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Dead Islands: Necrose Series Book One Kindle Edition

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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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  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Beast Mountain Ltd.; 3 edition (August 20, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MQK8TGE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,874 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Allison Burke on 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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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By aquarianibis on August 30, 2014
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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 By Lawrence James Williams Jr on October 2, 2014
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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 By TrinityJo on 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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