John Ringo's Black Tide Rising zombie series

Hopefully my readers wont faint seeing another post so close to my last one.

 I just finished listening to the first audio book called "Under A Graveyard Sky" by American author John Ringo, which is part one of four books in a series entitled "Black Tide Rising".

 The book was different from most zombie books I have read/listened to, mainly due to the fact that what ever it is that turns humans in to zombies doesn't spread as fast as portrayed in virtually every film or book so far.

 At least that is how it appears.

  It does infect people quickly, but maybe people were a bit better prepared for an outbreak and able to take certain steps before things really escalated out of hand.

 One reason I liked the book is that the main characters are Australian, which I found very interesting in a book by an American author. Normally we barely get a mention in any zombie apocalypse that goes down, let alone get to be characters in a book, even if those characters are living in the United States.

 I don't want to give too much away to any prospective readers, but based on the first book I highly recommend the book/series to anyone interested in zombies... and lets face it, if you are reading this blog, the chances are that you do have an interest in zombies.

Those interested in learning more about the series can visit the author's web site here: click me


The Extraordinarii said...

Sounds like an interesting Read / Listen, what would be your favorite Zombie novel?

Vampifan said...

Thanks for reviewing a book I knew nothing about. You'll be pleased to know I have just ordered it. I look forward to reading it and the rest of the series.

Shelldrake said...

Extraordinarii - my favourite by far is "day by day armageddon" by J.L. Bourne. Book 2 in the series was good too, but book 3 was a major let down... felt like he was pressured to write it as part of a contract and so just just churned it out.

Vampifan - I hope you like it. Hopefully you will like it as much as I did.

Zombie Chow said...

Its not the greatest book, but last time I checked it was free on Amazon. The Secret Apocalypse by James Hardin involves not only Australians but most of the action occurs "Down Under". If you can suspend disbelief that a zombie outbreak across Australia could be kept secret from the rest of the world (Ha!) its not bad. Plus did I mention its free? ;)

Zombie Chow

Shelldrake said...

Thanks Zombie Chow - found it and downloaded it for reading.

I will suspend disbelief re the kept secret bit... made me laugh, as Australia isn't that backwards that we don't have technology :-P