Ronin of the Dead: Book One

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Two years ago, the undead rose up around the world.

Nobody knows where they came from.

By the time the scientists of the world knew what they were facing, it was too late. The war between humanity and the undead had already been decided.
Humans lost.

Kenshiro Watanabe hasn’t seen another living person for six months now. The last one he saw, he was forced to kill. Kenshiro has learned to survive in the zombie world by following one simple rule: Avoid the living as much as the undead. Now, after all this time he has forged himself into a weapon against the undead. He stays to the forgotten roads of rural America, and stays hidden from living and undead eyes alike.

In a small Colorado town, Kenshiro inadvertently finds a special teen that challenges his way of life and forces him to rethink his priorities. Over time, Kenshiro learns the child has a special ability that could change the course of the undead plague.

Together, the pair struggle to find common ground amidst the constant threat of the undead, and they overcome personal tragedies that force them into the uncertainty of the undead landscape of middle America.
This is Book One in an epic four-part series. Join Kenshiro, Elliott, and Elle as they navigate their way through this desolate new world, finding strength in unexpected places and hope amid the ruins. This is just the beginning of their story.

Stay tuned for the next chapter in this thrilling saga.

The journey has only just begun…

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2 reviews for Ronin of the Dead: Book One

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Carter

    I am not a fan of zombies, and normally this is not a book that I would choose. I decided to try out a few pages, and I absolutely fell in love with it!!! The characters and the story are just brilliant!! Every page you turn, makes you want more…Keith is truly a remarkable writer! I find it hard to believe that this is his first book! I can’t wait to get the entire series in my hand! No matter the genre you are into, I believe you will also fall in love with this story. I highly recommend it!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Darryl Council

    As a lifelong martial artist, who has often fantasized about surviving in the undead waste, this book was awesome. I found myself deeply empathizing with Kenshiro, as well as understanding how Elliot sees the world and people through his ‘gut instincts’.

    The great thing about novels is, you can see into the mind of the author, and I get the sense that Keith is quite an empathetic being who (like me) sees ‘colors’ around people and knows on an intangible level what those colors mean.

    Now some notes. I perceived that the entire book takes place over the time span of a few days. I did feel that some parts (mainly Elle) were a bit dragged out, with every action being described in detail. This is not a bad thing per say, as some people (like me) are better able to visualize the scene when given lots of direction. Keith paints the picture so that you don’t have to fill in the blanks. Many authors don’t do this. Again, neither good nor bad, just different. And I loved it.

    The action scenes were great, and I found myself re-reading them again and again, making the scene a bit more fantastic each round.

    I also saw bits of myself in all of the characters, and found that their actions, particularly Ken and Elliot’s interactions stayed in my head for a long time, prompting me to actually try to ‘be’ more like Kenshiro. Hallmark of a well-built character I suppose.

    While I checked this book out from the library, I will likely purchase a copy, if only to support Keith as he (hopefully) transitions away from his day job and gets into writing full time.

    Keep it going Keith l, thank you for your work

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