Lords of the Sith With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force and each other to depend on, the Emperor and Darth Vader, must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries. | Learn about the author, Paul S. Kemp
Earth is bombarded by a meteorite storm large enough to envelop the globe. Cities are devastated, satellites are knocked from the sky, and fires rage unchecked all over the world. In the midst of this apocalypse, a small country town, an Antarctic research station, and a group of stranded airline passengers struggle to survive, even as a new horror rises from the ashes…
Welcome to Serial Fiction—with Zombies! The Zombie Chapters is a new, monthly serial, and a fresh take on the zombie genre. Its focus is on deep character development and the exploration of truly unique settings and situations. Read along as the serial’s main characters attempt to understand, and cope with, the sudden shattering of their world, and a deadly virus that turns mankind against itself by animating the corpses of the fallen!
In Volume I, we meet four of the main characters as they fight to survive an otherworldly meteorite shower. Brad Thomas, a business development consultant, is in a commercial airliner when he first notices the green-tailed meteorites outside of his window. The next twenty minutes of his life are filled with unmitigated horror as he and his fellow passengers wait helplessly for the impact that will kill them all… Ramsey Claybourne, a military-trained virologist, tries to prepare a small country hospital for the worst, until the hospital itself is struck… Handicapped ten year old Emmy, and her huge, mentally-challenged brother Carter, stare in wonder at the beautiful display in the sky above them. When the “magical” meteorites turn deadly, however, Emmy must rely on her brother’s mobility, and might, to save her… Piotr Sayan and his girlfriend Maria, a brilliant Russian meteorite expert, are just starting their day when Mirnyy Station, Russia’s largest Antarctic base, is rocked by the devastation of the meteorite bombardment…
Was expecting the typical zombies at every turn but was surprised to hear in depth character development and scenario evolvement. Leaves you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. Little short compared to most books I listen to but I will still get the next installment because I'm hooked.
This is an action-packed book that will keep your attention. The twist on the origin of the zombie problem is novel and there is very effective use of several character sets and viewpoints. The writing is excellent, and so the story is smooth to follow. As one of my friends said, "The words don't get in the way of the meaning." The story, with a serial approach, is left hanging at the end, setting up the suspense for the next release. Personally, I prefer to read a whole story at once and get closure, so held back on the 5th star, but I suspect Dan will eventually release a combined volume. Good new writing talent, and I'm eager to read more.
For the first installment of a series, it gets the job done. The character development is flawless with multiple cliff hangers leaving you wishing for the second installment to be published already. The writing style is fresh, bringing something new and different to the zombie genre. I'm not a fan of series but this is one that has peaked my interest and with the writing style more than likely it'll stay that way.