Will the twins and their older brother, Martin, survive? Will they learn the truth about the infection that decimated the world’s population, and their role in saving the human race?
“Every single one of those things is a chemical disaster. As long as the zombies still shuffle about, their bodies stay together. It’s only when the things are truly dead when the fun and games begin. Their flesh is nothing more than a foul concoction of highly toxic and corrosive chemicals.” Tony looked at his wife. “How on earth do you dispose of countless millions of corpses that refuse to rot?”
Tony must battle to find the answers before time runs out for all of them.
Even after four long, miserable years, Kenny’s mind and body wouldn’t allow him to forget his impossible resurrection. Of all the millions of souls the plague of death had taken, Kenny believed that only he had risen with his humanity hanging by a thread.
Right now, his thread had frayed to the point of snapping. If he didn’t get his injection, Kenny’s joints would stiffen and the cold would grip his body, and this time the sickness would not release him. He’d be dead for sure this time. After that, there would be no stopping that urge to bite into sweet human meat.
Join Kenny and his sister, Diane, as they attempt to navigate – the Kingdoms of the Dead.
Title: Kingdoms of the Dead Book One: Chemical Rot
Author: Ian Woodhead
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction
Publish Date: March 15, 2014
Ian Woodhead conceived a story marrying rotting zombies and intelligent sci-fi that is mind-blowing!
First of all, I love the cover design. I wanted to read this story before I read one word of its description.
As far as pacing goes, this book kicks butt. It is nearly non-stop action, so buckle up before you start reading. There were moments, however, especially in the beginning, when I wasn't sure which character's story we were seeing because there are characters with the same name from different worlds. Doppelgangers, if you will. I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read it, so I'll leave it at that.
I've got to say this is one of the most creative zombie books I've read in recent years. By merging rotting zombies with a sci-fi element, Ian created a beautifully ugly world. A world where the living must take a drug to prevent undergoing "the ultimate change from living human to dead monster with an insatiable craving for fresh meat," because the living are already infected.
Though filled with selfish and cruel characters, there are brave and loyal characters as well that I couldn't help cheering for.
I am pitching my tent on the sidewalk so that I am first in line when Book 2 is available.
About the Author
Born in the 60′s, Ian Woodhead managed to survive the decades that followed with minimum trauma. He lives in the north of England, the County of West Yorkshire, and is married with four children, four stepchildren and numerous pets.
He has been a writer for over two decades but has only recently decided to make a name for himself, with several novels and multiple short stories available. Ian writes mainly in the horror genre, but sometimes likes to add a helping of science fiction and romance.