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Harrowing cries escaped the contorted faces of our flock. End of Days was a known truth but never a faced reality. Once the madness broke...we feared it would never subside.
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Published March 10th 2012 by SpiralBound Publishing (first published March 1st 2012)
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Melki
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Help! Help! My sister-wife just bit a big chunk out of my arm!"

Okay. So no one in this book actually says that, but they could have...
Especially since that happens. Several times, in fact.

Finding the Mormon lifestyle too doggoned permissive, the Brethren of the Last Days have split off to follow their own teachings. They've formed their own compound where they practice plural and placement marriage. Most of the male residents have at least three wives. A young girl is assigned a husband by The
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Bandit
Mar 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I had to use only two words to describe it, they would be surprisingly and entertaining. Enclosed Mormon offshoot of a cult with zombies thrown in. Well paced, humorous and action packed. The only thing that really annoyed me was the ending. Sure in this day and age of sequels and serials, it is almost too much to ask for a good stand alone, but the author didn't even bother with an ending here, he just dismissed it at a cliffhanger like point saying to be continued. That just comes across as ...more
Kriss
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who is interested in Zombies as a sub-genre of horror
Recommended to Kriss by: Kevin
Earlier this month I was approached by the author, Kevin Krohn and asked to review his book. At first I thought, "Dang it why this month! I have no time..." then I opened the e-mail and read this:

"...It is horror/thriller...and I saw you have a Zombie section! A brief description would be that it is a zombie-type outbreak on a polygamist compound in rural Utah..."

He had me at polygamist zombies.. the idea of a zombie outbreak on a polygamist compound! I was floored, it would mean families with c
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Sarah
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
On a seemingly calm night, a man with a developmental disability named Benjamin (in real-life, I would say "retarded," but this is the Internet so shhhhhh!) crosses the Utah border into Arizona to visit a strip club. Benjamin is from an isolated, polygamist, Mormon compound, so visiting a strip club is absolutely forbidden, and of the utmost taboo.


But, funky teeth and all, Benjamin is determined to live on the edge, and see what boobies are all about. This prologue to Latter-Day of the Dead is s
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Kayla Beck
Review originally posted at Bibliophilia, Please

Latter-Day of the Dead is Kevin Krohn’s latest novel, which is the fictional first person account of a zombie outbreak on an isolated compound of radical Mormons. It is a thrilling horror novel that is aimed at a mature audience.

Elias is the doctor in Kanab, Utah, where his family and congregation resides. He is one of the few individuals that had been allowed to leave the compound for outside schooling, based on the needs of their secluded communi
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Kat
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie
I picked up Latter-Day of the Dead after reading a fantastic review by Kayla at Bibliophilia, Please. Plus, it's a zombie story set in a polygamist community - two things that really grab my interest - zombies and religious cults.

As well as being a zombie story, Latter-Day of the Dead is an intimiate, intricate look into the world of a radical Mormon community. Opening with a scene in a local strip-joint, the story quickly moves back to the community and as the virus takes hold, the community le
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Nicole
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies, read-in-2012
If I had to describe this book in two words I would probably use creepy and page-turner.

I have to say I wondered towards the beginning if Kevin Krohn was a Mormon. Not only a Mormon, but of the Fundamentalist variety. When he contacted me to do the review, he gave me the basic premise of the book, and I can’t say that I had any idea the depth and breadth of knowledge this author would have for a condemned lifestyle so far out on the fringe.

The feeling of desperation I had for the characters livi
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Laura Thomas
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Initially, it was the cover art for Latter-Day of the Dead that caught my eye. Then when I found out what the story line was, I knew I had to read and review it. A polygamist compound and zombies! Who would a thunk it? Well, Kevin Krohn did. What an ingenious plot.
This book is not real long, took me a couple hours to read it. You have a secluded polygamist community dealing with a zombie outbreak. Now where do you think the zombies come from? I won't tell you how it started, but I will tell you
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Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
Latter-Day of the Dead is a short novel about a polygamist commune that becomes infected by Zombies. In keeping with the book…I will describe this book in two words. Scary and Entertaining.

So to touch on the LDS or Mormon focus in this book. For those of you who do not know me – religion is not an extremely comfortable topic for me. Partially because I appear to be missing the part of my brain that is supposed to tell one self that it is OK to tell everyone else their beliefs are wrong if they a
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Jackie Miller
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading a lot of Zombie genre stuff lately. Some have been amazing and others have fallen short of what I had hoped they would be. Latter-Day of the Dead has a very unique premise and delivered on my (high) expectations for this genre.

If I could describe this book in two words I'd use: realistic and...er...um, realistic :) I know some people just can't get into the whole zombie thing, but I can easily dive into the story and believe that part of it (if done well). So to me even that pa
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Emma Meade
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, zombie, humour
Zombies & Polygamy? Say No More

If I had to describe Latter Day of the Dead in two words, I would probably use amusing and zombies.

I came across this book reading Laura Thomas’ post on her blog: fuonlyknew. The disturbing cover and creepy trailer reeled me right in.

Brother Elias, the only doctor of the town, treats a fellow citizen of the compound, Benjamin, for a bite in his nether regions. Let this be a lesson to all men who like to frequent the back rooms of lap dancing bars! To Brother E
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K.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great reviews for this book, and it really deserves them. Unusual premise, a zombie outbreak on a polygamist compound. I am admittedly still scratching my head a little. A biography of the author was nowhere to be found, he painted a picture of these fundamental Mormons so vividly, with so much compassion and detail ... I especially enjoyed how the main character struggled with his love for a young girl who was then called to marry a corrupt old-man prophet; how the prophet was known to be a we ...more
Cassandra
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kevin-krohn
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!

I was excited reading from beginning to end. I love the way it all began...right into the action, with Benjamin and his love bite :) and I very much love Elias with his describing everything in two words.

If I had to describe why i even wanted to read this SO BAD in two words, I would probably use: polygamist and ZOMBiES!!!

YES, YES, YES!!! I seriously have NO other words. So awesome, and the cover is just so creepy. I'm glad it says Book One, because that means there
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Mary
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked how the narrator was well-suited to bridge the gap between the commune and the rest of the world, allowing us to better understand their view of the world. I also thought the plot was unique and an interesting idea. It was also fairly suspenseful.

There were a few spelling errors, but not so many as to be really distracting. I also found the ending unsatisfying, because it felt like the story just finally got really exciting when it ended. I know there's a sequel, but it didn't seem like
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Richard (Bound & Determined...)
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won-it
I’ve had this book on my shelf for awhile. I think I won it sometime in 2012. Maybe. Could have been 2011. At this point, I’m not sure. Regardless, I picked it up the other day and decided I needed to read it. Each time I’ve seen the cover or spine on my bookshelf I would think to myself, “that’s a crazy cover, I need to read that book.”

What I ended up reading is an intriguing book, with some frustrations thrown in. In all the zombie books I’ve read, I have not read one that was set on the comp
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