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Dead Islands: Necrose Series Book One [Kindle Edition]

Tim Moon
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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"A fresh take on the genre..." - W.C. Hoffman, Author of Twins of Prey

"The perfect amount of gore and personal tragedy..." - Sally B.

"Pulls you in..." - Jay W.

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.


Dead Islands, a 36,000+ word novella, is the first book in the Necrose zombie apocalypse series.


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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1350 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tim Moon; 2 edition (August 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MQK8TGE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies in Paradise August 26, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
You can't say “Dead Islands” doesn't have action. From the opening scene in the streets of Shanghai, to a zombie attack in an airplane over the Pacific, to utter chaos in the Hawaiian Islands, “Dead Islands” keeps moving throughout.

Curiously, no one in the early part of the novel seems to be aware of the spate of zombie movies flooding the theaters these days. Everyone's like, “I never heard of such a thing.” That doesn't make the book bad, it just seems odd to me.

On the other hand, once the heroes land in Honolulu and get through the authorities, they kinda brush off the whole thing. They act like tangling with zombies is just an interruption of their mountain-climbing.

One of the toughest things to write believably is how normal people will react to abnormal, bizarre, or horrifying situations. Do they freak out? Do they shrug it off? The characters here seem to take it mostly in stride, considering how bizarre the situation is.

On thing that's nice, “Dead Islands” is set slightly into the future and makes reference to very recent events like the Russian involvement in the Crimea and Wikileaks. That gives it an up-to-the-minute feel, connecting real-world events to the horror of flesh-eating zombies.

However, I do not like the ending. Actually, it ends fine... except there's an extra chapter, set in Washington DC, tacked on after it! Though this chapter relates to the zombie apocalypse, it shows us new, unrelated characters. Even this might be OK if it had been labeled as a teaser or an epilog, but not another chapter. Still, it's not enough to ruin the good experience of reading “Dead Islands”.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good opener September 16, 2014
By Haze
Format:Kindle Edition
A pretty good opener to a series with enough action to “whet your appetite” so to speak and spark enough interest to read the next one to see how it all pans out and the story develops.

I thought the characters were interesting although seemed a bit “dim” and naive as to understanding and reacting to what was going on - particularly at the beginning - it was as if they had never seen or heard anything about zombies before … very strange!

The story, however, was well written with a good pace. I felt the sense of confusion and fear was put across really well and the descriptions of situations was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the airplane sequence but did feel it was a little downplayed; I expected more tension and panic which would have been more realistic in that particular scenario where there is no escape. This did however improve as the book moved on and things became a little more believable.

I admit that I haven’t read an awful lot of “zombie” books so don’t have a lot to compare against but I do watch these types of films/programmes and feel this stands up quite well and, as I said, is a pretty good opener and I am tempted to read the next book in the series.

I also love the cover.

I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and be sent a copy of this eBook by the author in return for an honest review; this did not determine the outcome of my review.
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining September 6, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a sucker for zombie stories of any kind. I Have been ever since birth, so it's no surprised that I really enjoyed reading this. Had the perfect amount of gore and personal tragedy poured in, for my taste anyway.

Dead Islands is set in Hawaii, two back packers have come her to vacation for adventure and perhaps a good looking girl or two. From the time Be and Ty get to Hawaii they encounter zombie attacks every turn and like most people they put it off as a weird disease, until they get to the big race with some pretty girls and see pandemonium first hand. They continually almost get their faces chewed off, but manage to try and save some people along the way.

I love gore, obviously not the stuff that is real and in my face but through a movie screen or in this case through book pages. From the beginning of the novel up until the end their is enough carnage to keep you satisfied for a while. I cant say if any of it was realistically graphic because I've never witnessed a human being devour another human, but it was certainly entertaining.

Sometimes the dialog was a little bit too convenient. I understand that sometimes the characters need to explain things to each other, but at times you could tell the explanations were solely for the readers benefit. It would have been better to just let us figure out things for ourselves one of my biggest pet peeves in reading is when the author hands things to you instead of you figuring it out, it makes me feel like the author doesn't trust me enough to figure things out for myself, malign the reading come down as a whole.

The novel is set in Hawaii but there were only a couple of times that the setting was described as such.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really great start
This is going to be a blockbuster series, it's smart and has a great storyline, the character line is one that you'll find you like and want them to survive, they're likable and... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Thank you for a different take on a zombie apocalypse. I recently read a new writer who left me bored and confused. Hope book two is out soon. Lauraq46@yahoo.com
Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but, sometimes, frustratingly unrealistic.
I liked this book mostly. I look forward to the next. My biggest frustration with the book was the, sometimes, unrealistic actions taken by both the characters and the general... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars dead islands:Necrose Series Book 1
Love it, want to read more!!! Easy to read, smooth, nicely written. Good suspense, horror , great characters. 5 stars.
Published 7 days ago by Fabulousfrances
4.0 out of 5 stars one by one, they got sick
Ben is on the plane, returning from China with his best friend Ty. They are
heading to Hawaii for a vacation when on the plane, two Chinese people
are sick and die, but... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Kat
2.0 out of 5 stars Give this one a pass
Very boring book with bland characters. I will not be reading anymore of this series or even finishing this one
Published 16 days ago by Frederick A. Squier
2.0 out of 5 stars I liked this book [always a fan of apocalypses story] until ...
I liked this book [always a fan of apocalypses story] until i found that it had no ending. I dont mean it left off with a cliff hanger, I mean the ending had nothing to do with the... Read more
Published 17 days ago by raymond holland
5.0 out of 5 stars Good zombie book
Well written, the plot was believable and the characters were portrayed nicely. A step by step story that began and ended with a bang. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Gail Hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book.
Published 22 days ago by Lenwood Alston
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start
So, it seems to be starting a little slow, but it's seeming to do this intentionally for character development, which is a good thing, I like character development, I mean I am all... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
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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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