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The Zombie Axiom (In the Time of the Dead Trilogy, #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A handful of survivors claw out a life amid the ruins of the world, all the while fighting the zombie hordes.

In Northern New York State, three uncommon allies lead one of these bands in this epic struggle as they learn both the strengths and weaknesses of their enemies… and of themselves.

Pushed to their limits and holed up on a remote lake island, life has taken on a new n
ebook, Second Edition, 311 pages
Published April 11th 2014 by Severed Press (first published October 7th 203)
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I liked the idea of this story from the first time I read the blurb. It sounded somewhat different from the stories I had read in the past. With that being said it was very hard for me to become engaged with the story for a large portion of it. I never really did feel much for any of the characters, they never fully came to life for me. I was never really able to connect to any of the characters except for small instances near the end. The characters were not completely real to me, they seemed t ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This started out like other Zombie books….I was expecting it to come to life like the living dead to be honest but then became engaged and it was so much more. Turns out there was no outbreak, or disease rather it was a meteor and then control of the dead….strange but drew me in to be honest. There were numerous supporting characters that helped keep the reader on their toes although I will say that I did struggle in parts with the drawn out descriptions that could have been hyphenated a bit and ...more
John Podlaski
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Zombie Axiom is a different type of zombie alien force lands on Earth via a meteorite, chooses a human host, kills everything within fifty miles, then reanimates the dead to do his bidding - his prime directive is to kill all living humans. This scenario repeats itself globally.

A handful of humans have survived the purge and continue to fight for their lives and sanity while seeking refuge. They finally escape on a sailboat and find other survivors out on the water, who band toget
Shana Festa
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
So this zombie tale is a little different from most. There's no viral outbreak... no ancient curse... no government experiment gone bad. Aliens come to earth via meteorites, choose a human host, kill everything within 50 miles, and then reanimates them to do the alien's bidding...which in this case is to exterminate all humans. We see this scenario happening all over the world. And beware that these zombies aren't the slow movers we are used to shuffling along the road... no way... they are fast ...more
Sunshine Somerville
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this is good.

I’ve read a lot of zombie books, and this one has everything I could ever want in a book from this genre…and then some. It starts out like a typical zombie book where we meet a bunch of individual characters just as the zombie outbreak happens. (There’s about an equal number of men to women, which is great.) Then there’s a lot of action, gore, chasing, etc. Then the characters of course meet up and work together – and they establish a safe haven in ways that I haven’t seen befo
Andretta Schellinger
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I liked The Zombie Axiom. I liked it because it is not the same as every other zombie novel out there. It is as dark, and horrorish as other zombie novels but most zombie stories have a disease or toxin that starts the whole zombie apocalypse. You know, one guy gets bitten, he bites someone, et al et al. Now this book starts with a Meteor shower which hits major cities first therefore turning those living in closer proximity to each other, versus the main characters who live in a former military ...more
Ian Walker
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Though I've been a bookworm since I was a young kid and I've always loved sci-fi and horror, zombies and werewolves, I hadn't known about the zombie genre until last year. I discovered it after reading the vampire series of one of my favourite authors and then moving on to his zombie series.

Since then I've read a LOT of zombie books. Devoured them, one might say. Most have been entertaining though a lot have been fairly formulaic. The ones which stand out and encourage me to write a review alway
Kara Griggs
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
At first, I had a hard time following the book. The book switches from character to character in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. I loved this author's take on a different kind of zombie outbreak (Meteors and then a Necromancer was controlling the un-dead!!) I love stories that are relate-able. The character's story and details of their life are so real. Eventually I fell in love with a couple of characters in the book. The more I read, the more I just wanted to read of the ones I liked. This b ...more
Jeremy Poole
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Book review by Jeremy Poole
The Zombie axiom (In the time of the dead) by David Monette
5 stars.
A nice twist on my favourite genre, zombies. This book has all of the things I like to make a great read, good, varied and realistic personalities, Good versus bad, lots of gunsmoke and violence. It also drew me from page to page, always wanting to see what becomes of the three main characters, a martial arts expert, a mute and a fat black woman.
The book managed to stay away from the ever increasingly p
Pratr- Authors
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying this isn't your average zombie book. It doesn't start by some bio- hazzard or virus, it's from a meteor storm. There are several characters I really like but I have to say my favorite is "Silent". He is the epitome of the strong silent type. When the zombies rise everyone heads to an island in the middle of the lake for protection. It's all good until winter when the lake freezes, then it gets really interesting. Dont get me wrong along the way there are attacks and losses ...more
Shelley Deuso
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Because I love it so much my greatest words are it wasn't long enough. lol. I didn't want it to end because of two reasons. The first thing I loved was that it was based on New York and Vermont. I don't see that often so I want to buy the actual book. My second love for the book was because the characters became people I could relate to and I just enjoyed the storyline. I am impatiently waiting to get the next in the series.
I would recommend for anyon
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A group of survivors have isolated themselves on an island in the midst of a sort of zombie apocalypse, but come winter their island won't be so unreachable. I really enjoyed this book. The author is very descriptive, which I love. There are an assortment of characters that I wanted to either hug or punch in the face, and the story is told from shifting viewpoints, so getting to know them is nice and easy. The last third of the book is action packed and although I may have shed some tears at the ...more
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book through a first reads give a away. Would definitely recommend for zombie genre fans. It is fast paced with plenty of action. I liked the idea of the necromancer but not so much his point of view sections. I also didn't care for the illustrations. I thought they were distracting. That being said the book drew me in pretty quickly, and I wanted to know what would happen next. I would read another book in this series and am interested to see where the story goes!
Moses R. Demmon
May 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Zombies powers from meteorites

Zombies genre farfetched as it is in this book they come from meteorites and one man becomes the necromancer. Still all in all Virgil and Max make this a decent read if there's a part two I'd definitely check it out.

Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
This would have been a good story if it wasn't so long and drawn out. Everything didn't need to be described down to a T! I skipped through a lot of pages at the end, but I don't feel like I missed out on anything. I definitely will not read a second book.
Very well written and suspenseful. I like the premise that zombies came from aliens. It was very interesting. I am looking forward to reading book two when it is available. Currently my daughter is now reading this book. Thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to get this great book.
Melissa ownsbey
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
was slow t get started
but once it picked up man did it
I loved this book the blood and gore
the killing of the un dead the fighting
everything I liked in a book this had
one of my fav parts were when the lady got her insides ate
ou the pictrues in the book were awesome to
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm inside now
Barbara Andrews
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received this book free from Goodreads First Read. I like zombie stories so I was pleased when I got this book. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next installment.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good read

I enjoyed this book, David Monette has a good way with words and I different plot than your normal zombie story. defiantly something different.
Jae Park
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great action scenes, from beginning to end. Finished it quickly because it kept me glued to my chair. Excellent summertime read :)
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you enjoy a good zombie tale I'd recommend this one. It has a good combination of characters and in interesting plot.
Guy A Cambone
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing

A nice new twist in the world of zombies. Worthy of the read. First time I've read a zombie story that was centered where I once lived.
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David Monette functions as an author and illustrator as well as an adjunct professor at a local community college. His highly detailed fantasy and science fiction work has appeared in many books, magazines, board games, and collectible card games for such varied publishers as Dell Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, and Atlas Games. While receiving his MFA in Illustration, his instructors reviewed h ...more