Death Troopers

Death Troopers

Book - 2009
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When the Imperial prison barge Purge--temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves--breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back--bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge's half-dozen survivors--two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board--will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780345509628
Branch Call Number: SF STA
Characteristics: x, 265 p. ;,25 cm
Alternative Title: Star wars : death troopers


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Mar 06, 2017

The title got me excited and the story disappointed me.
The thrill of an abandoned Star Destroyer with what my idea of what would have been rouge elite storm troopers turned into a disappointing zombie story.

Everything in this book felt pieced together and nothing came to a real close for characters or the story line.

I read the book for sake if it being part of the Star Wars universe. I'm not sure I'll follow up with this author again.


ArapahoeCatherine Jan 15, 2017

You had me at zombie stormtroopers. A surprisingly dark but fun entry into the Star Wars universe, this was a compelling read that verged almost on horror. There were several times that I felt almost claustrophobic thinking about being trapped in deep space with zombies equipped with blasters.

Jan 11, 2017

Zombie stormtroopers!!! While far from the best Star Wars book I've read, this was a lot of fun, especially since I listened to it around Halloween!

Jan 22, 2016

This book is not scary unless you have a phobia with scary covers. The part I dont like is the happy ending

Aug 13, 2015

Interesting horror.feels agresive and horrifying
Read this not if you are scared of zombies

Jan 27, 2015

This is a great book!! Star Wars and Zombies is a great combination especially when in the middle of space and on a Star Destroyer!!

Mar 15, 2012

This book appears great,a abandoned star destroyer, the prison barge send a boarding party up to the star destroyer where the power is on and it doesn't move at all when they came back,only half of the crew came back,with the other group gone, they also brought back a disease where nothing can stop it that causes the whole prison barge's crew infected,only a few suvivors left,Dr.cody,trig and his brother kale and a imperial gerneral trying to find escape pods when all the corpses starts to disappear,stormtroopers,guards officers,inmates. So they travel all the way to the star destroyer main hanger,where they found lots of zombies whithout limbs,legs,heads,very creepy,they had to fought all the way out,it is a great,scary,teffiying story don't be afraid to read it,i am only ten! read this book,too if you had a chance.

Incinerated_Newt Feb 28, 2011

Zombies on a Star Destroyer.

That says it all. I laughed my head off when someone showed me this book, but it turned out to be a good zombie horror story. It's appropriately creepy and shocking, the atmosphere is remeniscent of Alien, and it doesn't take long before you're on edge, waiting for something to jump out from around every corner. Pick this one up if you get a chance.

ShoeStrings Dec 03, 2010

I admit, when I first saw this book, I laughed out loud. I have read many, many Star Wars books, and I also adore things like vampires, werewolves, and of course, zombies. So a book that combined zombies and Star Wars? Hilarious and totally awesome.
What I didn't expect was that this book was actually going to be good, not just for laughs, but for its own qualitites.
This book is well written, creating in depth characters and a pervasive atmosphere of horror in a few short chapters. Then the true terror begins.
The plot is well thought out, the characters easy to sympathize with or hate, depending on the character. I quickly became immersed in the writing, following the characters on their adventures and scares. I felt the same horror that they had, and white knuckled it until the very end.
In conclusion, I thought this book was fantastic: well written, easy to get into, and with a very scary atmosphere. And if liking zombies on Star Destroyers eating Storm Troopers is wrong? I don't wanna be right.

Aug 02, 2010

Disappointing story. I was looking forward to this book from the moment I heard about it. The story is boring and has no atmosphere of horror. Read "I am legend" by Richard Matheson to feel an atmosphere of horror. Han Solo and Chewbacca feel forced into the story, awkward character placement. The only good thing about the book is the cover art.

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