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dEaDINBURGH is the newest novel from Mark Wilson, author of Head Boy and Naebody's Hero.

Edinburgh, 1645:

The bubonic plague rages. In a desperate attempt to quarantine the infected, the city leaders seal the residents of Mary King's Close in their underground homes.

2015:

Mary King's Close is reopened, unleashing a mutated plague upon the ...

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Overview

dEaDINBURGH is the newest novel from Mark Wilson, author of Head Boy and Naebody's Hero.

Edinburgh, 1645:

The bubonic plague rages. In a desperate attempt to quarantine the infected, the city leaders seal the residents of Mary King's Close in their underground homes.

2015:

Mary King's Close is reopened, unleashing a mutated plague upon the city residents.
The UK government seals the entire city. Declaring it a dead zone they seal the survivors inside alongside the infected. dEaDINBURGH is declared a no man's land, its residents left for dead and to the dead.

2050:

Joseph MacLeod, born onto the cobbles of the Royal Mile and stolen from the clutches of the infected is determined to escape the quarantined city. Under the guidance of former -marine Padre Jock, he leaves the confines of the city centre and hones his archery and free-running skills.

Alys Shephard, born into an all-women farming community believes a cure lies in the south of the quarantined zone. The finest combatant in the dead city, Alys burns with anger. The anger of an abandoned child.

Something much worse than the infected waits for them in the south, in the form of a religious cult led by a madman named Somna who collects gruesome trophies and worships the dead body of a former celebrity. Added to this, the enigmatic Bracha, a supreme survivalist and sadistic former-Royal with his own agenda stalks the teenagers.

A self-contained story, dEaDINBURGH is a character-driven Young Adult/horror novel, exploring the human capacity for good, evil and for survival. Inspired by George A Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead' and Jonahan Maberry's 'Rot and Ruin' series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494836399
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/5/2014
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    This is definitely the type of book that I love to read! It star

    This is definitely the type of book that I love to read! It started off a little slow for me but I ended up really getting into it. The relationship between Padre Jock and Joey was really amazing. I went from thinking he was a total sleeze ball to thinking of him as a hero and father to Joey. As I got further and further into the story things only got more interesting and there were many things that I wasn't expecting. I'm a big fan of zombie books and this one did not disappoint. It brought a different perspective to zombie style stories. I also really enjoyed the relationship between Alys and Joey and seeing how they slowly started to trust and really understand each other made it a great read.

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    Posted June 12, 2014

    I received my copy of dEaDINBURGH in exchange for an honest revi

    I received my copy of dEaDINBURGH in exchange for an honest review.




    It was an excellent book. I read a lot of zombie novels, and they are becoming more and more cliched as the genre gets more and more popular. This was a fresh take on the theme, and also came across as a bit of an essay on humanity and our behaviours and our need for entertainment.




    The book centres around two different teenagers growing up in post zombie uprising Edinburgh, Scotland. The zombies (or Ringed) have been active in the city for about 30 years when the story opens up, and the city has become a quarantine zone, cut off from the rest of the world. The two teens, Joey and Alys have never known a city with electricity, or running water or a city without zombies. Joey has been raised by a cult of monks who worship the zombies as their leaders, and Alys was raised in an all woman commune by her mother, who is the head fighter of the commune. They come together in a strange set of circumstances and become good friends, especially after Joey's mentor, Jock, is killed by a madman, named Bracha. Together they set out to find and kill Bracha, and maybe find a cure for the zombie plague.




    I really enjoyed this book because it seemed so much more real than other zombie stories. A city being closed off is a reasonable action to take if it's the only infected city. And people learning to cope with the zombies and learning to live with the menace took a long time. A lot of people died because they didn't believe it was really happening, or that they were in some way immune. I know a lot of people who feel that way. Can't happen to me. 




    The book was well written, and edited, I blew through it in a day and a half, because I couldn't put it down. All in all, if you are into zombie lit, read this book. I can't wait for more!
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