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read Exit Kingdom Reapers #2 epub ✓ Hardcover × ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Exit Kingdom Reapers #2 By Alden Bell ✸ – In a world where the undead outnumber the living Moses Todd roams the post apocalyptic plains of America His reprobate brother Abraham — his only companion — has known lO one to answer to other than themselves Traveling the bloody wastelands of this ruined world Moses is looking for a kernel of truth and a reason to keep going And a chance encounter presents him with the Vestal Amata a beguiling and mysterious woman who may ho 45 StarsExit Kingdoms was a complete surprise for me For one I had no idea that Alden Bell was going to write a seuel to one of my very favorite post apocalyptic novels Additionally I did not think that it would be possible to come up with a story that not only holds up to the original but it makes a place for it to be relevant The Reapers are the Angels the first book in this world is simply a magical masterpiece about one of the coolest protagonists ever a young girl named Temple In this book we get a story line that is directly part of her story adjacent to if you will but still relevant to her and book oneThis book is about Moses Todd a significant figure from The Reapers story line In this book Moses tells a group of strangers around a fire the story about his brother Abraham a Vestal girl and himself The book stands strong on Bell’s gift as a storyteller “One such wanderer is a large man with a beard ursine and spectacular They discover him somewhere east of the river He is simply there one evening on the margin of the bonfire as though he were a distillation of the damp night air itself – heavy water a coalescence of air and earth and ice and dark He wears an eyepatch and the children fascinated inch closer to him until they are snatched back by their mothersHe sups with them holding a tin plate close under his chin Some of the men approach him their hands twitchy on their weapons and enuire about his business”Book one is about the magic of the way Temple sees the world as a place of opportunity This book shows how Moses is trying to find his place in the worldThere are of course the zombies“But now the dead are everywhere as the living were before – and now can be observed all the fleshly moods of death the tearing skin the bluish hue of rot the muddy eyes the crustiness of dried sputum the salty white of chancre and peel the acrid biting smell of organic decay Now even though the dead walk as the living do the lines are clearer between death and life You may know little you may know next to goddamn nothing but at least now you can see what you are and what you are most definitely not Moses is intimate with death – he lives in its company every day and what he knows is that death ain’t a floating up to cloudy heaven no angel wings and toiletpaper soft robes and dulcet harp playing No instead it’s a slow crawl of atrophied muscle and the vestigial instincts of our most piss poor appetites That’s the face of death”I am a poor reviewer at this moment and will have to reflect on my love for this world and for these novelshighly recommended

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Ld the key Exit Kingdom PDF or to salvation But he is not the only one seeking the Vestal For the Vestal has a gift a gift that might help save what is left of humanity And it may take everything he has to free her from the clutches of those who most desire her Exit Kingdom is the story of a man who lives by a code of his own in a world devoid of law and morality Moses Todd wanders the land protected by his preternatural strength size and brutality He is his debauched brother Abraham's keeper restraining him from the worse violence but enacting no judgement Moses wants a purpose A mission Something to give meaning to his post apocalyptic wandering and he finds it at a holy outpost in the form of a small beautiful young woman She is the Vestal Amata believed to be holy because she is immune to the hunger of the deadMoses is tasked with taking her to Colorado Springs but along the way he will find that she is not what he first thought A man who has no physical rival will discover that he lacks the skills to protect himself from this mysterious girl Is she worthy of the risk he will take Is anything holy left to walk upon the Earth How would a beautiful young girl bereft of family or guardians survive the apocalypse And how does a man follow his own internal code of honor in a world where no one else does It ain't that he's a good man not by any measurement but he's got to believe there are laws He's got to believe there are things you're supposed to do and things you ain't or else what's it all for anyway There are everywhere you look forks in the road If there weren't some purpose to choosing one or the other then then what Then he and the world would be paralysed with uandarinessAlden Bell can find holiness in any landscape As in The Reapers are the Angels one of my favorite books Exit Kingdom expresses the idea that even amidst the carnage of rotting corpses murder and defilement sacredness is everywhere It is a way of looking upon the world A certain kind of vision We are the holy ones despite the sordid things we have done Sacrality lies in our own hearts and maybe even flesh if we will turn our eye to that part of ourselves draw a line in the sand and stand there

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Exit Kingdom Reapers #2In a world where the undead outnumber the living Moses Todd roams the post apocalyptic plains of America His reprobate brother Abraham his only companion has known little else Together they journey because they have to because they have nowhere to go and n 35 starsOk first of all what the hell is up with that cover In what world is Moses Todd supposed to look like a refugee from a paranormal romance series airing on the CW Not in mine that’s for sureAlright now that that’s off my chest we can continue What we have here is the seuelpreuel to Bell’s initial foray into the zombie apocalypse The Reapers Are the Angels This time around we follow former secondary characters Moses Todd and his brother in their rambles across a ravaged America prior to their meeting with Temple from the first book As I implied in my review of Reapers Moses was really of an antagonist to Temple than a villain so seeing him fleshed out further here didn’t come across as either a a betrayal of the character’s nature or b a picture of a completely unsympathetic anti hero Bell was even able to make Moses’ brother Abraham not much than a vile snake in the first book at least have explanations for his character and behaviour that made sense and turned him into something approximating a human being In addition to these two characters and a varied assortment of post apocalyptic survivor misfits in supporting roles we have the new character of ‘The Vestal’ something of a throw back to Temple in that she is a strong female able to take care of herself though different in that she is no warrior but rather one who deploys the traditional feminine charms in her defense along with a uniue condition that makes her survival in zombie world easier than it is for mostOnce again we have a road tripuest I wonder whether other types of story are possibleinteresting in the zombie apocalypse context with the delivery of a person somewhere as the end goal This time it is up to the brothers Todd to deliver the Vestal to an enclave of civilization in Colorado in order for the powers that be to find out what makes her tick Once again we have a detailed meditation on the character of the shattered landscape of America with a view to the kind of individuals that are able to thrive or at least endure as survivors in a blighted world It’s interesting to see brought into even sharper focus that fact that the walking dead aren't even the biggest problem for this world They are almost laughable in the ease with which they can be avoided unless you're caught off guard or cornered by sheer numbers and as usual it is the humans who survive from whom there is the most to fear Bell has an interesting way yet again of ruminating on the fact that the zombies aren’t really evil perhaps they aren’t even an unholy plague they’re just another set of obstacles in life that one either contends with or is consumed by literally in this case Once again we have the lilting Southern Gothic voice that tinges the text with biblical and oratorical significance and that is very pleasant to readThere’s a lot of “once agains” there and they’re not completely meant to be derogatory The story is a good one and I enjoy Bell’s writing enough that I don’t mind “ of the same” in this world I’m not sure if Moses is as successful a central character as Temple was though and I think I preferred his much ambiguous characterization in the first novel It’s interesting to once again see someone who actually fits in better in this wasted world than he ever did before the fall though unlike Temple he was not born into the apocalypse and thus can have moments of regret for what has been lost at least on the personal if not the societal level The search for purpose is a theme that looms large in both books though even the attaining of purpose isn’t always enough to keep one sane In Moses we see a man driven by two things the need to protect his corrupt brother from the lawful retribution of the world at large and the need to follow a personal code to the exclusion of all else even good sense or happiness Without the code Moses is just a drifter prey to illusions brought on by emotion and desire though he doesn’t seem to appreciate that he may have built his purpose on illusions of his ownAll in all I liked the tale and if you’re a fan of the zombie apocalypse you should like this one Bell mixes some philosophical musings and lyrical prose in with his blood spattered gore and harsh violence so there’s than just an edge of your seat adventure to be gotten from the book I don’t think it’s uite as successful as the first volume though I’m not uite sure why Still a truly enjoyable read when all is said and done