Monster Planet (Monster Zombie Series #3)

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Set twelve years after the shambling zombie masses have overrun Manhattan, America, and the world, Monster Planet is the mind-blowing conclusion to what must be the scariest trilogy ever. Oceans of blood, scattered limbs, wanton violence, and general mayhem abound, along with revivified mummies, a Welsh sorcerer, and Wellington's signature brand of cool high-tech weaponry and sly humor — zombies, after all, are the ultimate consumers. What do the undead want, aside from fresh meat? Do the steadily diminishing ...

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Overview

Set twelve years after the shambling zombie masses have overrun Manhattan, America, and the world, Monster Planet is the mind-blowing conclusion to what must be the scariest trilogy ever. Oceans of blood, scattered limbs, wanton violence, and general mayhem abound, along with revivified mummies, a Welsh sorcerer, and Wellington's signature brand of cool high-tech weaponry and sly humor — zombies, after all, are the ultimate consumers. What do the undead want, aside from fresh meat? Do the steadily diminishing number of humans who have somehow managed to survive over a decade of living hell stand a chance on a planet where they've been reduced to the status of prey? It all ends here, on Monster Planet.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Half horror, half fantasy and totally preposterous, Wellington's conclusion to his apocalyptic zombie trilogy (after Monster Islandand Monster Nation) follows the efforts of teenage Sarah, one of Earth's few surviving humans after a global epidemic has turned most people into flesh-eating zombies, to rescue her former protector, Ayaan, from his zombie captors. Her quest brings her from the coast of Egypt to the shore of New York's Governors Island, and sets up the long-anticipated mortal-monster showdown with the Tsarevich, a zombie master whose evil genius and thirst for world domination have generated the series' most outrageously ghoulish contrivances. Fans will relish the monster mash finale, in which a Welsh sorcerer, a horde of animated mummies and a decomposing zombie army engage in a pyrotechnic firefight complete with heavy artillery. (Aug.)

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Wellington's first zombie novel, Monster Island, brought a new idea to the genre. If a person's brain remains oxygenated as he or she dies, that person will come back as a zombie but with full human intelligence and the power to control other ghouls. In the third installment (following last year's Monster Nation), these self-aware zombies are given a name-lich-and a host of new powers, like making plants and fungi grow in great profusion or turning ghouls into high-speed killing machines. Most of these überzombies have joined under the banner of the Tsarevich, a shadowy character with plans unknown. Readers see this world in parallel narratives by Somali soldier Ayaan and her protégée, Sarah. Wellington seems to have written each installment of the trilogy in a different style, and this concluding book is almost like a spy novel. There are ghosts moving behind the scenes, lich double agents, and appearances by Islandcharacters thought long dead. This makes for a confusing narrative, far from Island's straightforward, fight-the-monsters plot line. Recommended for larger horror collections.
—Karl G. Siewert

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560258674
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/21/2007
  • Series: Monster Zombie Series , #3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 391,310
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1971. He attended Penn State and received there an MFA in creative writing. He works as an archivist for the United Nations in New York City. In 2003 he began work on the website “www.monsternovel.com”, where his novel Monster Island was serialized on-line over the course of five months and quickly became an internet cult phenomenon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    A bit complicated...

    In the end, a bit complicated, but decent enough for a strong read.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    Must Read!

    It all comes down to this - Monster Planet. This book is the finale to David Wellington's zombie trilogy, and being a fan, and having read his vampire series, he has yet to disappoint.
    I wondered over to Amazon to get the info for this book, and noticed that the reviews were all over the board. I will admit it - this isn't your traditional zombie series. There are some readers that hardcore when it comes to monsters, and don't care to deviate from the hardened fast rules of what each monster is supposed to be. If you like your zombies slow, stumbling, and mindless, then this story might not be for you. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of your standard zombies in this series, but the author adds so much more to the walking dead that it makes it that much more terrifying for the living and the dead.
    "What can be so terrifying for the dead besides a bullet to the head?" you ask. How about the dead that can think? Zombies that are so smart, that they possess a dark magic that can bring the end of the world as we know it. The writer refers to them as 'lich', and they battle centuries-old ghosts that inhabit zombie bodies, and mummies that have reanimated without the slightest yearning for human flesh.
    In the first book we found one of these lich following orders of a ghost to destroy mankind. It is set six weeks after the zombie epidemic where ten percent of the population is the undead. The lich, Gary, rebels with his own intentions in mind - farming humans.
    The second book takes us back the beginning of the outbreak. Nilla finds herself dead, without any previous memories of herself. She follows her inner direction to head west but ends up finding the source of the infection.
    Monster Planet, the finale, brings back all the key players to finish the story. A war is being waged between the living and the dead, between those who want to rebuild the world, and those who want to end it all, and don't assume that you know which side wants what outcome.
    David Wellington does a wonderful job of writing in third person. I've always been biased to first person POV, but his books seem to suck me in, and I forget about how the story is being told. I was pleasantly shocked to find characters from this vampire series hidden within his zombie trilogy. He brings the two series together to give you a feeling that his world, is all one world. I look forward to sinking my teeth into his werewolf series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    The finial chapter in this epic Zombie surivial series

    This book was amazing! It wrapped up the entire "Monster" series of books. The only thing I regret is that it was the last book of the series. If you like Zombies then I strongly recommend sitting down and taking this journey through the end of the world.

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