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If you are looking for Ringo's take on the zombies, then you will be disappointed.
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
First, let me say that I am a big John Ringo fan, and an even bigger fan of Black Tide Rising series, but in my opinion, the stories in this book are not up to the standards of either the novels or the previous anthology (with a couple exceptions).
These stories just didn't connect with me, not sure why. Maybe i wanted a continuation of the adventures of the characters in the novels as opposed to snapshots of strangers
It might also be because i am tired of the "zombie victim" mentality present in many of these stories. In the Black Tide Rising novels, they take the initiative against the zombies, freeing up people and building a community again.
They remember that we are at the top of the food chain for a reason. For me, that's a more fun story to read. It's one big reason i like Ringo's take on the zombie apocalypse. Instead of just hanging on by their teeth or just trying to survive until "help" arrives, Ringo's characters take the offensive, and bring the war to the zombies, freeing up other survivors along the way, and starting to rebuild civilization.
just my two cents