Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tuskers II: Day of the Long Pig - by Duncan McGeary - The aporkcalypse continues

4 of 5 Stars     Review Copy

I sometimes think I should feel a bit guilty when I get excited about a book like Tuskers II.  After all, it's just a tall tale of a group of survivors fighting off intelligent pigs or javelinas to be more precise, but truth be told, it's fun to check ones brain at the door once in a while.

I love it when a book starts with action right from the start.  Within pages of the beginning of Tuskers II we find this gem..."He toppled over and fell into two parts.  The lower part of his body went backward, the top part went forward, and the insides splashed wetly between them."  No lie, chapter one will knock your socks off.

Despite the quick start, the story seemed to drag for a bit, but later broke some new ground as the porkers showed more intelligence than they had before, even displaying a hunger for learning.  It was also interesting to see divisions developing in the ranks of the animals.

All told, Tuskers II: Day of the Long Pig was another fun look at evolution run amok.  Available now from Angelic Knight Press, the horror imprint at Ragnarok Publications.

By the way, there is a huge twist at the end, which will play into subsequent books in the series.


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