Reincarnage: Maximum Carnage by Ryan Harding and Jason Taverner
YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OVER
Eleven people awaken in an abandoned motel. Transported from all over the United States, they have no memory of the journey and no idea where they are or why anyone would take them. Then they find the blood…and the heads mounted on stakes.
IT’S NOT OVER
Thirty years ago in the town of Morgan, a Vietnam vet embarked on a killing spree that ultimately cost him his life. Then he resurrected to do it again. And again. And again. Morgan has since been evacuated by the government and enclosed by walls thirty feet high to contain the inhuman slayer known as Agent Orange.
HE CAME BACK
Now confined to his hunting grounds, the abducted must survive the Kill Zone, where Agent Orange has traps and weapons stashed all around, an almost omniscient ability to stalk, and lifetimes to perfect the art of butchery with an endless canvas of human flesh. From Ryan Harding, Jason Taverner, and Death’s Head Press comes the debut of the most brutal slasher icon, with new bonus chapters, a much higher body count, and more gore than all the Friday the 13th movies combined. For him, death was just the beginning…
REINCARNAGE: MAXIMUM CARNAGE
A Killer Slasher Tale
If you can imagine the natural outcome of the much-maligned ninth installment of the Friday the 13th series, Jason Goes To Hell, you've got some idea of what you're in for with Reincarnage by Ryan Harding and Jason Taverner. With the titular Agent Orange, Vietnam Veteran turned slasher extraordinaire, we have a masked, seemingly immortal serial killer who routinely returns to slaughter people who make the mistake of venturing into his territory. The government knows he exists, and they know they've found no way to stop him in his murderous rampages more than temporarily. The only solution is to evacuate the region and build a fortified perimeter around the region Agent Orange inhabits. Patroled by military personnel tasked with killing him, again and again, to keep him contained within the walls, the perimeter isn't perfect but it's all that separates Agent Orange from the outside world. Taking a page from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic, Harding and Taverner imagine a culture of "stalkers" developing; brave or insane souls who venture into the kill zone for memorabilia, or for the sake of saying that they survived crossing into Agent Orange's territory. At the point when Reincarnage takes place, Agent Orange has become as much a part of pop culture as Charles Manson or Jason Voorhees. Books, video games, and collectibles of all sorts proliferate the world the authors introduce us to. When eleven people wake up in an otherwise abandoned hotel, it doesn't take long for them to realize they're on the wrong side of the walls, with no idea how they got there or why they've been deposited in the last place any of them would want to be. Conspiracy theories abound, but answers are harder to come by. Maybe, if this band of survivors could find the time to catch their breath and think things through, they could discover why they're in the ghost town of Morgan and who would want to leave them there; but the number of survivors is steadily diminishing, and staying still for too long only invites disaster. Will anyone stay alive long enough to discern the truth? Will anyone escape? You'll have to read it to find out. This edition of the book includes additional material focused on another group of survivors venturing through the kill zone simultaneously, with no better fortune favoring them.
The Ultimate Slasher
Agent Orange is that badass type of slasher that strikes fear into the heart of all those that face off with him. Like a Phoenix he keeps coming back, and even when alive he’s almost unkillable. For those unlucky enough to wake up in his kill zone, he’s the god damn boogeyman. Reincarnage gives just enough information about AO to know what he’s all about without giving away all his tricks. The violence is crazy, but what do you really expect from Ryan Harding. The story is good, and it helps bring the book from kill scene to kill scene. I’m glad I picked this version up, it gives more backstory as well as giving you the fate of the other group left to become AO’s playthings. Someone needs to turn this into a movie, Agent Orange could wipe the floor with Freddy and Jason any day.