Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes Series #2)

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Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes — Cerberus, Zzzap, and Stealth — he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of the Mount is becoming harder and harder to ...

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Overview

Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes — Cerberus, Zzzap, and Stealth — he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of the Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain, and the heroes are feeling the pressure.

Hope arrives in the form of a United States Army battalion, based in a complex a few hundred miles away in Arizona. This is not just any base, however. The men and women of Project Krypton are super-soldiers, designed and created before the outbreak to be better, stronger, and faster than normal humans. They want the heroes and all the people of the Mount to rejoin America and have normal lives again.

But can the military be trusted? And is there even a country left to rejoin? There is a secret at the heart of Project Krypton, and those behind it have an awesome power that will help them keep that secret hidden. The power of Freedom.

“my favorite horror novel since World War Z.” — The Gaming Gang on Ex-Heroes

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In Peter Clines' debut February release Ex-Heroes, Stealth, Gorgon, Cerberus, and other superheroes gathered survivors of the plague of the living dead into a safe Los Angeles fortress. Now two years have passed; supplies are dwindling and the zombies are knocking, no pounding, at the door. In this standalone sequel, Clines introduces new heroes even while maintaining the insistent intensity of the plot. A mass-market paperback and NOOK Book original; definitely one to be recommended.

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Praise for Ex-Heroes:

“Bound to appeal to fans of zombies and superheroes alike… If ever a book had the potential for a Hollywood blockbuster, this is it.” —SF Signal

“I was completely floored by this book’s ingenuity and charm...exemplifies the real meaning of a page-turner.” —Fantasy Book Critic

“I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It's The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side.”
—Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One 
 
“Zombies? Check. Superheroes? Check. Awesome? Check. Ex-Heroes has it all. You’re in for a treat!”
—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Feed

“A novel that will take you on a wild and heart-warming ride...[A] creative zombie story, with in-depth characters, and filled with humor, action, and gruesome fight scenes…the final clash made my heart race in ways seldom accomplished by a book.”
Wired.com

Nathan Fillion
My two favorite things, zombies and superheroes. Hurry with the sequel to EX-HEROES!
Mira Grant
EX-HEROES was like nothing the world of zombie fiction had seen before. EX-PATRIOTS is bigger, better, and more explosive. When superheroes meet zombies, the only losers are the people who aren’t reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469298740
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Series: Ex-Heroes Series , #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER CLINES has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industries, as well as the novels Ex-Heroes, Ex-Communication, Ex-Purgatory, and 14.  He lives and writes in southern California.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Doubleshot Reviews book review

    Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines was calling my name after having just finished reading Ex-Heroes and, boy howdy, did it deliver. Packed with every bit as much action as it's predecessor, Ex-Patriots introduces us to the Unbreakables, a group of super soldiers led by Freedom a true American patriot, Dr Sorensen, the doctor who figured out how to create the super soldiers and Mr. Smith, the man who is behind the notion of having super soldiers. There are other new characters, including a new Hero and, of course Zzzap, St George, Stealth and Cerberus are back to entertain us. (YAY for a Buffy reference and a special 'cameo' of a Whedonverse alum)

    Initially I thought the plot of Ex-Patriots was going to be extremely cliche and was not necessarily going to give up hope, but was not going to hold my breath that Ex-Patriots would be nearly as good as Ex-Heroes. I was wrong...in my opinion, it was better. It would be best for a reader to read the books in order, as there is not a lot of character development for the Heroes we were introduced to in the first book. I do not want to say much more about the book, because I don't want to chance any type of spoiler...as I said there was an element of predictability to the plot, but then all of a sudden KERPOW! I was hit with a HOLY GUACAMOLE, BATMAN moment, thus not wanting to chance spoilers.

    Fast paced, full of action, humor and heroism, Ex-Patriots is a zombie/superhero book for true American readers (and anyone out of States, too).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

    A superior sequel (and we all know how rare those are) to a damn

    A superior sequel (and we all know how rare those are) to a damned good book. New characters, new twists... I'm on edge waiting for the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

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    This has to be one of my favorite zombie books of all time. I would highly recomend it to anyone who wants an action packed superhero zombie book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    good read

    A well written continuation. Enough action to keep you reading. Unlikely that zombies go with superheroes, but Clines does an excellent job. Well worth it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Brilliant

    A great sequel. Phenomenal series, with a fun premise. Superheroes meets Zombies, with a twist. Read Ex-Heroes first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Great sequel!

    I loved the first novel (Ex-Heroes) and this is a very worthy follow-up. The expansion of the world outside The Mount is great and i thought the introduction of the super soldiers was awesome.

    Looking forward to the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    Great book!

    Peter Clines proves that zombies and comics can be put together in a compelling story that deserves your attention. Funny at times thanks mostly to zzzap but never over the top like most people who approach either subject. Clines is obviously a fan of both genres and it shows in his work. Hollywood take notice!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Ex-patriots

    One of the best books i've ever read. I recommend it highly!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Grest follow uo

    The peasy twist was great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    GReat Sequel

    This is a great book, and a good continuing of the story that was begun in Ex-Heroes. Twists, turns, and zombies... What more could you ask for?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    Interesting!

    Great addition to the series!

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  • Posted February 18, 2014

    Ex-Patriots continues the story of the survivors from the mount.

    Ex-Patriots continues the story of the survivors from the mount. Written in the same style as the first book in the series, book 2 adds some additional characters and villains as well. The book offers a good amount of action without any character development, essentially when you want to be a mindless reader reading about mindless zombies this is your book. Fun action without getting too deep.

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

    Another enjoyable chapter in Peter Clines breezy zombie/superher

    Another enjoyable chapter in Peter Clines breezy zombie/superhero mashup.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Great

    One of the best zombie series out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Super heroes meet zombies = rock vs. hard place. What a great co

    Super heroes meet zombies = rock vs. hard place. What a great combination that, although seemingly unrealy, is made very real by the writing and action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Fun sequel to a great series

    The first book Ex-Heroes suceeded on novelty, fun characters and an interesting setting because, let's face it, when the world ends your story has to take place someplace cool. In the case of Ex-Heroes it was an abandoned movie studio in the middle of Zombie-filled LA. Ex-Patriots is great and fun follow up to the first book but it lacks in one really crucial area - the setting. Placing the book mostly on a deserted military base in the middle of the desert does a great disservice to an otherwise fun story. The characters are still great, the villians are bigger, there are more twists, but there is a significant letdown in the new locale and the folks that inhabit it. Overall still highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Better than the first book in the series, but it didn't fix any of the problems I had with the first one ether.

    Better than the first book in the series, but it didn't fix any of the problems I had with the first one ether. The flashback chapters are still present, and feel like they're dropped in specifically so the author can extend a cliff hanger ending from the previous chapter. I think I liked the flashbacks a little better this time because they were helping to give back story on characters that weren't the main characters this time. They expanded on characters that weren't already going to be given major time in the spotlight. Although I could have done without the chapter in the mind of the psychotically misogynistic soldier. I didn't catch on to which character that was supposed to be, so I don't even know if I should have been happy to watch him die in some way.

    The author also continues to telegraph his plot twists. I this is the first time I can remember ever encountering a "Chekhov's Super". And while he tries to disguise a second twist behind the guise of experimental side effects, there was enough evidence I think to catch on long before the reveal comes. The only twist that did work for me was the one I probably should have seen coming given the mixture of superheros and zombies of this series. But I was just as clueless as the main characters.

    Definitely going to pick up the next book in the series when it's released.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Great book!!!!

    Great book! Excellent characters, fantastic story, LOT's of action. This is book two and I am already anxiously awaiting book three (you should definitely read book 1, Ex-Heroes, first). It is Superheroes (think Avengers) vs. Zombies vs. Supersoldiers....and much more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Great

    >> This was a very succesful follow up book! The writing is so good that you cannot put the book down. Generally zombie genre books are disappointing- not here. The twist with having heros leading survivors works better than I could have imagined. Start with Ex-Heros, if you can. The world this author has created is completely engrossing with humble and believeable heros. The next book is eagerly awaited! A few minor things bugged me such as a scavenge trip where the hero has to keep stopping to move vehicles; this could have been safely done by him in the preceedings days to make the trip quicker and safer and more productive. Devoting some time to scavenge solar panels to ease Zzap's chore of creating electricity would be cool. A scene where one question I had from book 1 is answered by Stealth regarding why they have not cleared the ex's in LA; still I feel putting a dent in the ex population would be priority one to me. Aside from these few things; the story works- and does so very well! I am adding this author to my small list of faves with Mark Tufo and Bryan James!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    This was an excellent follow up to Ex-Heroes

    Any book series that combines my two favorite genres, Superheroes and Zombies is a must-buy for me. When I first picked up Ex-Heroes, I was blown away by how good it was. Not only was it entertaining but also well written. This is not always the case with genre books. I eagerly awaited Ex-Patriots and was not disappointed. I thought they added a lot of substance by getting out of LA. My only criticism is that I don't like the main villain. He doesn't particularly scare me in the sense that iconic villains tend to. And actually giving a purpose to the Zombies actions makes them less scary.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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