By Nathan Reid
Rating: 3 Star
Jeanie and Ben arrive in Paris just in time to celebrate the New Year with their friends. Unfortunately, things soon start to go very wrong with earthquakes, fireballs raining from the sky, and massive devastation spreading across the city.
After the initial wave of devastation, the story focuses on Jeanie and Ben's struggle for survival in the midst of the chaos.
Without internet, telephone, or any information sources, Jeanie and Ben's only option is to head to the centre of the city to look for food, shelter, and salvation. However, they soon discover that there is something even more sinister roaming around the city.
In the preface of The Undying, Reid editor notes that the catacomb section of this story sets it apart from other stories in this genre and I would agree. As Jeanie and Ben navigate the damp, narrow tunnels Reid does a great job in cranking up the tension and sense of claustrophobia.
Their fight for survival is well described, and Jeanie and Ben work together well as the main protagonists. Reid even offers us a twist on the classic zombie characters, these ones are fast and work in packs.
I enjoyed this book overall but marked this one as a 3 rating as I have read several books of this genre recently and this one didn't stand out especially for me from those.
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.