The first novel in Peter Clines' bestselling Ex series.
Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.
Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland.
Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions protect a last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized by the horrors they’ve endured, the heroes fight the armies of ravenous ex-humans at their citadel’s gates, lead teams out to scavenge for supplies—and struggle to be the symbols of strength and hope the survivors so desperately need.
But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the only threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins. And just a few miles away, another group is slowly amassing power . . . led by an enemy with the most terrifying ability of all.
A surprising favorite
I picked this book up after reading a brief but well written review several years ago and I’m proud to say it quickly became one of my all time favorites. The author somehow mixed zombies, vampires, AND super heroes in the same story without seeming contrite! This book is great entertainment and much better than anything on TV.
A super surprise!
I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t high expectations for this book. I picked it out because it was free with a credit. After reading it, I’m here to say that this was an awesome book, one of my favorite reads in recent years. Book two is already lined up on my lost.
Zombies and superheroes...
What more could you want?
The story describes the efforts of what may be the last enclave of human survivors during a zombie apocalypse, and the efforts of the last living superheroes to keep everyone safe.
Nice characterizations, plot, pacing, descriptions... This is a terrific book and well-worth the price.