Book Review: Revel’s Ending by Vic Kerry

24617832Title: Revel’s Ending
Author: Vic Kerry
Genre: Horror
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 3,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Let the bad times roll…

Ashe had everything going for him. He had a successful career, a stable life, and a beautiful fiancée, until she died…and was resurrected.

Now everything is falling apart.

In addition to Mardi Gras floats, the streets of Mobile are filled with walking corpses. Somehow Ashe knows it’s all connected back to him. Can he and his friends stop the sinister forces at work, or are their revels ending—along with their lives?

Revel’s Ending offers an interesting take on zombies. Ashe used to have it all – a successful career, a beautiful fiancée…But then she passed away, and hours later, got up in the morgue and started walking away. He hasn’t heard anything from her since. Is she still alive? If she dead? How can the dead walk around? Ashe finds himself growing more depressed and worried with each passing day. Luckily he gets some help from his assistant, who tries to cheer him up, and brings him to the Mardi Gras floats in Mobile.

Then Ashe is summoned to another case of a corpse getting up and walking about. The woman in question is the same woman Ashe met before, at the Mardi Gras parade. What the heck is going on? And how is it all connected to him? Ashe must find out what is happening, and soon, because he, his assistant, and a friendly priest who offered to help, are in grave danger. And maybe the rest of the world too, if they don’t stop this terror in time.

With a slow start, the story takes a while to get going. But once it does, it turns into an interesting, thought-provoking story. Ashe is a well-rounded character, with believable emotions and easy to relate to. The secondary characters are each unique in their own way, and they’re certainly not stereotypes. The story is intense, and whenever you think you know something, another secret is revealed. Although I figured out who was in league with the bad guys early on, it was still surprising to see how it all played out.

Now, the ending. Well…it didn’t do it for me. All this build up, all this tension, and then the climax never really seemed to happen. The big bad seemed too one-dimensional too, almost like he got added as an afterthought. While he did show personality now and then, he remained a stereotype. I liked the premise of the book, and the whole buid up, but the ending was a bit of a letdown.

Nevertheless, it’s an entertaining read, and if you love horror, you shouldn’t skip past this one.



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