He will find allies in the city’s last survivors, and a nemesis in a man who wants to harness the force driving the zombies-a man who seeks to build an empire of. A zombie series by author David Dunwoody. DD: Your novel MERCY was an incredibly emotional and visceral tale. What’s the backstory? TFD: I thank you for . EMPIRE: A ZOMBIE NOVEL. Written by David Dunwoody Published by Permuted Press Publication Date: Format: B&W – pages.

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Zombie – Dunwoody’s zombies are based on the Romero style, but he adds a lot of variations.

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If you like Romero’s movies or “normal” zombies or you are new to them then don’t pick this book. We follow dozen of characters in fortish chapters inbetween we have some entries in form of a journal and fi ‘ve read nearly every zombie book out there I guess so I had to read this too. All in all, Empire is a great read and quite an impressive entry in the zombie genre.

I enjoyed zobie premise and the action sequences, but the best I can give Empire is a 3-star rating. The swampland has special properties that make those reborn into death there somewhat intelligent, and Tetch has worked to train and control these special zombies to do his bidding.

Empire: A Zombie Novel

empirf Most fearsome of all is the “King of the Dead. Most of the story switches between survivors I just didn’t care all that much about. If done well, it would have been an awesome look at how the zombie apocolypse affected their faith With Tetch and the evil energy around him Mr. Lily and Vorhees both are there now, and trying to adapt to a life of civility, or whatever approximates civility in this new world where the populous is convinced they are safe from the dangers beyond their gates.

Teresa Crum rated it really liked it Jan 18, They all have some sort of background and sub-plot, some of which come together as the story progresses.


This book was better than the first. This tells it in a way that has a BIG impact on the story. My library Help Advanced Book Search. And as I read the first chapter, I was impressed by the writing and was excited to see where this story was going.

It really could be described as a cross with ‘Scream’ and something else ‘Mission to Mars’, where zero-gravity xavid require heroic-self-sacrifice of fuelparticularly to the extent you want to scream at how stupid the characters are, let alone how zombies are curiously missing, then someone sticks their head out a window and gets The subplots about the fanatical soldier group and serial rapist also seemed irrelevant and unnecessary. Meanwhile, Death is walking the Earth on his pale horse, cutting down the “rotters” who are an affront to his sacred mission.

Outside of the main plot, the story follows a few groups: Meanwhile, Death is walking the Earth on dunwooy pale horse, cutting down the eavid who are David Dunwoody certainly aimed high with Empire, an ambitious debut novel of zombie survival.

Selected pages Title Page. I’ll probably read the sequel, but only because I want more Death. I’d rant longer but Nothing like Death and Zombies in the same novel! Now most horror novels talk about death in all its forms but Mr.

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How does a zombie survive without a head? It’s fair to say that the premise behind Empire is a little different to the usual zombie affair; zombie sharks, rats, advid, birds; but the human zombies are the most interesting If you want to see life after people got used to zombies done right, read Mira Grant ‘s Feed.

Recommended to fans of the genre! It doesn’t feel like the first few days of an outbreak but it doesn’t feel more than months after the start, maybe a few years at most. I don’t mind the majority of the characters, or even the fact that Death himself is riding around slicing up zombies with a special undead-killing scythe, but I really couldn’t stand Baron Tetch. Death himself shows up as a hapless character, kills some zombies and gets pimp-slapped by others.


And any involvement by “Death” is in the last twenty or so pages where for some unknown reason even the character is too stupid to know he zimbie involve Novrl.

So far, one of the best zombie books I have come across. So as you ca 4. David Dunwoody has created a vibrant and creative tale of the undead, fresh with new ideas and yet still unleashing the vast flow of gruesome goodness a fan of zombie fiction craves. With each character more hate-able than the next, I’m amazed I was able to empier to the end.

Empire takes place a century from now, long after the rise of the plague that caused the dead to rise.

EMPIRE – a zombie saga by David Dunwoody

It is pretty bad. So in Empire, death relinquished his responsibilities and became something not quite human, but not quite immortal. Empire opens with a letter from the past, the first of many views into the hundred year history of the undead plague and the dismal chaos wrought in bj wake, nkvel by a group of survivors that break into the military barracks at Jefferson Harbor. The story is told from several different viewpoints following different bands of survivors left behind after the military withdraws inland to establish safe borders in centralized states.

Jan 05, Degeorgetown rated it did not like it. The inverse what happen? Each chapter noveel detailed and written well. Overall, this is truly a kick ass book rich with originality and imagination.