Well, it was only a matter of time. Things have calmed down a little bit for the remaining living citizens of Los Angeles – not that they aren’t still surrounded by 5 million or so Exes, but they’re used to it and they have a routine. And that means it’s time for the religious zealots to crawl out of the woodwork.
It’s not all religious palaver, though. Most of the problems have to do with a certain Demon. As it turns out, there’s more than one way to be resurrected after the Zombie Apocalypse.
This is the best of the trio. I’m really pleased to be back in Los Angeles with all my buddies at The Mount. We finally find out what’s up with Zap, tie up a few loose ends, and spend a lot of time with St. George. I could write a whole thesis about St. George.
One of the best additions to the family is a new character, briefly introduced in Ex-Patriots. Maddie is really well written and really funny and I’m looking forward to seeing where we go with her.
Something I find myself loving about these books is the way that they all weave into each other. The author knows where the story is going and the set up for the next book is subtle, but in retrospect, apparent. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness shown in this approach, as well as the interconnectedness of the plot. Everything means more when everything means something.
There is one tiny thing I wish we could have seen in Ex-Communication, but it occurred between Ex-Patriots and this book. Maybe we’ll get it in a Then chapter in the next one, though – that would be a little great. I’ve looked it up, and the internet seems to think that Ex-Purgatory is coming out on January 14th. I suppose I can wait.