Sunday, September 25, 2016
Deadside Resurrection - by Terry Grimwood
Deadside Revolution is one of those books that is conceptually strong but gets lost in the execution.
The dead are coming back to life, but not as zombies per se. These dead still have their faculties, even if they are rotting on the outside. In addition to the dead, there are half-dead, and some people who are still considered living.
This was not simply a smoking, post apocalyptic ruin, this was an inversion of normality. Whatever was alive was now dead, and whatever had been dead was alive, and living - a grotesque parody of 21st Century life.
Regrettably, I found much of the action in this book to be repetitive, with one battle scene pretty much the same as the next. That's unfortunate because there is a story hidden in the miasma of Deadside Revolution.
Robert Lewis is a reluctant hero who must get his daughter, who's mother was one of the half-dead when she was born and has no soul, to a location where the fallen angel, Azazel, can claim her body. This may be the only way to return things to the way they once were.
Although, fast-paced and entertaining at times, I can't easily recommend this book, especially with its less than satisfying ending. I do give the author credit, though for trying to do something different in the zombie sub-genre.
Deadside Revolution is available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats from Horrific Tales Publishing. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge and if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.