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Threnody by Kirk Withrow

Threnody is all about a man named John Wild who finds himself in the apocalypse that he does not belong in. Seriously. He has worse luck than Drake from the Uncharted video game series. He can’t take one step without tripping and causing an array of noise that scatters across the wasteland. Come on John.. At least with your clumsiness, it lead to a ton of suspense!

Luckily he meets a friend, Reams, early on and the two likable heroes travel together hoping to grasp what is left of there personal lives.

The book was a little slow for me at first… Or maybe it just made ME slow. Those big sciencey words man.. It brought Google and I much closer.

The world-building was good enough to keep me interested. I love how the author gives such great detail about the zombies, or in this case ‘revs’. It gave emotion and meaning to them unlike other zombie books. I found myself super interested in all the revs back stories that they came across. My favorite part about this book is that there are stories being told by different characters. You get to follow them through all their trials and you’re with them while they fight for their lives.

The only big problem I had with the book, after reading the synopsis, was one of the characters that I thought was going to be a big part of the book, Dr Lin San but you barely hear from this character at all.
I still highly recommend this book and I will be following all future books by Kirk Withrow.

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you Kirk for sending me a copy to review.

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