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Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • B00B3HLJMC
  • pages
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Paperback Details
  • 01/2013
  • 978-0615753928
  • 360 pages
  • $12.99
Frostarc (Seclusion Book 1)
Son murdered. Wife abandoned. Head hunted. When a violent pandemic turns his neighbors homicidal, Kozz is forced to break out of his solitude and venture back to the world where he left his love behind. Frostarc is a journey through one man's struggle to forgive himself. The people of his frozen planet have gone insane, and many have disappeared. Kozz needs to find a way off his ice-block prison in order to track down his wife and must make sure she is shielded from the madness that has befallen humanity. Hiding from his past is no longer an option. A decade of isolation and self-loathing has destroyed his spirit, but a young boy and mother who Kozz finds on his travels serve as a surrogate family, one he feels compelled to protect. Mystery and turmoil plague a civilization in its early period of space pioneering. Frostarc will haunt readers with its bloody, western-shootout style and frightening revelations of Kozz's secret history. He needs to find his wife. He needs to ensure her safety. He should never have left.
Reviews
Amazon

I really enjoyed Frostarc. It's a sci-fi apocalypse type story with intelligent zombies and the big question: Who is Kozz and what is he hiding from?
I'm a fan on the zombie genre but feel it is getting a little tired and overdone as of late. Frostarc is a refreshing new take on zombies. The infected are intelligent. They can set traps, tear apart vehicles and communication devices, and they can be healed. Yes, it's possible to heal.
There is more plot and suspense than actual blood and gore. McMahon doesn't rely on shock factor to draw his readers in. So, good on him :)

I liked the characters. Kozz, the main character, is rough around the edges and has some secrets that as a reader you're dying to uncover. There are clear set bad guys and good guys and you really don't like the bad guys.

McMahon writers great dialogue and setting. His descriptions are beautiful. But, I felt he internalized thoughts a little too often, taking the reader out of the action, so to speak, more than I'd like.
I'm not too familiar with omniscient viewpoint, but I think that's what Frostarc is written in. It took a little getting used to, and I can't say I'm a huge fan, but McMahon does seem to pull it off without confusing the reader as to whose head we're in.
There is a cliffhanger ending, so don't expect a neatly tied up story. I wasn't nearly ready for this book to end when it did, and can't wait for book 2.

I'm giving Frostarc 4 out of 5 stars.

News
06/15/2016
Second Edition Released

A newly revised and refined version of my debut novel is now for sale.

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • B00B3HLJMC
  • pages
  • $
Paperback Details
  • 01/2013
  • 978-0615753928
  • 360 pages
  • $12.99

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