I enjoyed this book even more than Volume One: The Enemy of an Enemy. It's fast-paced and scene changes are handled nicely. I like the mix of tech and magic so far in this series and am really looking forward to the next one coming out.
Nicely formatted and typo-free.
Usually I find it hard to rate a short story collection because the quality of the stories varies so much. This was an easy, solid 4 star. There are couple I’d rate a 3, a few I’d rate a 5, and the rest are 4 star. These are also “real” short stories at lengths of 1,500 to 4,000 words. I’ve been running into a lot of “short stories” lately that turned out to be novella length so this collection was very refreshing.
I’m a big monster fan so zombies are right up my alley. If you’re not a zombie fan, this book is not for you. If you are a fan, this collection is definitely worth the read.
This is one of those books that I really liked but it's hard to say why. I think part of the reason is that most of the book is focused on the characters and their interactions rather than trying to be the scariest, or goriest, or introducing some other over-the-top element to make it different. The author adds his own little twist to his vampires and it's nicely done. I hear a sequel is in the works and I'm looking forward to it.