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Sanctuary from the Dead

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Eight months ago the world turned upside-down in the most horrifying way. The dead came back to life and started killing the living. Within weeks, zombies ruled the world. In a small southern Ohio town, Joel, a twenty-something underachiever finds himself holed up with a group of survivors as they take refuge in a church. Fighting the undead in a desperate attempt to ...more
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by J. Ellington Ashton Press
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Sep 07, 2013 Cassandra rated it really liked it
The title of the book says it all. Sanctuary from the Dead is about a group of survivors struggling to get by, holed up in a church. Joel is the main character and the story is told from his perspective.

I'd say the book needs some more editing, which was a little distracting at first, but the story was still interesting. Most of the people in the church were either members of the community before the outbreak or people looking for a place of safety or even people rescued while being chased by a
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Jul 02, 2015 Marilyn Peake rated it really liked it
Sanctuary from the Dead by R.J. Spears is the first book in his Books of the Dead series. This novel is perfect for fans of zombie fiction. It’s fast-paced, action-packed and filled with the hallmark features of popular zombie lore. There has been an outbreak of the zombie disease. No one knows why it happened, but the walking dead are everywhere with their voracious appetite for living flesh, their dragging gait and horrible stench. As civilization has broken down, there’s also much to fear fro ...more
Joy Killar
Jun 05, 2015 Joy Killar rated it it was amazing
R.J. Spears does it again with this second installment in his Books of the Dead series. This book takes the reader to new levels as Joel and his group of survivors are faced with increasingly horrific challenges. One thing I especially liked about Lord of the Dead is the way R.J. Spears is able to create a villain who is so absolutely evil that we the reader almost forget that he is human. I felt this was a masterful way to illustrate that in a z-poc world, not all monsters are zombies. If you ...more
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Jan 22, 2014 Danny Longshore rated it really liked it
Sanctuary from the Dead by R.J. Spears is a must read for any zombiephile! Small town USA has a zombie outbreak, there are no "action heroes" to save the day, just normal people like YOU! How do they cope, how do they survive, how would you? The conflicts are not just vs the zombies, but against the morality of right and wrong, good and evil, live and let live or live and let die. Can the party risk two lives to save one, let one die to save three, will they turn on each other before the ...more
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R.J. Spears splits his writing time between mystery/crime and horror. His stories have appeared on A Twist of Noir, Shotgun Honey, Flashes in the Dark, and the Horror Zine along with other sites. His zombie books Forget the Alamo, Sanctuary from the Dead, and Forget Texas can be found on Amazon. His first Dan Daulton mystery will be released later this year by J. Ellington Ashton Press. You can ...more
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