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The Dead: The Dead Book 1

Written by David Gatward

Part of the The Dead Series

The Dead: The Dead Book 1 Synopsis

Lazarus Stone is about to turn sixteen when, one night, his normal life is ripped to shreds by a skinless figure drenched in blood. He has a message: The Dead are coming. Now Lazarus is all that stands in their way. To fulfil his destiny, he must confront not only the dark past of his family, but horrors more gruesome than even Hell could invent. And it all begins with the reek of rotting flesh ...

The Dead: The Dead Book 1 Press Reviews

Horror for kids has a compelling, and very twisted, new voice. * SFX Magazine * '...perfect for teens looking to try a good old-fashioned horror novel...' * * A weekend spent in the company of The Dead is a weekend spent well. * GoreZone Magazine * Looking for chills, spine tingling weirdness, and gut-wrenching gore? Well, this book will hit the spot. * Flipside Magazine * A relentless and gruesome thrill ride The Dead marks out David Gatward as one to watch in Young Adult Horror. * SFX Magazine * There's a great deal to enjoy in this book and the series seems set to provide lots more. Teen horror fans are going to love it. * The Bookbag * David Gatward is going to become a big name in YA horror circles. * The Book Zone * Readers ... will lap up its blend of grisly post-Hellraiser body horror, pacey narrative and wicked streak of black humour ... horror for kids has a compelling and very twisted new voice * SFX Magazine * A gruesome, horrifically fun way to spend your evening * Flipside * Packs a mean punch ... Equal parts terror, splatter and fun ... a great read * My Favourite Books * Not quite like any other horror novel I've read before ... SO much fun * Alex Eats Books * A racing read * Haunting Harkness *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340999691
Publication date: 1st July 2010
Author: David Gatward
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About David Gatward

David was born in Bristol and grew up with his two younger brothers between the Cotswolds, Wensleydale and Lincolnshire. Aside from having a huge number of hobbies including: caving, camping, climbing, archery, shooting and music, David also wrote avidly. Although he had his first book published aged 18, it's taken many more years and life experiences to lead to writing The Dead. Seeing two ghosts, being mistaken for a homeless person and almost drowning have given David plenty of food for thought, but it's his family who've been a big inspiration. Now living in rural Somerset with his wife and two ...

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