Zeus Is Undead

This One Has Zombies (Zeus Is Dead)

Fiction - Mythology
412 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2019
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Author Biography

An award-winning writer of speculative fiction, Michael G. Munz is fascinated by Greek mythology (and taking creative liberties with Greek mythology). Michael also possesses what some people might deem too much familiarity with a range of geek culture, though he prefers the term geek-bard: a jack of all geek-trades, but master of (mostly) none. He dwells in Seattle, where he continues his quest to write the most entertaining novel known to humankind and find time to play all the video games.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dan M. Kalin for Readers' Favorite

Buckle up and sit down to read Zeus is Undead when you're fresh and alert, otherwise you'll miss out on the little gems Michael G. Munz has sprinkled throughout. This installment occurs after the events of the Zeus is Dead story. Zeus is newly undead (as in not-dead), has rewarded the faithful and punished those who collaborated in his previous death. Athena has been rendered immortal, but no longer divine, which means things hurt a lot more than they used to when she battles. The storyline loosely follows her quest to improve her standing with Zeus in order to be divine once more. To improve prospects of a movie deal for the book (as well as pull-through sales for the previous book), two mortals are also engaged to help out. Together (mostly) they have to deal with an upsurge in zombie activity while Zeus is preoccupied with Lovecraftian cosmic entities making demands, backed by incriminating footage of Zeus doing what he does best. Hera will not be amused.

I enjoyed Zeus is Undead very much indeed. Seriously, read it slowly because the density of jokes, mythic or business references, and puns are non-stop. Michael G. Munz has produced a rollicking tale which ranks among those of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and Piers Anthony. Since the best two of those three are no longer writing books, for their own personal reasons, there is definitely a market and ample room for Munz's efforts. I'm now motivated, by Baskin's Mighty Pink Battle-Spoon™ (chortle), to find some ice cream and read the previous book as well.