Zombie Armageddon 4: Dead Veil
Author: Ian Woodhead
Page count/Size: 133pp/291KB
Release Date: 2012
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin
Ernest has settled in to an abandoned supermarket, with his ‘son’ Darren, a model made up of cereal boxes with a football for a head. Aliza and her baby, Diane have found safe haven in the Tower Block group, but it is not quite the haven she anticipated, as her mate must be chosen by a Committee.
Everyone seems to have found their places, one year after the initial outbreak.
But, are they safe?
Zombies are not the only threat in this new society. Sometimes the living have more sinister motives than the dead.
As the dead begin to mutate, only the strongest will survive.
New powers arise and new alliances are formed.
There are some issues with this novel; some of the dialogue feels unrealistic and fabricated, and Woodhead needs to pay more attention to proofreading and editing, however, the zombie mythos he has created is truly ingenious and a cut above the normal zombie fodder. There are three types of zombies in Woodhead’s world, one type being able to pluck thoughts from a person’s head and converse.
The action is continuous and the gore is quite visceral and good fun. Despite the issues mentioned earlier, Woodhead is a good writer with lots of potential, a name to watch.