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The Zombie Apocalypse took place on Sunday, April 1 ,2012! Did you miss it? Now is your chance to catch up on the breaking news of the past few days. The Sovereign Spirit Saga is continued in the full edition of Voyage of the Dead and the sequel, Flotilla of the Dead which was released 4/1/12. Where would you want to be during the zombie apocalypse? After reading this 30,00 The Zombie Apocalypse took place on Sunday, April 1 ,2012! Did you miss it? Now is your chance to catch up on the breaking news of the past few days. The Sovereign Spirit Saga is continued in the full edition of Voyage of the Dead and the sequel, Flotilla of the Dead which was released 4/1/12. Where would you want to be during the zombie apocalypse? After reading this 30,000 word (70 page) introduction to Voyage of the Dead you will probably want to be aboard the Sovereign Spirit. Welcome to their living nightmare. Author's Note: The events in this story take place on April 1, 2012! This is your chance to read about the zombie apocalypse in REAL TIME for FREE. The full 100,000 word version of Voyage of the Dead is now available at http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Dead-Sov... If you are NOT downloading this version for FREE and want to read the whole book, you should probably save a buck and download the full edition for $2.99. The second book in the series, "Flotilla of the Dead", will be released on April 1, 2012! The voyage continues... Reviews of the full edition of Voyage of the Dead: By The Kindle Book Reviews: “…Without a doubt one of the better Zombie books… What I liked about the story is the ‘end of the world’ because of Zombies is not a certainty. It is not one or two people trying to stay alive. There are pockets of people with a plan to fight back and to take back the earth. The story makes enough sense that it could be possible. This is a story about people trying to stay alive, not just killing hoards of the walking dead.” Anthony Wessel reviewer at TheKindleBookReview.com and founder of DigitalBookToday.com "This is one of those books that starts with a bang and I read waiting for the pace to slacken, except it doesn't. Too often, books of this kind start out with an action scene, and then we get chapters of backfill and descriptions of the soap opera-like travails of our characters. While Forsyth indeed fills in the characterizations, the key quality of this book is that most valuable in any kind of thriller--PACING." John S. Reviews of the Introductory First Look: “A zombie lover’s wet dream! [It’s] very tense, visceral, and a joy to read.” Joey Rosenthal. “The Walking Dead meets Battlestar Gallactica! This novel has all the ingredients for an epic series of books and would be great for television too. It’s like a Star Trek of the Zombie Apocalypse...” Tom McWilliams "Five stars! I'm not usually a zombie fan, but this is a real page turner. I can't wait to see what happens next." Pam Resnik


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The Zombie Apocalypse took place on Sunday, April 1 ,2012! Did you miss it? Now is your chance to catch up on the breaking news of the past few days. The Sovereign Spirit Saga is continued in the full edition of Voyage of the Dead and the sequel, Flotilla of the Dead which was released 4/1/12. Where would you want to be during the zombie apocalypse? After reading this 30,00 The Zombie Apocalypse took place on Sunday, April 1 ,2012! Did you miss it? Now is your chance to catch up on the breaking news of the past few days. The Sovereign Spirit Saga is continued in the full edition of Voyage of the Dead and the sequel, Flotilla of the Dead which was released 4/1/12. Where would you want to be during the zombie apocalypse? After reading this 30,000 word (70 page) introduction to Voyage of the Dead you will probably want to be aboard the Sovereign Spirit. Welcome to their living nightmare. Author's Note: The events in this story take place on April 1, 2012! This is your chance to read about the zombie apocalypse in REAL TIME for FREE. The full 100,000 word version of Voyage of the Dead is now available at http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Dead-Sov... If you are NOT downloading this version for FREE and want to read the whole book, you should probably save a buck and download the full edition for $2.99. The second book in the series, "Flotilla of the Dead", will be released on April 1, 2012! The voyage continues... Reviews of the full edition of Voyage of the Dead: By The Kindle Book Reviews: “…Without a doubt one of the better Zombie books… What I liked about the story is the ‘end of the world’ because of Zombies is not a certainty. It is not one or two people trying to stay alive. There are pockets of people with a plan to fight back and to take back the earth. The story makes enough sense that it could be possible. This is a story about people trying to stay alive, not just killing hoards of the walking dead.” Anthony Wessel reviewer at TheKindleBookReview.com and founder of DigitalBookToday.com "This is one of those books that starts with a bang and I read waiting for the pace to slacken, except it doesn't. Too often, books of this kind start out with an action scene, and then we get chapters of backfill and descriptions of the soap opera-like travails of our characters. While Forsyth indeed fills in the characterizations, the key quality of this book is that most valuable in any kind of thriller--PACING." John S. Reviews of the Introductory First Look: “A zombie lover’s wet dream! [It’s] very tense, visceral, and a joy to read.” Joey Rosenthal. “The Walking Dead meets Battlestar Gallactica! This novel has all the ingredients for an epic series of books and would be great for television too. It’s like a Star Trek of the Zombie Apocalypse...” Tom McWilliams "Five stars! I'm not usually a zombie fan, but this is a real page turner. I can't wait to see what happens next." Pam Resnik

30 review for Voyage of the Dead Introductory First Look

  1. 5 out of 5

    John Walsh

    I'm a tough critic of zombie fiction--look at my other reviews. This one is written by someone who doesn't seem to be slavishly trying to incorporate every zombie cliche so he can say "Cool, just like Romero/Shaun/Walking Dead!" In the way that the rejiggered Galactica was about terrorism more than Star Trek scifi cliches, this, too, seems more about zombies HERE, not over there somewhere. It follows more action novel contours, as opposed to horror ones, and that usually is a sign for me to bail I'm a tough critic of zombie fiction--look at my other reviews. This one is written by someone who doesn't seem to be slavishly trying to incorporate every zombie cliche so he can say "Cool, just like Romero/Shaun/Walking Dead!" In the way that the rejiggered Galactica was about terrorism more than Star Trek scifi cliches, this, too, seems more about zombies HERE, not over there somewhere. It follows more action novel contours, as opposed to horror ones, and that usually is a sign for me to bail, too. This reminded me of the opening scenes of Romero's Dawn of the Dead, but I think that's more about my personal associations than the writer's aims--I got that same growing sense of anyone being a possible victim, that the writer isn't grooving on gore but going for the same things the best fiction I enjoy goes for, human conflict in a genre framework. Try the freebie preview as I did.

  2. 5 out of 5

    J.R.

    Book 1 of this saga is very entertaining. The book opens with an outbreak at an airport and then moves to a veritable dream come true scenario. Scott Allen, the primary character and mega millions lottery winner has converted an ocean going car ferry into a luxury expedition mega yacht, Sovereign Spirit. What better place to wait out a zombie apocalypse then in a lap of floating comfort? The storyline makes more sense than trying to fortify a mall ala the original Dawn of the Dead and the remake. Book 1 of this saga is very entertaining. The book opens with an outbreak at an airport and then moves to a veritable dream come true scenario. Scott Allen, the primary character and mega millions lottery winner has converted an ocean going car ferry into a luxury expedition mega yacht, Sovereign Spirit. What better place to wait out a zombie apocalypse then in a lap of floating comfort? The storyline makes more sense than trying to fortify a mall ala the original Dawn of the Dead and the remake. Sure, malls are cool but they’re stationary and have way too many points of entry. A ship, one as fully outfitted as Sovereign Spirit, has got to be the most original concept I’ve read in this genre. Forsythe’s writing is crisp and rich in detail. The action scenes are enthralling and heart pounding. His description of events puts you into the scene right along with the characters. But, and you know this was coming. In every one of the action scenes, everything works out in favor of the survivors. What I mean is that every single time they embark on an operation not one of the primary or supporting characters has anything bad happen to them. As an example, Allen and his two best friends land on the roof of another friend’s apartment complex to rescue them. The worse thing that happens is that the zombies pile out the roof door and are decimated by the firepower the trio has with them. No one got into H2H with an infected? Very possible that could have happened but it didn’t. The worse thing was that two of them got bloody hands from moving the bodies out of the stairwells. Even that could have been avoided. Granted the group didn’t quite latch onto the fact that blood is one of the forms of viral transference but, Allen did caution them about not touching their eyes, faces or mouths with bloody hands. That kind of made me think that maybe the boys should have worn gloves. With Coast Guard involvement, maybe the Coasties could have offered them some MOPP gear to wear? They would have it on board. Sure MOPP is not at all comfortable to wear for any length of time but it would prove to be fairly bite resistant and does offer protection from blood splatter. The point I’m trying to make is that there was minimal conflict between the infected and the survivors. Everything seemed to work out in the survivor’s favor no matter who they were. Case in point, Carl Stiller, the man we are introduced to at the very beginning. He loses his wife to the infection yet doesn’t seem to be all that bothered by it. Later when he makes it to a refinery, he just happens to be an engineer and wa-la, he makes the vehicles zombie proof. At no time did he have any issues about losing his wife or have problems grasping that civilization as he knew it has now changed. Same issue applies to Scott Allen. Did winning a mega million lottery change his outlook on life in regard to zombies? No one has a mental moment where they have a hard time accepting that people are now eating each other. One other issue I had was with Allen’s wife Michelle. She’s mentioned a few times, briefly described as being model material, a natural artist and later a world class chef. What did she do prior to Allen winning the lottery? Sure, the plotline revolved more around Allen, the Sovereign Spirit and Carl Stiller but Allen’s son and his friends have more dialogue and ‘screen time’ than Michelle. Where was she at when all this was happening? Apparently, she was painting, modeling or cooking while her husband and his prior service buddies were off running and gunning while they searched for survivors to rescue. Where were her arguments that he didn’t need to try to save the world? The only time she has an emotional response with her husband is when their son wants to go along on a rescue op. Overall, the Sovereign Spirit saga shows promise by including an aspect that has been, for the most part, overlooked within the zombie genre. Being mobile in a well equipped ocean going vessel is always an option, if available, than trying to fortify a building. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series to see how it turns out.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David P Forsyth

    As the author, I shouldn't really rate this book at all but I would only give it 4 stars because I know it isn't perfect. In fact, some minor edits (corrected typos and omissions) were made in the month that transpired between release of this 30,000 word cliff-hanging teaser and release of the full 100,000 word edition of Voyage of the Dead. If you are thinking of reading this edition, I'm flattered, and it might be worth it to you to spend the 99 cents to get hooked on the full book. But, if yo As the author, I shouldn't really rate this book at all but I would only give it 4 stars because I know it isn't perfect. In fact, some minor edits (corrected typos and omissions) were made in the month that transpired between release of this 30,000 word cliff-hanging teaser and release of the full 100,000 word edition of Voyage of the Dead. If you are thinking of reading this edition, I'm flattered, and it might be worth it to you to spend the 99 cents to get hooked on the full book. But, if you are pretty sure you want to read the whole book, then save your buck and look up the full edition. You can also "take a look inside" the full book on the sales page at Amazon. See http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Dead-Sov... In any event, I hope you will enjoy the ride and share your own review with everyone! The sequel, Flotilla of the Dead, was released on April 1, 2012 (Z-Day) and another book in the Sovereign Spirit Saga will be out later this year.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    This is a pretty interesting twist on the zombie book. It's actually a bit of a feel good book with an anti-nanny state message. I enjoyed this and the author's other two novels, and will keep an eye out for the next. If I had a complaint is the book needs a little punch, maybe some thrills or suspence, everything just seems to go fast and a little too perfectly. And it sometimes reads like Jane's Fighting Ships. What I enjoy most about this series and several others is the way the popularity of This is a pretty interesting twist on the zombie book. It's actually a bit of a feel good book with an anti-nanny state message. I enjoyed this and the author's other two novels, and will keep an eye out for the next. If I had a complaint is the book needs a little punch, maybe some thrills or suspence, everything just seems to go fast and a little too perfectly. And it sometimes reads like Jane's Fighting Ships. What I enjoy most about this series and several others is the way the popularity of the zombie genre is bring out a different class of authors who are stretching a previously one-note theme. I put this in with the newer class of books like "Area 187". Overall, this is a pretty darn good book with an out of the box approach that is absolutely unique, and I recommend it to any lovers of the whole ZED thing.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Lunsford

    I found this book to be unique & pretty awesome for the POV. David comes from the POV of being on a boat during the ZA. Scott is the main character & won a HUGE lottery. so w/all that cash he decided to buy some great BIG BOY Toys like his yatch & more *you'll have to read the book to see all the awesome toys he has! While on the way home from an around the world boat trip the ZA happens on land & leaves many people stranded or dead only to rise up & kill others. So Scott using his toys & abilit I found this book to be unique & pretty awesome for the POV. David comes from the POV of being on a boat during the ZA. Scott is the main character & won a HUGE lottery. so w/all that cash he decided to buy some great BIG BOY Toys like his yatch & more *you'll have to read the book to see all the awesome toys he has! While on the way home from an around the world boat trip the ZA happens on land & leaves many people stranded or dead only to rise up & kill others. So Scott using his toys & abilities decides to try & go towards home. he ends up picking up many stragglers along the way, which starts his flotilla. He has state of the art equipment on his boat so its the perfect mothership to command from. there are several parts of the book that are a bit far fetched but still possible. I wish there were more character developements on certain characters but I'm sure that we'll get to some of the back stories on some as we get farther into the series. I would love to see the other side of the POV for some of the decisions that are made by higher up authorities. I know that Because of Scott & his crews' observations of the Zombies & others has some to do w/it & they were able to give vital information on how to protect against the flesh eating pests! I highly suggest you check this book out & read more about all the excitement that happens! there are lots of close calls & in some cases failed missions! you won't be sorry!!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shana Soto

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ani

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mary

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rhodri

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bill

  11. 5 out of 5

    Barb

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Kendrick

  13. 5 out of 5

    Debra

  14. 5 out of 5

    Paula

  15. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Delainey

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alex Dunham

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nora aka Diva

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brandon

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Gajewski

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Coley

  23. 5 out of 5

    Louise

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shawna

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

  26. 5 out of 5

    Edwin

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nospin

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mike

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Picchione Snodgrass

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brett Jeffery

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