I have previously reviewed Ryan’s novel ‘Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse’, and I was absolutely blown away with the depth of his writing. When the opportunity arose to review yet another zombie novel masterpiece, I could not pass it up.
Author: Nicholas Ryan
Trapped amidst the horror of the zombie apocalypse, three men hear the sound of a helicopter overhead and know it represents their last desperate hope to survive the terror and reach safety. But survival comes at a cost – and the undead hordes that ravage the world are not the only lurking evil the men must face. But for Mitch Logan, his brother, Jed, and their friend, Clinton Harrigan, there is no choice. They must fight to survive – or Die Trying
One of the most impressive elements of any bit of writing from Nicholas Ryan is his ability to paint the most vivid of scenes, and his natural gift to draw the reader into his apocalyptic tales. I absolutely loved ‘Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse’, but I must say that ‘Die Trying’ is even more intense.
‘Die Trying’ had all of the elements that a genre novel needs to be successful, graphic details, inner demons and zombies. With genre novels, if you are not careful, they can fall flat very quickly, but Ryan kept the action high from start to finish. The story arch of the novel was flawless and the character development was the best I have read in a novel in a long time. Your heart will be in your throat through the entire novel.
Areas that include dialogue are key, and many authors struggle here, but Ryan is a natural with these sections. The dialogue is so well written, it is like over hearing a conversation or watching a great film by Romero.
The ending was very suspenseful and a little open. I hope this means that Ryan will be giving readers another zombie apocalypse tale worthy of a film adaptation. As a matter of fact, I would love to see any one of Nicholas Ryan’s books become a film.
I could not think of a single complaint to make about ‘Die Trying’. Everything was covered and I was not at all left disappointed. I highly recommend this novel to any fan of the zombie, horror genre.
Nicholas Ryan is by far the most impressive author in this genre today. His name has become synonymous with zombie apocalypse stories, and I hope he will continue to bring readers more of his apocalyptic genius. I only see him going up from here.
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