Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Guardian (The Guardian Interviews Book #1) by Michael Clary

The Guardian
(The Guardian Interviews Book #1)
by Michael Clary

It was a warm summer morning when the dead began to rise up and feast upon the living. The city was overrun in a matter of hours.

The military acted immediately. They closed all the exits leading out of the area in order to contain the outbreak. They shot anyone trying to escape.

Their methods were successful. The outbreak was contained, but all hope for the people trapped behind the gates . . . had been lost.

The EPUA website was the only form of communication still available to the survivors. It was there that the legend of the General began to take root. He was a hero that fought back against the zombies . . . a hero that saved lives. The survivors once again found something to believe in, but the rest of the world wondered if the man truly existed.

They were about to find out.

The fifteen minutes of footage was leaked onto the internet only minutes after it was filmed. It showed a single man standing between a horde of zombies and a group of frightened survivors. What happened next was amazing . . . and it made the world believe. Because within those fifteen minutes of footage, the man known only as the General stepped out of legend and entered reality.

This is his story.

Publisher: Permuted Press, May 31st, 2014
321 pages

I gave The Guadian 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads.
I purchased this book on Amazon for my Kindle Fire

Zombie books are abundant these days and it's becoming difficult to put a new spin on the genre. I give Michael Clary major kudos for making his story unique in its presentation. Instead of being just a narrative or a first-person account of a character's experiences surviving the zombie apocalypse, it is presented in an interview format. Each character "interviewed" presents his or her own perspective of-- and role in-- the zombie infestation. What also makes this story unique is that the zombie outbreak is pretty much isolated to one city. Whether that will continue to be the case in the next books in the series, I don't know. I just appreciate that it is different than the other zombie books I've read.
The story is packed with action and fun. I would have liked more depth to the major characters, but maybe that will come with the next books in the series. For a fun book with a different take on the zombie apocalypse, give this one read!

The Guardian is a great start a popular series. I like the unique approach taken by the author. This is a fun read and I look forward to seeing what happens next in the story.

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About the Author

Mike Clary is an avid collector of guns, swords and just about any other weapon you can think of. He has been writing and directing films for many, many years. One of these films is available on youtube, just search for "A Kiss For A Rose." Mike Clary is also a gigantic fan of monsters, zombies and other things that go bump in the night. Due to the success of EPUA, the 2nd and 3rd books of The Guardian Interviews are now available through Amazon.

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