Tuesday, 13 September 2016

About Revenge of Zeeka : Horror Trilogy

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite - Five Stars on 14th Sept. 2016

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In Revenge of Zeeka by Brenda Mohammed, the island of Gosh is under attack by an army of zombies under the command of a vengeful science genius. In the year 2016, the Zika virus broke out in Central and South America with life-threatening effects for pregnant women. Given a choice to save the mothers or the unborn babies, a decision was made to save the mothers. The tiny stillborns were securely and secretly buried. Only a few people knew of this.
Unknown to everyone, however, a certain scientist managed to get hold of all 51 bodies, bring them back to life, and condition them to follow his command, creating himself a perfect army of zombies. Now, twenty years later, the evil scientist seeks revenge on those he holds responsible for the stillbirths. Only three of the current doctors at Central Hospital - Raynor, Mark, and George - witnessed the unfortunate events of 2016. The three have strong suspicions about who might be controlling the zombies.
Meanwhile, Zeeka is lying in wait for the perfect time to unleash his army onto the island. Zeeka has big, evil plans and this is just the beginning. In a desperate search for answers, and with very little to go on, the doctors search for the elusive Master Zeeka. Will they save the islanders from Zeeka and his zombies, or will it be too late?

Revenge of Zeeka by Brenda Mohammed is a one of a kind novella trilogy that delivers an incredible story guaranteed to give readers an absolute sci-fi treat. I especially liked how Brenda used current events as the pivotal point from which to build this amazing sci-fi horror. This made the story even more relatable. More importantly, however, I admired how she owned her story and created this captivating version of events.
She captured with amazing depth the setting, characters, plot, and emotions in such few words. If you are looking for a thrilling short read, this fast-paced, sci-fi action novella will give you the time of your life.

Review:Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka and the Zombies Book 1

An intriguing start of a promising series.
5.0 out of 5 stars

By Katerina Sestakovaon May 29, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This is a story about a mad scientist who got really mad. We do not learn about him and his motives much in this book since it’s just the first part of the series. Yet Brenda Mohammed shows us the first consequences of his madness in this clever story about a virus outbreak leading to an emergence of strange zombie-like people. The fast pace and amount of action keeps this story thrilling. At the same time, the author manages to give us a glimpse of the main characters’ feelings that do not concern the zombies directly. We can observe a young doctor planning her marriage and her admirer’s disappointment. This seems to be a plot within the main plot, and it makes this story more complex, the characters easier to relate to, which is not easy to achieve in such a short story that is packed with action. Yet there is a final twist that reveals to us that personal lives of the main protagonists may be infected by Zeeka’s influence more than it seems at first glance.
This book leaves many questions unanswered and makes me look forward to reading the sequels. I can even imagine this book as a good movie.

Zeeka's Child (Revenge of Zeeka Book 2) Review

5.0 out of 5 stars
Twists and turns galore
By Reviewed.By.Me on March 28, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
I was caught off guard and my mind was twisted and turned a few times by the much stronger plot in book 2. Many of the first book's questions are revealed here and I'm itching for more.

Review of Zeeka Returns (Revenge of Zeeka Book 3)

5.0 out of 5 starsA gloriously gory end to the Zeeka legend.

ByKato's Revenge on April 24, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

Zeeka Returns is the pleasing third installment in the Zeeka and the Zombies series. What I have observed through reading each tale in sequence is a significant level up in terms of writing style and character development. That is no easy task in a short story format, and given Zeeka Returns is the longest of the three, it should be noted that it is still a short story. One wonders how our antagonist from book one is going to prevail - or not, as the case may be.
Perhaps it is a testament to the author that her main characters are not necessarily the most important ones for me. Book two introduced us to cop duo Wildy and Cole, and their dynamic worked well in Zeeka's Child, it is far better and more realised here. I enjoyed these two and would read on if they were to appear in another series.

The island of Gosh, once such a pleasant idyllic place to live, is now little short of a terror zone, where the threat of a zombie attack has the residents looking like they are going about their normal business, but in truth, they are not - they are scared, and rightly so.

Away from the police manhunt (zombie hunt?) Steve, Raynor and other friends reminisce about old times with hopes that there will be new times ahead for them to enjoy.

Perhaps the best innovation for the story - and befitting one set in the not too distant future, is the very welcome introduction of robot Miranda. Oh I'm sure by 2036 we'll all have one in our homes, but I like this design far better than Paulie's Bot in Rocky IV (1985 seems a very long time ago when I revisit that film). She's introduced as a home help but this is just one layer to her character design, and it's a joy to see her develop.

Ultimately, Zeeka Returns answers the considerable set up given to us in books one and two. Will the now not so mysterious Zeeka pay for his crimes? Will he come willingly, and what will happen to the rogue group of zombies now free to unleash carnage on the island? That's the main question to be answered and readers won't be disappointed with the story's end.

The key characters remain strong with the secondary ones providing functional support to the narrative whilst not overloading the story with
an unnecessary plot diversion. If anything, Zeeka's Return is the tightest of the books in terms of script, so readers won't lose the thread of the story even if they put it down for a while.
However, I would still recommend reading the books in sequence. It's a pleasing, diverting tale that uncovers more subtle layers with successive re-reads.
Nicely done.'

Review of Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy

The Zeeka virus, zombies, and robots

5.0 out of 5 stars

ByWayne Vernon on August 17, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

'This is a mini trilogy by author Brenda Mohammed. Different niches apply, from sci-fi to romance, from mystery to horror. The editing is top notch, and the language is fit for younger audiences too. Book 1 sets the scene & the intrigue, while books 2 & 3 expand upon it with action and even more intrigue. The reading flow is great as well. Brenda Mohammed had a sheer moment of brilliance when she decided to build her plot around the Zeeka virus. Creative reason at its best.'

Another Review:

The single stories are available in Kindle edition, but the Horror Trilogy is available in both Kindle and Paperback.
The first story Revenge of Zeeka : Zeeka and the Zombies is Permafree on Amazon.
The idea to write this book stemmed from the prevalence of the zika virus in South America and the surrounding islands.
Reviewers picked up on this and I was pleased that they made the connection.
It was my first try at writing a horror series and the reviews were very good.
The Trilogy was nominated for the Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Awards 2016 and I felt honoured.
I have selected some of the outstanding five-star reviews so readers can get a clear picture of what the Trilogy is about.