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The prequel to the Bestseller, Alice in DeadlandA few months before Alice was born and fifteen years before the dramatic events depicted in Alice in Deadland, there was The Rising. A few days that destroyed human civilization as we know it, reducing much of the world to a radioactive wasteland teeming with hordes of undead Biters and controlled by a shadowy CentThe prequel to the Bestseller, Alice in DeadlandA few months before Alice was born and fifteen years before the dramatic events depicted in Alice in Deadland, there was The Rising. A few days that destroyed human civilization as we know it, reducing much of the world to a radioactive wasteland teeming with hordes of undead Biters and controlled by a shadowy Central Committee.Off With Their Heads brings to life the final harrowing days of The Rising through four shorts, each depicting events through the eyes of one pivotal character in the Alice in Deadland series. See how Dr. Protima became the Queen of the Biters; feel the pain of a young man's sacrifice as he becomes the bunny-eared Biter whom Alice later follows down a hole; follow the rise of Chen from a conflicted young Chinese Army officer to a General in the Red Guards; and finally share in the dramatic escape of Alice's parents from a city overrun by Biters.Off With Their Heads can be enjoyed as a standalone book or as a companion to the other books in the bestselling Alice in Deadland series:-Alice in Deadland -Through The Killing Glass (Alice in Deadland Book II)- Hunting The Snark: An Alice in Deadland Adventure...

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off with their heads the prequel to alice in deadland Reviews

  • Sarenna
    2019-04-16 20:01

    The first two books in this trilogy were okay. This prequel was just boring beyond belief. I thought maybe it would be interesting to find out who these people were before the zombie apocalypse happened. Nope. This read like my fourth grader wrote it. This happened. Then this happened. Then this happened. No action, just a laundry list of events with no feeling behind them. Not even knowing these characters from before made me want to read on to find out how they ended up in Deadland.By about page 30, this became painful to read. By page 45, I was skimming. By page 60 I gave up completely.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-03 01:46

    This story did have its pluses; it was interesting to find out how the queen of the zombies came to find a copy of Alice in Wonderland, and to see who she was before the outbreak, and it was also interesting to find out why the zombie in the bunny ears had been wearing those bunny ears (view spoiler)[ he was supposed to be dressing up as a bunny as part of a wish that someone had made to the ‘Make a Wish Foundation’.(hide spoiler)] However, the pace in this was once again slow, slow, slow, and as usual the whole thing felt like it was full of info-dumps.6 out of 10

  • Nik
    2019-04-05 23:55

    This book was deep & anxiety provoking with virus zombies & nuclear war to boot. I liked the intertwining stories of the 4 main charaters. What perplexed me was nobody referencing a Romero or other zombie movies to know its a head shot that kills. It takes place in 2012 or 2013, so no excuse! And the world was shocked to figure it out. Weird.

  • Louise
    2019-04-20 00:52

    i liked this better than book 2, but it still wasn't good. i liked the 'make a wish' foundation part of it though. it was really good of that girl to donate so much to make other people's lives better.

  • Dan'l Danehy-oakes
    2019-03-31 00:47

    (Alice in Deadland #3)This is in some ways a more "normal" zombocalypse book than its predecessors, in that it takes place at the time of the Rising rather than years later. In several short pieces, it explores the backgrounds of several of the characters who will play their parts in the later (earlier) stories.Probably the best of the bunch is "A Bunny's Last Wish," which (not surprisingly) tells the story of the bunny-eared zombie whom Alice follows in the first book. He starts out as a gentle student looking for a date from the most popular girl in school. He gets close-ish to her by joining her favorite charity, Make-A-Wish, and winds up devoted to it. When the Rising comes, he rides to her rescue ... only to be bitten; but saves her anyway.Probably the weakest is the last story, whose plot I won't go into, but ends "We'll call her Alice."While there is still no grossout horror here (Dhar's zombies simply bite; they aren't out for a meal of human brains or intestines), there are a few explicitly violent scenes - as there are in the first two - and some of them are not for the squeamish. Dhar's vision of how the zombocalypse comes to be is particularly dire; it was discussed in the earlier (later) books, but comes to the foreground here. The rich and powerful, seeking to rid the world of surplus population, engineer a number of events which come to fruition at the same time: nuclear wars in the Middle East and between Pakistan and India; violent encounters between China and Taiwan; unrest in China; and a biological weapon that escapes in both Mongolia (deliberately) and the United States (an apparent accident, but who can say?). The idea that we brought it upon ourselves is bad enough; but the idea that it was done deliberately...Well. I enjoyed these well enough, but I think I've had enough, for now at least.

  • Karline05 Un brin de lecture
    2019-03-29 21:12 troisième tome qui est un préquelle . On découvre donc les origines du virus et on fait la connaissance de certains personnage qu'on retrouvera plus tard non humain et d'autres qui auront tenu le coup .... Une petite lecture qui replonge dans l'univers zombiesque tellement original de l'auteur.

  • David Randa
    2019-04-13 22:14

    "Alice in Deadland" -triology can possibly only contribute with a view of contemporary India as a nation with democratic ambitions and a India in a geopolitical situation resulting in an India in danger of becoming a suburb or poor support society for the bullying dictator neighbour of China. The meta-political context and the plot line of the story is focused exactly on this relationship. The geopolitical situation becomes the backdrop for an exploration of aforementioned ideological topics. These are investigated cold-war style with no ambition of adding anything new to the issues of security, democracy or Indian-China relations.Exiting as it might seem to read Zombie-apocalypse novels not set in an American (or Western) setting, it seems disappointing that Mainak Dhar by no means make use of any attributes inherent to the books Indian scene.Even though Indian locations are visited (and referred to for context) throughout Dhar's novel it seems that the author does not grant post apocalyptic settings of India much interest besides it being a "rubble." There has been made no attempt from the author's side to set the scene, the dystopian survival culture or the pre-apocalyptic situation, specific to the locality of the story, a part from any scene, dystopian survival culture or pre-apocalyptic situation found in main stream pop zombie literature and pictures.There is no descriptions of the post apocalyptic India environment, nothing that sets the scene of a plundered and pillaged Delhi a part from a bomb-out, starved New York City. There is very little (all that comes to mind is a one sentence remark about most people giving up their religion) reference to different Indian cultural or subcultural dealing with the outbreak or the following survival and reorganising of society. In fact the Indian and the American sameness is even supported further in the story as American resistance and India establish a partnership based on a shares ideology rather than on a mutual goal.While the lack of difference - or the convergence of sameness between Zombie Apocalypse in India and zombie apocalypse in American could make an interesting point, it results an incapability of the author to make his tale stand out from the wast literature all ready out there.

  • Chris Dow
    2019-04-14 01:50

    I read Alice in Deadland #1 and #2. I felt the first two books were sufficiently similar that my single review worked for both. Prequels are such an interesting beast, though, that I felt this book deserved its own review.First off, I will say that the author did not attempt to write a great many revelations. The characters you read about in the first two books turn out to be a little more connected than at first we thought, but it's plausible, and that's the important thing I wanted to get across here. While many authors try to make their prequels be the summation of the entire backstory they'd written for their characters, Dhar does not attempt that here. The characters from the first two novels were movers and shakers of the pre-Rising days, so you would expect their paths to have crossed. However, Dhar does not attempt to make Appleseed and Gladwell the best of friends, as it were. Sure, they encountered one another, but it was plausible, and seeing the rise of the Biter horde definitely helps you to understand the chaos of the world of Alice.The book doesn't add a TON of detail to the world, and considering the lack of value-added by writing this book, I WAS going to rate it a 3. However, the story of Bunny Ears was sufficiently touching that I decided to rate it an additional star. To my mind, the story of Bunny Ears is worth the price of admission and makes me hope that he might play a greater role in future books.

  • Harlee
    2019-04-12 01:01

    I'm usually not a fan of prequels but after reading this one, I definitely am reconsidering my thoughts on them.I liked Protima's story, but it wasn't as dramatic as I thought it would be. I'm confused about the Edward they spoke of, is he the same one from the first two books? I really liked Robert Gladwell's back story. It was nice reading about little, unborn Alice already being a strong baby in her mother's stomach. I liked him in the first book, but reading his part of this book made me like him more. I also liked hearing about Chen before he became General. I thought it was interesting learning that before the outbreak he was already having doubts about his country's government. Last, but certainly not least, Bunny Ears! Knowing that I would learn his story in this book is the reason I jumped right in. Neil aka Bunny Ears had such a tragic story; growing up in a rough orphanage, working his ass off for everything he had, and trying his hardest to get the girl of his dreams to notice him. The saddest part of his story is knowing that he is going to become a Biter, but not knowing how or when it will happen. I almost wish this book would have been the first of the series instead of the prequel, but I really did enjoy this.

  • Sarah Crawford
    2019-04-10 21:07

    This is a prequel to Alice in Deadland and looks at the history of the main characters. We find out how Protine became the biter queen and the all the events were a plan by the rich and powerful to take over the entire planet by killing all but five hundred million and putting them under their direct control through Zeus, a private military contractor.General Chen's history of defending cities in China against the biters is given along with Bunny Ear's tragic origin. Then there's a section about Alice's parents shortly before she was born.The plan by the rich includes nuking cities that Biters have overrun. In addition, nuclear war breaks out between Pakistan and India, and between Iran and Israel. Further, Red China attacks Taiwan.The book really should be read not before you have read Alice in Deadland.

  • Amie
    2019-04-24 20:47

    While this book is a prequel to the Alice in Deadland series, it certainly should not be read first. It details the events that lead up to the Rising, some key players that Alice meets in the first book and what they were doing prior to and during the early days of the Rising. You also find out how the country becomes known as the Deadlands and how her mother settles on the name Alice for her unborn child. Alice's family, General Chen, Appleseed, Dr. Protima and Bunny Ears are all key players with very interesting back stories. Even though this is a prequel, I strongly suggest reading it as it was released - as the third book in the series. If you read it first then there may not be any surprises or "the big reveal" for you when Alice meets the Queen in book 1.

  • Ashley Leonard
    2019-04-27 01:09

    Although not a genre I normally read I had read good reviews and some poor reviews of this series and thought I would give it a go. As a newcomer to the genre I found it wildly entertaining and was kept intrigued with all the different ways the characters were connected. Since this was the prequel I decided I would start with it even though it was at the end of the trilogy set. I personally think this was good decision as I have started the "1st" book and am again interested in all the ways the characters connect.

  • Shawn
    2019-04-08 21:07

    I think that this book would have been better at the beginning than at the end. It explains things a little, it gives us a better understanding of how it began. For myself, I don't particularly like reading about how it all began, after I've read how it ended.With that said, I didn't finish reading the book.

  • Heidi
    2019-04-18 02:11

    This is a great prequel! It really brought a lot of characters into a new light and explained a lot of things. There probably could have been a few more chapters, but nonetheless a great tale. World apocalypse reading fans... this series is for you! Many aspects of the world leaders important to this tale are brought to light in this story of the destruction of the world as we know it.

  • Natali
    2019-04-16 19:57

    Another 2, but barely. You'd think the writing would have gotten at least a little better by the third book, but no such luck - sloppy, repetitive, and at times just plain boring. How many times can you say, ".. shirt covered in blood" in 100 pages? About 11 by my count. If I wasn't so invested at this point in the resolution to this story I would have quit on the last book.

  • Sandy
    2019-04-02 22:00

    The prequel did explain a lot. I always wondered how the zombie ended up with the bunny rabbit ears. This book was rather boring and dry in places. I thought there should be at least a touch of humor in places. Dark humor tends to get us all through the worst of things.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-30 23:11

    This was ok in relation to the first two books.Prequels are difficult to pull off well. They always seem like such an after thought. Prequels are just an authors way of recognizing that there were more details to tell you. This is no exception but did provide further character development.

  • Jamie
    2019-04-06 18:10

    I really liked this book. Totally not what I thought. still I found it hard at times to stop reading. Beware this is a cataclysmic type book with zombies but these zombies aren't like the ones we are used to seeing on tv/movies or reading about.

  • Ahimsa
    2019-04-03 01:47

    I couldn't get over references from multiple characters to a 47 year old lady as an "old woman."

  • Lori Anderson
    2019-04-18 21:07

    Loved that Dhar wrote a prequel after writing the first two books -- I think it made a better impact than if he'd STARTED with this book.

  • Andrea Nasca
    2019-04-20 20:50

    Good readhooked on the series.enjoyed Alice in dead land and through the killing glass.incorporates elements of current events, as good sci-fioften does.

  • Jennifer Reid
    2019-04-18 19:10

    Not quite as good as alice in deadland, but it nice to have a background to that book

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  • Erin
    2019-04-23 18:12

    I thought Neil's story was beautiful and perhaps makes his actions after turning into a zombie a little easier to comprehend - something of his human nature remained strong.

  • Lindsay
    2019-04-19 01:52

    I felt, reading this after the first two books in the series, that it was an effort to put all the characters from the other two books in the prequel, even with fairly tenuous links.

  • Colleen
    2019-04-02 00:12

    I LOVE these zombie stories but they don't scare you. Just a fun story that happens to have zombies in it. I read Alice in Deadland after this and am happy i did in that order.

  • Nicki Olmos
    2019-03-26 23:15

    Pretty entertainingFor a non-serious read this is a good choice. I think it speaks to some very human elements as well.

  • Wayne's
    2019-04-03 19:59

    Not as engaging as the first two novels but still a lot of fun.

  • Maria Banning
    2019-04-22 20:16

    really enjoyed the back story on some of my favorite characters from this series!