Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review and GIVEAWAY: Reaperlands: Part One by Roy Burdine

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29620293Title: Reaperlands Part One
Published:  March 24, 2016
Pages: 35
Format: eBook
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After apocalypse, there’s a whole world to reclaim…
It’s been a decade since the Viral plague that brought the dead back to life with a hunger for living flesh. The survivors have long since fled the big cities and resettled in the countryside, mountains, and plains, building a network of fortresses and cavernous sanctuaries.
As civilization rebuilt and reshaped itself in this nightmarish new world, there arose an overwhelming demand for the supplies and riches left behind in the remains of the old one.
A system of trade and barter formed around the market of these goods, a macabre economy for a dead world. Those brave or foolish enough to seek out treasure among the wastelands became known as the Reapers.
Gus and Oscar are a two-man reaping crew, facing down the horrors of a shattered world in search of its hidden wealth. But more dangerous than the undead Virals, and their various deadly strains, are the others like themselves, cutthroat scavengers bent on plundering the riches of the Reaperlands…


When I read the blurb to this book and noticed it dealt with zombies I have to say I was ready to read it. I love anything to do with zombies the bloody, gory, scarier the better or so I think this was definitely bloody but not scary or gory. The author does a good job with introducing us into the world that is post apocalyptic. Though I did want a bit more, though I do understand this will be set over a series of books it just didn’t have that full punch for me.

You have Gus and Oscar though I am not sure of their characters right now only because I don’t really click with them in an way, but they are scavengers or Reapers pretty much of the dead. I think the author did a good job with adding the humor of the two joking around with each other in times of death so that was good.

I think the only really cool thing out of the whole story was the runners. Though we get a bit of descriptions they still seem mysterious to me as I am still trying to draw a picture in my mind how they look. Let’s just say they are not your normal kind of zombies. There is one scene that I am hoping maybe will come to light in other books and it is where they meet someone that they know. It seems they have a past with this chick and it seems a bit juicy.

Now this story is short just about 35 pages and so we are really just getting our feet wet on how this adventure will continue.

If you enjoy zombies and can deal with a bit of blood from zombies I say get this book and give it a try. I will be looking forward to part two to see if it gets better.

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