By Jeremy Robinson
Set towards the end of this century, “XOM-B” seems at first to be two separate stories mashed into one. While the action is first-rate and well written, there is seemingly little prelude to begin with, even by zombie standards. But all is not as it seems.
Power through the rather confusing opening chapters and be rewarded with a well thought out narrative. This well planned novel will leave you shocked by the twists and turns, and reeling from the revelations.
This tale almost requires a second read-through, just to see what was missed the first time, A slow, subtle, relentless burn, the shift from “why am I reading this?” to “why can’t I put this down?” goes almost unnoticed.
Enter a world recovering, once again, from the effects of slavery. Having recently overthrown and eliminated “The Masters”, a new beginning is in store for the inhabitants of Earth. But just a few decades later, a new plague is sweeping the globe. Race against time to save civilization from the hordes infected with the XOM-B virus. And prepare for extinction…… Evolved.