Sunday, December 8, 2013
Cadaver Dogs - by Anthony Armstrong - An intriguing Zombie novella
With The Walking Dead on break you might be asking yourself, "Where can I get my zombie fix?" Well, here's Anthony Armstrong with a nice little novella to get you though the dead spots.
Wikipedia defines Cadaver Dogs as canines specifically trained to find the scent of decomposing bodies. Although there are no dogs in Armstrong's book, there are plenty of decomposing bodies and a group of survivors who have taken to disposing of them in a manner I've not seen in zombie-lit before. Frankly, I think it would be rather interesting to see what would happen if Rick and the others were to encounter such a group of survivors on The Walking Dead.
The protagonist, Eric Englund, nicknamed Father Englund by the group, loses his beloved wife, Hannah, at the beginning of the story. It's this bond that is examined closely when Eric discovers his wife, as a zombie, later in the tale. There's more to that, but I think you should have that "Oh, Wow!" moment for yourself.
I don't know if I really like zombies that can talk, even if their speech is limited to little more than expressing their hunger, but I definitely enjoyed Armstrong's story.
Cadaver Dogs was released, earlier this week, by Angelic Knight Press and is available as an ebook from Smashwords and Amazon.com.