Now up on Amazon.com
, but this 5-star review is posted here for y'all to see:
AP Fuchs puts together a miasma of 4 different characters to absolutely drive this novel into 6th gear. It's not all gore and gutmunching, although there is plenty of that, this is an actual character driven zombie novel that will have you caring for each and every person. There's no real villian in this novel, the first of a trilogy, other than the zombies. That's quite a refreshing take for the zombie genre novel and Fuchs pulls it off very, very well.
There's Billie, the pink haired, internet child, punk rocker who is portrayed as smart, caring, strong and yet doubtful in some of the ideas she comes up with.
There's Des, a computer nerd with feelings for Billie that he tries to keep hidden, but not very well. Des was my favorite character in that you can see him grow from a scared teenager to a lead pipe wielding zombie killing machine.
There's Joe, the hardass who want's to be in total contol over each and every situation the cast finds themselves in. But his self doubts concerning his lost love drive him almost to the point of suicide by gun or zombie.
There's August, an older patriarch who had to kill his entire family when they turned. This part of the novel was one of the most gut-wrenching, heart-rending portions of any novel I've read. August is a God fearing believer who puts his trust not in man, but in God. It makes for some really serious word play with the other characters.
Put them all together, add in the insatiable zombies and you get a novel that will have you screaming for the second installment when you turn the last page of "Blood of the Dead".
I know in my rotting heart that AP Fuchs will be a force to be watched for in the next few years. Purchase "Blood of the Dead" now and get in on the first floor. Just remember to board up the widows and doors properly.
Thanks, Dr. Pus!