The Breaking – a Review

Do you believe a zombie virus could destroy the United States? In The Breaking, the outlook for survival of this nation and its people is bleak. How hard would you fight for your own survival? How hard would you fight for the survival of this nation?

Since I finished reading End Time, I have been waiting for the day that I would receive the next installment in this series. Was this next installment satisfactory? Did it leave me wanting more? The answer to both questions is yes.

Zombies are everywhere. Looks can be deceiving. Structures that appear to be empty aren’t. Even rivers and other bodies of water are full of the undead waiting for a tasty meal to stir them to action.

Mark Steele and other survivors go on a journey through the remains of the Appalachian Mountains on their way to find Patient Zero, the one who unwittingly began this horrible zombie invasion.

Dr. Joseph, confident that Patient Zero is still alive, will go through whatever obstacles he must to find this person he is sure holds the key to stopping the virus. Will he manage to find Patient Zero? There are a few times on their journey they meet those who rank right up there with the zombies.

hillbillies, wikipedia

While traveling through West Virginia—this is not a time I would want to be taking a road trip—they are kidnapped and held hostage by mountain people. These hillbillies have not only survived the zombies, but they are taking advantage of their spreading. It was hard to decide here whether the greater danger was the zombies or these hillbillies. Amidst all the chaos, Steele becomes separated from the rest of them.

Later, they are forced into National Guard duty outside of Pittsburgh. The man in charge of this base is obviously losing his mind and putting everyone in danger.

So now mountain men, a deranged military man, and, of course, the zombies are a few of the ones trying to impede what Mark Steele, Dr. Joseph, and the rest of the survivors with them are determined to accomplish. Don’t these people—the zombies don’t care—realize how important it is for them to succeed?

zombie, wikimedia commons

Full of zombie action, fighting, romance, heroic acts, torture, and crazy people (if a zombie apocalypse was happening, I might go crazy too), this is a book zombie fans don’t want to miss.

There will be several more books in this series. As long as a zombie apocalypse doesn’t take us all out before they are published, I will be anxiously waiting to read the rest of this series.

Recommended Articles:
End Time – a Review
How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – Guest Post by Daniel Greene

Amazon Link:  The Breaking (The End Time Saga, Book 2)

open up to imagination,

Favorite Sentences:
His head pounded out a rhythm with his heart, each thundering blow like Thor’s hammer striking the top of his skull.

The river split into two and a piece of land stuck out in the water like a defiant middle finger in the landscape.

He was in a dance of shadows where any misstep meant death.

Dozens of zombies surrounded him as if he were in a pool aerobics class gone wrong.

King Leonidas, flickr

New Words Learned:
carabiner – a D -shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering

haft – a handle, especially of a knife, sword, or dagger

keep – the innermost and strongest structure or central tower of a medieval castle

King Leonidas – the legendary king of Sparta. In the Battle of Thermopylae, one of the most brilliant events of the ancient Greek history, he displayed great acts of courage and self-sacrifice.

kukri – a large knife having a heavy curved blade that is sharp on the concave side, used by the Nepalese Gurkhas for hunting and combat

strafe – to machine-gun or attack from the air

About the Author:
Daniel is the debuting author of End Time, the first novel in his zombie apocalyptic thriller series. He believes in paying homage to the 80s action adventures of his childhood, as well as, some of his favorite writers like Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and George R.R. Martin.

He has traveled the world extensively and is always looking for a new adventure, that is when he’s not training up for the impending zombie apocalypse. He currently resides on the East Coast.

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