‘The Outbreak’ – The First Official Review Is Out And It’s Five Stars Out Of Five!

29 Jul

The Outbreak Cover DesignJust over a week after The Outbreak was published, the first major review is out … And it’s five stars out of five!

It’s a Foreword Clarion Review and you can read it on their website by clicking here, or you can download it as a PDF by clicking here.

To give you a taster of what the reviewer said, here’s some excerpts:

Now, here’s a zombie apocalypse that really knocks ‘em dead.

With zombie apocalypses occurring across all media at an alarming rate these days, it is difficult to find a new spin on the catastrophe. But Scottish marine biologist Colin M. Drysdale’s second book about the walking dead, The Outbreak…, adds a refreshing new twist to the genre: a small group of Glaswegian survivors finds safety at sea. Tackling themes such as uncertainty, not judging people by appearances, and the importance of living for the moment, Drysdale’s seafaring tale makes a splash in the postapocalyptic genre. …

…The thriller moves at a fast pace, with each chapter ending in a cliff-hanger designed to ratchet up suspense while keeping the audience turning the pages. Another brilliant coup occurs as it becomes impossible to predict who will die and how death will occur. As with the Game of Thrones series, The Outbreak also possesses no qualms about killing off characters one has become invested in. The alacrity with which some die only reinforces the horror of it all. …

Needless to say, I’m chuffed not only to have got a much coveted five star rating for the second time from Foreword Review, but also to get such a great review.

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

4 Responses to “‘The Outbreak’ – The First Official Review Is Out And It’s Five Stars Out Of Five!”

  1. Jack Flacco 30/07/2014 at 02:21 #

    This is wonderful news, Colin. You should be very proud of this accomplishment. Good going!

    • cmdrysdale 30/07/2014 at 07:55 #

      Hi Jack,

      Yep, very pleased with this. Always a bit nervous waiting for the first review.

      All the best,


  2. dottiedaniels 30/07/2014 at 19:12 #

    Congratulations on 5-star review! Thank you for putting a different spin on the zombie apocalypse!

    • cmdrysdale 30/07/2014 at 20:26 #

      Thanks. I’m glad you like the spin I’ve put on it. It’s a genre that’s hard to do something original in, so it’s always good to hear that other people like the slant I’ve taken on it.

      All the best,


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