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START INTERCEPT

SPORADIC NEW REPORTS INDICATE CHAOS AND VIOLENCE SPREADING THROUGH U.S. CITIES. AN UNKNOWN EVIL IS SWEEPING THE PLANET. THE DEAD ARE RISING TO CLAIM THE EARTH AS THE NEW DOMINANT SPECIES IN THE FOOD CHAIN.

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These stories, are told in first person journal format, and starts with the narrator (an unnamed U.S. Naval aviiator) making a New Year's resolution to keep a journal. As the days progress, he comments on his life and various problems he's noticing in the news, particularly about a mysterious disease outbreak in China...

Which are, of course, zombies.

The first book is an excellent read and shows him prepping for the long term and how that works out. That we get to a second book takes work and a lot of it.

The second book starts after the first and progresses from that point. I did feel the last chapter was rushed and needed some more substance before hitting us with the COMMINT from China.

Both good reads and realistic enough to be believeable. And a bit depressing. :) But what the hell, we're Zombie Squad!

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Finished my copy two days after I got it. Loved it! Still woul love a signed copy though, Sir.

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You're more than welcome. I enjoyed them both. And I reread the first one again after the second one, just to refresh my memory. Is there going to be another?

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I just wanted to say that I have read both the books and I loved them! Great entertaining and informational. I also agree that the descriptions of the PAW are a little depressing, but it makes both novels more real. Great work, I can't wait for book three!

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Jaxon06 wrote:
Is there going to be another?


If you read the last chapter of the second book, this should be quite obvious. :)

The thing I loved the most about these two books were the detailed information about firearms and gear. And I laughed at the "Kilroy was here" stuff. I wonder how many people actually got that ;)

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Is there going to be another?


If you read the last chapter of the second book, this should be quite obvious. :)

The thing I loved the most about these two books were the detailed information about firearms and gear. And I laughed at the "Kilroy was here" stuff. I wonder how many people actually got that ;)


Not necessarily, but I'll grant the possibility. However, I think if the story is pursued in that path, I will take it off the current track and into more sci-fi.

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Finished my copy two days after I got it. Loved it! Still woul love a signed copy though, Sir.




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Love the books! The best zombie books I have read. I can actually see what is being said from his eyes! WELL DONE! Keep them coming!

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I loved the first one and would love to read the second one but unfortunately I dont have the funds. I do however hope to read it soon.

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I liked the first one, it was a good read.

The second one is FRIGGIN AWESOME. Up until the last like two pages with the ...that message... you know... the one at the end... It kinda was a buzzkill.

But the pages before it are full of WIN!

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There are threads about both these, but I love the books so much I'll post here too. I would LOVE to see these made into a film. I think they are tailor made for that.

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really enjoying the 1st book and look forward to reading the 2nd, the best book i've read since WWZ.

does any1 know of any other titles that are similar to these? any help would be welcomed


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Jaxon06 wrote:
Is there going to be another?


If you read the last chapter of the second book, this should be quite obvious. :)

The thing I loved the most about these two books were the detailed information about firearms and gear. And I laughed at the "Kilroy was here" stuff. I wonder how many people actually got that ;)



I completely agree, excellent books and loved the "Kilroy" moments classic!

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I really want to see another, as the story isn't complete yet. The second was both a logical progression of the first, and I thought it was better written, showing an improvement in skill by Raptorman. These could easily be a GREAT mini-series or TV show...as long as the end of BE is changed. I just hated the ending. It would have made a whole lot more sense, and would have been far more believable if the pandemic had come from deepest, darkest Africa or some unexplored area of South America. Granted, the Chinese wouldn't have the technology they acquired, but that could just as easily come from a SPECTRE or Dr. Evil-type bad guy or guys.

Even so, a mini-series would be epic.

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Haji wrote:
These could easily be a GREAT mini-series or TV show...as long as the end of BE is changed. I just hated the ending.
Open up your mind a little. There are 250 billion galaxies in the known universe. Do you really think we are the only game in town? I'm glad you liked it and I appreciate your opinion on it, but this is the way I wanted my novel to end. You may grow to like that ending after you read DBDA 3. Who knows. Just keep an open mind. It's a zombie book after all.

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I just re-read DBDA, and read BE for the first time while down at JRTC. They kept me sane for many an hour while we waited for the other platoons to finish up their live fires. I love the first book, but felt that the first half of the second one was a little weak. After the crash, it started feeling more like the first one. Loved the character of Saien, and hope to see more of him in the third.

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These are now on the "Halloween Horror" table of one of the local book stores.

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I personally liked the ending of BE. I appreciate a different take on the origin of a zombie outbreak. I mean honestly the mad scientist thing kind of gets old.

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I ordered the two books and eagerly await their arrival. :mrgreen:


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the first one i liked its in my top 5 but only thing its a little to up beat which beyond exile made it darker which i should really read again


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Thanks for the good read! Enjoyed the books very much.


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I have to say that I was liking it until halfway through with the air drops and the raptor six, but then I hit the last few chapters that tied it all together and I began to like it again :wink:

I guess everyone wanted the book to stay small scale survival, but that only gets interesting for a while. 5 books of him doing the same exact thing would be boring and fairly nihilistic. I mean with 99% of the world dead he would just be waiting to die if all he did was move from one hotel 23 to another.

So kudos to raptorman for including
-airborne contagion
-aliens origins

It makes everything a bit more plausible IMHO :mrgreen:


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The alien origin has me confused as to how I see the series anymore. I'm very much on the fence now but I was absolutely loving the series. I wish Raptorman good luck and I hope he sways me love those books again.

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