One night. That was all it took.
Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.
Survivors call it The Purge.
Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.
Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs.
The rules are simple: Stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive.
The road to salvation has begun…
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- carol-anne mccrea
Starts off Good
This was so disappointing. It started off well, in fact I enjoyed the first half of the book for the most part, but then it became unbelievably dull and formulaic.
The dialogue between the characters is appalling. I'm not sure whether Sisaveth was aiming for a bit of comedy with the dialogue, but he's certainly no comedian and it comes across as forced.
The characters are ridiculous and I hated them all. There's the typical macho men who do all the fighting, spend far too long talking about different types of guns, spend far too long talking about sex (which is not sexy btw, if that was the aim, failed miserably), and are basically your typical arsehole. The women are all portrayed as pathetic wrecks who can only survive with the help of a man. Talk about your gender bias.
The ghouls are just weird. There's no definitive explanation of what they actually are (if there was I missed it in the tedium of the prose); they seem to be a cross between a fast, intelligent zombie, and a feral, stupid vampire with telepathic powers.
First half of the book was decent and seemed like a new take on the apocalyptic genre, but unfortunately this falls flat in so many places.