Book Review: Antioch by: William Harlan

Rating: 4/5

Publish Date: December 26, 2012

Origins:  From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: "Armageddon is arrived."

Threatened by an unnatural plague that raises the dead, an ancient order of mystics must choose between keeping its secrets and saving humanity.

Kind of like Star Wars with zombies.

Review: ‘Antioch’ is William Harlan’s first novel, but you will be more than pleasantly surprised, because it doesn’t read like a first novel. It’s a post-apocalyptic novel with a fantastical twist. Michael is a paladin who has been trained to harness a power inside him and inside everyone else. He uses this and his fighting skills to kill zombies. As the zombie plague comes closer and closer to each town, Michael and the other paladins have to make a deadly choice. Will the paladins hold to the secrets of their order or follow the directive from one of their own thought dead for many centuries. Meanwhile, the plague is spreading and no one is truly safe…

‘Antioch’ is a very well-developed book, from the deep characters to the richly detailed plot. Mr. Harlan brought the reader through the story with precision and unveiling the mysterious plagues’ origin in teensy intriguing bits. I was drawn into the novel quickly as the characters tugged at your heartstrings. This is only the first book in “The Circle” series, and if ‘Antioch’ is any indication…this series will blow you away!

The Circle series: Antioch (1)

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