Dealing with Samples #3

I got through a couple more samples this week. Here’s what I think:

hungerBangkok, March 2018. The world looked on as millions of innocent lives were snuffed out in a matter of hours. Millions of men, women and children slaughtered without mercy, killed by a violent mob that attacked without reason, motive or warning. Tom Freeman saw the aftermath. He reported on the tragedy and looked into the eyes of the sole survivor, and what he saw looking back sent him running home to the United States. Back to safety. Back to a place where the world makes sense, and the putrid stink of the dead doesn’t haunt his nightmares. He didn’t run quickly enough. They’re coming. Remain indoors… Gather supplies… Find a weapon… They’re here. HUNGER is the opening book of the terrifying post-apocalyptic Last Man Standing series.

This starts good! The main character is interviewing the man who survived the start of the Apocalypse in Thailand. We get some insight into what happened (some mysterious yellow powder) and how the Zombies are presented. Apparently they can run and are not as dumb. They are super aggressive and still have human strength. they rather punch you to death than bite you. A bite will still turn you though. That was enjoyable and nicely written. I am definitely intrigued. Lots of swearing in it so far, so be warned.

Will I continue? YES!

DragonbaneAs a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do.

Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt.ious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do.

Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt.

This was interesting! At the start I was not sure and probably would have said no. But in the end I am really curious to see how this continues. On the one hand we have the naive youngster Gareth who believes in honorable knights in shiny armor and the glory of battle & killing dragons.. On the other hand, there’s Jenny, a middle-aged, tough, semi-talented witch and healer who lives alone in the woods. These 2 end up together and I hope it will be not your average heroes & dragons story!

Will I read it? Sure thing!

2 comments

  1. Hunger looks freaky, but in a good way. 🙂 And zombies are WAY more terrifying when they can run!

    Dragonsbane I’ve seen many times but never read it. I love the bit about the “semi- talented witch”. Talk about a ragtag crew. 🙂

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