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Survival in Man’s Second Dark Age
Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning...
The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships. Among the townsfolk, political and the religious, dissension is spreading.
Through it all, a mother must protect her son...
©2014 Bobby Adair & T.W. Piperbrook (P)2014 Bobby Adair & T.W. Piperbrook
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 25-05-2016


Let's get something straight, the rating is not low because of the treatment of women. These were the only two quotes that stuck out to me. The best part of the book is the universe these two have created. It is a bit different, I even like the infected. It is based on a real disease that inflicts insects in, I believe South America. I saw a special on one of the nature channels once and they showed these ants go crazy, become physically deformed and then what looks like a painful death. I found the book very slow. Very little happens, the whole books is a set-up for the series. They spend a lot of time telling us things, little time doing anything. As another reviewer mentions the infected are just background. This had more of a feel of The Handmaid's Tale, than a Zombie book. The whole book takes place over three days. We are told women strip in front of the whole town and are felt up in front of the whole town and we are told that it is humiliating. We don't actually live through it as a woman.

My mind wondered often and I never really felt much empathy for any of the characters and there were no WOW moments. I will not continue the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By The Zombie Specialist on 28-11-2014

Unique – enteraining – easy listening

Ok I confess, I am pretty tight when it comes to money. So when it comes to making a purchase on a title I tend to choose one’s which have at least been reviewed. However, every once in a while I look for one which isn’t reviewed. I tell myself because it is because ‘I like to live on the edge’. I know I am a sad man… But the truth is I am looking for something different… but not too different from my usual listening habits. I usually listen to zombie stories or historical military and political people.

This title was perfect. I was thinking it was going to be zombie’s but it is not! Truly it was a pleasant surprise!

I won’t retell or summarize the story – that is what the publisher’s summary is for. So I will restrain myself to talk about the narration and how I felt about the book:

Sean Runnette is an excellent narrator and is very easy to listen to. The speed of the narration is good. I played this one at 1.25x speed and it was just right.

The story built tension and managed to build it to just the right amount before it was released. Not once did I find myself stressed by it. But rather the tension did what it is supposed to do – make me what to know more.

The story ebbed and flowed, slowly building the characters and revealing more of the plot. The title is the work of two authors and honestly I couldn’t pick any difference between the two!

The only draw back is a simple one. I can't wait for the second book! I listened to this one pretty much in one day and was disappointed to see that this was a new release and so the second one on the series might be a little way off.

If you are looking for something a bit different to the usual end of the world zombie style books that I often review, and you want something that is entertaining and easy to listen to in a boring commute. Then this one might be just what you are looking for!

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5 out of 5 stars
By C J Attwood on 01-06-2015

desperate for the next book

great book couldn't stop listening, just can't wait for the next installment. no bad points but I guess you need to enjoy the genre to get the most out of the story, but even if this genre doesn't appeal give it a go you may be pleasantly surprised

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By BillyBlackBear on 21-03-2015

Positively Medievil

The story is an interesting twist on post apocalyptic storytelling but lacks that gripping punch and is little more than a robin hood tale

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