Finding plague victims inside their compound, survivors of the zombie apocalypse suspect that the zombie plague has mutated and is being spread by spores emitted by infected flesh-eating ghouls. People infected by the spores could be asymptomatic carriers. Not only do the survivors have to worry about being bitten by rampaging flesh-eating ghouls but also being infected by inhaling spores emitted by a carrier within their camp. Terrified and suspicious of each other, the victims live in mutual fear as they try to determine who the carriers are. A band of marauders takes over the compound and incites the members to turn against each other, exploiting their fear of carriers, as hordes of ghouls mount a devastating assault on the perimeter.
Meanwhile, at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center President Cole declares a national emergency under section 201 of the National Emergencies Act and proclaims himself president for life as he hunkers down in the bunker with what little remains of the US government.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10
Plot: The author is a capable storyteller, offering a solid balance of dialogue, action, and description throughout the narrative. The plot engages from the beginning and holds the reader's interest until the last page.
Prose/Style: The author is a skilled writer but sometimes reverts to awkward colloquialisms. His command of dialogue is particularly strong, serving not only as a plot device but also as insightful clues as to a character's personality and moral compass.
Originality: While the characters and their experiences are unique, the basic premise this world is built upon may strike readers as overly familiar.
Character Development/Execution: The author effectively develops his characters through detail, nuance, and striking dialogue.
Date Submitted: April 01, 2021
"The anger and confusion of people trapped in what feels like a never-ending nightmare is very relatable for modern-day readers. Chaos rules."--Bestsellersworld.com
This action-packed novel is fast-paced and full of exciting twists that will keep you hooked!