Dead Mary Rising by King Kohn

 I truly like the concept of this zombie novella. Using a zombie corpse to imprison a spirit is a unique take on the zombie genre. But the novella is filled with rhyming incantations that slows the pace to an undead gait.

I also felt that prior to Mary becoming a prisoner in a walking dead corpse, her conflict with Azrael the Angel of Death was vague and undefined. More details on how Mary discovers Azrael’s scheme to take over the spirit realm would justify him sentencing her to an undead dungeon as well as her rage toward him.

Overall, I like the concept, but the novella lacked background that would have improved it and the pace was much too slow to be thoroughly enjoyed.


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


[I originally read this book in January 2014. I am in the process of transferring my blog contents.]