The back cover reads ‘Dare you read this tale of horror and adventure. Death is always wanting, always waiting. . . '
Firstly the subject matter is unsuitable for younger readers and can be quite graphical at times; it doesn't wait around and throws the reader into the fictional town of Farmore where death, blood and danger are at every turn. For such a short book it really fills the imagination visuals and creates an atmosphere of despair.
It's a story of survival against high odds and it touches on topical subject matters: death, military action justifications, lost of love ones, self sacrifice friendship and survival (I don't know how the writer fit it in!). It is a zombie book but is original in its delivery. It's not Stephen King or World War Z as it's is very fast paced. It's an ideal read on a journey or a cold dark night.
The characters are well structured and interesting, with good strong story arch's. The ‘Breathing Dead’ has a few twists and it's not as predictable as what you'd think of this type of book.
It contains two excerpts from another too books both of which are very interesting in style and content. Clearly this book is saying welcome to the world of A M Esmonde and there's more to come.
If you like a tense chiller, strong female characters, Horror and Adventure it's a must!
Overall enjoyable with some stand out chapters, that I won't spoil. It got me hooked from page one, I'll be looking out for this guys next book.
Mike horror Fan