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Publication Order of White Flag of the Dead Books

White Flag of the Dead (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
America the Dead (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking it Back (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
United States of the Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Surge (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Stand of the Dead (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zombie Wars: Call to Arms (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zombie Wars: The Enemy Within (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zombie Wars: We All Fall Down (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Generation Dead Books

Generation Dead (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
What You Fear (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond The Gates (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Born In The Apocalypse Books

Born in the Apocalypse (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
State of Ruin (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jericho (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Chronos Plague (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Before starting a career in writing, Joseph Talluto worked as a teacher and administrator for ten years. Talluto has been reading books his whole life, making his way through just about every genre known to man, and has also written stories, and even some poems. He also writes the “White Flag of the Dead” series of novels. In addition to the main series of novels, there are two series that are in the “White Flag” universe but are about different aspects of the main series. There is the “Generation Dead” series that focuses on the children who grew up in the Upheaval, and the “Zombie Wars” series that focuses on the attempt to wipe out all the zombies in the world. The first book in the series was self published by Talluto himself, but Severed Press picked up the series.

“White Flag of the Dead” is the first book in the “White Flag of the Dead” series. A virus known as the Enillo Virus swept the Earth and killed millions. Even more were lost when those that died did not stay dead and feasted on those who were still alive. For those who have survived like Jake Talon and his father John, what are they supposed to do now? Keep fighting the zombies or submit to them and lose the humanity that they have left?

Fans enjoyed how the zombies in the novel were the old school kind, the blood and gore in the novel was not too over the top. The characters, most importantly, were believable and not just running around killing people like Rambo. Fans enjoyed reading about John, finding him to be a quality hero, someone who is only trying to keep his son safe in the novel. Readers found this novel to be a page turner that they were not able to put down once they had picked it up and started reading it. Some could not wait for the next installment of the series.

Readers that did not like the book found it to be full of bad language, grammar, and at times to be repetitive. Some felt that the novel was poorly written and edited, saying that there were so many typos and mistakes that it was hard to read. Some also felt that John was too good at certain things and always is able to swoop in and save the day; if he was some special forces guy, that would be no problem, but instead he is some guy who rode a desk as a principal and all he needed was a lot of zombies to turn him into some tough as nails type of guy.

“Taking it Back” is the second book in the “White Flag of the Dead” series. They are everywhere, waiting and hiding. Survivors of the Upheaval know, that the dead are coming for them. The group that John is in, participate in clearing out areas to put together settlements for them and other people to come and live. There is also plans, on John’s part, to set up communications systems and trading systems. This novel follows John and his group over the course of two years.

Fans of the novel found themselves reading the next installment once they finished the one they were reading. All of the characters in the novel were well rounded and readers found themselves rooting and crying and laughing for them in all of their adventures throughout the novel. Fans found that they were along for the ride with the other survivors and you actually care about what happens to the characters that you are reading about. The author was able to present believable story lines in this novel and he filled it with a lot of exciting action and details about how you go about fighting zombies. Some like the unique like way that the novel starts with things right and how they go bad with the virus infecting everyone and then the dead coming back to life and killing more people.

Readers still have complaints with this novel for the author’s inability to edit the novel. Readers thought that this was a disappointment after how good “White Flag of the Dead” was. Some said that the novel had a plot that was more and more absurd the more that they read of the novel and were unable to finish it as a result. Some did not like the novel as it depicted women’s roles within an apocalypse. There was not a whole lot that a woman could do, they could not participate in fighting and could only be worried about their man. No real strong women characters in the novel.

“America the Dead” is the third book in the “White Flag of the Dead” series. John and his son Jake have lived through everything that the Upheaval has tried to throw at them. There is a new danger that threatens to send everything that they have built for themselves tumbling right over a cliff. It is not the zombies they have to worry about, but a man.

Fans of the novel found that the book is a well written, compelling read. The author keeps the readers attention, in a page turner full of well drawn characters that feel not only real but at the same time, relatable. Some of the fans of this novel do not usually read this type of series but since the author is great at writing, that does not matter. Some found that the author, in this book, had gotten better at describing his characters and characterization. Some liked that there was a human villain this time, rather than just the zombies.

Readers who did not like the book found the premise to be stupid; especially the part where John is forced to race cross country to track down some crazy guy bent on destroying important documents to restarting the country. It means he has to leave his son behind once again. The book was found to be built on a very unsound premise.

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One Response to “Joseph Talluto”

  1. Teresa Robb: 6 years ago

    Book order is incorrect. The 3 showing copyright dates of 2015 actually come before those showing copyright dates of 2012.


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