“ Genre: Horror / Author: A.R. Wise / Kindle Edition / 48 Pages „
There seems to be a complete surge of Zombie novels available on Kindle at the moment...and not just novels but also novellas and short stories as well. In fact some days you cannot move for Zombie tales, there are so many overloading the virtual shelves.
Whilst some are good though, others, the majority in fact, are truly awful! Thankfully Deadlocked Volume 1 is right up there with some of the best!
Telling the story of a father just diagnosed with a terminal illness, this novel, the first in a series, follows his journey as he tries to make his way home to his family just as a Zombie outbreak occurs. How this outbreak begins is part of the mystery, there are hints of some kind of terrorist action that may have started it all off but no definite answers, but what makes this novel truly great is the attention to detail and the fact that it is told in a real-world perspective. For instance, to start with no one realises that their attackers are zombies, just that people in the streets have started to go crazy. Secondly, everyone that our hero, David, encounters behaves just as you might expect them to do in such a situation! All in all, this makes for a tale that is both highly believable and ultimately quite terrifying!
I really loved this and can't wait to read the further installments that carry on the story. Volume One sets everything up perfectly and introduces us to some really well-rounded characters that the reader can't help but connect with and future volumes, I am told, not only continue the story but expand on many of the themes and ideas that we are introduced to here. Also smaller characters who appear here briefly in cameos also get more of a chance to shine! But even if you don't fancy paying for any of the other novels (this volume only is free at the moment from Amazon), then there is still plenty here to enjoy as this can be enjoyed as much as a stand-alone as it can as part of the larger series as a whole!
If you like the T.V series, The Walking Dead then you are going to absolutely love this! This is a zombie lovers wet dream; a real-life, believable zombie story that simply can't be beat! On the Kindle at least, this novel has no equal and this reviewer VERY highly recommends this for a realistic take on the traditional Zombie tale!