Under A Graveyard Sky

Under A Graveyard Sky

Book - 2013
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NEW SF/HORROR SERIES FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR! A family of survivors who fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization.

Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky.

About Under a Graveyard Sky :
 ". . .the thinking reader's zombie novel. . .Ringo fleshes out his theme with convincing details...the proceedings become oddly plausible."-- Publishers Weekly

"If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if you've never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading Under a Graveyard Sky . . .Events build slowly in the book at the outset, but you can't stop reading because it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion: inexorable and horrible. And the zombie apocalypse in these pages is so fascinating that you can't stop flipping pages to see what happens next."-- Bookhound  

 
About John Ringo:
"[Ringo's work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse." -- Library Journal

". . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo's lively narrative and flavorful characters." -- Publishers Weekly

". . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit." -- Booklist

"Crackerjack storytelling." -- Starlog
Publisher: Riverdale, New York :, Baen Publishing Enterprises,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781451639193
Branch Call Number: F RIN
Characteristics: 367 pages ; 25 cm

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dnlgaghan Sep 15, 2015

A good read, the action is not overdone and the characters are interesting and do develop. Although I think the author pulls the special forces card a little too often, as in practically every other character is one, and his political views are apparent and heavy handed. Overall fun and I will probably read the next book.

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fairy_tail
Dec 17, 2014

second best zombie story i've read( the first being Love will tear us apart, a short storie in Zombies vs Unicorns) i like how the zombies are not walkng dead but a disease. i love Faith, she has got to be the most badass character ever, she is also not a complete cliche, which i find refreshing. lots of zombie killing action, very fun read.

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brettorlob
Jun 10, 2014

I've read most of Ringo's work, and this series marks his return to the level of excellence he showed with the Legacy of the Aldenata series. Hard to imagine having more fun with a read than with this book and its sequel, and hopefully the two books to follow still.

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auntiejackie
Apr 02, 2014

I really enjoyed this book and loved the take on zombie apocalypse. The author fairly hamhandedly includes his political views, but otherwise a decent read and addition to the zombie (or infected in this case) genre.

ookamikun Feb 06, 2014

Loved it. Continues Ringo's new direction of using female main characters. For those who like this book, recommend reading his Special Circumstances series.

BINGEE67 Oct 03, 2013

As long as he continues this new series on his own or with Julie Cochrane or David Weber.It should maintain his normal level of excellence. Great read finished it in a day and have re-read it a few times since then

novakpower Sep 28, 2013

The book was great, a realistic view of a potential biological holocaust.

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senji1101
Sep 12, 2013

I normally pass on books about things like werewolves, vampires and/or zombies. They are usually predictable and follow a set pattern. When I picked this up I did not know it was on the subject of zombies. In this case, Im glad I picked the book up.

The characters are very well done, and a few that I actually didnt expect the personalities of. Ringo kept me interested through the entire book. Without giving away anything, the use of the teddy bear...while Ive seen teddy bears used in many books, the use its put to here was very unexpected and in my opinion original. Because of that, Im not sure I will ever look at Teddy Bears in the same light ever again.

Science Fiction books usually take me 7 to 9 days to read. This one was a real page turner. I had it finished within 2 days. I cant wait for the sequel.

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SEBoiko
Jul 02, 2014

If it's crazy and it works; it ain't crazy.

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SEBoiko
Jul 02, 2014

The US started to go downhill when it changed from a round designed to kill our enemies to one designed to piss them off.

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SEBoiko
Jul 02, 2014

Survivalism Good clean fun for the whole family.

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