Dead Man Running

Dead Man Running In a world where magic crashed to earth in a rusty spaceship full of starving blood suckers it s not easy being a reanimated dead guy Take Pete s undead word for it Pete has been murdered by a mental

  • Title: Dead Man Running
  • Author: Sharon Stevenson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In a world where magic crashed to earth in a rusty spaceship full of starving blood suckers, it s not easy being a reanimated dead guy Take Pete s undead word for it Pete has been murdered by a mentally unhinged and suicidal one night stand As if that wasn t bad enough, he s been reanimated for reasons unknown by persons unknown This makes him an Animate without an ownIn a world where magic crashed to earth in a rusty spaceship full of starving blood suckers, it s not easy being a reanimated dead guy Take Pete s undead word for it Pete has been murdered by a mentally unhinged and suicidal one night stand As if that wasn t bad enough, he s been reanimated for reasons unknown by persons unknown This makes him an Animate without an owner, the human equivalent of a stray dog.Afraid of who his owner may be and what they have planned for his undead ass, Pete does the only thing he can he goes on the run The King s Guard are Scotland s primary recruiters for Animates so Pete knows he has to leave Edinburgh to escape a fate that terrifies him The portal to Las Vegas could be his only hope or his biggest mistakeCan Pete escape enslavement when it s what he s been raised for Warning This book contains strong and frequent adult language and sexual references.

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    1. This is a zombie novel, although Stevenson refers to them as Animates, most people would identify them as zombies. I haven't ever gotten into the whole zombie thing. I tried watching the Walking Dead, but it just didn't interest me. This however was a enjoyable novel to read, because Stevenson takes the genre in a very different direction. First and foremost these aren't your shuffling, mindless, brain eating zombies that you're familiar with from George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead, and ev [...]

    2. Good heavens! I walked into this expecting another "Walking Dead" clone - you know, grim survivors evading zombie hordes in some urban wasteland, except this time maybe with Scottish accents. UhI know everyone says "this is a different kind of zombie story" but RAISED is actually, genuinely, no kidding, for real a different kind of zombie story. The main character Pete is Eurotrash along the lines of Shaun from "Shaun of the Dead." A sexist troglodyte who calls his bartender friend fat for laugh [...]

    3. WHEN AN AUTHOR starts a new series, readers may have their doubts. Will old character personalities be recycled (Cassandra Clare)? Will the plot lines become too predictable (Terry Brooks)?Luckily neither is the case here—unless you count Sharon Stevenson’s signature snarky banter, which is always welcome. I’ve read the Gallows Series, and this new cast of characters in Raised easily stands on their own as eclectic, sympathetic, and the type you would sling back shots with on a Friday nigh [...]

    4. Pete wakes to find a lot of blood. He wakes to find a dead girl. What’s worse is that he wakes to find that he is dead too. Pete is an Animate, a dude brought back from the dead to be enslaved by a “User”. The problem is, Pete doesn’t know who his User is; he doesn’t know why he was brought back as an Animate—and he doesn’t want to know. Pete wants out, but going on the run might just be worse than sticking around.Raised, by Sharon Stevenson, is the first book in a series, and if t [...]

    5. The story is set in an alternative reality independent Scotland ruled over by a monarchy. Pete, reanimated from death for unknown reasons, tells his story in the first person, alternating with other characters' perspectives. For what purpose has he been reanimated? He attempts to escape by travelling to Las Vegas. A collection of odd-ball characters people the searing zombie-vampire-and-magic-ridden world of Sharon Stevenson's novel, delineated and permeated by a sense of at times overpowering t [...]

    6. A lively set of characters coming clear through multiple perspectives Raised is a comic, supernatural novel, following Pete, who has, to his complete surprise been killed and “reanimated” into a sort of half life, and now has to avoid being recruited by the organizations and individuals who want to use him for their purposes. The beginning of the book is shrouded in mystery. It is comical, using the language of college roommates after a big night out, blurry details coming clearer until we r [...]

    7. Everyone deserves a second chance even the dead. In the future the world is taken over by beings creating it so that there is magic to be harnessed. Pete has died and someone has brought him back to life, but he doesn't know who or why as he sets out on his journey to avoid being captured and forced into the military. Raised is a story that has characters that are realistic, well the main characters at least, and how realistic as a dead man can be. Sharon Stevenson will have you involved in the [...]

    8. Raised: Part One (After Death Series)Sharon Stevenson Pete, an animate opens his eyes to find a bloody mess in this fantastic zombie-fueled read!Enslaved and used he tastes the dead and confused in this new world he grapples with deranged thoughts and a blooded dead girl next to him.The story is fantastic combined with an unusual slant on story-telling terrific. Without a doubt, this will keep zombie fans flicking rapidly through the pages for lovers of rotting flesh, dynamic action and numerous [...]

    9. In this new interesting novel Pete is raised from the dead by the Users. As he tries to get away from the Royal guard he is transported to Las Vegas where even stranger stuff is going on. I think Sharon sis a great job keeping the story in order so readers could follow this zombie type adventure. As you learn about Users, Healers and Animates the reader finds themselves captivated by this tale of the undead. Great job!

    10. A really fun read, and a nice fresh take on the zombie genre. Distinctive characters, novel ideas, fast-paced There really isn't much to complain about.There were a few typos in the e-book (including one or two that broke sentences) but the story takes itself just seriously enough, and is a great way to spend an hour or two.

    11. Different TakeThis book was interesting in the beginning when Pete realizes he is dead and someone killed him. It was the first book I read that switches between POVs so I admit I had to keep up even though the chapters tell which POV it was. It was an enjoyable mystery that kept my interest wanting to find out questions not answered.

    12. An entertaining spin on a zombie story and a fun read. While I'm usually not one to pick up a zombie book, I had read one of Sharon's books from the Gallows series before I tried Raised. It was an easy read. A twist or two kept the action going. There was enough zombie lore without boring cliches, plus the character growth at the end left the door open for more zombie stories down the line.

    13. This book was pretty good. I dont like how it is a part 1 of multiple deal but hey what are you going to do?

    14. Let me start by saying I love the author's works. The Gallows series is top of the line in creativity when it comes to vampires, demons, witches and hunters. This series focuses on the undead and follows along that same snarky humor and dark plots. Pete is just your average bloke who wakes up dead and then takes to being on the run from all kinds of unfortunate events that can befall him. It's an interesting read if you like the zombie genre.

    15. Dead Man Running ReviewImagine waking up from a night of drinking to find out that the psycho you brought home has killed you. You are now an Animate and waiting to find out who your User (owner) is and what you have to do. Well Pete decides to run in this funny, paranormal read. A great start to the Raised series.

    16. This book had a warning at the start about bad language and sexual elements. I like when authors do this as it gives those who like clean books a chance to go elsewhere and avoid being offended. It's good that some authors take the time to think of that.I'm not offended by bad language so I picked up the book. Now if you are going to choose to use bad language, I feel it needs to be appropriate to the plot and serve a purpose, not just shoved in for the hell of it. In the first 20 pages we had e [...]

    17. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters & the world that the author has created. It's so much fun & I can't wait to read the next in the series. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

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