Friday, 3 September 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Reapers are the Angels - Alden Bell

Release Date: 03/09/10


God is a slick god. Temple knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe...

Older than her years and completely alone, Temple is just trying to live one day at a time in a post-apocalyptic world, where the undead roam endlessly, and the remnant of mankind who have survived, at times, seem to retain little humanity themselves.

This is the world she was born into. Temple has known nothing else. Her journey takes her to far-flung places, to people struggling to maintain some semblance of civilization – and to those who have created a new world order for themselves.

When she comes across the helpless Maury, she attempts to set one thing right, if she can just get him back to his family in Texas then maybe it will bring redemption for some of the terrible things she's done in her past. Because Temple has had to fight to survive, has done things that she's not proud of and, along the road, she’s made enemies.

Now one vengeful man is determined that, in a world gone mad, killing her is the one thing that makes sense…


With the Zombie Invasions on the rise in literature its always good when an author brings an offering that really a homage to the films of apocalypse that made many a fan of the undead hordes. Here within this offering by Alden Bell you get something that hits not only the need to see the splatteration of the undead but also a journey of survival against the masses and odds.

Beautifully written with a stark realism of emotional context backed up with some real thought provoking questions where the reader ends up questioning the characters sanity as they seek to survive its really a gem of a title that will appeal to a great many fans. This is a zombie book that many have been crying out for with its near Romeroesque story arc. A real gem and one that will have many a reader shouting “BBBBRRRAAAIIIINNNNSSS…..”

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