The Rooster was a quick, enjoyable read. It’s part zombie story and part erotica, though it’s not so heavy in either.
The premise is interesting. A man is a prison/sex slave for a compound of women who’ve banded together to survived in the world after a zombie apocalypse. It’s a good backdrop for a character to get into a situation like this. The militant group of women hold him basically with the threat that if he doesn’t comply, he’ll be thrown back into the zombie infested world he came from.
As I said, this story wasn’t too heavy on certain aspects. Even though it’s short (roughly 16k words), I think it could have been bulked up with some more story development and had less glossed over as the story moved forward in time. It also seems to be the first in a series, so I know not everything will be built up in the first installment. I just felt that it could have used some more to link it into another story than the zombies evolving (hinted at in the description). Not much time was spent in The Rooster on this, but I think it’s what’ll be explored more in whatever comes next.
Overall a good story, some room to get better in the next story and hopefully expand into a more developed story as a whole. I’ll be keeping an eye out for that from Peters.
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About the Author:
Richard Peters is the author of the Operation Enduring Unity series. He served from 2002-2007 as an artillery spotter in the US Army. Richard spent 27 months in two tours bringing peace at any price to the post-apocalyptic streets and mahalla’s of Baghdad.
He currently lives with his wife and son in Germany and runs his own technical services business
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