Published 2 October 2014 by A.R. Wise
Number of pages: 208
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I really liked it
"Game of Thrones meets The Walking Dead in this post-apocalyptic zombie series.
Thousands of years after a zombie apocalypse wiped out the majority of humans, the world is a very different and harsh place. It's safest to live behind the fortified walls of the Kingdom of Golden Rock, or it least it had been. Rumors of an army of dead led by a man calling himself The Scholar have proven true, and even the most secure cities are no match for his undead soldiers. The Scholar's goal is to crush the world of the living, but he also wants to capture a simple baker named Saffi, though no one seems to know why.
Saffi's father vows to protect his daughter, and flees The Scholar's path, only to fall prey to other evils of the world outside the walls. In just one day's time, Ward and Saffi's lives will be forever altered, and the secret about why The Scholar wants her will be revealed."
In "Among the Dead and Dying", A.R. Wise sweeps us into his post apocalyptic world and leaves us wanting more.
Admittedly, at the beginning of this tale I did struggle keeping up with the names of all of the characters and locations, but this soon ceased to be an issue as the story developed and continued to gather pace.
The "Among the Masses" series promises to be a real epic, full of intrigue and treachery - I would love to peek at Mr Wise's sepia coloured maps of this new world and its protagonists, and I cannot wait for the next instalment.