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Bestial

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by William D. Carl
     
 

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A chilling and innovative twist on the post-apocalyptic fiction genre from Permuted Press!

BENEATH THE DIM LIGHT OF A FULL MOON, MADNESS REIGNS. . . .

As night descends on Cincinnati, the city braces for hell on earth: The populace mutates into huge, snarling monsters that devour everyone they see and act upon their most base desires. Planes

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A chilling and innovative twist on the post-apocalyptic fiction genre from Permuted Press!

BENEATH THE DIM LIGHT OF A FULL MOON, MADNESS REIGNS. . . .

As night descends on Cincinnati, the city braces for hell on earth: The populace mutates into huge, snarling monsters that devour everyone they see and act upon their most base desires. Planes fall from the sky. Highways are clogged with abandoned cars, and buildings explode and topple. The city burns.

And when daylight comes at last, the same monsters return to human form, many driven insane by atrocities committed against friends and families. . . .

Only four survivors are immune to the metamorphosis: a smooth-talking thief who lives by the code of the Old West; a bank teller who’s put her past behind her; a wealthy, disillusioned housewife; and a desperate teenaged runaway. Together they form an unlikely quartet that must find a way to stop the apocalypse before the next full moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451646856
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

William D. Carl is a freelance writer living in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Bestial 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Bestial is a Permuted Press title which means zombie apocalypse--or not. Bestial begins with a bank robbery in Cincinnati which goes terribly wrong when the people on the street and a few of the people in the bank suddenly turn into horrible monsters. Present is a disease outbreak that turns most of the city into flesh-craving, near-mindless dangers, and a plucky bunch of mismatched almost-heroes who must battle through the ruins of a city, maybe find a cure and (hopefully) find salvation in the military blockade set up to quarantine the city. But this nasty end-of-Ohio tale spawns ravenous bands of pseudo-werewolves, the results of man's screwing around with nature. Carl writes with both devotion to the end of the world outbreak tale and a mastery of it that allows for tongue-in-cheek word and character play with familiar (very familiar to citizens of Southern Ohio and Northeastern Kentucky) themes. There's something that's pure fun about watching an area you know fall to the zombie werewolf apocalypse, but even non residents can enjoy this one with some truly clever writing. Lines like: "Then there were the bodies. They were scattered, dotting the landscape like punctuation, commas of ruined flesh." make Bestial a surprisingly well written romp through the Apocalypse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Excellent story, wonderful characters...I am already looking forward to reading the sequel. A fun, fast read. Not appropriate for under 13 y/o. A little graphic, but not so bad as to offend adults who generally read this genre.
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