Short Story Saturday #19 The Hunger Chronicles
Welcome to Short Story Saturday, where I find books around 100 pages or less that are self-published/small press published and worth reading, which means you’ll only see mini-reviews of 3 stars and up on this feature!
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The Hunger Chronicles by Tes Hilaire
Publisher: Self published
Retail Price: Currently free on Amazon. $.99 on Barnes & Noble.
Pages: 60 pages (119 with preview for LIFE BITES)
If you remember nothing else, remember this…
The nightmare is here. There is no way out. Even death isn’t an escape because it is death. And chances are it’s already taken everyone you know.
…You’re on your own.
Just because the face is familiar doesn’t mean they won’t kill you. Hiding won’t help. And it’s past time to run. They’re already here. And hunger is the only thing they feel.
Review: THE HUNGER CHRONICLES is a collection of short stories based in a zombie apocalyptic world, however this novella goes way beyond all expectations of zombie stories. I was flabbergasted by the amount of character depth and how instantaneous I connected with each of the main characters. The voice is so different for each one that I it doesn’t even seem like one author wrote THE HUNGER CHRONICLES.
By 50% I knew I had to go see if this author wrote any other books. By 100% read, I was ready to purchase the companion book. And, then I discovered that it was her only book not available in paperback.
Each story is stand alone. The stories combined paint a hopeful yet morbid picture of what society has turned into. I think the ‘hope’ resonating through each story is the reason why I found the novella so irresistible. In most zombie books, there is no hope. There is no plan for redemption. But, each of these stories, particularly show that there might one day be an end to the zombie epidemic. Now, forgive me as I beg the author to release LIFE BITES on paperback for me.
Don’t wait! Pick up your copy while it is FREE on Amazon.