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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: The Caldecott Chronicles No.1 (The Caldecott Chronicles #1) by R.G. Bullet

3 Stars
The Caldecott Chronicles No.1
Series: The Caldecott Chronicles, #1
Author: R.G. Bullet
Genre: Historical, Paranormal
Paperback
Pages: 120
Book Description from Goodreads



"Although the word zombie is never used in the Caldecott Chronicles the undead, the ungodly, the beef squad, and stumblers certainly are. The bizarre and gruesome details are narrated in a journal by a very Aristocratic British gent. Get a first hand look on how the Victorian upper class deal with stumbling trespassers and see how one draws ones inspiration from a teenage girl born to kill."


In this first 'excerpt' of the authors Caldecott Chronicles we are introduced to our main character, the earl by reading his journal entries from April 4th 1896 - May 9th 1896 in which he recounts how the undead came to the Caldecott Manor to his son, in Oxford.


I have to admit that this is the first novella that I have read in which the undead are a main part of the plot for more than one novel/novella.


That being said I was very interested to see what the author had created and found that overall I liked it. 


Besides our main character the earl we also meet Saffy. A quick learning young woman from the village that takes to killing the undead easily and has a very odd sense of humor--but then again I suppose the earl did as well. And in their situation I guess you would have to take your laughs when you could.


Altogether I liked it as a start to the chronicles and look forward to picking up the next and seeing how things play out for the earl and Saffy.


I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good and quick zombie read.


*I received an Ebook copy of this book for free to review from the author.



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