Book Chat: Day by Day Armageddon Beyond Exile
The 2nd book in the Day by Day Armageddon series. Full of new action and problems for the hero and his friends in a zombie infested world.
The terrifying sequel to Day by Day Armageddon—for fans of The Walking Dead. “J.L. Bourne is the new king of hardcore zombie action!” (Brad Thor)
Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe; there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.
The main character, unnamed, (I’m going to call him Joe because this is hard to write without a name) is surviving the zombie apocalypse inside an abandoned strategic missile facility (Hotel 23) with a handful of survivors. We find the group recouping after successfully fighting off an attack by marauders. This is the 2nd book of the series.
The hero flies a Cessna to rescue Dean and her grandson after he finds a stashed note from them. Next, he rescues several soldiers stuck inside a LAV surrounded by the dead. They are led back to Hotel 23 with pillows over their heads so as not to discover the hideout. The soldiers leave after they rest.
Shortly after, soldiers from the same unit find the survivors and demand they leave. It is a military facility and they want it back. Joe figures out the unit doesn’t have an officer in charge as they claim, and he does the only thing he can – comes out. He is an officer and was trying to survive the insane world as a civilian.
Once he accepts his military duties once again, Joe becomes a proficient leader. He, soldiers and civilians rescue other military in trouble. The group comes under attack from a rogue military group, but manage to survive with their wits and courage.
This book is written in journal style from the main characters view. It is more telling than showing, but works since it is journal entries.
I could tell this was written by a soldier before I read the bio. I always appreciate it when someone has the knowledge needed to convey a story such as this. A recommended read for zombie fans.
NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the April issue.