The Dead Lands impressed me—no mean feat for someone who reads as copiously as I do. Morgan’s treatment of his protagonist was refreshing and surprising, a nice little treat in a long string of favors this author does the reader of his books.
The Dead City is no exception to his “take no prisoners” style of writing.
Now, I’m not going to give away storyline or plot structure here. If you want more insight into those, see all of Morgan’s fantastic ratings on Goodreads, here.
The Dead City takes you back to the planet Hemera, to the wasteland that is now the city of Magna. Bands of mercenary bandits roam the city, as do hordes of never-satiated mutants that hunger for fresh meat. Into this heady mix, drop a group of intrepid soldiers and their sociopathic leader, and you’ve a tale made for nail biting suspense and top-of-the-line fighting and gore.
Also, you have an intelligent, intricately woven mesh of character backstories and subplots that draw you in slowly, but surely. Not just another gruesome hack-em-up tale, The Dead City offers discerning readers what they really, really, want: a slow boil of suspense topped off with a dash of the unexpected.
In conclusion, this book crosses many genres and will appeal to fans of horror, supernatural, post-apocalyptic, thriller, suspense, and dystopian reads. Morgan has the ability to weave an engrossing story ornamented by surprising twists, frightening, gasp-inducing action sequences, and characters that are more than the sum of their flaws or advantages. In sum, he writes a book worth reading. So, make sure you don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in his world–get your copy of The Dead City now by clicking on the cover, below.
Dylan J. Morgan is the author of five novels, three novellas, and a short story collection, all in the field of horror and post-apocalyptic fiction.
Now living and working in Norway, he was born in New Zealand and raised in the United Kingdom. He writes during those rare quiet moments amid a hectic family life: after dark, with limited sustenance, and when his creative essence is plagued the most by tormented visions.