The Ravening

The Ravening

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by Stewart Sternberg
     
 

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In the aftermath of an apocalyptic war that has destroyed society and incarnated an army of zombies, the remaining humans in a small town in Illinois are fighting for resources and even turning to cannibalism in order to survive. Out of this turmoil comes a man attempting to take control, by gathering and organizing both humans and zombies into a large and corrupt

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In the aftermath of an apocalyptic war that has destroyed society and incarnated an army of zombies, the remaining humans in a small town in Illinois are fighting for resources and even turning to cannibalism in order to survive. Out of this turmoil comes a man attempting to take control, by gathering and organizing both humans and zombies into a large and corrupt religious cult—and appointing himself their leader. When this hideous cult begins kidnapping unwitting humans, one father must try to protect his family, both from the dead that are now walking the earth and the ruthless man that claims to be a refuge from them. Gripping and original, this horror novel illustrates one man’s struggle to save humanity as it is on the verge of being eliminated forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934501214
Publisher:
Elder Signs Press
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Stewart Sternberg is a former movie critic and editor of a small weekly newspaper and an educator who has been published in various horror anthologies and magazines. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and has contributed stories to the anthologies Frontier Cthulhu and High Seas Cthulhu. He lives in Algonac, Michigan.

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Ravening 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CGramlich More than 1 year ago
There have been a number of zombie books and movies coming out in the last couple of years. It takes quite a lot to stand out in that crowd but I found that "The Ravening" by Stewart Sternberg managed to do just that. There's a fair amount of the usual zombie kind of action and gore, but there are also some really fine characters that work their way into your consciousness and stay there. The book definitely involves an ensemble cast and I very much liked the heroes, who seemed fully human but not so nuanced that you couldn't decide whether you wanted to root for them or not. I believe this is Sternberg's first novel, although I've read some fine short stories from him. It feels like he hit the ground running with this work though and I'll certainly be interested in reading more from him.