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Hive (No Man's Land #1)

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  266 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Nearly two hundred years after the planet was ravaged by millions of undead Zees, the human race is still struggling to rebuild. The Zees may be long gone, but so too are centuries of scientific advancement.

A group calling themselves The Keepers of Knowledge have set out to retrieve and protect what little technology survived the fall. When four of their Prospectors go mi
ebook, 80 pages
Published January 19th 2012 by Trebor Books
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Griffin Hayes
Apr 05, 2012 Griffin Hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
There's a fallacy floating around out there that a good enough book will appeal to everyone. Frankly, I don't buy that. I write stories that I want to read. Hive is one of those stories. It has bloodthirsty zombies, lots of action and a cast of interesting and thoroughly flawed characters.

But I took a real chance with this one. I wanted to slide the reader right into the front seat, so I wrote it in first person, present tense. This was something new I'd never done before, and I also realized t
Aug 20, 2012 Lou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, zombies
They are soulless killers, zombies or Zee for short in this story.
They were called "The Volgoroth"
It all began nearly two centuries ago the decline the human race began to regress. The powers that be then felt the need to start pumping a psychotropic substance into the water.
Cells. Genetics. Evolution.
The population reached a point of no return all hell broke loose they were divide across the land, some of the players and pushers were called Traders, Keepers and Prospectors. A group of mercenar
Feb 20, 2012 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m pretty sure that I’ve said this before, probably on one of my opinionated articles on a Harry Shannon book, but the zombie subgenre is getting old. It surprises me how it just keeps on ticking without even a sign of it slowing down. The subgenre, in itself, is like a slumbering, moaning creature that should be dead but keeps on coming. A zombie of which you cannot shoot in the head, no matter how hard you try, and put an end to the whole thing.

But saying such things makes me a hypocrite. I s
Glen Krisch
May 30, 2012 Glen Krisch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding post-apocalyptic novella. Looking forward to reading the second in the series when it becomes available.
Sep 11, 2012 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Hive' is a post apocalyptic zombie novella set a couple of hundred years post the extension level event which almost wiped out mankind - well the mankind we know it as today. A small band of survivors led by the ultra kick-a$$ Azina is sent on a mission into the outer cities to bring back a lost group of people called The Keepers of Knowledge, a new world brand of scholars/historians. Azina's band of mercenaries naturally stumbles across a hive of zee's (zombies) during their search and soon th ...more
Oct 06, 2012 Grammar*Kitten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
Okay, so here’s the thing. I bloody love zombies. Another thing – I seem to bloody love the writing of Griffin Hayes. Unfortunately, while there are many zombie books and films out there (both good and bad), I seem to have nearly exhausted the records of Hayes’ delightfully twisted and intriguing imagination, which distresses me, more than a little.

This story is delightfully unique; not only is it set after the fact of the zombie apocalypse, unlike most which deal with the onset or outbreak, it
D. Hilliard
Jun 07, 2014 D. Hilliard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now here was an interesting concept...setting a book 200 years AFTER the zombie apocalypse.

This story is told in first person present, yet that suits this tale very well. It is told from the vantage point of the female leader of a team of mercenaries, who have been hired to rescue a group of 'prospectors' who have vanished while exploring a sealed bunker from the past. Penetrating into the bunker, they discover that the horrors of the past are still alive in deep places. Interestingly enough, t
Aug 30, 2012 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love zombie fiction. When I heard about Hive, I really wanted to read it, and wasn't disappointed. Hive is set far into the future, which is far more appealing to me than zombie fic that takes place during the initial outbreak. I think it's more fun to imagine the lasting effects of the zombie apocalypse rather than read yet another version of how they come to be. (Not that there's anything wrong with that. I read those, too. I just love the world-building in apocalyptic tales.)

I don't tend to
Feb 24, 2013 Dylan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Azina is a mercenary, the no-nonsense female leader of a group of misfits who earn their living as hired guns. A group of ‘prospectors’, searching for the forgotten wealth of a planet struggling to rebuild two centuries after a zombie plague, have gone missing in a sealed bunker. Azina and her team of diverse mercenaries are assigned to find the small group. Once inside the bunker they stumble upon a buried city and things quickly turn chaotic. The city isn’t as deserted as they thought, and wha ...more
Kevin Walsh
Aug 08, 2012 Kevin Walsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombie-novels
To start off, I've read a lot of zombie fiction. I am a reviewer for Buy zombie dot c om and I have been sent a whack-load of zombies novels to review over the years. I have read a lot of the bad and a lot of the good parts of zombie literature and all I have to say is that not only does Hive stand in the good part of zombie-lit, but it stands-out with its unique spin on the genre.

Hive is well-written. The author has a nice fluid style of writing that keeps the story moving at a break-neck pace.
Liz at Fictional Candy
It’s a new post apocalyptic world out there. Chemicals dumped into the water to calm us had an opposite and monsterous effect, basically turning people into Zees (zombies). The time frame for this book is a couple hundred years after the apocalypse, and Azina is a mercenary on a rescue mission to find some missing Prospectors.

In this beginning of this book it took me a few moments to catch my bearings and grasp the terminology. Mercs, Prospectors, Keepers, The Order… it is a lot to take in, but
Feb 15, 2012 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, read-in-2012
Think of this: zombies who communicate like insects. Oh yeah, you read that right!! :P This book surprised me with how well-done it was. I was looking forward to reading it because it looked interesting, but one can never tell and it wouldn't be the first zombie book to crash and burn in utter failure. Not so here. We have a crew of mercenaries attempting to rescue some lost people in a complex that has been shut off for 200 years. Well the people who got lost disturbed the "hive," which is just ...more
David Dalton
Clearly this novella is right up my alley. Action and zombies, and a tough female lead. The first novella is free and it has got me hooked enough that I plan on buying the 3-novella complete collection: Hive The Complete Collection by Griffin Hayes.

Dark tunnels, limited sized squad of "good guys" and millions of bad guys. I liked the writing, it flowed smoothly and was easy to read. The plot was very well put together as well. I did not see any editorial type errors that jumped out at me. Overall very well written thriller. Kind of like t
My score 3 out of 5 - average/ok (not bad/not good)

Meh, it was ok. Basically something has happened to the population turning them into zombies, (one bite and your turned) and this book is set is sometime after humanity thinks they have got rid of them all.

This crew have been sent on a mission to find some people only to discover something worse.

Like I say it was OK, but for me it's one of those stories I kind of felt like I'd missed something (I.e some things are mentioned but not really expl
A Reader's Heaven
Two centuries after the collapse of civilisation due to a zombie outbreak (contaminated water does the trick this time), it is believed that the "Zees" have long gone and the world can move on. A group of people known as the Keepers of Knowledge send out a search party to find and recover as much information that they can - unfortunately, they disappear so a group head by mercenary Azina heads into the long-lost city to find them...but it isn't as deserted as they first though...

I really did enj
Feb 14, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Hive is a refreshingly novel take on a clichéd sub-genre. Griffin Hayes incorporates a mysterious subterranean setting whose origins leave the reader guessing almost as much as the plot itself. Add to that a ragtag group of colorful mercenaries, insect-like zombies and outstanding prose, and you get a story that’s engaging from start to finish.
Apr 11, 2014 Fred rated it really liked it
Considering that this is a novella, I don't think that it was long enough for me to tell if I'm really going to like the overall story line. I read this in about an hour or so. It's about 80 pages long as a free eBook on Nook or Kindle, so the other stories in the series probably cost a few bucks.

This is a mix of post-apocalyptic and zombie fiction. As in, it's set about two hundred years after the zombie apocalypse that almost wiped out humanity. The main characters are a group of mercenary/bou
Simon Goodson
This was well written, fast paced and very enjoyable. It's quite a short story but there are plenty of good ideas packed in there. The world the mercenaries, and those with them, live in seeps through into the story and leaves you wanting to know more.

The main story deals with them delving into an underground settlement which isn't half as quiet as it should be. The characters all feel solid and believable, as do the decisions they make along the way. Highly recommended, and I look forward to re
A mercenary team are sent into an underground complex to find four missing workers who were on a salvage mission. As Azina's team go further in they discover a mall and living quarters where rich people hid from the zombie apocalypse. But the zombies found a way in and there are thousands waiting in the dark...

This reminded me a bit of the Resident Evil film in places and it was a decent zombie read. As much as I love zombies, the books are pretty hit and miss these days and this is on the bette
Renae McKenzie
Before I say anything else, I want to say thank-you again to Griffin Hayes for my copy of Hive.

Hive is set in a post-apocalyptic world where its remaining survivors struggle to rise above the ruins left by the water-born disease that turn millions into the undead. Two-hundred years later and Sotercity is the place that man-kind now calls home.

There's something for everyone. You got yourself a big brain? Join the Keepers of Knowledge. What's that you say? You're a greedy bastard? Become a Trader
-¿Comienzo del apocalipsis después del apocalipsis?.-

Género. Novela corta.

Lo que nos cuenta. Azina está al mando de un grupo de mercenarios contratados por los Guardianes del Conocimiento de Sotercity para encontrar a un pequeño grupo de Prospectores a cambio de una considerable cantidad de sal. Y es que han pasado ya más de doscientos años desde que la civilización cayó bajo el empuje de unas hordas sedientas de carne humana, y los supervivientes están empezando a crear una nueva sociedad con
(Combined review of all 3 books, as I feel it was written as one book but split into three parts)

I enjoyed this series! It has a slightly different view on the story, as the zombie invasion has already happened many years in the past. But of course it turns out that they zombies aren't gone for good, they were just buried in the hope no one would ever find them.
The story has some interesting characters in it, and I liked that the zombies worked as a hive (hence the name of the books I suppose ;
Oct 08, 2014 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Azinia is a woman and has been a leader, this girl and her friends are looking for a library underground. So this group goes underground and it's called The Hive also their a lot of zombies in their.
Sep 11, 2012 Dale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two hundred years after the planet was ravaged by millions of 'zees', humanity is struggling to rebuild. The Keepers of Knowledge seek out old world technology and when some of their prospectors go missing, they hire Azina and her band of mercenaries to search for them.

A point comes where one can only stomach the same basic ideas of zombie literature before they get tired and look for something different. "Hive" a novella by Griffin Hayes is a fresh take on an over saturated genre. From the meth
Christy Adams
May 19, 2014 Christy Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

the book was interesting and very descriptive. very well laid out and also had action. ready to ready the rest of the series
Adrian (
Zombie fun

There are so many zombie novels out there, its hard to find a good one. This is one of the better ones for sure.
It's a standard zombie chase. I read to the end to see if it was interesting for those who aren't zombie fans. Nope.
Caridad cruz
Apr 17, 2013 Caridad cruz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!! WOW!! This book was OUTSTANDING!! The only bad thing was that it ended. It had zombies, blood, gore and lots more. It had me at the edge of my seat biting my nails with action and suspense!!This story was original in its genre, its not the typical zombie tale. The author came up with a wonderful original tale, zombie with a twist. I cannot wait to get the next book. You won't be able to help yourself fall in love and feel bad for Azina, one of the main characters. I won't spoil it for you, ...more
Mr Bailey
Jun 07, 2014 Mr Bailey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spanking good book! Will be downloading the second part right now!!!
Jul 12, 2013 Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2013
This novella was so much better than I thought it would be. I’ve read quite a lot of zombie books the past year and with the exceptions of “Hollowland” by Amanda Hocking and “Solstice” by Donna Burgess, they’re all rather the same. “Hive” doesn’t add anything new to the zombie genre, but it’s well-written, a little different, terrifying, and in the span of eighty pages, I became quite attached to some of the characters. It’s definitely a worthwhile read and horror fans will love it. I’m looking ...more
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