I’ve been on something of a kick lately when it comes to
As a result, Amazon keeps suggesting more zombie fiction for
me to buy.
Since I’m a glutton for punishment, more often than not I
I’m not going to lie, there is a lot of zombie fiction out
there that is just plain bad. It’s like some authors watched two episodes of ‘The
Walking Dead’ and thought they could do that themselves and then proceeded to
write something almost exactly like ‘The Walking Dead.’
Here’s a hint: You can’t improve on the original, so don’t
‘Domain of the Dead,’ by Iain McKinnon and David Moody doesn’t
really present a new story. It’s about a group of people that manage to survive
the zombie apocalypse but they’re now running out of food and they have
absolutely no place to go.
When one of the characters, Sarah, is debating killing
herself to give the others more food to live on, thus extending their lives,
she catches sight of a helicopter.
The helicopter team consists of a military group. It’s
important to note, this is not our military. In the time since the zombies took
over, anyone that isn’t a zombie essentially joined together to form a new
The helicopter’s base is in the nearby ocean, and three of
the survivors manage to make it on the helicopter. When they’re reintroduced
into civilization, they realize some things have changed.
The helicopter team was not out looking for survivors, they
were looking for zombies for the doctors on board to experiment on.
That’s the basic premise of ‘Domain of the Dead,’ which is
the first book in a series.
There’s really nothing new in ‘Domain of the Dead.’ What I
like about the story is the political angle. While the story doesn’t tell
anything new, it does examine the new world with a critical eye that is
sometimes lacking in other zombie books.
‘Domain of the Dead’ isn’t perfect. There are a few typos.
Still, the story is strong and moves at a rapid pace and the reader is left
wanting more when the book ends.
‘Domain of the Dead’ is $3.99
on Kindle and $14.95