Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Plague of the Dead" Book Review

So, im guessing most of you have heard of "The Morningstar Strain Saga". If not - it is a 3 book trilogy about a zombie virus known as "Morningstar". The first book "Plague of the Dead" starts at the beginning of the outbreak in Africa, and moves out from there. The way the virus works in the book is quite interesting. Its like a combination of "28 days Later" and "Night of the Living Dead". Depeneding on how you are infected, it can take from minutes to weeks for someone to turn, And once the virus has taken over, the host becomes a fast, ravenous, rage infested creature. These zombies can be killed in anyway a human can be killed. However, if the head is not destroyed, within minutes, the virus re-animates the host into a slow shambeling corpse. Best of both worlds eh? If I had any criticism for the book, it would be that, the writing was a little sub-par at points, and (being from a military family) the military language of some of the soliders were used haphazrdly and at times unnecessary. All in all this was a good read, and im excited for the next 2 books.
Well, im on to the second book, "Thunder and Ashes". Ill let you know how it goes once I blow through that one!

Zombie Nation Rating: 4/5

"Morningstar Strain: Plague of the Dead"
By Z A Recht