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Jonathan Janz ‘Savage Species Part Three: Dark Zone’ Review


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Written by: Joe Hempel

Part two left you breathless, Sam and Charly both heading straight towards the cavern, straight towards Charly’s baby.

Part three will allow you to catch your breath a bit when it goes on sale July 2nd.

Probably the slowest of the entries in the series so far as action is concerned, Jonathan takes this time to build a bit of character, and finally figure out just what The Children are, and introduce a new terror.  Possibly even more terrifying than The Children.

When you read a novel, you expect portions to be slower than others, there is a certain ebb and flow over time.  It makes sense then, that a serial will have parts that aren’t as captivating as the others.  This to me, was that part.  For a majority of it, I wasn’t as engaged as the other volumes.  That’s not to say it wasn’t good, there was quite a bit of action towards the end, and the interactions between everyone from Jesse and Emma and Frank Red Elk, to Sam and Charly and Eric were excellent.  It gave you time to get to know them a bit further and really make a connection during these horrifying events, and as these two groups finally begin to merge into one location.

I’m especially interested to see where these “changes” in people are going.  At first I was put off by some of the dialogue, it didn’t make sense in the context of the situation, or the character involved (I won’t say what here as not to spoil anything), but as the story progressed, the “changes” that took place that then made perfect sense.

The horror builds in this towards the end.  Some will reach a very violent end, and some will reach a more horrifying end than even death.  The images Jonathan Janz puts in your head will be hard to get out.  Part Three, despite being a bit slow for about 75% of the way, will leave you itching for more!

July 2nd, mark your calendar (or pre-order it right now, right here)!

Rating: 4/5

About the author: Check Joe out at Top of the Heap Reviews

About The Overseer (1669 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

4 Comments on Jonathan Janz ‘Savage Species Part Three: Dark Zone’ Review

  1. Good review! I have parts one and two downloaded to the Kindle and plan to read it over the 4th of July holiday…..

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  2. Awesome, Maria! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing DARK ZONE, Joe! I really appreciate it! 🙂

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