Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: Zombie Britannica by Thomas Emson

Zombie Britannica is a novel of Fiction by Thomas Emson from Snowbooks.

Book Blurb:

In 2009, Canadian researchers warned that a zombie plague would wipe out civilization...unless we were ready -

We Weren’t

As temperatures reach unprecedented levels, the dead rise - and eat the living.  There is no warning.  There is no time to prepare.  And with tens of thousands dead or infected, another waking nightmare comes to terrorize the survivors -

The undead’s victims now rise up, a new wave of zombies hungry for human flesh.

As the nation teeters on the edge of extinction, those who survived the onslaught fight for their lives, and for the lives of their loved ones...

Carrie Asher must battle her way across the blood-soaked street of London to save her six-year-old daughter who is locked in the basement of their home.

Vincent Maskell is trapped in a Welsh castle with the girl he loves.  But how can he be her knight in shining armor with a zombie army besieging the medieval fort and the humans inside slowly losing their minds?

Craig Murray and his family are stuck in a traffic jam in Scotland when the zombies attack. But when his younger sister is kidnapped, he is forced to confront a human monster as well as the undead hordes.

The odds are against us.  The zombie throng is growing.  Our numbers are dwindling -

Welcome to Zombie Britannica.

My thoughts:

Zombie Britannica is an amazing read. :)

Mr. Emson has somewhat of a different take on the zombie lore - inasmuch as what causes the dead to rise.

Now I love me some zombies and I was happy as could be reading about the brain munching and leg chomping - but that is not all that Zombie Britannica is about.

This book is more about how the survivors deal with the unexpected attack.  

Where some band together to help - others are out only for themselves.  Still more set themselves up as judge, jury and executioner - of the humans they deem unworthy, as well as the undead running the streets.  Others still, finally see the potential in themselves and rise to the occasion.  

Many can't deal at all - and go mad.

I was riveted by Zombie Britannica and truly hope for a sequel. 

I give Zombie Britannica 5 out of 5 stars. :)


theJeepDiva said...

Great review! I had never heard of this one. I do love some good zombie apocalypse reading.

Michelle Greathouse said...

Jeep Diva,

Thank you. :) I am a fan of the zombie apocalypse and this was a good one.

I love The Walking Dead tv show - and I am hoping that with it's success we'll get more authors writing about zombies.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


Blodeuedd said...

You sure love your zombies, and I am still waiting for a flash zombie ;)