The Plague: Valley of Death (Episode 5)

The Plague: Valley of Death (Episode 5)

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by M. Scott Burgess
     
 

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From the mind of M. Scott Burgess comes the fourth episode of an episodic book-series that reimagines and redefines the zombie apocalypse genre.

In the near future, the world has died. With no warning, technology and communication shut down and the dead began to rise. They feed on their victims, pulling more to their ranks as they spread at an impossible rate

Overview

From the mind of M. Scott Burgess comes the fourth episode of an episodic book-series that reimagines and redefines the zombie apocalypse genre.

In the near future, the world has died. With no warning, technology and communication shut down and the dead began to rise. They feed on their victims, pulling more to their ranks as they spread at an impossible rate. But hope survives, as a small band of survivors work together to escape from Southern California in hopes of finding sanctuary from a zombie- infested world. Their goal is to find some remnants of civilization but the farther they venture, the more they become aware that the world as they know it has been forever broken. What they don’t realize is, there are things hiding in the shadows, things that are even far worse than the living dead.

Valley of Death is the 5th chapter of the 14 part series. It continues the story of the survivors as they head north through Death Valley on their trek to the Sierras. All the while one of their own finds himself at the end of his life as he succumbs to the infection of a lethal zombie bite. (23,022 words)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014170383
Publisher:
Scott Burgess
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
The Plague , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
234,013
File size:
281 KB

Meet the Author

M. Scott Burgess is a science fiction writer and game writer. He has written award winning screenplays that dealt with truly unique premises and deep emotional complexity. He has also worked in the video game industry as a writer, playing a pivotal role in games like FireFall, an upcoming futuristic shooter. With his first eBook series, The Plague, Scott focuses on his obsession with the zombie genre to bring a monthly serial, aiming to reimagine the zombie apocalypse, to the public at large.

Scott grew up in Redlands, California and lives with his beautiful wife, Andrea, in Costa Mesa, California.

For more, visit Scott's website at MScottBurgess.com.

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The Plague: Dead Solstice (Episode 1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading part 5 of the series. I read 1-5 and they were all fairly short. The longest being less than 250 pages. They can each be read as a stand alone novelette but it makes more sense when you read them in order. There were a few spelling and grammatical errors but otherwise decent reads. Personally i would have liked to see the series combined into a full length novel. I think the story would have flowed together much better.
siillyy2000 More than 1 year ago
Wow I love these books !! I read all 5 in about 3 days and can not wait for the rest . This story really pulls you in and you get to know the people in it very well . It has a lot of action and almost mystery to it and once I started reading them I could not put them down . I love the fact that they make some hard choices that if in this situtation we all would have to make . If you love zombie books then pick this series up , I'm sure you won't be dissappointed .
zomboni More than 1 year ago
I want to start by saying that I found the other review not helpful at all. It looks like an advertisement for another book than an actually review. Seriously this book is a great fast-paced story that leaves you wanting more. As far as zombie books go, it's definitely one of the better ones. After reading the first, I was sucked into the series, and was excited to see that it actually gets better with each book. each one has great action and great characters and really great twists. True, I did find a few grammar errors along the way, but serious, it's self-published, of course there are going to be a few errors. Hurry up and release episode 6 Burgess!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
>>I really enjoyed this series! The characters are well developed and likeable. The story keeps moving with fast paced action. It is interesting and suspenseful. Read them in order to avoid spoilers. All five stories were a geat read! The only thing I was not crazy about were some of the flash back chapters, a few were just not needed- or could have been done with a page or two...I just wanted to get back to the 'present' where the action was. I will definately read more by this author!
bw11BW More than 1 year ago
Great read hoping book 6 will out soon having been waiting for a long time, excellent zombie book with real life chcracters feel like you know them . The author bring so interesting that you want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down, needed to continue to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like episodes 1-5 but now where is the 6th??? It says it's a fourteen part series but I haven't seen the sixth one and it has been a couple years now. Did y'all just forget about the series and stop writing them?? How are you going to put this series out and me invest the time in reading them and getting to know the characters and then just stop?? Come on. Where are the rest?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely outstanding. I consider myself a tough critic when it comes to all things Zombie, the author has done wonders to keep the classic tale alive. Off to buy the rest of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible. Just buy Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo.
CaraCK More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books, a little disappointes that the next ones are not available still and its been a couple yrs i think since the last one.
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Excellent series, feels very real. Would have given it five stars but its not as descriptive and gory as it should be for a zombie book.
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Really enjoying this so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed this series so far. Anyone know when the next installment is coming?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read 1 to 5. I have over 160 zombie books on my nook. I think u have developed some good characters and i look forward to book 6?? When will it be done. ? Thanku for the entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for all zombie fans,quick exciteing andi love the fact that u feel part of the story
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This is very bad. Read Zombie Fallout instead.