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The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead

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In July 1863, Confederate General James Longstreet may hold the key to turning General Lee's potentially catastrophic strategy at Gettysburg into war-deciding victory. One man's horrible tragedy can place ranks of the undead at Longstreet's disposal and turn the fate of the Confederate cause...if he dares. This dark novelette will hold you mesmerized until the wrenching en ...more
ebook, 55 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Enwritenment Publishing
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Carl
Aug 27, 2014 Carl rated it liked it
Ok, I can not believe it either; I read a zombie story. "The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead" by William Van Winkle caught my eye as a Kindle special; it combined a story about the Civil War with the undead. Since retiring, I am trying to read from many different genres, so I decided to give it a try. I honestly expected that the mixture of the two genres would become superficial and stereotypical; I was pleasantly surprised. The story is set during the Civil War, in July 1863, ...more
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Feb 18, 2012 Rusty Fischer rated it it was amazing
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If you're looking for something new and unique in a sea of generic zombie stories, try William Van Winkle's short but powerful Civil War zombie novella, The Followers. It's rich in history and lore, full of twists and turns that give new meaning to the term "poetic justice" and with just enough gore to satisfy the true zombie lover without alienating the rest of us!
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A quick read combining the gruesomeness of the civil war with the gruesomeness of zombies. The author does a good job of setting up the premise and there is a nice twist at the end.
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Like zombies? Then you'll enjoy reading William Van Winkle's The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead. The author manages to easily write in a way that is reminiscent of Civil War era authors. This may be difficult for some readers not familiar with the style, but the artistry involved alone makes this worth reading. I also enjoyed how the author blended Night of the Living Dead type zombies with traditional Voodoo zombies. The characters are well defined and the story has a solid pl ...more
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A unique twist on "zonbies". That's no typo, some voodoo magical zombies in a civil war setting! The book was absolutely brilliant!
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William Van Winkle started publishing poetry and short fiction straight out of high school. Seven years later, he suddenly realized that publishing computing articles yielded far more paychecks and so became a full-time freelancer for the likes of PC Magazine, CPU, PC World, Tom's Hardware, and many other outlets.

Roughly two million non-fiction words and one bald spot later, William reached middle
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