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- Book 1 of 3 in The Pandemic Sequence
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From Narnia to Arakis, Middle Earth to Westeros, Tom eagerly devours as many science fiction and fantasy novels as time allows. He credits George RR Martin, Robert Jordan, and Frank Herbert as the major influences on his style.
Tom is currently working on the next volumes in the new series, What Followed After.
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- Publication date : November 24, 2013
- File size : 2784 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Publisher : Permuted Press (November 24, 2013)
- ASIN : B005QRPRBY
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #994,011 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Book one The Tilian Virus is the only one I have read so far. However the series has book two The Tilian Effect and book three Torrance also out. I hope to order them digital as I did the first one.
Now to the review which is why you are here. I find the writing simple and pleasurable. This being the intro book I am not stressed by there being no revel into why this is happening. I am hoping that is to come in later books. I also am not bothered that the book is written in a style similar to old classic movie called Pulp Fiction or the Pendragon series of books. This is to say Tom Calen is telling the past story in odd chapters and the current yarn in even chapters. There are those that follow that train of writing easily and those who don’t. It would seem those who don’t like the style are very vocal about it every time they encounter it, which is true of this book also. I however love all three of the aforementioned works so the book is solid to me. I don’t think anything with zombies cannot be compared to the The Walking Dead television series which I watched from the beginning. I think hands down The Tilian Virus is the better work. Calen was gracious enough not to include, spawning zombies, day and night changes during the same scene, and the ever fun arbitrary distances between locations. The prison is a day drive, a thirty minute walk, a day run or something from Woodbury.
I have seen some say Calen is to descriptive and others say it’s not enough researched description. I find it right where it should be I know the people, I understand the setting, and feel emotions when reading the story. I don’t really care about the cubic meters in a case of ammo or the electroplating process to silver plate a gun, nor the tumble velocity of a projectile. That’s why I have Goggle.
In conclusion, I give Tom Calen’s The Tilian Virus a five star.
Mike Allard is a high school teacher. Not a paramilitary type. He barely knew how to shoot a gun at the beginning of the series. I like the idea of a teacher working to save the young people in his charge. Yes he lost several of them, but he also saved others. As he and the kids struggle to stay alive, they find others and evenually wind up spending years in a mountain sanctuary. But that, like all good things, must come to and end.
Book 2 is the glimpse of salvation. That salvation is only smoke and mirrors. Mike Allard takes the time he needs after being wounded trying to lead his rag-tag group to the coast and to safety. His charges, now his family, are adults and fully self sufficient in the new world. They are no longer being lead. That independence leads to near disaster for several of Mikes "family".
The third book is resolution...No, everything is not perfect and the world is all it ever once was, but it has a chance of recovering once the creators of the virus are exposed. The family get back together after being scattered to the four winds.
The three book series has a real beginning, middle and end. Yeah!!! It doesn't just go on and on without resolution. The books were worth the price if you enjoy the walking dead. They show the grittier side of people at times and there is not the page after page of cut and slash....this book is about the people and the undead are part of surviving the new world.