Severed Press recently published Ian McClellan’s second book, One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel. Zombie Guide is always excited when one of our writers publishes a book, and I’ve been waiting for the release of this book for a long time (since reading McClellan’s first zombie novel in 2012, to be exact). I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of his book, and it is one of my favorite zombie books of all time!
There are no words to describe how much I enjoyed this treasure of a book, but I’ll try to explain what makes this story so brilliant. One Undead Step tells the tale of several characters who are caught up in the zombie apocalypse; the trouble is, they have no idea what’s happening until it’s too late. In this unique story, the government fakes the moon landing in order to eclipse (pun intended) the real newsworthy event taking place: the dead coming back to life and devouring every human they can get their hands on.
I love the book description of One Undead Step. Here’s a taste of what you can expect from this gem of a book: “One year after Romero shocked the world with Night of the Living Dead, a small city is rocked by grisly killings, the gory details of which are only known through whispered rumors. The government presence that makes the populace all the more nervous is unable to contain the impending threat that grows out of control on a hot, humid night in Mid-July. As the city’s residents fight for their lives, the Military rushes to make a film about two men landing a small spacecraft on the moon. Will their plan work? Find out as an evil man finds redemption, some soldiers choose between their mission and duty, a young couple finds forbidden love, an older couple reignites their passion, and a bartender gets stiffed for lots of drinks in One Undead Step.”
As is typical of McClellan’s work, there are laugh-out-loud moments that pop up when you least expect it. One minute you’re gasping at the horror, and the next you’re laughing until your sides hurt. What I love most about this book are the characters. McClellan does a phenomenal job of creating characters that you love and hate at the same time. There was one character in particular that I adored, but there were times when I wanted to shove him off a roof, but then a few pages later I’d love him again. Truly remarkable!
One Undead Step is one of the most creative books I’ve ever read, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re a zombie fan, a horror fan, or a humor fan, then you absolutely have to read this book! It’s available on Kindle for only $2.99. Pop by Amazon and get yourself a copy today!