Thursday, November 21, 2013

Aftermath-Episode 2 / Edwin Stark

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Zombie / Apocalypse

Approximate word count: 20-25,000 words

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Edwin Stark was born in Caracas, Venezuela on the edge of a rain forest in South America. He grew up dreaming crazy tales and eventually started writing them down. English is not his first language. You can read more about him on his blog or Facebook.


In this second installment of Aftermath, Danny Cargill, his father Andrew, Jessica Ferguson, and Carl Lomax, make their way to Camp Haiberry, after being expelled from Camp McGregor, through zombie infested territory. They were hoping for an uneventful trip. Little did Danny or the others know that along the way they would meet a strange young girl who would change everything.


As our small group makes their trek to Lomax's home, Camp Hailberry, they encounter small groups of zombies that they easily defeat. After they make it to the broken down truck and are able to make temporary repairs they expect the rest of the trip to be uneventful. Of course the repair doesn't last long and they find themselves hiking and camping the last twenty miles.

During the night Carl and Danny notice zombies are starting to gather, however, they are staying several yards away. In the forefront of these zombies is a young girl that looks dirty but uninfected. Danny tries to communicate with her to no avail. As they make their way on to Camp Hailberry the following day they watch behind them as hordes of other zombies gather to follow the young girl who is following them.

Edwin Stark has twisted his zombie tale somewhat and changed all the rules in this installment. The survivors have already noticed that not all zombie bites infect the living as it has in the past. What happens once the zombie virus mutates? This one seems to have run it course and is leaving its victims changed in a different way. It will be interesting to see where Mr. Stark is going with this theory. So, here I find myself awaiting another zombie book. How did that happen?


There was one F-bomb dropped, otherwise the language was clean.

Format/Typo Issues:

There were a few more than a small amount of proofing errors that needed to be fixed. A few missing or extra words however most were wrong word choices because of the language barrier that Mr. Stark deals with.

Rating: **** Four stars

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