- File Size: 1772 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Enwritenment Publishing (February 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465966838
- ISBN-13: 978-1465966834
- ASIN: B0079VB6YM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,717,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Good job by Mr Van Winkle, and thought the bonus short-short story was pretty good also. Ending sure took me by surprise.
When I free up some room on my Kindle, have to look for some more by this author, really enjoyed him, surprising for a cold purchase.
Fortunately, William Van Winkle's "The Followers" falls firmly in the latter. The story is set during the Civil War, and knowing that I expected that the mixture of the two genres would be superficial; I thought Van Winkle was just going to take zombies and insert them into a Civil War battle and let the carnage ensue. Instead, the introduction of the zombies is efficiently explained and then eventually cleverly injected into the historical element of the story. The details that lead up to an epic face-off between the Union and Confederate armies are captivating and create an excellent mental image and great dramatic build up all the way to the end. It's clear that Van Winkle exhaustively researched the topic and carefully crafted the plot. Honestly, this story is worthy of being converted to a short film or even a full feature, and I hope that happens. I look forward to reading more stories from this author! Excellent!
The author provides enough nods to both genres to keep the die-hards interested, but never strays too deep as to chase away folks just looking for a good little yarn.
Well worth the price tag.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok, I can not believe it either; I read a zombie story. "The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead" by William Van Winkle caught my eye as a Kindle special; it combined... Read morePublished on August 27, 2014 by Carl E. Ahlm
Who would ever believe so many could stoop to such lows just for their own adulation. A very unexpected ending to an unbelievable attack. Read at your own risk of nightmares!!!!Published on March 25, 2014 by Gammy
This short story piqued my interest early in a historical setting with which I am familiar having been to Gettysburg. Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by Judy B
Two different zombie tales one was during the civil war where voodoo played a part in the conflict. The other tale was about a makeshift family stuck in a hospital surrounded by... Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by Josh Hitch
General Longstreet knows that Gettysburg is crucial to winning the war. He is offered what appears to be a guarantee to victory zombies, or zonbis. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by geobabe54
This book was good for a short story. Was a twist on the zombie genre including it in with the civil war but was a nice quick read.Published on October 23, 2013 by Jeri
Oddly enough, the other piece I've read & reviewed by the author needed to be longer...this one needed to be shortened. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by Ken Zufall
If you like zombies then this is a MUST READ! Make sure you finished all your chores before you start reading this. The author described everything in details. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by asul
It seemed like this was a rough-draft for a book concept. Really undeveloped and just left me wonder what happened to the rest of the story.Published on July 12, 2013 by RH
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