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Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes Series #2)
     

Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes Series #2)

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by Peter Clines
 

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It's been two years since the world ended.

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,

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It's been two years since the world ended.

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934861875
Publisher:
Permuted Press
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Series:
Ex-Heroes Series , #2
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(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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Ex-Patriots 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
HeadshotHeather More than 1 year ago
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).
Grey-Paladin More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
silver-surfer More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great sequel. Phenomenal series, with a fun premise. Superheroes meets Zombies, with a twist. Read Ex-Heroes first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Renegade7574 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i've ever read. I recommend it highly!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The peasy twist was great.
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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?
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This was the weakest book in the series for me, but it was still so great.
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meucci67 More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the series!
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Drewano More than 1 year ago
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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brennells More than 1 year ago
Another enjoyable chapter in Peter Clines breezy zombie/superhero mashup.
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