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Simon Bestwick
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Tide of Souls (Tomes of the Dead)

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Flash floods devastate Britain. But the terror is just starting, as an army of the living dead emerge from the waters to hunt down the survivors. For Katja, after a year held captive by a brutal vice ring, it's a constant fight to stay alive, but also a chance to win her freedom.
McTarn, an ex-soldier haunted by his past, is press-ganged in
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Published September 16th 2011 by Rebellion Publishing Ltd (first published July 15th 2009)
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John McNee
At this point I suppose we should all be over zombies. Over recent years we've been bombarded with them in every form from every possible angle. Is there any new way of tackling the zombie apocalypse that would make it interesting again? In 'Tide of Souls', Simon Bestwick changes things up in a way that at first seems fairly (for lack of a better word) 'shallow'.

The cities are quickly flooding and out of the depths rise the green-eyed armies of the undead. So the few survivors must contend with
Richard Wright
I've been reading Simon's short fiction for over a decade, have watched him progress fantastically as an author, and was very impressed with his novella 'The Narrows' in the We Fade to Grey antho earlier this year. Tide of Souls is the first novel-length piece of work of his I've tried, written for a range of unconnected zombie books published by Abaddon Books. I enjoyed it very much, though I'm struggling to find much original in zombie fiction these days, no matter how good they might be in th ...more
Kim Dallaire
This story is told in three perspectives as the story unfolds, first a civilian, then military, then scientific. I was sad to leave each narrator behind, but each was as good as the last. This book brings an interesting twist to zombies, zombies not only created from the drowning victims of the melting ice caps, but also having a sort of hive mind controlled by... Can't tell, it's too good. Honestly one of the best, most claustrophobic zombie books I have ever read.
It started out good and I loved the charaters the only thing that annoyed me was the hint of romance btwn two of the characters only to have the female fall for someone else. The concept for the zomibes was a new and welcomed idea. The ending though, for me, was seriously lacking.
Paul Hollis
this is what zombies and horror should be,scary and fun with characters you care about.
The world is slowly being flooded but it’s not the water level you need to worry about, it’s the glowing-green-eyed monsters within. This is the debut novel from Simon Bestwick (point of interest - I have known Simon for the best part of 10 years now and admire his writing greatly), part of Abbadon’s ‘Tomes Of The Dead’ series and is exceptionally assured. And, as with most of Mr Bestwick’s output, exceptionally well written.

Loosely broken into three parts - Katja, McTarn and Stiles - this tell
With the melting of the icecaps comes world wide flooding... and flesh eating zombies. Yes folks. You read that correctly, zombies and floods.

Anyway, Simon Bestwick brings you three main characters who become intertwined as the population of the planet seeks refuge from rapidly rising waters and the undead. I don't know. Maybe this is how Waterworld came to be. Skip that last thought. Strike bad sci-fi from your mind.

A former soldier finds himself reactivated, a white slavery prostitute finally
Interesting take on zombies. The world gets flooded and the zombies rise from the depths, controlled by the sea. After thousands of years of people dying in horror and rage, those memories have imprinted on the sea and given it a sentience of sorts but one that only has those emotions. Can anyone figure out a way to stop it before the entire human race is wiped out?

I felt it took a long while to get really established and the majority of the interesting stuff happened in the second half. The fir
I was entertained. It has some gruesome bits. I guess the ending was a bit corny, but overall it kept me reading.
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