The Brightest Darkness: A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Novel

Oklahoma Wastelands, Book 2
Narrated by: Heather Firth
Series: Oklahoma Wastelands Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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From the author of the Amazon best-selling Broken World series comes book two in an exciting new zombie apocalypse series!

There was something evil living in Andrew. I’d seen it in his eyes, reflecting back at me like a spotlight. It was the brightest darkness I’d ever seen, bright enough to snuff every one of us out....

Still reeling from loss and with the harsh Oklahoma elements seemingly working against them, Kellan and Regan set out to rescue Harper from Andrew and his men. Only now they aren’t just fighting to free a teenage girl, they’re fighting to keep a promise to the man who saved them, knowing if they fail, Harper won’t be the only one at risk.

Joining forces with a new group means having help and making friends, but it also brings new conflict and the risk of losing everything they’ve worked to build over the last eight years. With zombies banging at their door and the threat of Andrew around every corner, Regan and Kellan will have to fight to keep their world secure and their secret from getting out.

©2019 Kate L. Mary (P)2020 Kate L. Mary

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Kate

Awesome book I love the characters of this series can’t wait until 3 comes out

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Fast-paced story with a good amount of action!

The Brightest Darkness: A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Novel (Oklahoma Wastelands, Book 2) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Heather Firth is a great second for the series. Recommend if you are looking for a new z series (make sure to listen in order) or have listened to the first and wondering about the second.

What’s it about? The group is dealing with the fallout from the previous events while trying to move forward, only it’s not so easy to trust in this harsh post-apocalyptic world. Those immune to the virus are no longer able to keep their secrets hidden as Andrew hunts them down. New members shake things up and the Z’s are getting smarter. The result is a fast-paced story with a good amount of action. There is a bit of romance between a few couples with the main focus on Regan and Kellan. The book ends in a cliffhanger of sorts (I need the next book ASAP please!). I love it’s set in the same world as Agnes James (another must listen for z lovers)- nice to have it all tie in.

The narrator, Heath Firth, was marvelous- love her narrations! She brings the characters to life and helps pull you into the story. Between her narration and Kate’s writing, it’s a perfect team.

Overall, I recommend, especially if you are new to Kate or Heather.

“If there’s no goodness, no humanity left in the world, we deserve to follow the dinosaurs into extinction.”

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: It’s the zompoc folks, so things like death, weapons, and not nice people doing not nice things. Threats of rape, reliving the trauma that occurred in the previous book, PTSD, some sex (semi-detailed). Language used: Sx49, Fx2.

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2nd of Series

This is a decent zombie book. Enjoyed the characters of Jasper, Kellan, and Regan and continues from the 1st book. They have added to their group and become friends and now family. Regan and Kellan continue their romance and fight other groups as well as zombies. It held my interest even though Regan seemed a little immature at times. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • 02-28-20

Written in the stars!

The story in volume two of this apocalypse romance has grown along with Regan’s love for Kellan. Starting out the story with an eight-year jump was a bit disconcerting but eventually, the past caught up with the present and everything worked out. Our long-time couple first had some issues to clean up concerning Harper from the prior volume. And they were still grieving and recovering from the personal losses incurred at the hands of Andrew, also from the prior volume. Wanting to break the doldrums they found themselves in they looked for something new. Jasper’s computer provided an opportunity by introducing them to a new contact; a new group of people to hopefully spend time with. This new group of survivors headed by Bill and Ernie primarily takes the focus of the story from this point. Andrew was still out there somewhere to contend with. Ernie was used to giving orders and was less than content to accept a younger Kellan as the leader. Interaction between the two groups, or the lack thereof, is the focal point. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I loved it!

I was engaged from the first moment I started listening! I love Kate's books and this one was no exception. I highly recommend this book! You won't regret it!

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  • Sharon
  • 02-27-20

nail biting cliff hanger!!

Couldn't take my buds out... had to listen in one day. a lot of great new characters in this book which I love. Some good some evil, no spoilers. I can't wait to see where we're going on this epic journey. has definitely left me wanting more.

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  • Linda
  • 02-23-20

superb!

This was a great second book to the series. As usual with the author's books there is a strong central romance in the story. The book is character led with enough zombies to keep anyone happy too.