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Dead Islands: Necrose Series Book One [Kindle Edition]

Tim Moon
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 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

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

“…the ending has some delicious teaser in it.” – Jamaal A.


Dead Islands, a 36,000+ word 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.

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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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4 of 5 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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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 whole story. Perhaps I really missed something but the way this, could have been 4 star, book ended all the good was sucked out of the experience.
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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
3.0 out of 5 stars Just An Average Apocalyptic Story.... October 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I read a lot of Apocalyptic Books, with and without "Zombies". In this book, I felt like the author took too long in the build up of the story. By this, I mean the explanation for how the whole virus/source of the undead originates and spreads. It wasn't a long drawn out technical explanation, it was just over long kind of boring background.

It starts with the two main characters flying out from Korea to Hawaii. They are two average guys that are so inept i felt like yelling at them. They both had little to no common sense survival skills. These two and others see the dead bite and kill people on a big scale,, escape back to their hotel room where no one has any idea what's happening on the other side of the island, and just go to sleep. They don't make plans and they don't gather supplies, they just collapse and sleep, and they bring a stranger who got badly bit back with them ( instead of taking him to the hospital or keeping a watch on him).

I only gave the book three stars, because it took too long in the build up, there was very little response from the authorities after it erupts on the plane where multiple people were killed, the main characters are bumbling idiots, and and there just wasn't enough action scenes. It was a ho-hum story that I kept reading to see if it would get better, but sadly it didn't get much better and ended right where it sort of got interesting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 17 days 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 18 days ago by dbosse
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good Story, not totally idiotic protagonists.
Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I cannot wait for the next book to be released! Great storyline, interesting characters, development of the plot kept me completely engrossed to the end.
Published 21 days ago by Kindle Customer
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Frederick A. Squier
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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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