Monday, August 18, 2014

Blood In Elk Creek

Blood In Elk Creek: A Penny Dreadful Review

Danger! Aeroplanes! Zombies! Indians! In another adventure novella from Rachael Acks, Captain Marta Ramos and her nemesis Colonel Geoff Douglas are thrown together in the investigation of mysterious military manoevers and a plot that is larger than their rivalry. Witness Blood In Elk Creek, an exciting and frightening installment of the adventures of Captain Ramos.
The Infected, the zombies that for so many stories have lurked on the outskirts of this world, take center stage as the action moves from the civilized Grand Duchies to the wild lands of the Dead Plains, where zombies roam. But the Dead Plains don’t just belong to the undead, they belong to the native tribes that live there. Yes, thanks to zombies, the Native Americans still inhabit their traditional lands… for now.
This is an exciting and well-written adventure. Dark in places, amusing in others, it is an action-packed read and you will cling to every word of it. My favorite part of this harrowing tale is that we get to learn of one of Captain Ramos’s weaknesses: horses. She’s useless with the animals. With every adventure, the characters grow more rounded and fascinating, and I just love it.
I give Blood In Elk Creek four and a half gears out of five. I adore this series. I look forward to the next adventure with ever-increasing eagerness.


Your Correspondent From The Bookstore,
Penny J. Merriweather