ApocalypZe - Those Left Behind: Matt Baker's Story

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If a billion people had been spared the horror of the zombie plague, there would still be five billion zombies on the planet. If only the odds had been that good.

From the same author that brought you Zombies!, here begins the the ApocalypZe. Matt Baker's story is a tiny tale of a man who is awakened in the small hours of the morning and called upon to enter an entirely new world. More
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Words: 7,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301558872
About Ivan Turner

I began my career as an independent publisher and had much success with my novel, Forty Leap, and my monthly series, Zombies! Having started 9 Kingdoms Publications, I am now branching out into game design, however writing is never far my thoughts. Our first game is a zombie card game called ApocalypZe. I hope to bring the worlds of gaming and reading together by growing the game with ebooks very similar in nature to the Zombies! books that so many people enjoyed.


ApocalypZe Introductory Video
Be introduced to the world of the ApocalypZe Card Game. Hear the story behind it and get to see some of the characters that will shape the stories in the books to come.

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Review by: chucklesthescot on March 23, 2014 :
Three scientists turn up to work and are stuck indoors with dying colleagues and zombies trying to get inside. Matt wonders if they could examine the brain of one of the recently dead to get some answers but with the threat all around them, is there time?

These short stories are being released free to tempt you to buy the main series and from what I saw here, it could be a good read. The author introduces us to Matt with as much character development as you can do in a short story and he builds up the tension nicely as the sick colleagues start to die in front of them and go zombie, while the survivors try to decide what to do next. The plot is good, it is well written and enjoyable.

I did however wonder why Matt would go to the trouble of wanting to examine a newly dead brain to see what is there and if it offers hope of a cure, only to decide minutes later that he should leave the relative safety of the building. He wants to take a colleague to hospital who is going to die any second and become a zombie. That seemed a bit dumb to me for a scientist, especially when he doesn't even like her! I would think that he would have a plan in mind before wanting to run out of the building! But that is just a wee niggle because that plot decision is for dramatic purposes and takes the story forward in a new direction.

If you like your zombies traditional and deadly, this may well appeal to you. Good short read.
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Review by: Michener 78 on May 04, 2013 :
Very good short story. Another way the zombie apocalypZe starts. Characters seem interesting and it is survival of the fittest. It is a teaser to an upcoming story due out in November 2013 :(. Boo hiss so long from May that I will probably forget about it.
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