The Curse of Troius (Northreach Saga, Book 1)
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The Curse of Troius (Northreach Saga #1)

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When a fantasy world is overrun with a mob of ravenous zombies, there are no guns to stop them. No tanks. No airstrikes. Just a man with a shovel.


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In the last of the Arcane Academies, the actions of a powerful and corrupted wizard sets into motion the events that will turn the mundane world against the practicioners of magic and mark the end of the Dreaming...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published April 14th 2010
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Steven Montano
I stumbled upon Alan's excellent "Curse of Troius" a few months back, when I first started reading works from Indie authors. I'm a fairly picky reader who gravitates towards epic and dark fantasy and some horror. I'm also a sucker for a good zombie novel.

Prior to "Curse", the last zombie novel I'd read was "Death Troopers" by Joe Schrieber, which I thought was excellent. "Curse" shined in many of the same ways as "Death Troopers" did. Both are quality, old-fashioned zombie apocalypse stories tol...more
Mihir

Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic

OVERALL RATING = 3 & 1/2 stars

ANALYSIS: Alan Edwards’ debut attracted my attention for a couple of reasons; primarily because Alan’s debut featured zombies and a small village that was unprepared to face the zombie threat, I was excited to see how this debutante would utilize zombies in a fantasy setting. Secondly it came with Steven Montano’s glowing recommendation, I always keep an eye out for his recommendations as I've found that his views...more
Tamara Rose Blodgett
*This review is C&P from my blog and was reviewed by, Malryk~

Enhanced zombies, Prime medieval setting, Insidious magic, and a Catastrophic shovel - all the makings of the word EPIC!

This book was recommended to me by a good friend of mine, and I freely say that I was excited. One just needs to look at the title of the review. When we start out with the,"Curse of Troius," we get a glimpse of not so much magical nature as the last days *of* magic. When this happened, I was more than a little sa...more
Lee
Two Thirds of the Northreach Saga: This review is for both the Curse of Troius and The Storm of Northreach - the first two thirds of the Northreach Saga.

Firstly, let me say I found both to be a truly fun ride through the perils of this totally original fantasy kingdom! In structure, I would compare them to the first Star Wars and its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. The first book/movie are a snowball ride from the opening through the fast-paced action to the exciting conclusion. The second boo...more
Erin Danzer
I'll admit it; this was my first zombie book. I was intrigued because of the fantasy aspect of the book. Edwards did not disappoint me. The way he created the zombies and incorporated them into a fantasy setting was amazing. His transitions between scenes and characters were flawless. Everything about the book, every word spoken moved the plot towards its fantastic (though gory) end. The way he described the zombies and the way they moved and moaned will have me up the next night the wind blows...more
Candice Bundy
This is likely the best period zombie piece I've ever read, although not for the squeamish or faint of heart. The characters are varied, well-developed, and the plot full of surprises, twists and turns you won't see coming.

A must-read for anyone who love's zombies, and the author is planning a sequel, which I certainly will pick up when available.

Note: the only reason it took me so long to read was because I got distracted by other projects. This book is very fast paced an engaging. When I came...more
Stephanie Krause
Mar 30, 2011 Stephanie Krause rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zombie-fans!
Recommended to Stephanie by: Alan Edwards, Lisa Edwards, Aimee McCormick, Pat Venable
A fun read, made more fun by recognizing real life friends "in-disguise" in the cast of characters. Great work, Alan. Looking forward to Book 2. :)
Stephanie Krause
Mar 30, 2011 Stephanie Krause rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: Alan Edwards, Lisa Edwards, Aimee McCormick, Pat Venable
A fun read, made more fun by recognizing real life friends "in-disguise" in the cast of characters. Great work, Alan. Looking forward to Book 2. :)
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Alan Edwards majored in English at the University of Florida for approximately four weeks, until the endless daily grind of non-stop investigations into whether every single mention of a long straight object was nothing more than a phallic symbol made him quickly realize that he would never make it through to actually get a less-than-useful English degree. He determinedly became a drunkard and dro...more
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