"What Anne Rice did for vampires, Brian Keene does for zombies"
Long before Lucifer fell, he sided with his fellow angels
to rid the earth of the Siqquism. They were banished by
the creator to the Void, a place colder than Hell is hot.
The Siqquism have the ability to inhabit a body once the
person's soul leaves it. Once humanity is erased from the
planet the Ellium can corrupt the plant life and poison
the seas then the Teraphim can destroy the world with fire
before all three species move on to another planet to
start the process again.
The zombie-like creatures have killed most of the humans
and the only ones left alive are hiding in a skyscraper
thought to be impregnable. It was designed and built by
wealthy entrepreneur Mr. Ramsey after the Twin Towers were
destroyed. It is a beacon lit up so that any remaining
humans can go there if they can avoid being killed and
possessed by the Siqquism. It is there that humanity will
rise or fall against an entity who seems invulnerable and
What Anne Rice did for vampires, Brian Keene does for
zombies who can only be destroyed by a blow to the head so
they won't rise again. Humanity's last protectors are
seasoned warriors who have learned that the zombies
inhabit birds, rats and mammals. The terror they feel is
real and frightening because even though they have weapons
that can keep the creatures at bay, their overwhelming
numbers make people feel the war is lost before it begun.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted July 17, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 23, 2007