Wednesday, 21 July 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: On the Third Day - Rhys Thomas


Society is on the brink of collapse. The Old World is vanishing, the New World is taking over. There are no rules. Not now that a deadly disease is spreading that causes its victims to turn violent. Previously loving people become murderous. No-one can tell who will turn and who will not. This is a work of force and dark brilliance - the perfect expression of the terrors of the 21st Century.


To be honest this offering is pretty similar to David Moody’s Haters (or rather it’s similar in outline) as urban fantasy meets Science Fiction in a world gone to hell in a handbasket. What the author does well in this offering is guide the reader by the hand through the eyes of Miriam as she learns about the way the world has turned. It’s got good characterisation, solid descriptiveness but concentrates on the emotional aspect of the events that make this tale worth reading. It’s creative and where Moody slips up, this author really keeps the title together creating a more cohesive end product. Very well done and one that I will be recommending to friends and fans of the whole Romeroesque/Survivor’s type world.

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