Author Tom Rico has recently released his take on the zombie genre in a surprisingly original and exciting new novel called Northern Lights. The book tells the story of an alien invasion of sorts that may ultimately usher in the inevitable zombie apocalypse! Cloaked in the mysteries of the aurora borealis and drenched in the gory details of survival, it is a thrilling adventure ready for the silver screen.
In “Northern Lights” (published by AuthorHouse), author T. Rico’s new novel, readers experience what he says is a fine blend between the sheer terror of “Independence Day,” the powerless feel of “Armageddon” and the abominations in “Night of the Living Dead.” “This is a new look behind the beauty of the northern lights and what they truly symbolize,” he says.
Readers join Dante and his wife, Hannah, as they are chosen by the forerunners to become “aware,” and help save humanity from the creatures ushered forth by the northern lights. These hideous mutations now walk the remains of a charred planet under an emerald colored sky bringing about the true battle between good and evil.
The author himself goes on to explain that his book “challenges the different cultural perceptions of God. It places the concepts of science and religion on a scale, and gives the reader an opportunity to decide which one carries more weight.”
With the recent deluge of mainstream and self-published zombie books currently available, it’s refreshing to see an interesting new take on the genre and mythos behind the apocalypse. With its focus on science fiction and survival, Northern Lights is certainly worth a second look in an otherwise over saturated market.