Gehenna, written by Jason Brant, is a horror novel. This is the first book by this author that I have read, and I was not disappointed. I am a big fan of zombie stories. There may be more out there written with the twist this one is written with, but if there are, I haven't read them. Oh, and I wouldn't recommend eating while reading this book.
Gehenna is a place of eternal torment and suffering, the place of condemned souls. It is hell. This story takes place in an old west town by the name of Gehenna. The old west meets zombies. There are your usual characters from the old west – a bartender, some prostitutes, a preacher/doctor, the sheriff, a deputy, the outlaw, plus the other townspeople. They are well-developed and very believable.
These two men wander into town. Well, they aren't exactly men, but they used to be. Each of them have arrows coming out their backs. They really shouldn't be able to walk at all. But they have walked into town and they are eating this woman alive. No one knows what a zombie is. No one understands what is wrong with these men who should be dead. No one realizes that each person bitten will turn into a zombie.
While all of this is going on outside, there is an outlaw locked up inside the jail. Things start to get really interesting for him when the sheriff is no longer around and the 'walking dead' begin to come after him. He escapes and teams up with a prostitute in a boarded-up saloon to try and save their own lives from these extremely hungry monsters, the likes of which they have never seen.
The preacher/doctor with them begins shouting out how this is the punishment of God upon this city for its sins. That is kind of funny once you realize that he is one of the city's worst sinners.
Besides taking place in the old west, there is also a biblical twist added to the story. I'm not going to tell you what it is, but it will make you view zombies just a bit differently. The twists and turns in the plot make you not want to put the book down. The action pretty much never quits. If you are a fan of zombie fiction, this a book that you really want to read.
I bought my copy of this excellent book from Amazon. If you would like a copy of your own, I have provided a link below.