Several months have passed since the dead began to walk. The first winter has taken its toll in more ways than one as humanity continues to struggle to survive.
Not every threat to humanity comes form the undead as so many have discovered man’s ability to sink into depravity with the absence of law and order. Time and again survivors have fought, run. and regrouped. Yet, there seems to be no respite, and as winter draws on…things become more and more difficult to endure. A new threat seems to materialize even before the last can be dealt with. And if the physical toll was not enough, the hours of isolation and the time left with one’s thoughts can become just as destructive.
How much more can you take?
As a bonus, this book contains the full version of the short story “That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures” previously only available in ebook.
By Alan Wilson
TW Brown’s zombie survival death march continues to entertain and grip the imagination.
In contrast to its immediate predecessors, Confrontation closes down and snips off many of the frayed loose ends hanging around. There’s a significant cull and clean out of characters, both central and cameo, and a discernible value shift in survivor philosophy which (I imagine) is a way of setting up for the second half of what Brown says is to be a 12-part series. However knowing that the author is set against using lock-step story outlines, it’s possible to assume, more prosaically I guess, that he’s grown bored with trying to squeeze any more toothpaste out of certain characters and scenarios.
But you never quite know with Mr Brown!
1. Steve’s made his dash. Time to rest thou good and faithful servant…and make way for Big Boys playing a Big Boys Game by Big Boys Rules.
2. Kevin’s god-complex looks set to implode – his decision making is 50:50 win-loss. Not good Boss Man. Let a Strong Woman take the reins laddie-bucks.
3. Billy begins to pupate.
4. Brutal ruthlessness among all lead characters (apart from Steve). What’s a broken nose and a handful of busted fingers when you need to extract vital information? This is great and amps up the story. No more Mister Nice.
5. Vix and Emma in London…. Hmmm, I still don’t know where this going. Do you Mr Brown? (I don’t trust Vix as far as I could throw her…watch out Emma!)
6. Tight like a tigah…what on earth are we gonna do with you? (Please not another cutsie puppy dog, yuck.)
The surprise inclusion of Ava the Ghoul’s novella was a wonderful gesture and a neat way of decompressing from Confrontation’s intensity…well played whoever thought of that wee marketing/business development wheeze.