Bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I thought the book was well written. I like zombie stuff to begin with so that's why I picked out the book. But it was good and look forward to the next one.
Published 23 days ago by Ryan McNally
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Islands: Necrosis series Book One
I can not believe that this is the authors first book. It is excellent. It doesn't dwell on the usual blood, guts, and gore and still you know this is a Zombie Thriller. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
These two guys are on an airplane when two people are sick but they have a virus called zombies. So they get to Hawaii and all hell breaks out in every countries and states.
Published 28 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I have been searching for a decent apocalypse book for awhile. I found myself caring about the characters and wanting to know more. Only wish it was longer
Published 29 days ago by alan christie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
Interesting story that is well written. A great start for a first novel. Moon definitely has skills. Looking forward to the next book.
Published 1 month ago by Able1
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
Classic zombie apocalypse book. Can't wait to see what happens next! An entertaining short read that led me wanting more.
Published 1 month ago by steelergirl82
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start
It was a good beginning to a new series good character development with enough action and suspense. I really enjoyed the first book and will keep an eye out for the next... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Aleks
2.0 out of 5 stars Only so so
Beware, cuts off in middle of story requiring you to buy the next book to see what happens. Not that good.
Published 1 month ago by dbosse
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TIM MOON is a writer and avid hiker from Washington State. Tim was an editor for the Salmon Creek Journal at Washington State University, where he graduated with a BA degree in political science and a minor in psychology. Tim is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy and primarily writes in those genres. He loves to travel, go backpacking, play with his dog, and watch movies. Tim wrote Dead Islands, book one of the Necrose Series, while living in South Korea as an English language teacher.

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