Monday, January 13, 2014


Cadaver Dogs , by Anthony Armstrong, and published by Angelic Knight Press, received another great review. This great book is riding high in the saddle, and from this review, it is easy to see why.

Blaze McRob

Book Description

November 29, 2013
A tale of survival.

When a man loses the one thing in life he loves ...
and is thrown into a horrifying new world ...
He has no choice but to survive.
But in this world, there are things no man should have to face.

4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Take On The Zombie Apocalypse December 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Cadaver Dogs is a zombie apocalypse story that is more about the survivors than the zombies. Eric, the main character, leads a group of the living and all they want to do is survive. Haunting Eric, nicknamed Preacher because of the collar he wears to protect his neck, is the death of his wife, Hannah. He witnessed her death at the hands of one of the walkers and blames himself for not being able to protect her. But then on a raid he finds out that she isn’t as dead as he once thought, though she is certainly infected by the virus. Now he must decide what to do with his discovery.

The virus in this novella, is different than the usual zombie virus that you read about, in that it effects the brain, but the rest of the body is unaffected. The infected are still alive, but changed, so that they crave, in fact must consume, human flesh. The living do what they have to to survive, that includes killing the infected and even, since food is scarce, eating the portions of the body that are unaffected.

What I liked about this book: The references to Last Man on Earth, with Vincent Price. One of my favorite movies of all time, and the zombies reminded me of the creatures that Robert Morgan had to face. The zombies sleep during the day, though sometimes they are mobile, they come out at night and will even stand outside and taunt you in an attempt to get you to come out.

What I didn’t understand: There was still electricity. I found this a bit unbelievable. Maybe they were running generators at their home base, but when at one point Eric returns to his home, where he hadn’t been for several months… I am guestimating at least seven, the electricity is still on.

What I didn’t like: I would have liked to see more character development. I understood Eric, but the other characters didn’t have much depth to them. There’s one scene where they bring 2 new characters into the group and after feeding them dinner, inform them it was human/zombie flesh they had just consumed. I would have expected a stronger reaction, but they accepted it, without even batting an eye.

All in all, Cadaver Dogs is a good read, if you are looking for a book that deters from the usual, zombie. If you are a zombie purest and like your dead to be drooling, mindless corpses, then this might not be for you. The book ends with a few things left in the air, which leads me to believe there might be a sequel. If there is, I would buy it, since I am curious to find out how things work out for Eric and Hannah.

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