The world is about to change. A malicious virus infects thousands, then millions, killing the elderly, young and weak. Infected survivors descend near to death, only to emerge wanton beasts, driven by carnal instincts and desperate madness. Raven Falconer, a fledgling author, retreats to the mountains of serene Banff National Park, only to find herself cut off from friends and family. Peril, beyond earthly reason, sets the unwitting characters into motion, seeking each other out and charting their destiny.
Rise of the Huskers
For Biathlon Olympian, Nathan Edwards, life as he knows it is over. Pummeled by the disease he survives and embraces his new Husker identity. Using a remnant of cerebral function, he controls his mindless 'pack', which kills indiscriminately to satisfy their fleshy urges. Unchecked, they run amok, threatening the resort community and propelling three groups to a horrific engagement, where to kill is the only option.
Raven, Ziggy, Mick and more long to be free, but for many, including a native band led by an opportunistic chieftain, civil war seems inevitable. Factions, galvanized by a need to survive, rally around leaders, some virtuous and some morally corrupt. However, a wretched blackness clouds the land, suggesting goodness will not always triumph over evil . . . but sweet vengeance may be its own reward.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Dennis was married to his hometown sweetheart, Holly, in 1981 and they have four children, as well as a golden retriever, Hannah. In recent years their lives have been blessed with the addition of in-laws and grandchildren.
Thrillers, with a gritty edge, appeal to this author more than other genres but he looks forward to exploring different avenues, as ideas present themselves. He has currently completed three novels: With Cruel Intent (Southern Crime), The Living Hunger - Book #1 (Post-Apocalyptic), and The Raven Falconer Chronicles (Viral Pandemic). His next project will be to complete The Living Hunger Series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“The Raven Falconer Chronicles” is a zombie apocalypse novel set in the wilds of Canada, where aspiring author Raven has taken a vacation to a cabin to get some writing done (ironically, it’s a novel about zombies). Unfortunately for Raven, her friends, and her family, what seems like a figment of imagination is about to become reality—a deadly virus is sweeping Canada, and if the victim survives, all higher brain function is shut down, leaving them only with a violent, lusting hunger. However, these aren’t your average shambling zombies—they form packs and are capable of both cunning and cruelty for sport, and those led by biathlon Nathan Edwards are the scariest of all. Raven’s three roommates risk life and limb to get out of the city and to her, and their troubles are just beginning, as they must fend off both those who have turned and those who haven’t but are power hungry in the wake of the fall of civilization, including the volatile self-appointed chief of a Native American tribe. I love horror, and the zombie subgenre is one of my favorites because it has so many possibilities for creativity in plot. “The Raven Falconer Chronicles” not only puts a new twist on the zombie book, but is exceptionally well-written and action-packed. I liked the idea of zombies who could be kept fairly docile if they’re fed—but who seem to evolve over time and exhibit mindful evil, which is much scarier than an undead creature who is just driven by a need for flesh. The fact that they organized under a leader made it even more chilling. The other high points of this novel are the characters and the setting. The four women all have well-developed and distinct personalities, and over the course of the story you come to like and appreciate how their different strengths complement each other; I also really liked Ziggy (an officer who joins them). Choosing the Banff National Park as the setting not only contrasts the natural beauty of Canada with the horror of an epidemic, but also allows the group of survivors to face natural dangers as well—from bears to icy roads, which adds another layer of suspense. Recommended to readers who enjoy horror novels, especially in the zombie subgenre, that are full of action, thoughtful characterization, and chilling scenes that remain with you long after the tale is done.