A YA Paranormal Thriller with Zombies.
Raised from the dead as a revenant more than a hundred years ago, Zulu possesses superior stealth, superhuman speed, and a keen intellect. His only companion is Morgan the Seer, an old man cursed with longevity and the ability to see the future in his dreams. Zulu has spent the last century working with Morgan in order to save the people in his nightmares from horrible fates. Branded a vigilante by the media, Zulu must live his life in the shadows, travelling by night or in the city's underground, unless his quest demands otherwise.
Morgan also has enemies. His twin brother Malchus, a powerful necromancer, is raising an army of undead minions to hunt Morgan down.
Will they be able to stop Malchus from raising his army? How will they kill someone as powerful as Malchus? Is there more at stake than just their own lives?
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About the Author
Elise Abram is a high school teacher of English and Computer Studies, former archaeologist, an avid reader of literary and science fiction, and student of the human condition. Everything she does, watches, reads and hears is fodder for her writing. She is passionate about Second Cup lattes, cooking, writing and language, differentiated instruction and ABC’s Once Upon A Time. In her spare time she experiments with paleo cookery, knits badly, and writes. She also bakes. Most of the time it doesn’t burn. Her family doesn’t seem to mind.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a captivating tale. Abram paints her world before the eyes of her audience. She brings this entire story to life in a 3D manner that allows you entrance into its deepest, darkest points. She paints an aura of mystery and mayhem under then entire tale, keeping you hooked and sending a sense of foreboding to the forefront. By flipping perspectives not only between the main characters, but from past to present as well, Abram gives readers a real sense of what’s going on both with her characters and with the world around them. I also loved the history and mythology behind the various types of characters. It was all well developed and presented in such a manner that you learn about them without stopping the forward flow of the story itself. Abram definitely brings her characters to life in a big way. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters that carry her story forward. They really made this an enjoyable reading experience for me. Such unique and dynamic personalities allow this story to stand out in a sea of paranormal literature. As a whole I quite enjoyed this novel. It was a brilliant introduction to Abram’s work that I’d easily recommend to others. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
The author gifted a copy of “The Revenant” to me and it was an enjoyable read. Geared to your typical YA, if you enjoy stories involving the undead, or in some cases, should be dead, and not quite super heroes, then this is the story for you. While it does involve teens, Elise Abram writes in a style that is at once engaging and the heroes really could be any age. The Revenant is a young man named Zulu who has teamed up with The Seer to stop tragedies from happening. As the story unfolds, we learn more about Zulu, especially when Kat enters the story with her own “super hero” power, and the story ends with some important revelations and the all-important fight between good and evil (and that is it for the spoilers). I’ve read a few books recently that switched back and forth between the present and the past as a means to introduce and define the characters and I found that enjoyable. This book follows a similar route with the addition of change in viewpoint. But so long as you pay attention to the chapter titles and dates, you won’t find it confusing. Admittedly, there were some areas that could have benefitted from tighter editing, but in this case, I didn’t find it distracting. If you are looking for pure entertainment at any age, then I definitely recommend picking up a copy, you won’t be disappointed.
Ancient Super heroes! One simple game of a Ouija board ... spelling out M...A...L...C...H...U...S and it draws your attention in. And then he takes over young Hal. Wow! A well-written YA story that if I didn't pay attention to the genre category, I would've thought it was just another great paranormal book. Totally for the mature reader but also perfect for young adults. I don't think it should've had a "Young" limit, but maybe "young at heart" because this was a great read. I chuckled when Sheila told "Hal" that she'd let him feel her up at lunch. Though, I am not young, I remembered being young ... i just never had a boyfriend that was possessed by someone's spirit. I became very attached to Zulu and Morgan. The battle of good versus evil just hit a new height for me. The story flowed well and the reader was able to keep up with what was in the past and in the present. I will read more of her stories and the way it was slightly open-ended means she could possibly write a sequel that I will definitely put on my TBR.
There’s a new dynamic Duo, or should I say Terrific Trio in town and they straddle the worlds between life and death taking down the bad guys and saving lives. But what happens when one of them becomes the target of revenge from a skilled necromancer? Elise Abram’s The Revenant turns the world’s view of super heroes on its ears when Zulu, a one hundred year old revenant and young Kat, who sees people’s auras, team up to save the world, guided by the nightmares of Zulu’s mentor, Morgan the Seer. One nightmare at a time lives are saved, evil vanquished, but Morgan’s necromancer brother has returned and he commands an army of the risen dead. Could all of the super heroes ever created take on this unholy legion? With only themselves to rely on, life gets pretty dicey and body parts are flying. Elise Abrams has created an unlikely superhero with Zulu, he never gets cold, thirsty, or hungry. He is stealthy, strong, and shares little about himself, even his real name is a sore point! Skilled in battle, intelligent and a little snarky, he takes care of business, one job at a time. Is he really a soulless creation or is there more to this enigmatic being? Thanks to Ms. Abrams, his character comes alive while cloaking that feeling of mystery around him. Kat, well, she is full of life, youthful and sometimes just a little naïve about evil. Completely likable, full of color, herself, she adds the bright star to this tale while Morgan and Malchus are the light and dark tension and intrigue. You know what they say, you can't pick your family... Attitude, great dialogue and one-liners interspersed make this a great read for ALL ages without being too dark. I mean, really, you have to love crime fighters who argue about what to call themselves in the midst of a stakeout!