It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on my book Zombies of Byzantium, and as I’m gearing up for the release of my new book Zombie Rebellion, this is a great time to remind people of the earlier one. Yesterday I became aware of a great review from the one-stop-shop for zombie lore known as Zombipedia.com. They gave Zombies of Byzantium 4 out of 5 stars, a review very much consistent with others that have been posted (all of the ratings on Amazon are either 4 or 5 stars). Read the full review here.
Here are some of the highlights of the review:
Speaking of the characters, Munger has infused a certain level of depth into them all from the stocky, uncouth Emperor to the silent and frail monk Theophilus and our protagonist Brother Stephen, throughout the story their multi-faceted personalities shine through adding an extra dimension to their character and actions, and is something that raises this book ahead of many of the author’s peers.
But what about the zombies I hear you cry, this is a zombie blog after all. Interestingly and factually correct (well as much as you can be for a fictional creature), Munger never refers to them as zombies, a term which would not have been coined until hundreds of years later, but rather refers to them as ghouls, and in keeping with the Romero tradition, these are slow shambling flesh eating creatures motivated only by the need to feast on the living and can only be taken down with a blow to the head or fire. This choice of zombie is always a winner for me and when deciding what to read, books with this style will always win.
I consider this a pretty positive review! Zombies of Byzantium is a consistent crowd-pleaser. If you like zombies and haven’t read it yet, you really are missing out! And you need something to read between now and June 3, when Zombie Rebellion is released…just saying!
Thanks so much to Zombipedia.com for their kind review.