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After Ravenous Corpses Topple Society And Consume Most Of The World S Population, Freighter Captain Henk Martigan Is Shocked To Receive A Distress Call Eighty Survivors Beg Him To Whisk Them Away To The Relative Safety Of The South Pacific Martigan Wants To Help, But To Rescue Anyone He Must First Pass Through The Nightmare Backwater Of The Curien Island Chain A Power Struggle Is Brewing In The Curiens On One Side, The Billionaire Inventor Of The Mind Control Collar Seeks To Squeeze All The Profit He Can Out Of The Apocalypse Opposing Him Is The Charismatic Leader Of A Ghoul Worshipping Cargo Cult When A Lunatic Warlord Berths An Aircraft Carrier Off The Coast And Stakes His Own Claim On The Islands, The Stage Is Set For A Bloody Showdown To Save The Remnants Of Humanity And Himself , Captain Martigan Must Defeat All Three Of His Ruthless New Foes And Brave The Gruesome Horrors OfTHE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO


10 thoughts on “The Ghoul Archipelago

  1. says:

    4.5 starsThis is not your average anything Definitely not an average zombie tale.S K easily balances a multi layered plot with realistic characters that you ll root for or wish Sonntag would use as an offering A conscientious crook with morals, a religiously extreme preacher, a stow away, and a money hungry millionaire software creator are just a few of the interesting characters that grace the pages of this ambitious read.The writing was skillful and clever.I don t know if it was the amount of characters or the jump from point of views, but I found myself a bit confused during the beginning of the book.There were a few times during the middle of the book that I felt the pacing slow to a crawl It lasted longer than I would have liked, but then it picked back up.The author is immensely talented and dares to inject pirates, politics, porn and so much into an unpredictable suspense filled ghoulish tale.Highly recommended to burned out fans of the un dead looking for an in depth, intellectually stimulating read combined with depictions of disturbing horror.You can find me and reviews at www.horrorafterdark.com


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    Review copyI love zombies, some of you may already be aware of this, and for that reason it was difficult for me to only give this read 3 Stars.A couple months back, I was approached by author Stephen Kozeniewski to read The Ghoul Archipelago and provide an honest review As soon as I heard it was a post apocalyptic zombie novel, I was in.After a rather slow start, the pace did pick up, but for me the story never really came together I found the multiple story lines to be a bit confusing at times The overall effect was a fractured story for me.The writing was good, sometimes it was even great, but there was so much to the story Zombies, pirates, virtual sex drives, a crazed religious leader, and a maniacal military man All great story lines, but it just seemed to spread everything a little thin In a way The Ghoul Archipelago was a bit like going to an all you can eat buffet and pigging out, only to regret it later.The Ghoul Archipelago is available now in both paperback and ebook formats from Severed Press and through .com If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read this one at no additional charge and if you are an Prime member you can borrow it as your monthly selection through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.If you re a die hard zombie fan, you may want to read this book and I m glad I read it, but I can t honestly give it my recommendation.


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    Generally speaking, I m not a huge fan of the zombie apocalypse horror novel Quite simply because that story has been told dozens of times, except for the rare new spin, such as THE RISING series by Brian Keene or recently, SLOWLY WE ROT by Bryan Smith which I ve yet to read but sits high atop my TBR Enter THE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO Set in the South Pacific, it involves a group of merchant marines, a mad priest, and a megalomaniac sex crazed software programmer, among others And the zombie apocalypse has already happened As these various characters jockey for control, to stake their claim in a new world gone ravenous, and just to survive, Kozeniewski s snarky dark humor is a welcome counter balance to the ghoulish and gruesome horror And the jar heads is just a touch of mad genius.Highly recommended


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    Though it technically falls into the category of horror as it features the undead returning to life to eat the living Stephen Kozeniewski s The Ghoul Archipelago plays out like an apocalyptic fantasy set as it is in a remote, exotic part of the world and featuring larger than life characters attempting to scramble to become King or Queen of the new world The tone is largely playful, despite some of the serious themes present throughout the narrative, and the characters so out there that it is hard to fit them into the contemporary world.Which is not to criticise the book, as Kozeniewski here takes the reader on a wild and always enjoyable ride I was never bored despite the book s length and was genuinely sad when the adventures came to an end.In short, this one is highly recommended to fans of zombie apocalyptic reads as well as those yearning for a fantastical adventure.4 Controlled Zombies Doing Your Bidding for The Ghoul Archipelago.


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    The Ghoul Archipelago is a zombie book with a very different feel to your typical apocalyptic horror novel The difference is mainly due to the setting, which features islands and boats rather than anything urban This book also contains a rather unusual mix of primitive cultures and modern technology which made a refreshing change and added to the horror in many unexpected ways.Okay, I m going to start with the only real negative there were a lot of characters At the start this felt kind of overwhelming but as the book moved on it became easier to keep track of everyone and just get into the story I loved the originality of this novel, the pop culture references Kozeniewski appears to have good taste in movies , the dialogue between characters, and the gritty, gruesome horror I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.Most of the characters were kind of unlikable but they all felt believable and it didn t take any of the tension away from the story The horror hit on some deep, dark levels and was also pretty gory The virtual reality technology element was something different and added an extra creepy element while also showing how messed up one of the characters really was The plot took some shocking twists and kept a dark tone throughout, though there were also flashes of humour This novel is a must read for fans of the zombie horror genre Unique, horrifying and enthralling this is dark entertainment at its best.


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    The Ghoul Archipelago by Stephen Kozeniewski The Curien Island chain is infested with the walking dead and they wear glass jars on their heads tightly sealed to their necks Yeah that should give you a horrific visual Drug traffickers collide with the locals and the US Navy It s really quite a mess as the world falls apart On top of that, Rand Bergeron, creator of the virtual reality gizmo and sex programs, is right smack in the middle of this as well It s quite logical that a twisted religious cult would rise up out of all this mess, lead by Sonntag I loved hating on Sonntag He was the most despicable character but also a powerful force that pushes all the other heavy hitters around.My favorite character was Libby West She s trapped walking this thin line under Admiral Fall She wants to keep her men safe and also help the remaining humans but Admiral Fall has some twisted ideas West tries again and again to hold to some healthy morals as people around her stray ever further into one flavor of depravity or another.It took me some time to get into this book First, the zombies jar heads while an awesome scary image just wasn t practical Where do they get all these jars What happens when they break Zombies are clumsy Then the story spent time on this fancy new tech from Bergeron which was at odds with this nitty gritty zombie infestation But once all the characters clashed together, the story worked a lot better for me.Tuan Jim was a fun character because he kept popping up in unexpected places I loved it when he squared off with Sonntag Martigan, while an important character, was only so so for me Hannibal Mo was memorable, along with Kurtz and how they lend a much needed helping hand to Butch a stow away.The story takes a devious turn in the last quarter that I didn t see coming Yet I did wonder about Bergeron s virtual reality collars They have a little needle that slips between the vertebrae and injects something There was line about the collars needing a refill So I had questions about the collars and their final use.All in all, it was a mash of fun ideas that could have been tightened up a bit Most of the characters were one dimensional and I wanted the details about the tech to be clearer 3.5 5 stars.The Narration Jennifer Fournier did a great job with this narration She had a variety of character voices, complete with accents Her male voices were believable There were plenty of emotions in this story and Fournier portrayed them well 5 5 stars.


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    The Curien Island chain is infested with the walking dead and they wear glass jars on their heads tightly sealed to their necks Yeah that should give you a horrific visual Drug traffickers collide with the locals and the US Navy It s really quite a mess as the world falls apart On top of that, Rand Bergeron, creator of the virtual reality gizmo and sex programs, is right smack in the middle of this as well It s quite logical that a twisted religious cult would rise up out of all this mess, lead by Sonntag I loved hating on Sonntag He was the most despicable character but also a powerful force that pushes all the other heavy hitters around.My favorite character was Libby West She s trapped walking this thin line under Admiral Fall She wants to keep her men safe and also help the remaining humans but Admiral Fall has some twisted ideas West tries again and again to hold to some healthy morals as people around her stray ever further into one flavor of depravity or another.It took me some time to get into this book First, the zombies jar heads while an awesome scary image just wasn t practical Where do they get all these jars What happens when they break Zombies are clumsy Then the story spent time on this fancy new tech from Bergeron which was at odds with this nitty gritty zombie infestation But once all the characters clashed together, the story worked a lot better for me.Tuan Jim was a fun character because he kept popping up in unexpected places I loved it when he squared off with Sonntag Martigan, while an important character, was only so so for me Hannibal Mo was memorable, along with Kurtz and how they lend a much needed helping hand to Butch a stow away.The story takes a devious turn in the last quarter that I didn t see coming Yet I did wonder about Bergeron s virtual reality collars They have a little needle that slips between the vertebrae and injects something There was line about the collars needing a refill So I had questions about the collars and their final use.All in all, it was a mash of fun ideas that could have been tightened up a bit Most of the characters were one dimensional and I wanted the details about the tech to be clearer 3.5 5 stars.The Narration Jennifer Fournier did a great job with this narration She had a variety of character voices, complete with accents Her male voices were believable There were plenty of emotions in this story and Fournier portrayed them well 5 5 stars.


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    A copy of The Ghoul Archipelago was sent to Confessions of a Reviewer by the author Stephen Kozeniewski in exchange for an honest review This is said review.Stephen Kozeniewski s second novel I was really excited to get into this one after reading his debut Braineater Jones a few months ago I absolutely loved it and was hoping for of the same You can read the review of it here This one also has zombies That s about the only comparison it has It s a totally different style of book Was that good or bad Henk Martigan is the captain of a freighter sailing through the Curien Islands in the South Pacific His cargo is not exactly what you could call legitimate It never is While he is at sea, the world has ended An army of very hungry zombies has overrun the earth, leaving nothing in its wake.While he and what is left of his crew battle pirates and ghouls, a three way battle is also raging to take over the islands and ultimately, the world Probably This battle is between a genius inventor of a virtual reality collar or his he , a sinister missionary who seems to have developed a cult worshipping the ghouls rather than the Lord and a ruthless President elect and Admiral of a fleet of American warships recently arrived in the area.Martigan then gets a distress call from others trapped on mainland US and puts everything in place to go rescue them and bring them back to the favourable South Pacific.He only has to survive the three way battle and all should be fine Oh, and the ghouls Braineater Jones is probably going to be very high up my end of year list for fav books I have read in 2015 It was unique and wonderfully funny as well as scary.The Ghoul Archipelago unfortunately did not have the same effect on me.To be honest I don t know where to start I m confused To be honest again, that is probably my biggest negative about this book I spent a lot of it confused There are about three or four different plots all on the go at the same time In the beginning I found them very hard to follow until it started to become clear, about half way through, what was actually happening and where it was going to go This really annoyed me The main reason for that was because Stephen Kozeniewski is a fantastic writer I love his style It s totally different to practically anything I have ever read in the zombie sub genre That s why I like it so much Each individual plot in this book was the same Very well written They just didn t gel together very well for me and that frustrated the hell out of me.Characters wise, there are tonnes of them In the Martigan scenes you have his crew It s a mix and match of various egos all thrown together in a confined space None of them really seem to like each other, even though some are family Martigan himself was not what I would call a natural leader Mutiny was afoot throughout much of the story Again the scenes jumped between characters a lot and confused me In the genius inventor, Rand, scenes, this was easier to follow There was really only him and his assistant Eve There was a lot of hostility between these two which was a bit hard to understand why initially, but they worked very well together The faux President and his Admiral were even easier to follow They were basically power hungry fools out for their own gratification The Reverend was a bit of an enigma Should have been following the Lord but seemed to be following the evil .As far as how the characters were written Mr Kozeniewski makes people up well For the most part they all did work together in their own scenes There were no standout heroes or villains for me that made you either love them or hate them but they were all well written.And now for the plot No idea I have finished the book and I am none the wiser as to what I just read Now I m not sure if maybe I just wasn t in the right frame of mind for this book or maybe I just didn t grasp the subtle little hints to explain what it was all about but it just didn t work for me Once or twice I did think I had it sorted in my mind but it then jumped on to something else that seemed totally irrelevant to the rest of the story and put me back to square one.Putting all of that aside, the writing is still wonderful Stephen Kozeniewski has a talent for writing stuff that is totally different from what anybody else writes in the genre His ideas for using zombies are fantastic in both Braineater Jones and The Ghoul Archipelago There was a distinct lack of the humour in this one that I found in Braineater Jones Although I can t let this disappoint me because it is a totally different story, I did miss it.If you like books were the writing draws you in and keeps you there, stuck in an atmosphere that you can almost see and smell, then Stephen Kozeniewski is the author for you It just didn t work for me in The Ghoul Archipelago Too confusing.To summarize a story about ghouls taking over the world Not your stereotypical zombie story You never get that with Stephen Kozeniewski This one I found confusing but still extremely well written Confused Well all I can say is that, sometimes, when a story within the book doesn t do it for me, I can still appreciate the way it is written This didn t totally do it for me, but I know there will plenty of you out there that will love it.The confusion for me brings the rating down I am putting this book in the TBRFAST To Be Read For A Second Time pile Maybe on the second pass through it will click with me For that reason the score is bang in the middle.General rating .5 Disappointing for me.Horror rating .5 See above.


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    The Ghoul Archipelago is a story that jumps around a bit at first, giving the reader the impression that the story is speeding ahead through time with each new batch of characters introduced It does take a bit of reading before we get to see how all these loose strands the author is introducing weave together The vast majority of the story takes place in the South Pacific in the first few weeks and months after the rise of the undead We are introduced to an assortment of characters whose stories will intersect in time, and who are coming to grips with the end of the world in their own various ways Reverend Sonntag, leader of a group of missionaries, sees the rising of the dead as a sort of second coming the transition to the next world, with the undead as something we should either worship or have the desire to become Rand Bergeron, a billionaire behind an extremely successful virtual reality sex device, sees business opportunities to be developed with the few select societies in the South Pacific that haven t been annihilated by the undead Howling Mad Martigan and his crew of smugglers are simply trying to survive the pirates who ve found a way to use the undead to their own advantage while at the same time getting their cargo to the ruthless gangster who they are sure has survived the end of the world and who will destroy them if he doesn t get what he is promised Surviving members of the U.S Navy and Marines, led by a power hungry politician who claims he is now the President of what remains of the United States, have their own designs on taking over the region where the story takes place.The reader is given bits and pieces of the various character s tales at first until their paths begin to intersect There is no main character here Instead, it is a rather large ensemble with a few key players who the author does a strong job of developing into anti heroes and villains Sonntag s zealotry, Bergeron s greed, and the military s quest for control and order clash significantly with Martigan and his crew of quarrelsome crewmembers and a stowaway with an intriguing side story Outside of a few members of Martigan s crew and a hard luck survivor who goes by the name of Tuan Jim, many of the characters here aren t very likable and it is hard to say that anyone is a real hero, though the crew of smugglers, who go from one living or undead mishap to the next, grow on the reader as they suffer through one unbearable travail after another In particular, Butch, the stowaway, and Hannibal Mo, the chief engineer, are the characters who I found myself rooting for the most.This is a well told tale despite its slow start, with some unique game changers for the zombie sub genre Bergeron s experimental approach when it comes to utilizing his virtual reality technology with the undead is something that everyone seems to want to take advantage of, in ways both repulsive and terrifying The undead are, on the surface, fairly traditional, though with the advent of this new technology, they are taken in some very new and disconcerting directions by the author Overall, a very solid entry into the zombie genre, with enough twists and new ideas to keep those who are looking for a new perspective on the classics to have fun with the story The characters drive this one, and there are some good ones with some crackling dialog A standalone novel, The Ghoul Archipelago is worth checking out for fans of adventure, horror, and of course, the undead.


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    I ve learned that zombie apocalypse books with pirates are something of a rarity, so than I thought they would be in a world with a Pirates of the Caribbean movie and ride Stephen s book, like those of John Ringo s Black Tide Rising series take place during the end of the world brought about because of the returning dead Within this book there are pirates, preachers, smugglers, marines, and billionaire Sex Drive CEOs all being used, and using each other and the zombies to further their own ends and survive in a South Pasific that s made the Curiens a archipelago of ghouls and not all evil is undead.