The Sovereign Spirit Saga is a series of novels written by David P. Forsyth and offers a bold new perspective on the zombie apocalypse genre. Think of all the thing you that annoyed you in other Zombie stories, like how they never think of creating a barrier of water, concrete etc. between the zombies and survivors or like they always tend to split up when scavenging in a house that might be full of zombies.
When I picked up the first book (free on Amazon) it was such a relief to finally read a zombie story that contains survivors that are actually smart (smarter then zombies). Another thing, in a lot of zombie stories (yes The Walking Dead included) it seems the army always seems to forget how to fight and are totally destroyed. It was such a relief to find out that in The Sovereign Spirit Saga at least (parts of) the Navy and Marine Corps are still alive and kicking. Another great thing about the Saga are the detail, Military people really are going to love all the details about weapons and vehicles etc.
You can probably guess that I finished the first book in a matter of days (or should I say hours), after that there was no one stopping me from buying the other parts, I was completely hooked! I have read a lot of post apocalypse and zombie novels (and a shitload of ‘amateur’ ebooks), but I can honestly say that The Sovereign Spirit Saga is one of the best novels I read in a while.
Before telling more about the story, The Sovereign Spirit Saga Volume One contains the 3 novels Voyage of the Dead, Flotilla of the Dead, and Deluge of the Dead. Next to that there is a prequel collection that contains the short novels, ‘Lukan’, ‘Land’s End’ and ‘Into the Breach’. Volume Two of the Sovereign Spirit Saga will launch in 2014. Several other writers are also working on books set in the Sovereign Spirit “universe” and may even cross plot lines. Also a cool feature, on the website of The Sovereign Spirit you can find a lot of extra information like glossary and links to vessels,vehicles and weapons that are featured in the novels.
PlotThe first novel, Voyage of the Dead starts as the zombie apocalypse erupts. Those aboard the Sovereign Spirit watch the world being overrun in vivid HD via satellite TV, then rush to rescue friends and family ashore. A subplot features a lone survivor in a city being consumed by infected undead cannibals. It’s an adventure through the apocalypse as a ship pursues her mission to restore hope and one man struggles to outsmart the Zs.
Part 2. Flotilla of the Dead (Warning contains small spoilers)
Part 3. Deluge of the Dead (Warning contains small spoilers)
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Where to buy?You have a few option when it comes to reading these great novels. The first novel that still is free is available in paperback and e-books on Amazon,Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords, etc. The other two novels are on Amazon.. But if you are smart you buy the ‘Sovereign Spirit Saga: Volume 1′. A 800 page trilogy edition that includes all three of the first books at a discounted price.
If you finished that you also might enjoy the prequels collection, Interludes in Hell, which you can read before Volume 1 or after.. I read them after finishing Volume 1 and really enjoyed reading them in that order.