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The Killing Moon

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  44 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
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
Darren Sant
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
JoAnn Paules
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apocalypse-now
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
H Brown
Jun 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Heather Alexander
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
~ Cariad ~
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Geoff Battle
The setting of a post disaster country with multiple factions fighting for control is nothing new. From Mad Max through to the the more recent Autumn series by David Moody there is a proliferation of such material. Glenn and Mitchell add a new spin however by creating what almost seems like a fellowship, a band of children who make a journey through the bleak ravaged new world. The authors provide plenty of shocks along the way and although the plot becomes unlikely it remains enjoyable until th ...more
Joe Stamber
Mar 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2012
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
Jul 28, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spec-fic
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
Apr 30, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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