Odium II: The Dead Saga by Claire C Riley-a review

ODIUM II : THE DEAD SAGA by Claire C Riley-a review

Odium II

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About the book: Release Date May 9, 2014

Fortune favours…the DEAD!

Some secrets are too horrific to ever be forgiven, and some people should never be trusted.

Tortured, starved and on the run, Nina thinks she’s faced the worst that mankind has to offer, but she’s wrong. She may have survived this long, but she’s not come out of it unscathed, and there’s worse to come.

Nina’s trusty Doc Martins are showing signs of the zombie Apocalypse, and she isn’t faring much better. With her snarky attitude guaranteed to get her in trouble, Nina needs to forgive the past, and to live once more in the present, and learn that sometimes she needs to place her trust in other people.

Because when people are faced with the end of times, they’ll do anything to survive.


REVIEW: ODIUM II The Dead Saga is the second instalment in Claire C Riley’s contemporary, zombie horror series focusing on a group of people attempting to survive in a world infested with the walking dead. The definition of odium is hatred accompanied by disgust or intense dislike; hatred caused by a despicable act; hatred and condemnation; and can be applied to many different aspects of the storyline and series. Told in first person POV through the eyes of the feisty, alpha and oft times irritating heroine Nina, the storyline is interspersed with a tale about another couple struggling to survive. It is their tale that will come full circle in the final pages of Odium II.

The storyline follows a group of survivors and the trouble they encounter on the road looking for supplies and a safe place to live. If all of this sounds familiar then you are correct. Fans of The Walking Dead will see many parallels, similarities and plot points including an aggressive female heroine who battles with herself and the others all the while carrying a sword as her weapon of choice. Our band of misfits must face off against an enemy of the undead as well as a group of people known as The Forgotten. The Forgotten are those survivors who were not allowed into the government refugee cities and were cast out on their own. These groups of people are determined to destroy the walled cities and take down everyone who stands in their way.

Claire C Riley has written a story of survival-from the search for food and supplies to the destruction of people, places and relationships. As our heroine Nina learns to trust the people in whom she has placed her survival she will discover that everyone hides a secret –but some more evil than others.

ODIUM II The Dead Saga is an interesting take on the zombie storyline with a twist that will spike your curiosity about the what-ifs and whys. Claire C Riley puts a spin on the walking dead scenario that will reveal itself in the next instalment-of course we are hoping for a HEA but there is rarely any happiness in the world of the zombie apocalypse.

Copy supplied by the author.

Reviewed by Sandy


9 thoughts on “Odium II: The Dead Saga by Claire C Riley-a review

  1. Great review Sandy, however, not really a zombie fan. I know some ppl who love The Walking Dead so I shall pass the book title onto them.

  2. Well that sounds different Sandy! I haven;t broken into this zombie apocalypse genre yet. There seems to be more and more authors writing stories like this … just like the billionaire craze! Maybe I’ll give it a go … your review got my attention! 🙂

    Rachel 🙂

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