Also by this author: The Last Hellfighter, Palace of Ghosts
News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what is true anymore? Struggling to survive against a sweeping epidemic that has engulfed the planet, survivors will have to make hard choices in a world that no longer makes sense.
Live. Die. Or become one of the undead.
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Planet of the Dead is about, in a most basic description, a veteran and his girl, his best friend, and a convenience store employee during the start of the zombie apocalypse.
Thomas S. Flowers has a way making the reader feel actual emotions for his characters. He did it in the other book by him I read as well, called Feast. The emotions that Jonny experienced in the beginning of the book were heart wrenching if you’ve ever known someone in a similar situation.
Each of his characters experience situations that I could easily sympathize with and their reactions were understandable. The way he brings each character into the story is perfectly told and I like how and where they intersect. Ashley somewhat reminds me of Tank Girl.
Planet of the Dead is incredibly fast paced. Once things start going, they don’t calm down until the end. Some people think there is nothing new in the zombie world, but Flowers proves them wrong. I read A LOT of zombie books and Planet of the Dead is most definitely in my top 3-5 favorites.
This story is gripping from beginning to end and I will impatiently await the next book in the series, which the author has promised me is in the works. My only complaint is that it wasn’t long enough for me. I immediately wanted more, right now. I highly recommend Planet of the Dead to both new and experienced zombie readers as it provides new perspectives and spins on the classic zombie tale.