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- Print Length: 298 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ronin LLC (April 28, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 28, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007YT8UJI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Rising Horde, Volume Two (Sequel to "The Gathering Dead") Kindle Edition
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I've read several works from Stephen Knight (this being his most recent). He is a fantastic storyteller. This story has constant action and is deep - this is no shoot-em-up dime-store paperback. Interspersed are some parts that made me laugh out loud. Throughout, the story is fast-paced and gripping. When I was reading, be it in a doctor's office, the train to work, or on my couch, I was part of the story. My mind often wanders while I read a book, but not in this case. It is easy to pick up and imediately fall into the story.
I really like Knight's writing style The story pulls you in, and it is so fast paced that it keeps you hooked. There is enough detail to draw you a good picture, yet not so much that you get bored reading paragraph after paragraph about minor details (think of a female author's description about the decor in a living room).
It took me a while to read the story - it's a good solid story - it made me think of Stephen King's "The Stand" - another great work.
If you like any of Stephen Knight's work you'll enjoy this. If you haven't yet read anything by Knight this is a great place to start. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
THIS book, however, is a fine, fine action adventure. This is the book the movie World War Z SHOULD be based on.
This one has McDaniel's, Gartrell and Jaworski in Texas. Their mission code named Sparta, has begun.
Those scientist, virologists and biochemists at Safire's company have come up with a cure for the plague. The cure will keep anyone bitten from becoming a walker.
Things haven't been easy and McDaniel' s is thrust into the leadership of SPARTA when Jaworski commits suicide after allowing civilians to be killed at SPARTS's front gate. Jaworski had no idea what dealing with the walkers was all about.
This thrust everyone into new roles and first and foremost for McDaniel's is getting the civilians out of SPARTA as millions of walkers are headed their way. In fact all of the walkers are headed for Texas.
So begins another fine read by Knight.
This one has McDaniel's, Gartrell, Rangers, SEAL's, civilians, doctors, a dead Jeffries who's leading the charge to SPARTA, smart zed's who plan ambushes, use artillery and guns, McDaniel's son Lenny who makes it to Texas, the evacuation of scientists and civilians, a SPARTA that is overrun by walkers, a delaying action headed by special forces, an action which allows the civilians to be ferried out, a convoy of MRAP vehicles which contain the last vehicles out of SPARTA, death, destruction, McDaniel's, Gartrell and the others making it out alive, a nuclear bomb, the destruction of the majority of the zeds that massed to Texas, a homecoming for McDaniel and his son at Ft. Bragg, Dave Gartrell getting to the cabin his wife and daugters are occupying, a Dave who doesn't get the ending he so desperately wanted and Cord McDaniel reuniting with his wife and on happy ending for him if not Gartrell.
Five Stars and then some.
Also.. MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ANY BOOKS IN THIS AWESOME SERIES!!!
Volume 1 starts off immediately after The Gathering Dead (A Zombie Apocalypse Novel) and Left With The Dead (A "Gathering Dead" Novella). While The Gathering Dead was a good zombie book, The Rising Horde is Great!
In Vol. 1, we're back with our old friends McDaniels and Gartrell as they set up a "camp" at a laboratory to give the surviving scientists a chance to try and come up with and produce a vaccine for the virus. The tension mounts and the zombies get ever so much closer minute by minute. I honestly don't know ANYTHING about our military when it comes to specifics... but this seems to be very well researched.
In Volume 2... The zombies are knock knock knockin on the doors... literally by the millions... Great zombie action/mayhem! It will keep you on the edge of your seat, turning those pages ever faster.
Also, if you've ever felt let down by some self-pubbed books/authors who don't take the time to read through/edit their books.... You WON'T get that here. These books are a breath of fresh air in this regard. (Or a nose full of rotting stenches, if you allow yourself to get drawn into the story). This is top-notch writing whether it be traditional or self-published... You can't get your zombie fiction any better than this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this is the final chapter of this story. I like the premise and story. It is well written and a believable way to get to an apocalypse.Published 5 days ago by scott
Just found my new favorite zombie writer. After waiting 3 years to get this book back from my brother in law I was able to crack it open and enjoy it's bloody zombie goodnes. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Allen Gamboa
This is my second time reading both books and I must say they were just as good the second time around. These books are a must read, twice! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathleen Lindsay
a minute different take on the zombie apocalypse. but well written and a fund read. I was hoping it continued for more than three books.Published 2 months ago by smr40
A very fitting sequel to the gathering dead. I especially enjoy Stephens technical use of military terms, it makes the reading all that more immersive. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Hamskrill
A good story that will keep you going to the end. The tactics and combat are intuitive and well thought out. But..... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tim
This series is just the biggest bunch of crap ever written . Zombies use guns and hunt???!! They can shoot load and operate complex weapons?!
This book sucked
A great series that i could not stop reading. A dark, fast paced and "realistic" account of a zombie apocalypse and the civilian and military response. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer