Wednesday, May 13, 2015
All Good Things (The Breadwinner Trilogy Book 3) - by Stevie Kopas - Excellent finish to this zombie series
It's often said that the third time's the charm. The old adage has never been truer than in the final book in The Breadwinner Trilogy. When I read book 1, The Breadwinner, a few months ago, I was not overly complimentary. Things improved with book 2 Haven, and here we are, at the end of the series, with All Good Things. This was one of the best zombie books I've read in recent memory. Elevating my overall opinion of the series to the point where this is what you really should be reading to get over your zombie withdrawal while The Walking Dead is on hiatus.
All Good Things begins with the death of a principal character, an event that actually occurred at the end of book 2, but the fallout intensifies here. One of the things I really like about The Breadwinner Trilogy is that, although there are zombies and plenty of gore, it's really about the complex relationships of our little group of survivors. "...the small group locked away in Emerald City had found some sort of solace in one another. They'd found some remnant of normalcy in the things they did together to fill their time. No matter how insignificant it all seemed, there were plenty of reasons they gave one another to keep living."
In All Good Things I found the characters to be more fully developed, displaying real feelings and raw emotions. I also realized they had more to fear from each other than from the "eaters" as the author refers to her undead.
I'm happy to say there are several OMG moments in this book as Kopas does not hold back at all. No spoilers, but I can say the reader should expect the unexpected in this very satisfying conclusion to The Breadwinner Trilolgy.
All Good Things is available now as an ebook from Permuted Press, through Amazon.com, and will be in paperback soon.
Strongly recommended. Get the entire series and spend some quality time with the undead.