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  • Title: The Tilian Virus
  • Author: Tom Calen
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  • The virus spread quicker than anyone could have imagined Within days, over half the world s population became infected Now a small band of survivors, led by high school teacher Mike Allard, must learn to live in a world ravaged by the deadly victims of the Tilian Virus.Weaving together two separate time frames, The Tilian Virus is a tale of humankind s most dire hour FaThe virus spread quicker than anyone could have imagined Within days, over half the world s population became infected Now a small band of survivors, led by high school teacher Mike Allard, must learn to live in a world ravaged by the deadly victims of the Tilian Virus.Weaving together two separate time frames, The Tilian Virus is a tale of humankind s most dire hour Faced with imminent elimination, humanity s last glimmers struggle to break through the darkness of a pandemic the world has never before experienced.
    Tom Calen
    Tom Calen is the author of the bestselling horror series The Pandemic Sequence, the novel Sarah of the Romani, as well as the dystopian future series The Scars of Tomorrow His books, The Tilian Virus and The Tilian Effect, reached 1 on s bestselling science fiction series list, and was the 1 Hot New Release in both horror and science fiction.From Castle Rock to Arakis, Middle Earth to Westeros, Tom eagerly devours as many horror thriller and scifi fantasy novels as time allows He credits George R.R Martin, Robert Jordan, and Stephen King as the major influences on his style.A New York City native, Tom holds a degree in English and worked in the business world before abandoning all reason and deciding to write full time Tom is an Active member of both International Thriller Writers and the Horror Writers Association He currently lives in Nicaragua, where he is working on his next book.For , visit TomCalenYou can contact him at Email tom tomcalenFB facebook tomcalen


    Shana Festa
    As you begin reading The Tilian Virus you assume that you’re following the main character, Mike Allard, as he goes through the motions of daily life right before the outbreak that brings society to its knees. Immediately you’ll find yourself corrected as Chapter 2 thrusts you into the post outbreak world and you find Allard at the head of a band of survivors who have sought refuge in the Appalachian Mountains. The stark contrast between the first few chapters of the book are somewhat jarring [...]

    This book was a fail for me. I do have an interest in zombie fiction so I thought this might be a worthwhile series to look into while psyching myself up to delve more into the genre (and watching The Walking Dead) but unfortunately this was a dud.The first a and biggest issue I had with this was the fact that it kept switching timelines. This isn't a horrible thing to do, and I'm sure there are lots of authors who've done this trick successfully but it did not work here. It just make the plot a [...]

    Debra Odom
    I am a Walking Dead fan and this book is as good or better than the series. This book is also part of a Triology. This book is told from the perspective of a high school teacher looking out for his students. I loved the way the author told the story in flashback episodes.

    Anja Braun
    Good butI'm only on the sixth chapter but I already know how and why I'm rating this book. The positives first I liked the story from a high school perspective. I have read many zombie books and I have not read a book from this angle yet. The reason why this book it gets a three star rating though is because it switches between the past and the present. This can be confusing and annoying. Personally I believe that if you wanted to include the present then he could've put that at the end of the b [...]

    There's a good story in here, I swear it. The trouble is that it drags. There's just too much superfluous information. I don't need to be told that the protagonist grew up in the North and is living in the South more than once. I got it. I've already been told that this is rural hunting country, so why the lengthy explanation as to why Jenni can shoot? I hate to think it's just because she's a girl, but it did cross my mind. I know that our protagonist is a teacher and not used to doing this lea [...]

    Lucas Darathy
    Oh, wow, so this was REALLY disappointing. The plot itself, which not exactly original, is interesting enough. The flashbacks were a cool idea, but used in the wrong way. But the writing it was bad. it felt like the author wanted to make a book filled with action, but it ended up being boring. Everybody, including the main character, was one-dimensional, as if they were nothing more than props to all the "action". It could've been MUCH better.

    ~Charmer~the 1-click addict
    I just could not get into it. I restarted it a couple of times. I had it on regular speed, then I speed it up, because sometimes that works. No. The story seems interesting to me, so I don't know what the problem was. My mind kept wondering.

    Rachel Hilgenberg
    Wow!!! Loved the realism!!I was a little worried I wouldn't like this book because the (spoiler alert) 'Zombies' weren't actually zombies. As I got into the book, it didn't matter. Great characters telling a believable story!!

    Beth Gustas
    If you like zombie fiction and survival stories, you should enjoy this scary read!

    The Tilian Virus is an up and coming book. It is of course is all about zombies, blood, and gore. A history teacher by the name of Mike Allard has been thrust into a leadership role he neither asked for nor wanted. He is far from his home now located in Tennessee in a fairly small town. Not much his know about where he comes from except, that he is from up North. The book switches from past to present every other chapter. While I find this a refreshing change it can also be confusing to the read [...]

    Jaime Aguirre
    The Tilian Virus, is basically like the walking dead. It starts with a teacher, his name is Mike Allard, gets up from bed and starts his day. It starts off in the middle of the week, and the book said that in the past there has been a disease going on around and infecting people, so far as the world know, if you get it, you die. Anyways, Mike goes to school and get his stuff ready for class and school starts and his first class comes in. They do their work and then the news comes on with breakin [...]

    Making "zombie" books has been such a part of culture it's hard to make them seem fresh and new. Tom Calen brought more of a reality to the "zombie" apocalypse. Extremely well written and smart, I was not reading the watered down typical everyday "zombie" tale. I put zombie in quotations because the war here is on Tils, people infected with the tilian virus hunger for live flesh, the same as zombies but the mutation to the virus and the fact that only certain blood types are infected made this f [...]

    Brenda Todd
    I enjoyed reading this book. It is a basic apocalyptic novel without getting into too much detail on survival methods. This makes it an easy read and one you can enjoy without the dramatic horror others can create. It depends on what you enjoy and for me, at times, the mood I am in when I am reading a book. Once you get the hang of the time flips you know what to expect from the rest of the book. Comparing authors in this genre just doesn't work for me - after all everyone has their own version [...]

    Shannon Walters
    I read through all three of these books before I could even come up for air long enough to post a review here. This is a great story, not truly a generic zombie tale because although they crave human flesh, the victims of the virus, known as "Tils" are not the walking dead. They are crazed, hyper-aggressive and feel no pain. Sort of reminded me of the monsters in the latest movie version of "I Am Legend" with Will Smithough nothing like the book, it scared the pants off me. Book one is told from [...]

    Terri Pray
    Story held promise but the constant jump back and forth in time in the opening chapters threw me off. A personal style choice that just doesn't work for me, especially as there was no marking at the beginning of the chapter to make it clear this was happening and at first it made me wonder if I had a badly formatted book.

    While I enjoy post apocalyptic stories in general, I liked that the author used a Pandemic to cause the end of the world as opposed to a Zombie Outbreak. I found the story to be one of the best written books I have read in AGES. While the story does jump back and forth between past and present, it helps to fill the story out so the reader has a sense of how hard fought the life the survivors have carved out for themselves has been. I very much appreciate the fact that the story is not only surro [...]

    Sandra Knapp
    Pretty GoodThe theme of the book is not new, but I enjoy reading these stories, and seeing how the different Authors handle it. So far, no two stories have been exactly the same, which is nice.In this story, a young Teacher finds himself leading his students to safety shortly after his school is attached by "the infected." And proceeds with their adventures in seeking safety and attempting to try and find a place of safety where they can assume a somewhat normal life. Of course it doesn't last f [...]

    I'm not usually a big fan of zombie novels, but I took a chance on this one and it was worth it. Though there isn't anything unique about the plot (disease sweeps planet, turns people into mindless eating machines, survivors must run for their lives), the focus was on the survivors and not the zombie battles, which was nice. It was a good light weekend read. And the suggestion at the end of the book (view spoiler)[ that the infected may be changing and healing and growing smarter, though no less [...]

    Marie Taylor
    I had difficulty with it switching from past to present and telling about people being dead before having them die. I was thinking I'd missed something, then the next chapter explained. There was a lot of action and I liked the perspective of a teacher just starting out in life before the virus. The ending was gripping. I would give it a four but I had to keep reminding myself what time period it was.

    Slow, somewhat confusing start. I had to restart a couple times to get back on track and restore my concentration. Perhaps I was multi-tasking a bit too much as I was busy working on a desktop computer and distracted more than usual. The story began to pick-up at the last few chapters so I'm thinking there is still hope. The series is a trilogy, at least for now, so I'm hoping this is a good sign and books two and three will improve to make me a happy camper. Fingers crossed!

    I am not that fond of the zombie concept, but I liked how this one played out. I also liked how the author switched back and forth from the present post-apocalyptic state to the start of the apocalypse. It is nice to see "regular folks" dealing with unusual circumstances. Especially when they don't go Lord of the Flies.

    I just loved this book. I love all the ups and downs. So much suspends I found myself holding my breathe. I can't wait the read the next book. This guy can write. The only reason why I didn't give it 5- stars, because I am starting to dislike the breaking up of stories into different books. Tell the whole story in one novel. I know it's all about the $$$$, but dang!!!

    This was a fairly enjoyable read. Interesting premise. Guy become leader of a group of survivors, goes towards freedom. It was well written. I had a bit of trouble getting into the voice of it. That could be because the perspective is so different from my own. Not the best zombie novel I've ever read, but not the worst.

    The author used a flashback to bring the characters to pre ZA and post ZA just didn't do it for me. I felt like I was disjointed reading it. I laughed a couple of times when I was reading about his classroom experiences and conversations and wish he had more details and we had met the students before thrusting them in the apocolypse.

    Would have been 4 stars but for the switching chapter by chapter from present to past. It made the story too disjointed. If this had been a paperback I would have flicked through to read in sequence but not practical with a Kindle. A good story though, and I will give the second a try. I liked the characters and the general writing despite the 'flashback' style.

    Michelle Lynn Tewes
    Loved it! Nice zombie book that doesn't try too hard. The story line flips back and forth between present day and flashbacks. I think the idea of the flip is perfect for the story and gives you a sense of time coming closer together as the two stories merge. Bought the sequel to this book and I can't wait to read it.

    I wasn't sure about the start, but it got better and then it got good. Then I wasn't sure about the ending - which felt rushed and like a lot more things were left unanswered than should've been for this book. There are other books after this, though, so I get what the author was doing. All in all, though, it was an enjoyable read.

    Bryce Davies
    As far a zombie novels go, I was never a fan until I read d.j. molles "the remaining "series . since then, I have tried to find another one that was as compelling as molles series. Steven knight came close but most zombie novels are mindless crap. the tilian virus was not quite as good but it came close. it is certainly much better then most.

    One of the better zombie books I've read. I enjoyed that it wasn't just a series of seemingly impossible situations to get out of like a lot of books in this sub-genre. I liked how the chapters were alternating time lines, telling what was going on in the present and how the main group of survivor's got where they were. I'm excited to read the sequels.

    Linda B.D.
    A great trilogy. Each book gets better than the last. Wonderful characters with war, gangs, love, hate- people just trying to survive. Well worth your time to read these. A surprise, but great ending.Three books : the Tilian Virus, The Tilian -the Effect, And last- The Tilian Virus:The Cure. All great books.

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