From Publishers Weekly
Half horror, half fantasy and totally preposterous, Wellington's conclusion to his apocalyptic zombie trilogy (after Monster Island
and Monster Nation
) follows the efforts of teenage Sarah, one of Earth's few surviving humans after a global epidemic has turned most people into flesh-eating zombies, to rescue her former protector, Ayaan, from his zombie captors. Her quest brings her from the coast of Egypt to the shore of New York's Governors Island, and sets up the long-anticipated mortal-monster showdown with the Tsarevich, a zombie master whose evil genius and thirst for world domination have generated the series' most outrageously ghoulish contrivances. Fans will relish the monster mash finale, in which a Welsh sorcerer, a horde of animated mummies and a decomposing zombie army engage in a pyrotechnic firefight complete with heavy artillery. (Aug.)
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As Wellington's horrifyingly entertaining zombie-apocalypse trilogy wraps up, the shambling masses have prevailed for 12 years. An army too coordinated to consist of ordinary undead attacks Ayaan's Egypt-based group of the living out of nowhere, and Ayaan falls to the lich commander the Tzarevich. A ghost who taught Sarah how to see the auras of the undead tells her Ayaan is still alive, and she sets out with the pilot Osman and some friendly mummies, who want to rescue those of their number the Tzarevich has captured, to rescue Ayaan or, if necessary, to "sanitize" her so she doesn't return as a zombie. The rescuers follow the Tzarevich's forces to New York and, eventually, the Source, where everyone has plans. The Tzarevich wants to control the Source to rebuild as he sees fit. Mad Welsh sorcerer Mael Mag Och wants to destroy the world. Sarah has to answer a very important question to keep either from having his way. Wellington handles the zombie matter with just the right balancing of tension and humor. Schroeder, Regina