Length: short story
TBR Reviewer: Mark
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read.
But, for now at least, it is not the Zombies that are a problem! A group of religious zealots
determined to wipe out all those who are trying to cheat the Armageddon by laying low are in pursuit and as relentless in their intent as their Undead counterparts! If not even more determined as they are driven by a fury that has lead them to turn against their fellow man.....
This is another cracking short story that perfectly compliments Kristopher’s already
established universe and also introduces a couple of characters who I am sure will have larger roles to play in future upcoming installments! Again, the story is fast-paced and gripping and is fascinating in the way it gives the reader a small glimpse into what is happening to the rest of humanity after all that befell the world in The dying of the light: End. By offering us this small
insight into what is happening to the rest of the world after humanity’s forced absence from the surface, Kristopher again paves the way for yet more stories set to run alongside his already established story line. One thing is for sure, it will certainly be interesting to see exactly what direction he has planned for the next full novel in the series after events depicted here.
I really enjoyed this story and thought it just as brilliant and original as Outbreak One, the previous short story! Both shorts are intended, according to the author, as being viewed as “deleted scenes” or the equivalent of DVD extras to compliment the rest of the main series and Kristopher has so far, managed to break with convention and actually deliver something wholly original in what can often be seen as the already over-populated genre of Zombie fiction. No easy feat by any stretch of imagination!
This short story really got me excited and did what all short fiction should do in leaving me wanting more. Much more! In the meantime, all I can do is wait in anticipation for the next full volume of The dying of the light and I for one cannot wait to see what is going to happen next....