Path of the Dead

Path of the Dead

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by Timothy Baker
     
 

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Nestled on the foot of Tibet�s sacred Seche La Mountain is the village of Dagz�. The normally quiet streets are bustling with the steady stream of arrivals and preparations for the coming Festival of the Medicine King; a time of celebration, healing, and renewal. But a shadow is sweeping the world, a plague of apocalyptic proportions�the dead are rising and devouring

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Nestled on the foot of Tibet�s sacred Seche La Mountain is the village of Dagz�. The normally quiet streets are bustling with the steady stream of arrivals and preparations for the coming Festival of the Medicine King; a time of celebration, healing, and renewal. But a shadow is sweeping the world, a plague of apocalyptic proportions�the dead are rising and devouring the living, and no place is safe where humanity thrives.

As Dagz� burns, overtaken by the hungry undead, five people come together: Lama Tenzin, an elder monk; Gu-lang, the silent warrior nun and Tenzin�s protector; Cheung, a private in The People�s Army, driver and escort of the Lama; ten-year-old Chodren Dawa, witness to his sister�s death and rising; and Dorje Cetan, a Shaolin-trained hermit monk of Seche La and a dreamer of a dark portent. Together they must fight their way out of Dagz� to an abandoned Buddhist hermitage clinging to the mist-shrouded cliffs of Seche La.

With the undead following and gathering at Eagle�s Nest gate, they barricade themselves inside their dead-end haven, and are soon forced to battle the beasts without, as well as the ones within.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149698264
Publisher:
Ragnarok Publications
Publication date:
05/05/2014
Series:
Hungry Ghosts , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,022,496
File size:
411 KB

Meet the Author

Timothy Baker is a retired firefighter and an aspiring, perspiring, horror writer. He is published in Fading Light: Anthology of the Monstrous by Angelic Knight Press, and the forthcoming Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed from Tor. Tim has also received a commendation in the Australian Horror Writer�s Association 2009 Short Story Competition.

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Path of the Dead 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Timothy Baker's first novel, Path of the Dead, is worth a grabbing... before it grabs you.... muahahaha (just kidding).  From the beginning, you are  wrapped up in the story of the main character - a child - who is going through an unspeakable horror.  As he must learn to trust these strangers that he meets, they must all learn to survive and  well .. i can't give it away... you just have to read it yourself! I thoroughly enjoyed my journey into this Tibetan undead nightmare..... as I'm sure you will too.
The-Constant-Reader More than 1 year ago
Usually zombie or "walking dead" stories are predictable and routine in their story telling but this one is different. This story has a refreshing storyline set in the mountains of Tibet filled with a cast of characters that you can't help but instantly bond with. I really liked the juxtaposition of Buddhist teachings and modern thinking (Medicine King/Venus). Lots of action, great dialogue, moments of introspection (fire within), imagery, and just the right amount of horror. I can't wait to read the next book.