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What is ‘Dreams of the Dead’ About?

How do you survive the end of all things? The dead walk the streets of America. State and National government have collapsed. In the face of the end of all things, a group of young teenagers come together to fight against the hoards and find a way to survive in their new nightmarish world.

Our ‘Dreams of the Dead’ Review

‘Dreams of the Dead’ by Jeremy Terry starts out with a Zombie outbreak but doesn’t end there. Jeremy Blake and his brother Matt are soon in the middle of a nightmarish event when the infected take over their small town in Florida. Gathering their friends together, they leave the safety of their neighborhood to seek help at the local police department. All is not what it appears to be. The PD is empty of officers and inhabited by the infected. Leaving that building, the decision is made to head to the displaced persons camp set up by the local National Guard unit. Sadly, that location is compromised as well. Taking a couple of the military Hummers, the group sets out to find a safe location.

This journey takes them across the nation to Nevada where they encounter the remnants of a military unit and are passed some information about the possibly cause of the outbreak. Interspersed between the journey of the brothers are little vignettes of other events happening around the country.

It was at this point that I took a step back and started wondering what exactly I was reading.

As it turns out, these vignettes didn’t deal with a zombie outbreak but with an infection of a different sort. Vampires. Or vampiric type beings. Or more of a demonic, vampiric type entity. Yeah, I was thinking what the …? But, Jeremy Terry did entitle the book, Dreams of the Dead.

When the storyline goes back to the survivors from Florida hitting a super secret black facility in the middle of the Nevada desert, even more strangeness ensues. Wait for it, werewolves or lycanthropic beings. Take your pick.

By this time, I’m sure some of you are scratching your head and wondering about the zombies. Isn’t this a book about zombies? After all, there was an outbreak in the beginning. Where did they go? Is this a train wreck waiting to happen?

Far from it!

Keep in mind the title and then pay attention as you read the story. There are little, subtle hints as to what is really going on. Unlike other books in this genre that force feed the reader, Dreams of the Dead is a book that makes you pay attention to the little things no matter how trivial they may seem. All these clues come together at the end of the book and culminate into a finale that most won’t see coming.

I’m not going to tell you what happens at the end. You need to read the book and find out for yourself. All I will say, don’t miss out on the Dreams of the Dead. This one is a definite keeper.

Where can you buy ‘Dreams of the Dead’?

You can buy ‘Dreams of the Dead’ on Amazon!

About J.R. Jackson

James ‘Remo’ Jackson is a former US Navy Chief Petty Officer who received the nickname ‘Remo’ from a service buddy not from the popular Destroyer series of action novels. With a few non-fiction works to his credit, short manuals and procedural text books, he is currently a roving reviewer for buyzombie.com.While in the service he developed an interest in the zombie/horror genre and was disappointed at the lack of novels and films that contained realistic and accurate military action. This inspired him to create his own zombie apocalyptic novel that is currently an ‘epic’ work in progress that has a military thematic element to it.A certified wilderness/outdoor survival instructor and disaster mitigation educator, he can normally be found outdoors teaching clueless people the fine art of survival in less than pristine conditions.