|Oh my god! Zombies Everywhere!! In all seriousness, Devan Sagliani’s THE RISING DEAD is pretty solid zombie fiction. Interesting characters and intense action sequences. I really enjoyed the book!
I’m pretty new to Zombie stories in general, but it with the prevalence of horror titles which feature zombies (AMC’s Walking Dead, World War Z, the Plant vs. Zombies iPhone app, etc. I just watched Disney’s Hocus Pocus. Even that movie has a Zombie in it.) it is pretty hard to know absolutely nothing about Zombies. Nevertheless, Sagliani puts you through the paces. He explains the breakdown of society, and how all of these scary zombies came to be. But he doesn’t waste too much time on it. He gets you into the action quickly and constantly presents new challenges for his protagonists. He also leaves the story open-ended enough that there could plausibly be a sequel, or it might be part of a series (I know he has another book out called Zombie Attack! which is part of a trilogy. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be part of that or not.) but at the very least, we are left with the hope that we will get to see more of this new, post-apocalyptic world.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed THE RISING DEAD. It is only 99 cents, and for that price, I believe it answered all the calls of duty. It perhaps would benefit from one more round of Editorial. I found quite a few mistakes and I wasn’t consciously looking for them. But, other than that, it was a lot of fun to read. I’ll definitely be watching Devan Sagliani to see what he comes up with next.