Review and giveaway: Thunder and Ashes

25 Nov

Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain)
by Z.A. Recht

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Permuted Press (November 23, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439198837
ISBN-13: 978-1439198834

( 4 1/2 stars out of 5 )

Z.A. Recht brings something new to the zombie mythos with his books, the fast “sprinters” zombies. The “sprinters” are the victims of the morningstar virus that are still living. I thought that it gave a nice spin on the usual zombie tales.

“Thunder and Ashes” is a fast-paced high-octane action story. This is the second book of the series, but I had no trouble jumping into the tale. I really enjoyed the military flair of the story, as an Air Force brat, the military jargon and equipment felt right. Most of the characters were full and rich, I suppose that the others will be zombie fodder.

I wont get into the plot points very much, but come on people it’s a zombie story. It was so good that I want to go back to the first book “Plague of the Dead” and read it.

Nice twist on the old zombie story, I give it 4 1/2 rotting corpses out of 5 !

Now to the fun part, I have 2 copies of Z.A. Recht’s “Thunder and Ashes” to giveaway. The drawing will be held on December 11th, 2010. To enter just drop me an email at titled “Thunder and Ashes” or leave a comment with an email address. The drawing is for United States residents only and no P.O.Boxes please. I will email the winners asking for your address and permission to list your name as a winner.Have fun and good luck !

Contest Over — winners emailed

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher Permuted Press / Gallery Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Posted by on November 25, 2010 in Book Reviews


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6 responses to “Review and giveaway: Thunder and Ashes

  1. Deborah Hart

    November 25, 2010 at 1:45 am

    It has been a good long time since I have won anytthing, so….

  2. Scott Nicholson

    December 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    hey I’m in!


  3. Theresa N

    December 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Good review. If it made you want to go back and read the first book must be
    a good one.

  4. debp

    December 10, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I love a good zombie story. I need a new book to read, and this one sounds good.

  5. MSBaker

    December 11, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I love zombies!! Which means this book would be perfect for me.

  6. Hayes Hudson

    December 11, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Awesome giveaway!! I would love a new zombie book to read!! Thanks!!

    Hayes Hudson

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