I loved the Extinction series so when Nicholas Sainsbury Smith recommended this book I figured it was worth a read. I was hooked (or rehooked) from the beggining. Jack and Dee are such great characters and having grown up in New Zealand it was a race to survive through cities I knew, it somehow made it seem more real and scarier. I was lucky to purchase this and the Fourth Phase at the same time so didn't have to wait for the next instalment
What a great addition to the Extinction Cycle Universe. It's really good to see how the Variants effect other parts of the globe and with the sweeping landscapes in NZ Adrian has had and will have a lot of great locations to work with. Jack and Dee are great characters and it has been a treat to see how some average Joes have dealt with the variants. Adrain did a great job of showing the deep and meaningful while lightening the mood with geeky flashes. And can I say that the Alpha is truly horrific. Can I say that this is the first Zombie/Monster/Apocalyptic book that I have read that takes place in NZ and it does not disappoint. With NZ's rich Maori history and culture I hope we some of this come up in the following books. Thanks Adrian for a great read.
The Rule of Three is relentless in its pace as you get bombarded with one horrific discovery to the next. A wonderful group of survivors that you become invested in and a cliffhanger ending that has me getting book 2 so I can read about the coming terror that awaits these good folk.