The Tilian Virus

The Tilian Virus - Tom Calen

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. Faced with imminent elimination, humanity's last glimmers struggle to break through the darkness of a pandemic the world has never before experienced.


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 and the characters too far removed. There was too much space in between the two timelines, too much left out. There was too many questions left out and it was impossible to connect with the by the end all I felt was meh and a sense of relief that I could move on to something new to read. Not a great way to feel after finishing a book...especially one that you started with the expectation of being excited.


I will definitely be skipping the rest of the books in this series and skip any other books by this author.