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The Killing Moon

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  15 reviews

A series of cataclysmic events bring about the global collapse of civilisation. The few remaining survivors must fight for their survival in a world plunged back into the dark ages.

Twenty years on, a new generation grow up out of the ashes and, after their idyllic life is destroyed, five friends must leave...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published (first published November 2nd 2009)
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I'm giving The Killing Moon 4 stars for the writing, research, the realism. I believe it is fair to say that it comes across as true in the sense of how horrilbe things would be, how badly people would behave given the end of our current system. Given WWIII, bio-toxins that turn people in Crazies who bear no semblance of a human. The fact that a sense of true family, and not just camaraderie, is really all you could depend on.

The book does start with a lot of detail, that could have been edited...more
JoAnn Paules
The Killing Moon was at times a difficult book to read. I am not a fan of military strategy books and this book started out that way. It’s obvious the authors know their weaponry and that’s a good thing – but not something I enjoy. I found myself skimming though most of the first 5% of the book. It wasn’t until we meet Professor Andrew Hawthorne and his wife Annie that I slowed down and started to enjoy the story.

There were several scenes in this book that I found difficult to read, emotionally....more
Darren Sant
I hold my hands up and freely admit that I am a sucker for a post apocalyptic tale. To have one set in the North East of England near where I live? You have me “hook, line, sinker and copy of Angling Times” to quote the writers of Red Dwarf.

Now you can’t be hyper critical with this kind of tale. It’s very much an overdone genre and almost anything you write will have to cross a few clichés. It’s just the way the genre is. That never stopped any of those folk writing the bloody awful romantic vam...more
I started this book not knowing what to expect other than action. What I got instead was a surprise. The first few chapters are chaos and carnage. At first it's disconcerting until I realized it's a working metaphor for the global mentality and the sheer scale of disorder and tragedy.

Despite the first few chapters starting slowly, giving the reader no indication of what's coming, you are falsely lulled into a pocket of safety in an isolated haven in a world turned black. At some points the atmos...more
H Brown
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I really enjoyed this book, such a refreshing change to have an apocalyptic/PA book set in the UK. The first third of the book sets the scene as the world goes to hell very quickly, a small group of people fight to survive and to get free from Middlesborough. The next third gives you a little background as the book now jumps forward 20 years and we catch up again with the survivors who live in a little coastal village. Some people from a characters past turn up, then all hell breaks loose again,...more
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I really enjoyed this book!
Not many in the post apocalyptic genre are set in England (that I know of) His use of the airport and motorways etc was brilliant! It would make a great four part tv drama. (like The Last Train years ago)
I just wanted everything to be okay - for them to find their way home - in every sense. There could easily be a second book to continue the story.

Not the easiest read in terms of the violence etc (if you've read it, you'll know what I mean without giving anything away...more
First, I've got to say that The Killing Moon was one of the few books that I went out of my way to try to get a copy of to review, well, really Reagan went out of her way to get it for me, but who's counting ;) Anyways, the fine folks at Wild Wolf Publishing were kind enough to send a copy as well as copies of several of their other books, all of which will be reviewed by both Reagan and I here in the somewhat near future.

Let me take a moment and let you all know that this is NOT a book of kids...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of this book. I've never read anything in this genre (post-apocalyptic) before and was a bit apprehensive I'd find the entire affair completely 'over the top'. However, I thought the book was very credible. Coming from the north-east of England myself I loved the use of my local places. Could literally see some of the places being described...brilliant! There were elements however, I thought were a bit ridiculous, I mean how some of those kids got out alive at t...more
Readers of hard-boiled military strategy and hardware et al will enjoy this. Readers of more emotional works will enjoy this also, although it might take you a bit longer to come to grips with it. This is a book that works on two levels (more, but for purposes of review, two), one being the detail that goes with war and destruction both technological and biological and, two, the intense characterisation which evokes an emotional response. This is ultimately a story about survival, about starting...more
Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. This is a book about, of course, an apocalyptic event, which was caused by scientific experiments run amok. The beginning of the book in military mumbo jumbo which I quickly forgot. The story and the characters are what I really enjoyed. There are several that stand out, a scene with a little girl and her dog, a young mentally challenged boy and his friend, families,etc. This book was a little different than others about the apocalypse, this...more
When starting this book I could not understand what was happening. It was chosen by my book club and it wasn't my type of read. I was on the verge of giving up when I was told it is worth sticking with and WOW!! Am I glad I finished it! This book is exciting beyond belief. It is very well written and the details make you feel as if you are right there in the midst of the action . It has a hint of Mad Max but on a much more epic scale . And it takes adventure to a new level! It has mutants , bloo...more
Joe Stamber
Like the reviewer Darren (excellent review!), I'm a sucker for a Post Apocalyptic tale, especially one set in England. Although I agree with Darren that you can't be too critical with this kind of tale, I do my best to give an honest opinion when I write a review to hopefully guide other potential readers, which sometimes will inevitably involve criticism. Phew, long sentence!

Like many other PA novels, The Killing Moon is largely a series of incident strewn road trips, interspersed with time spe...more
I really must get back into writing reviews....this is a very up and down story about life in a post apocalyptic england which seemed to take quite a while to warm up, then got a bit exciting, then plodded to a close. Basically the story of a group of lads travelling across england post devastating disaster and the encounters they have with the 'crazies' and other human refugees they find along the way. Bits made me cringe, other characters were I found intriguing but on the whole I can only giv...more
Well - this was certainly an experience. The author/s make sure that the reader knows that they have spent a lot of time researching depressing and hopefully, not prophetic. I think the problem for me is that one has to be in a really good place when tackling/reading such a story. It is not all depression and gloom and the author is right when he says that there is a glimmer of hope at the end. I felt it was well written, well researched and recommended for those who enjoy a well plotte...more
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