Zombie World Fortress

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The world has changed, not from terrorist threat or attack, but from an unforeseen enemy, the undead. Now the remnants of humanity are living barricaded from the world and battling to not only reclaim the world from the zombies, but survive the mobile human threat and the day-to-day struggles of life, love, and the re-birth of society. Follow our fellow humans through the maze of human relations in a closed society, the fanaticism of zombie worship and the dark side of the human...
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Overview

The world has changed, not from terrorist threat or attack, but from an unforeseen enemy, the undead. Now the remnants of humanity are living barricaded from the world and battling to not only reclaim the world from the zombies, but survive the mobile human threat and the day-to-day struggles of life, love, and the re-birth of society. Follow our fellow humans through the maze of human relations in a closed society, the fanaticism of zombie worship and the dark side of the human condition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466326903
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Brown is a single father of two, wears a Kilt on occasion, and has thrown a telephone pole (Caber) for fun. His Writing is interspersed with knowledge and experience gained as a Father, Fire Fighter, Scottish Highland Athlete, Paramedic and Zombie enthusiast.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Dialogue- use contractions- very difficult to get past the stiff

    Dialogue- use contractions- very difficult to get past the stiff, unreal reading conversations. Takes away from the story and from the personality of the characters. Good read for Zombie addicts who can get past this issue.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    Having read this first installment, I can only assume the favora

    Having read this first installment, I can only assume the favorable reviews have been written by friends and family of the author. "Fortress" comes off as less of a Zombie Apocalypse tale and more of a "Wouldn't it be cool if...?" zombie fantasy cooked up by the same people who plan their lives for when this actually happens.
    We're given 2 or 3 pages on how the main characters happen to end up with years to plan and unlimited resources. Along with that, the brothers seem to have an unerring ability to find and woo the best and brightest in, literally, any and every field that may prove useful. With all this on their side, they manage to build and populate a medium-sized, heavily fortified city deep in some mountainside.
    The heart of any good zombie survival story is...survival!. "Fortress" removes any and all worries about that. The characters live better in this new world than most of them did before the apocalypse happened. Food grows, schools teach, hospitals heal and armies patrol and defend while these "survivors" sleep peacefully, deep in their NORAD-style bunker.
    Along the way, we're treated to a glimpse of what life's become in a few other places (Inverness, Scotland and Drummond Island, Michigan) although, given Mr. Brown's bio, these chapters read more as a shout out to friends and fellow Highland gamers.
    An interesting side-effect of this particular apocalypse is the lack of ability to use contractions while speaking. How many of us use "Have not" and "Will not" instead of "Haven't" or "Won't"? It tends to get rather jarring and stilted. Speaking of dialog, the majority of it is poorly written. "You seem troubled" said so-and-so. "Yes, I am troubled" replied so-an-so is pretty indicative of the conversations throughout "Fortress".
    By the time the "Bag Guys" and their cookie-cutter back story are introduced, I found myself rooting for them in the stories final battle.
    A convenient love story and a ridiculous (and possibly incestuous) religious cult round out this failed first attempt.
    I have no idea if the author's writing style has improved over the following books, but given my experience with the first, I won't be wasting time or money to find out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Zayle's Bio

    ~Zayle's Biography~ <p> Name - Zayle <p> Age - 1,209 years <p> Gender - Female <p> Rank - Zombie Leader <p> Description - 6'1, 104p, grey blonde hair, ripped and dirty t-shirt, dirty and tore blue jeans, broken leg, and scars all on her face <p> Species - A&H Zombie <p> Other - Just ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Background: I'm an aspiring author of the same genre. Im giv

    Background: I'm an aspiring author of the same genre.

    Im giving the book 4/5 stars - it was a good attempt at a first book, the second and third books are even better.

    I'll agree with a little of what &quot;Writy&quot; said.....for a Freshmen effort at writing, Brown stumbles a bit. I will however argue the converse in regards to the story line. &quot;WrityMcWriterPants&quot; needs to read the next two books to get a better idea of what is happening and where the stories are going. I too was discouraged after finishing Book I, I felt as though there were many story threads that were partially answered, were conflicting or were just plain confusing...but again, for a first work, I was impressed with Brown's somewhat warped perspective of life post-zombie invasion.
    I applaud Brown for taking a different tack in regards to what society will be like after the Zombie horde arrives - this is a fantasy genre and anything is possible, everything is probable and if the dead can walk and eat the flesh of the living, then why cant there be a cult-like religion in the west that promotes cannibalism?
    WrithMcWriterPants - Try reading books II and III, the story gets better - clearer, Brown's writing style improves with each chapter, his vision is more focused and some of the questions answered in the first book begin to become clearer in the following tomes. As I said at the beginning, I'm an aspiring writer of the same genre, I'd write it differently, but that' MY BOOK.....no Browns.
    For Fans fo the genre, the books are a good read, the divergent cast members are ALL over the map - literally and figuratively, the gore is there in full technicolor, and just when you think you know what happens, Brown readily throws in a curve ball (or an errant bullet or bite of a zombie) and messes up what you think is happening next.
    For Mr. Brown - keep writing about your friends, I was taught to write who you know about, and as for your writing? It's getting better and better with each book.....I'm cheering for you!!!!! LONG LIVE THE DEAD!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

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