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Fall of Night (Dead of Night #2)

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The sequel to Dead of Night, bringing back beloved characters Desdamona Fox and Billy Trout as they race against time to quarantine a zombie epidemic while caught in a military strike...

Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...o
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ebook, 368 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 1st 2014)
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Faye, la Patata
It was okay, but it was unnecessarily dragging with all the "emotional drama" between Dez and Trout. And honestly, Dez started becoming really annoying.
Rachel
Jonathan Maberry has definitely become one of my favorite authors; he is undoubtedly my favorite author of zombie fiction. This novel picks up roughly where Dead of Night leaves off. If you enjoyed the Benny Imura series (starting with Rot and Ruin), then you will definitely want to read Fall of Night. Also, if you enjoy the Joe Ledger novels (starting with Patient Zero), you may also want to check this one out, as there is distinct crossover between the two series, and this one falls squarely i ...more
Alondra
Jan 05, 2015 Alondra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 Stars

This was much better than Dead of Night; which is the first book in this series.

Great detail and information of the viral strain of Lucifer 113. I feel like I need to reread the first book to get into Volkers head again; but if I do that, I will want to kill him myself.

We are still dealing with Dez and Billy; but not their relationship issues, so much. They have bigger fish to fry now; so it is more "tread lightly" with those two. Of course, as hinted at in first book; we start seeing the
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Christy LoveOfBooks

Fall of Night! Where do I even begin? This book is made of awesome for so many reasons. I can’t even tell you how hard I was geeking out.

First of all, this is the sequel to Dead of Night, which I thoroughly loved. It picks up where the previous book left us, and Maberry wastes no time thrusting us into all the craziness. We are forced to say good-bye to certain characters, while being introduced to new ones. I mean, it is the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, so obviously no one is truly safe.
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Chris
Oct 14, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If it was possible to give this novel six stars, hell, TEN, it would be richly deserving of such a rating; yeah, it's that good.

In the sequel to Dead of Night, Maberry continues the story of what happens to a small town in rural Pennsylvania after a serial killer, Homer Gibbon, is injected with a deadly virus during his lethal injection (which took place in the first novel), and goes on a bloody rampage, infecting others and ultimately bringing about a zombie apocalypse. Stebbins town cop, Dez F
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Midnight Blue
Dec 26, 2014 Midnight Blue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maberry is, in my opinion, the new Godfather of Zombiana. This sequel to Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry is the story of the Rot & Ruin series's First Night. The unfolding of the zombie apocalypse as told on the large and small scale dovetails nicely into and brings in characters we recognize from Maberry's other epic series. Much like Stephen King did with his characters, Maberry has woven a whole alternate world with recurring characters that pleases teens and adults (and people like me who are a little of both) and th ...more
Steve Lowe
Sep 07, 2014 Steve Lowe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the way Jonathan Maberry weaves his characters from story to another. I have really enjoyed this take on the zombie world.
I don't want to go into much detail an spoil the story for someone who has not read it yet, but I will say that ways he uses details of the locations and characters was great. I look forward to seeing more of Mr. Maberry's work.
Leah
I knew how this was going to end...and yet, I was hoping for a different outcome.

Phenomenal! Jonathan Maberry keeps his place as one of my favorite authors.

The feels alone would have had me giving this 5 Stars, but the writing and the characters, and just everything really just made this novel awesome for me.

Full review in the next few days.
Janice
Sep 03, 2014 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Normally, when one reads the second book in a series without having read the first, then confusion follows. I never felt like I couldn't follow or I was missing something. There was a death at the beginning of the book that would have had more impact on me had I read the first book, which I now *have* to read.

The things I liked best about "Fall of Night" were centered around the structure of the book. Many zombie books and movies start after the devastation of the outbreak has taken hold and th
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Stephanie Boaman
I adore Jonathan Maberry. He's my go-to recommendation for anyone wanting a quality horror read. I also love, love, love the world he created for his YA series and am thrilled beyond belief to get to continue visiting there. That said, I had to downgrade my rating for this book. Sadly, the editing was crap. Yes, I know, Mr. Maberry is not at fault for the editing. Nevertheless, it presents a formidable distraction while reading. I read the ebook, but also had on hand a print copy. The errors wer ...more
Angela Crawford
Oct 21, 2014 Angela Crawford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the Description:

Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...or the things that used to be their family members. Parents don't eat their children do they?

Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse. An insane escaped serial killer is infecting Stebbins County wit
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Brian Fitzpatrick
Wow. In Dead of Night, Jonathan Maberry offers a solid shot to the gut and he finishes us off with an uppercut in Fall of Night. This one-two-punch fills the gap between the worlds of Joe Ledger (Patient Zero) and Tom Imura (Rot and Ruin) with style, grace, and occasionally heartwrenching drama. Sure, the story pivots around the zombie apocalypse, but really it's about the people attempting to survive that apocalypse.

From the opening chapters, you get sucked back into the troubles in Stebbins C
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Timothy Ward
Dec 09, 2014 Timothy Ward rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was hoping for more. The conflict between Dez and Trout and the question of their love for each other didn't really develop or at least reward that interest. This story was too much like a filling in of the pieces after what happened in the last book. Yes, there were some terrifying parts, but it felt more like watching chess pieces moved across a board than that I was getting an interesting story about characters. The vignettes of people experiencing the outbreak was a nice change of pace, bu ...more
Rick Fisher
Dec 10, 2014 Rick Fisher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Excellent sequel. I still disliked the main female character. She is the same brash, hardnosed, loud/filthy mouthed loser from the first. All the other characters are cool.
The best part of this novel were the introduction of key players in Mr. Maberry's amazing "Rot and Ruin". I love how it ties everything in and you finally see how the other series gets to where its at when it first begins. Very creative.
melissa
Oct 27, 2014 melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As previously stated, I am a huge Jonathan Maberry fangirl. This was an amazing follow up to Dead of Night and a great segway into the YA Rot & Ruin series. It's seriously making me want to re-read that series.

However, I am not in love with his editor. This was pretty damn sloppy. Granted it was easy to get the gist of what should be said, there were just a lot of errors. I don't fault Jonathan of this because as you're reading you can kind of tell that he's getting swept up in the story (a
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Lola Snyder
Oct 22, 2014 Lola Snyder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The two worlds Jonathan Maberry has created with the Joe Ledger series and the Benny Imura series have finally met in Fall of Night. We've had glimpses, hints and character crossover but here the world as we know it ends and the world after begins. Maberry is a master of preternatural fiction, his characters are well developed and multilayered and his zombies are logical.
Joan
Sep 04, 2014 Joan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read
Wow...what a way for the world to end, not with a whimper but with a bite. It was nice to see how this series was tied in with his Rot and Ruin series. I can't get enough of Maberry.
Aaron Advani
This only gets 3 stars I'm sad to say as its a slow paced book by Jonathan's normal standards and its disappointing because its written after the Rot & Ruin quartet which is set 10 years after the events here, even though the point of this 2 book series is to fill in the blanks leading up to first night.
Dead of Night, the first book in this 2 book sequence was very pacey with great scenes and characters but this just didn't have the same feel to me.
Jonathan Maberry is still a great author a
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Michael
Aug 31, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Wow! What an unexpected gem. I had expected a light fluffy nonsense read. I was so wrong. This is a deep well written story with so many layers. So hard to put this book down. Cannot wait to read the next saga.
Shiva Seven
Jul 20, 2015 Shiva Seven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
mental trash! quick read and a fun read!
Craig
Jan 06, 2015 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sequel to Dead of Night, and serves as a lead-in to the Rot & Ruin series. (Who knew there were -three- brothers? Cool! And a good thing, too, since it's mentioned that Joe Ledger is out of the country.) Maberry does an excellent job of pacing the story, which builds slowly and then kicks into high gear, illustrating just how fragile our society is and how swiftly it could all fall apart. Dez and Trout are very interesting characters, and their opposites-attract relationship is a l ...more
Frank Spinney
Feb 04, 2015 Frank Spinney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I have something I want to share with all of bibliophiles. I read books of all genre, but was never a zombie fan. Last year a was running a reading program with a student. I run a program with behavioral issues. As you can imagine getting them to read can be difficult. I was attempting to get a student to read some of the required school book for his grade. He agree to read the required books if I would in turn read some books he wanted to read. The student suggested The Rot and Ruin serie ...more
D.J. Weaver
Nov 01, 2014 D.J. Weaver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jonathan Maberry’s newest release, FALL OF NIGHT, is the perfect sequel in his already best-selling DEAD OF NIGHT saga, Picking up the story right where it left off, Mayberry ushers in the next installment in a zombie apocalypse that will wipe out humanity.

When the inventor of Lucifer 113 goes missing, it’s believed that Patient Zero will never be discovered… until Patient Zero goes on a pre-conceived rampage, infecting victims outside Stebbins, Pennsylvania, and the believed containment area. W
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Robert Dunn
Maberry always keeps the action going and the dead walking and dangerous. His books always keep me reading. There were two reasons I didn't rate this one higher, I got a little tired of the Dez character and the relationship between Trout and her, just too much angst, and the end- it is part of a series, I know, but it ended abruptly for me, not really even a cliff hanger just stopping in the wrong place for me. I would have been happier if I had the next book on hand to go right to.
Tim
Sep 15, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read
One of the best decisions I have made was picking up Jonathan Maberry's Ghost Road Blues back in 2006 and introducing me to one of the better authors in the business. In Fall of Night, Maberry picks up where he left us in Dead of Night. He has generated a tight, exciting, tension packed adventure slash zombie tale that should please the zombie as well as the thriller enthusiasts out there. The action is brutal and clearly depicted and the technology and science is just plausible enough to fright ...more
Nathan Espinoza
I've read every Jonathan Maberry book including his short stories, starting with the Benny Imura series. This was definitely one of my favorites next to the Pine Deep Series. There were at least a few moments where I either gasped or said "oh s*#t!" and I rarely if ever have a book impact me like that. I'll read everything this brilliant author writes!
Regina
Oct 08, 2015 Regina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? Better than Dead of Night but that's because it answers more questions that were left in the first book and introduces characters we know from the Benny Imura series and the zombie apocalypse.

That and I like the idea of bio/parasitic infection leading to the ZA.
Chris Bauer
Jan 18, 2015 Chris Bauer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually enjoyed the 2nd book of this series more than the first. The plot races along at Mach 3 and critical decisions are made in the rush, both good and bad.

In my mind, it is a prime example of the "Yes, But" or "Yes, However..." method of escalating tension wherein plot direction and character actions are based on fundamental good decision-making, but comes at a heavy and usually unforeseen cost.

Characters (those which survived the first book) become more nuanced and complex as they intera
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Simon Hindle
Sep 23, 2014 Simon Hindle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr mayberry has done it again, put another twist to the zombie outbreak like he did with his patient zero book which introduced tough guy Joe Ledger. Fall of Night the sequel to the best zombie book ever Dead of Night carries on were the 1st book ends. Dez and Billy Trout are still stuck in stebbins little school protecting the town's kids while all around the world is falling apart. The tension builds to unbearable levels as each chapter goes by as things escalate out of control, I'm not giving ...more
Cristobal
Much slower than the first book. Especially in the first half. Too much emotional relationship schoolhouse drama. Hopefully the third book will pick up the pace. This one felt almost like a necessary bridge to whatever may be next.
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JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning horror and thriller author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. His books have been sold to more than a dozen countries.

His novels include the Pine Deep Trilogy: GHOST ROAD BLUES (Pinnacle books; winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), DEAD
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