Kings of the Dead (Revised & Expanded)

Kings of the Dead (Revised & Expanded)

by Tony Faville

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Kings of the Dead (Revised & Expanded) by Tony Faville

When the H1N1 “Swine Flu” virus mutates it begins to not only kill those who have received the vaccination, but also bring on the unthinkable: the dead reanimate.

Cole Helman and his friends are not only survival experts, they’ve spent hours discussing and preparing for just this event and quickly head to the hills before the cities become clogged with looting and riots. But the group knows all too well that the living dead are just the beginning of their problems, and they’ll eventually have to deal with the worst qualities of the living—desperation, greed, selfishness, and cruelty—in this new post-apocalyptic world. And a chance encounter at a secret military installation may reveal a conspiracy bigger than any of them had imagined…

Straight out of the apocalypse comes the chronicle of one small group and their experiences with life and death, survival and loss. In a world of the living dead, is one man capable of maintaining not only his community, but his own sanity?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148311393
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 219,414
File size: 734 KB

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Kings Of The Dead 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
angrypuppyfilms More than 1 year ago
A lot of first novels blow. Every Tom, Dick and Harry seems to think he can write a novel. Most of them really should stick with watching TV and leave the writing to people with more teeth. Tony, I am happy to say not only has a good set of teeth, he is one heck of a writer. In films, I am not fond of the whole found footage thing, but in novels it usually works fine. This is that sort of book. It is the journal of a Zombie Apocalypse survivor. It has been clearly thought out from both a tactical and from a storytelling aspect. There is just enough action to make it fun and enough about the characters to make them feel real. I found myself savoring the story in the way I enjoy more seasoned writers. This is a truly fun read that makes me eagerly anticipate more from a truly gifted storyteller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best zombie survival books I have read. Great story line and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book with a great storyline. The plot is excellent and the characters are believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Told in naritive/journal form by main character Cole, interspersed with entries by freinds. Book starts out rather cliche but soon turns introspective and rather riviting. Very entertaining and emotional.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book and highly recommend it! great character development.
TheCus3 More than 1 year ago
This is not your ordinary zombie apocalypse book. But i'll tell you it's incredible. You won't be disappointed. I promise
Donica Graham More than 1 year ago
First I want to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was my first zombie novel. It follows of group of survivors as they strive to live in a world taken over by zombies. It does this through the eyes of the main character in the form of his journal. The action was good with even a few surprises (at least for me) thrown in. Despite the format I still felt connected to the other characters as well. It was an easy and enjoyable read. I highly recommend buying and reading it!
HeadshotHeather More than 1 year ago
Kings of the Dead by first time author, Tony Faville is a must read for zombie fans. It is written in journal format, which some may find "difficult" to read, but I personally find the journal format to be a refreshing change to the normal writing structure of most novels. Tony, also, steps away from the norm of what is usually seen in a zombie novel, in that his focus is on the Human Factor and how living and trying to survive in a world full of zombies can make people do and think things they never thought possible. Because of this change in focus, I feel that Kings of the Dead can also be read by anyone interested in stories written about people and how adversity can change how they think. Yes, I am married to the author & have a personal attachment to him and his work. I am also an avid reader and have a BS in Education and a minor in English Literature and Grammar. I take my storytelling seriously and I feel that this book is well written, an enjoyable change of pace for your typical zombie novel and definitely worth your time.
KatZombie More than 1 year ago
Kings of the Dead is written in journal form, which is a style I particularly like in zombie and post-apocalyptic books, as it tends to reveal more of the human emotion and daily struggles of the writer. There are also some entries from other characters, which add a new perspective to their situations. The majority of Kings of the dead is written by Cole, a survivalist who, along with his wife and friends, has prepared for the worst and escaped from the cities before it all goes pear-shaped. To begin with, I did find this book to be quite run-of-the-mill – the characters seemed a little cookie-cutter (ex Marine for example) and the action sequences a little too similar to so many other zombie books. However, Kings of the Dead did pick up, and posed some very important questions on what would happen to an ordinary person thrown into an undead world. Characters with medical conditions find their health improving and their ability to be self sufficient, and the idea of creating ‘channels’ around their safe-haven to ensure they only have to fight zombies a handful at a time, rather than being overrun by a horde is an interesting one that I have not come across before. There is quite a bit of discussion over weapons which I do admit I skimmed – not because it was badly written or inaccurate, it just held little interest for me. Kings of the Dead does delve into the darker side of the ‘human factor’ and there are several disturbing scenes, however these are necessary to the story and show the struggle that normal human beings have maintaining their moral and ethical standards in a world falling apart. It’s not easy to write a book that stands out in a sub-genre that’s experienced such fast growth and popularity but Kings of the Dead holds its own. And the ending is just that, an ending! Hurray!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kind of rambles with no apparent plot...more like a memoir
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Page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of gun descriptions, no story. Zombies easily dispatched, no drama.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and has a good flow. I liked the the way it was written as a journal. It plays out ad a plausable senario as well. Don't pass this one up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this read..It draws you in and you feel what they went through. Right to the end.
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A very different take in this book .I was glad to see the the military were not deemed as incompetents .This was the first that my feelings were affected at the ending.
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters are well thought out and the story takes you on a ride with twists and turns- nothing predictable. Unlike many zombie stories; the end wraps up nicely and does not feel rushed. Would definately read more by this author.
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tnbsmommy More than 1 year ago
I came across this book after a recent trilogy on zombies that I read and really enjoyed... and I'm so glad I did! It was very well written, and believable which made it creepy to me. Very rarely do I read a book I feel like I want to leave my comments and review on, and I read a lot of books. I've already recommended this book to several people. I loved the "explanation" on what caused the zombie outbreak. It was an eerily conceivable and had an extremely realistic feel to it. I won't mention what the explanation was, you'll have to read the book, but believe me, it'll be worth it. I also loved the diary format. Made me feel like I was right there with Tony, and his crew and that it had an "ending". A follow-up for what happened later and not just stopping. All in all a wonderfully written book about survival, and human nature/relationships amidst dire conditions and the unthinkable!
grgoyal More than 1 year ago
The first diary format zombie book i picked up was Day by Day Armageddon and it was great. I decided to take a chance on this book and I was not sorry for buying it. Yea im use to the gruesome books like city of the dead and the rising but Tony Faville and J. L. Bourne put a whole new twist on the zombie book its not all blood and gore like what Im use to but it does put you in the lead character which happens to be the author himself's shoes I really hope Tony comes out with another book and delves deeper into the world of the Raiders because when he got to the twist were truman comes back and tell Tony that the friends that were kidnapped were eaten by him and his cult i wanted to do exactly what Tony did to Truman!! The ending was a little sad but well worth the ride. I hope if you are reading this review you will buy it because it is well worth the money and to Tony please write another zombie book! Mr. Faville you just became one of my favorit authors