Solstice: a novel of the Zombie Apocalypse [NOOK Book]

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On the eve of winter Solstice, a massive flash envelopes the Earth and then there is nothing. The sun no longer shines and civilization is plunged into unending darkness. Those exposed to the mysterious flash have changed—they have become bloodthirsty, cunning, and determined to devour anyone who is not infected. They are Ragers.

In Sweden,...
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Solstice: a novel of the Zombie Apocalypse

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Overview

On the eve of winter Solstice, a massive flash envelopes the Earth and then there is nothing. The sun no longer shines and civilization is plunged into unending darkness. Those exposed to the mysterious flash have changed—they have become bloodthirsty, cunning, and determined to devour anyone who is not infected. They are Ragers.

In Sweden, a group of uneasy travelers hears a broken broadcast. There is hope.
Something called Sanctuary waits, but it is thousands of miles away, somewhere on the shores of the British Isles.

Meanwhile, in a London supermarket, a high school English teacher from the States finds himself stranded along with a handful of students on a senior trip. Outside, hoards of hungry Ragers await, ready to tear them limb from limb. Their only hope is to find Sanctuary.

Solstice is a tale of hope, terror, survival, and finding love at the end of the World.
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Editorial Reviews

Maynedon - Jeff Clough
"When it comes to characters, Solstice hooked me from page five, and shortly after, I'd grown so attached to them I dreaded turning the page. It's a rare book that has me desperate to know what happens next, but it's almost unheard of for a book to have me afraid to find out."
Mallory Heart Reviews - Mallory Forbes
"11 or 12 stars would be apropos! Well-written, enticing, and captivating, this story will run chills up your spine-not the least because the situations it presents are entirely potential and plausible! The protagonists’ coping with changed loved ones will tear your heart strings!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014400237
  • Publisher: E-Volve Books
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 679,381
  • File size: 2 MB

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About the Author
Donna Burgess lives with her husband, daughter, son, many cats and one goofy Golden Retriever in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. When she is not writing, she can be found on her longboard, behind a good book or on the soccer field. She is the president of E-Volve Books. She holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Journalism and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    It seems lately I have an appetite for zombie-themed books. I fi

    It seems lately I have an appetite for zombie-themed books. I finished “Hollowland” by Amanda Hocking and then, on the recommendation of a friend, got started on this one. I finished it in no time because once the story got its hold on me, it just wouldn’t let go until I had read the last page at 02:30 in the morning.

    Everyone who has been following my reviews by now knows that I’m a big fan of the horror genre. And let’s be honest: zombies are much more horrifying than vampires, werewolves and demons, which have become rather stereotypical and predictable creatures in every second paranormal novel on the market today. I suppose many will say the same about zombies, but “Solstice” gives a startling new meaning to fear with its depiction of the living dead.

    I have to applaud the author for not holding back in her use of shock techniques to get the reader to fully comprehend the direness of the situations faced by the various characters, and the fear they’re constantly experiencing knowing their lives and those of their loved ones could end at any minute. Can you imagine living in a world where the sun no longer exists and it being impossible to discern between day and night? How about being as frightened of the living as of your zombie neighbor trying to make a meal out of you or your child? Or even worse; your child being the zombie trying to make a meal out of you! But what really had me chewing my nails and my nerves on end was the constant darkness in which the characters couldn’t even see their hands in front of their faces, and the terrifying sounds of running footsteps and howls behind them made by zombies and marauders chasing them down. All this while fleeing through burning cities they once called home.

    Even without these flesh-eating monsters, the whole concept of living in a post-apocalyptic world where you not only have to run for your life, but fight against the cold and starvation to stay alive, is frightening in itself. The author does a great job taking the reader into that world and making the experience as realistic as possible. A lot happens in this fast paced book and the story is told from many different points of view. Although there’s not much in the way of plot twists, it is filled with shocking scenes, heartrending moments and boatloads of action. From Sweden all the way to London, this novel takes the reader on a horror-filled journey with characters whose fears and vulnerabilities are easy to relate to, thanks to the author’s skilled writing.

    I agree with other reviewers who mentioned that the book needs some editing, but any book that has me reading into the wee hours of the morning because it’s impossible to put down, receives a ten star recommendation from me.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    This story is told from multiple points of view about what happ

    This story is told from multiple points of view about what happens when one day the world goes mad. One Solstice there are major solar flares and all light goes out on earth. No power, no phones, and people you love are dead but still moving and worse, eating people. This is the second zombie apocalypse novel I have read this week and it was not more of the same. This story focuses on the emotional and physical toll this would take on people and the extent to which people will go to save those they love.

    How many people living in our gadget and computer dependent society could live without electricity, gas stations, supermarkets, and societal defined norms? I have friends who have never slept outside, never started a fire, or had to worry about where the next meal was coming from. Something like this levels the playing field and puts everyone on the same footing regardless of race, wealth, age, educational level or other things we use to judge people.

    I enjoyed reading this book, although at times the characters seemed emotionally unavailable, that was the point of that portion of the book. I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.

    This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Wonderful

    Being a mother of two makes this novel a very scary thought wish only that the story got contiued

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Very good

    Fast paced. Very much like 28 days later, its very action packed. Definately worth the time to read. I would have liked a more solidending but other than that, i enjoyed it.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    I can not stress enough that if you are looking for a fast paced

    I can not stress enough that if you are looking for a fast paced zombie novel, you HAVE to read this!

    I saw this show up on a side bar on Good Reads and it perked my interest, even with zero reviews to go on I knew I had to try this.

    The writing is extremely smooth and well written. You have a couple different points of view but they are very well written and they transition very well through out the chapters and book itself.

    There is plenty of zombie carnage which is def a must in a zombie book! I don't want to put exactly what her twist on the zombies were in my review, but she added an really intriguing aspect/characteristics to the zombies. This made me love the book even more. Much different than the brain dead rotting flesh we are used to!

    I felt that the character development was strong and I really liked the characters and really felt like I was understanding their emotions and reactions right along with them. I was completely engrossed in their lives and their feelings.

    Her writing style set the mood and world perfectly in my head. It was just enough description with out being too much. It was dark, bitterly cold and creepy. I read part of this while camping and was glad I was reading it in the daylight.

    I can't say it enough, I LOVED this book and if you are looking for a fresh twist on Zombies, you've got to pick this up. The love story is there but not too in your face if you are weary about that. It is inserted well in the entire tale.

    Kudo's to the author on this one!

    P.S. it appears it could be left open for a sequel. There are a few things I'd love to find out... going to research that now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Exceptional zombie fiction, but with a real plot at the heart of

    Exceptional zombie fiction, but with a real plot at the heart of it. Thought-provoking and fast paced.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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