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The Dead: The Dead: Book 1

David Gatward

7 Reviews

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The Dead, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 13 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Tee, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

A gripping horror series from a brilliantly inventive new author

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 ...

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Praise for The Dead: The Dead: Book 1

  • David Gatward is going to become a big name in YA horror circles. - The Book Zone

  • 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

  • A relentless and gruesome thrill ride The Dead marks out David Gatward as one to watch in Young Adult Horror. - SFX Magazine

  • Looking for chills, spine tingling weirdness, and gut-wrenching gore? Well, this book will hit the spot. - Flipside Magazine

  • A weekend spent in the company of The Dead is a weekend spent well. - GoreZone Magazine

  • ...perfect for teens looking to try a good old-fashioned horror novel... -

  • Horror for kids has a compelling, and very twisted, new voice. - SFX Magazine

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David Gatward

David was born in Bristol and grew up with his two younger brothers between the Cotswolds, Wensleydale and Lincolnshire thanks to the transient life of having a Methodist minister for a dad. 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 full time, including seeing two ghosts, being mistaken for a homeless person, working on a salmon farm and almost drowning. David now lives in rural Somerset, with his wife and two boys, and still can't believe how his life has worked out.

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