The Rise Of Peter Troy: Volume 1:(The Decayed Ones)Author: Joseph DiBartolo
Length: 37 pages
Life has always been an uphill battle for Peter Troy. His obsession for zombie films was the only thing that kept him company when times got tough. After losing his job as a butcher at the local market and getting dumped by his girlfriend, all in the same day, Peter tried to close himself off from the world.
His efforts were thwarted when his obsession actually became a reality. Follow Peter on his journey to redemption as he struggles with his mixed feelings of excitement and regret. Will he be able to adapt and excel in a world now being overrun by the living dead? Or will he fail to succeed as he did when the world was normal?
My first foray into the mind of the author came with his story "A Timely Curse" (review). In that tale he embraced his inner wolfpack. With "The Rise Of Peter Troy" he gives us a taste of the apocalypse.
Peter is the ultimate zombie prepper. Heâ€™s the type of person that spends his spare time preparing himself for the apocalypse. To his credit, he has skills; and within the pages readers will follow along as this butcher puts to test all his planning and training.
"The Decayed Ones" is the first in an ongoing serial. I found the author's style and characters were developed and written well, with the action keeping the pace moving along.
If you like apocalyptic settings and zombies then go and get this, but keep in mind this is the first in a serial.