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Zombies v Ninjas: Origin

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The dead are coming alive on an island in the North Atlantic Ocean. A bullet isn't going to stop them. They feel no pain.
Flesh-eating walkers have been taking sheep and cattle from the fields. A minor inconvenience until someone, or something, starts to organize them.
A force of pure evil, building an army of undead offspring, planning the end of mankind.
Only the ninjas are
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Paperback, 204 pages
Published June 14th 2015 by Marble City Publishing
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Linda
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book months ago in exchange for an honest review and I'm kicking myself for waiting so LONG! Dr. Ruby Barnes is a Ninja in training as well as practicing in a hospital in Ireland. As patient after patient arrive with unusual symptoms and the dead leave the funeral homes, Ruby as his ninja friends have their work cut out for them. The zombies are an evil force to reckon with as they feel no pain and bullets don't stop them. Only cutting off their heads is an effective way. Nearly ...more
David Murphy
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
From the tile I expected something akin to a B-Rated horror movie, and don't get me wrong that is not a bad thing, B-Rated horror is under no illusions and it knows what it is and that is why it is great.

I think zombies v Ninjas lived up to my initial B-rated thoughts which is why I loved it. The characters were interesting, the plot was great with many humorous moments. It seems from the writing that Ruby Barnes wanted to write his book, not one that appealed to the masses and that is the kind
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Mary
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twisted

This one will give you a need for pause to think. Tight story and characters. Well written and kept me guessing until the end. Recommended
L.X. Cain
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, reviewed
This book surprised me at every turn. I was expecting something a bit over-the-top and silly, but the way the zombies come to life and act is a unique twist on average zombie fare. Also, the way the “ninjas” were introduced made complete sense. I very much appreciated the respect the author gave his readers by making the plot turn on logical points and having scientific explanations for things—that made the book even more believable and frightening.

The hero is a country doctor, clever and likeab
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Maude
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: middle school aged children
I was very excited to read this book; I love zombie books, and I hadn't read anything involving zombies and ninjas before. Right from the start I was introduced to the ninja characters, a group of men and women who have created a sort of ninja club. Yup, a ninja club. And if you were thinking that the ninja club then went around searching for and killing zombies, you would be correct, albeit they do act as support for the local police department, who fully supports this, as long as the people th ...more
Michael Mardel
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Zombies v. ninjas: origin by Barnes is a serious study if the undead rise up. The ninjas belong to an Irish karate club and are the only line of defence against the zombies. Even the police and the army support them. The main protagonist is a clinical psychiatrist who enjoys the martial arts. He is not overly successful in the forays and is faced with a sticky, watery end. One has to read the sequel to see if he survives. There is a community of both undead and alive, babies born already walking ...more
Joshua Hunt
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-arc
Doctor by day, zombie killing ninja by night is the case for Ruby Barnes. The book starts with cattle reanimating in a slaughterhouse and no one understands what is causing it. Then a man in the asylum is the first to have unexplained ailments. After one of Ruby’s dojo club members decapitates one of the undead, the club begins to hunt for missing corpses that wandered off on their own. The plot thickens as a figure in the shadows is glimpsed by the club one night as they’re out cleansing the to ...more
Charles Ray
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Zombies are beginning to roam an island in the North Atlantic. Bad enough they’re taking livestock, but someone’s started organizing them, building an army to eliminate humans from the Earth. The only force that can stop them is a group of amateur ninjas. The problem is, the police aren’t exactly convinced the ninjas are for real either.
If you like zombie fiction, you’ll probably like this book. I found it a bit too predictable, though, and some of the action a bit farfetched. The characters are
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Dave
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was delighted with the story and it's unique qualities, "Zombie" stories are not all alike. I also did not want to stop reading when I needed to sleep.
There are lots of twists and turns to keep you interested and the characters are well developed and realistic in behavior. And I chuckled a few times, also.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.
I am left with the burning question, "When can I get the next book in the series?"
Chrystal Roe
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my!

This is a truly awesome story line. Don't let the title fool you into thinking it's anything other than a serous novel. This tale does have zombies and martial artists but it also has mystery, frightening scientific concepts, and madness involved as well. You really need to read this!
Rob
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fresh take on zombies from so many perspectives. I can't give them away - don't want to be a spoiler.
But this was an exciting and provocative take on the genre, well written and thoroughly enjoyable. Many new and interesting aspects, mysteries - it's got it all !!
Jawknee
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarything
I couldn't put it down!
Geoff
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was okay.
Not much more I can say, really.
Certainly wouldn't read the second, even though the first didn't even really finish.
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