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Review: Dead Soil by Alex Apostol @AlexApostol87

Dead Soil Dead Soil Trilogy #1

by Alex Apostol

Published: October 27, 2015

Publisher: Pfeffer Haus Publishing

Genre: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Horror


What happens when civilization falls and the dead rise?

The devastating outbreak of a new strand of fatal flu has the world concerned. As every lab in the country tries to come up with a vaccine to stop humanity from being wiped out, another threat rises---the dead. While some ignore the warning signs and fall victim to the wandering hordes of zombies, others band together in small groups in a desperate attempt to survive. Many struggle to understand, as they watch their friends and family die, whether this is a challenge to overcome or a new, permanent reality.

Christine and Liam are building a life together in a small town in northwest Indiana. They live in a nice apartment, both have promising careers in respectable fields, and are about to take the plunge into matrimony. When the zombie plague devastates the couple by taking what small amount of people they love in the world, they have to make the choice to step up or hide behind closed doors. It's a good thing Liam has been practicing with a bow and arrow since he was five-years-old.

Zack Kran is the couple's next door neighbor and Liam's best friend. He owns a comic book and gaming store in the heart of Chesterton, Indiana---a small town on Lake Michigan. It was his dream to share his love of comic art and epic fantasy battles with the world. But as debt weighs on his shoulders with no one coming into the shop, he struggles with the decision to sell or not. The only ray of light to shine through the hovering gloom is a young woman named Anita, who comes in the stores simply to flirt. When the zombies overrun the town, Zack vows to find this woman he barely knows and spend the rest of his short life making sure she survives. Will the hours he spent maneuvering collective swords in front of the mirror be enough to get to her?

Carolyn Bock is a HR representative at the local steel mill. Eternally on the quest for a suitable husband, she is blindsided when she finds her neighbor eating someone. She seeks shelter with Luke Benson, the librarian across the hall whom she always had he eyes on, only to be betrayed and locked inside her apartment under suspicion of being bitten. When the only person who knows she's in there flees the building, she has no choice but to find her own way out before the dead find a way in.

Gale, Gretchen, Lonnie, Rowan, and Mitchell are a group of misfits wandering the expansive wooded area of the Dune's State Park to hide from the growing hordes of zombies. Lonnie Lands was appointed group leader from his acts of heroism that saved the other members. But as his head swells with power, will he become the new threat to their survival?

The "Dead Soil" trilogy is not only about the horror of living in a world overrun with rotting, shambling corpses out to eat everything with a pulse. It's about the changes that many need to make in order to survive a world that's out to get them.

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My Review:

A new strand of the flu virus has hit the streets killing millions and leaving in their wake an undead human walking around lifeless, their only goal in life is hunting the living to feed on.

Scientists all over are trying to make a vaccine that will hopefully stop this flu virus before it gets out of hand. But of course, they are too late as the dead are rising, hungry, and hunting.

Dead Soil is told from the perspective of several different characters. There is one group of people living in an apartment building who goes from apartment to apartment in search of the undead. They need to find all the dead and kill them for good, hopefully, if they want to make the building a safe place for them to live.

Each character must learn what they can do to help out the group. You know to find their place and or the job that will be beneficial to the group and themselves. They are also just figuring out how far they are willing or can go to stay alive.

I sorely enjoyed reading Dead Soil as it has plenty of action to keep the pages turning from beginning to end. I liked all the characters as they seemed so real. I loved all the blood and gore. I loved all the zombie-killing scenes.

The best part of Dead Soil for me is the zombies as I am a big zombie fan. The Walking Dead is my favorite show on TV. I love the whole Walking Dead World, The Walking Dead, Fear and Beyond. I can never seem to get enough zombies.

I can’t wait to sink my teeth in the next book in the Dead Soil Trilogy, Dead Road to see what the zombies and everyone else have in store for us.

As a huge zombie fan, I highly recommend Dead Soil to everyone! One-click your copy of this amazing zombie book, Dead Soil today for a great adventure into the zombie apocalypse! 

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