Tartarus: (West of Hell Book 2) Review and SERIES Giveaway
Posted by cynthiashepp
(Giveaway details below: Please read review first)
Journeying back to the wild west…cowboys, prostitutes, and zombies (oh my). Tartarus starts off exactly where Gehenna left off. McCall and Karen boarded a train to escape the hell of Gehenna, which was full of “moaners”. Moaners are the living dead, infected people that are eating other people…zombies. Once aboard the train they learn that some of the moaners have made it on and are infecting the other passengers. Throw in a couple of outlaws trying to get to the Tartarus River and a trainload of passengers, and you have the makings of a huge ‘fustercluck’. They exit the train (not that it was really that easy but I am not going to give you all the details!) after finding out that the moaners are everywhere outside, that nowhere is safe. McCall, Karen, and surprisingly, a little boy take off on foot with no food or water. Their continued journey takes them through hell and back…with an ending that will have your mouth falling open in shock.
Tartarus was an excellent addition to the West of Hell series. It was a quick but anticipation filled read that had you dying for more when you finished. Gehenna (Book 1) broadened my horizons since I have never been a big fan of zombie books, but Tartarus opened my eyes. I am a huge fan of character interaction and getting to know the people I am reading about. In Tartarus you finally get the chance to get to know Karen and McCall. Gehenna was action packed from the start to the finish and Tartarus slowed it down a bit. I went through a myriad of emotions while reading. I laughed, cussed, and even teared up a time or two. McCall ended up being just the sort of hero that women love and Karen is one of those kick ass chicks that you root for till the very end. You see a much softer side of the outlaw McCall and even a spark of romance. Of course the ending will kick you in the teeth and leave you wondering what the hell is going on in Jason Brant’s mind! He’s a bit twisted but that twisted part is what makes his books so addicting…you never know what to expect. I give Tartarus 5 stars and I CAN’T wait to see how the West of Hell trilogy ends. I bet I couldn’t imagine the ending even if I tried.
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Quotes from the Book:
“Didn’t you hear what the kid said? I’m Mad Dog McCall. I do what I want, when I want.”
(McCall) “Remind me not to piss you off. (Karen) “Yeah, well, I don’t like being called a bitch.”
“Judging by the redwood you have there, I doubt it.”
Amazon Buy Link: Tartarus (West of Hell #2)
Smashwords Buy Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237359
Up for giveaway today is the first two books in Jason Brant’s West of Hell series: Gehenna and Tartarus. These will go to one lucky person. To enter this contest all you have to do is tell me why you want to read these books and/or ask Jason a question. This is MANDATORY.
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Posted on October 2, 2012, in BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS and tagged amazon, author, book review, facebook, gehenna, giveaway, goodreads, Jason Brant, reader, review, Tartarus, West of Hell, zombies. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.