Title – Outnumbered volumes 1-6
Author – Robert Schobernd
Genre – Action/Adventure, Horror
342 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 4/23/17
My impressions: betrayal, rogue killers, zombie horror, internal enemies, new take on zombies.
Tom Jacobs – leader of a group of zombie apocalypse survivors in Iowa
Kira Schafer – widow of Carl Schafer who was killed by zombies.
Paige Schafer – Kira’s daughter.
I found Outnumbered Volumes 1-6 a refreshing look at the zombie apocalypse genre. The relentless zombies are present only to serve as a catalyst to drive the real story of the human survivors. Surviving in the devastated world they’ve been left with would be difficult enough without their own internal betrayals plus treacherous acts of other groups of vicious survivors. The interactions between the main and support characters was realistic.
In this version of the zombie apocalypse even the zombies slowly change over the years. I won’t say how, but their evolvement was totally fresh and unexpected. Each step of these changes presented new challenges to the humans.
Tom Jacobs and his best friend Shane were Army Delta Force snipers. The other support characters have varied backgrounds from a Navy SEAL weapons expert to a veterinarian who serves as their doctor.
Kira Schafer’s deceased special forces husband recognized from the get-go the devastation the zombie onslaught would cause and prepared his family for survival. Against her early upbringing, the will to protect and defend herself and Paige caused her to evolve into a determined kick butt warrior.
There are some gruesome scenes and minor cursing.
The editing and sentence structure are good to excellent, and character development is detailed considering the number of characters who revolve in and out of the scenes.
Details are explicit and research is good, but with the zombies it’s, of course, mostly conjecture.
The plot gives a fresh look at the zombie genre and the accompanying decline of the human race.
The author’s writing style is fast paced with in depth insights into the human behavior under threat of worldwide annihilation.
The action scenes are intense and well choreographed.
I enjoyed the story and highly recommend it for fans of the action adventure and zombie apocalypse genres.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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(reviewed 7 days after purchase)