The Ghoul Archipelago by Stephen Kozeniewski

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After ravenous corpses topple society and consume most of the world’s population, freighter captain Henk Martigan is shocked to receive a distress call. Eighty survivors beg him to whisk them away to the relative safety of the South Pacific. Martigan wants to help, but to rescue anyone he must first pass through the nightmare backwater of the Curien island chain.

A power struggle is brewing in the Curiens. On one side, the billionaire inventor of the mind-control collar seeks to squeeze all the profit he can out of the apocalypse. Opposing him is the charismatic leader of a ghoul-worshipping cargo cult. When a lunatic warlord berths an aircraft carrier off the coast and stakes his own claim on the islands, the stage is set for a bloody showdown.

To save the remnants of humanity (and himself), Captain Martigan must defeat all three of his ruthless new foes and brave the gruesome horrors of...THE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO.
 



Hey! Here's my review.

The Ghoul Archipelago is a zombie apocalypse novel, but not the average survival in the suburbia style. Mostly set on tropical islands, with pirates, religious zealots, a money hungry techno entrepreneur, and then the military join the party. I was left spinning, trying to figure out who the bad guys were.

This is the second book I have read by Stephen. This was less humorous and more gruesome than Braineater Jones. I'm not generally a horror reader, so was a little apprehensive when I picked this up, but it wasn't as horrific as I expected. I think I cope with gory words better than gory movies. 

I loved the sex drives and jar heads. There were so many characters involved that I didn't relate to any one in particular. I was hoping that the theory of why zombies existed would be explained, and I wasn't disappointed. I might use "because I said so" on my kids, but that just doesn't cut it for me in a zombie novel. 

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

★★★

  • Where: Author Invitation
  • Format: ebook

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