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Book review: Salby Evolution by Ian D Moore

They had thought it was over. The SALBY virus had been deactivated, and those infected 41gmTumYWpL._SY346_had returned to their lives, mostly. There had been losses, causalities, and things would never be the same. They had no idea of the looming disaster, nor could they have imagined that one person, infected by the original virus,, had escaped before the UK was quarantined. But even so, on a freighter like the one he had stowed away in, given the virus ultimately killed the host, any infected should have been long dead before it reached dock. But that was not to say there wasn’t a problem. The freighter was bound for Russia, and inside, the infected wasn’t just a man, and the virus didn’t affect him in the same way it had the others. All sights focus on finding this man, he could tip the tides of the civil war, and once Russia has been won, then targets would move further afield. A tactical game of chess is underway, the victor will decide all.

I really enjoyed this book. It is written in alternating tense between the first person perspective of Simon Lloyd and the third person perspective of other plot essential characters. You will find yourself immersed into a tense world of conflict and war as opposing forces play a tactical game of chess, each hoping to gain the upper hand. It is well written, engrossing, and difficult to put down. We see the return of familiar character’s from Salby Damned, and the introduction of a vivid new cast.
Before reading this I re-read Salby Damned, which has undergone some updates of its own. I have to say it was brilliant reading them back to back, but the books themselves are self-contained and can be read without prior knowledge. A thrilling read. I read this on Kindle Unlimited, but just had to purchase it to add it to my permanent library.

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Salby Evolution

 

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Author Interview: Ian D Moore

This week, it is my great honour to present author Ian D Moore, not only author of Salby Damned but the mastermind behind the Indies for Charity group who are a collection of world wide authors, banding together to create an anthology for charity. Their first title, You’re not Alone, was released last year, with the plans for an additional title this year. Let’s meet the author.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio)

Born in Sutton Coldfield, England, Ian served with the British Army for four years both here and abroad.ian pic

Ian works full time as a national trucker and also owns his own internet based business. Having been writing short stories and poetry for many years his first published novel, Salby Damned, was released in July 2014.

Ian has since written a short story collection book for children, just to see if he could. That book, The Amazing Adventures Of Ken Brown – Australian Wombat is almost ready for publication.

He now lives and works in Goole, East Yorkshire. Ian recently headed the first group anthology created for charity entitled You’re Not Alone, featuring a host of talented authors from this group.

You’ll find it on Amazon so please, help us to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by buying your copy.

He is currently one of the admin team of the esteemed IASD facebook group.

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Book Review Salby Damned by Ian D Moore

I have recently finished reading Salby Damned by Ian D Moore. Although I really enjoy zombie movies and series such as the Night of the Living Dead, The Day of the Dead, The Walking Dead, etc I have never actually read any zombie fiction before, I have always assumed, that although fun to watch, to read it would prove to be quite boring. I was wrong.

The story starts off in the small town of Salby, where the result of a company. known as FCSG. fracking yields disastrous results. The release of something which turns a simple project, into an event of cataclysmic proportions. The story mainly follows the developing relationship of Nathan and Evie, as they try to find the means to reverse the damage and keep people safe, but it introduces a multitude of brilliant characters.

From my perspective, the book displays a good knowledge of the workings of the army, and even captures the personalities of some of the more memorable people I met during my few years in the T.A 202 field hospital. I found myself grinning as certain characters couldn’t help remind me of people I once knew, or could imagine having met.

I was impressed by the depth of thought that clearly went into the story, it wasn’t all about zombies tearing people limb from limb in new and gruesome ways, it was story focused and character driven, and done in such a way you feel exactly how the author intends you to about his characters. Especially if some of them get what they deserve.

This book is expertly crafted and enjoyable to read, I would certain say any fans of the zombie sub-genre would definitely enjoy it, as well as those who like horror, or just enjoy a well constructed plot.

If you’re interested, why not pick it up? As always I have included the links below.

US $2.99 Salby Damned

UK £1.99 Salby Damned