In “Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening” DA Roberts offers an exciting and fresh take on the tried and true story of a zombie apocalypse as seen through the eyes of a correctional officer who discovers the best place to be is inside a jail. This action packed thrill ride is full of horror, suspense and gun play. The protagonist, along with a strong female sidekick, discovers that zombies are not the only threat they face when humanity consumes itself. Yet even in the face of trigger happy rednecks and military atrocities, they rise to the call of duty and rescue civilians, fellow officers, and family in a story that displays both the best and worst sides of mankind and leaves you wanting more. Five stars for this outstanding addition to the genre!
David P Forsyth (Author of Voyage of the Dead, Flotilla of the Dead, and Deluge of the Dead, etc…)
DA Roberts has written a thrilling ride for any zombie lover. His characters Wylie, Cal, and Spect-4 are so likable, I never wanted to see or read about them becoming injured during this zombie apocalypse. The main character, Wylie takes the reader on a wild chase from start to finish through towns, around wrecks/carnage, and across frightening roads that would make an military's hair curl. I was impressed by how DA Roberts described in vivid detail each encounter with zombie hordes and how recovery can be tricky knowing that your life always hangs in the balance.
Spec-4, this woman was so believable and I truly like her and Wylie! They not only worked together, but bonded in such a way that life was more important than the death lying around them. Another character that had my sides splitting was Cal, a large man that thoroughly enjoyed running over zombies with glee. It's important to remember that during a zombie apocalypse, zombies are not friends and will eat, kill, and gorge upon your body if given the chance.
I held my breath at every turn when thugs only wanted to harm Wylie and his band of cops.
All-in-all, this book is a must read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the second in this series. Thanks DA Roberts for writing such a gripping novel. You can listen to the interview with DA Roberts and myself, Candy O'Donnell here.
Candy O'Donnell - Author and Host of the Candy O'Donnell Radio Show
I must say I enjoyed this book. DA has a way of writing that takes you there with his main character. It was incredibly realistic, the way he wrote this. as you enter the story, you the reader and the main character Wylie are as one, seeing before you something no-one could ever imagine taking place. The action scenes are fantastic! You will fall in love with his characters, and you want to know that they survive this horrifying zombie Apocalypse. Not only is it all about Zombies, but through it all you can see the hero in the everyday man. Which makes this book even more special.
Mackenzie Knight - Host of Unearthly Encounters Live!