The Risen: Books 1-4, A Zombie Apocalypse Story of Survival [NOOK Book]


It has been one year since the beginning of this journey. I am deeply honored by all of my fans who have embraced The Risen series. You have expressed to me your favorite characters and the connections you find with them. I feel this series is special in that it embraces the human element as well as the telling of classical horror. ~Marie F Crow

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The Risen: Books 1-4, A Zombie Apocalypse Story of Survival

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It has been one year since the beginning of this journey. I am deeply honored by all of my fans who have embraced The Risen series. You have expressed to me your favorite characters and the connections you find with them. I feel this series is special in that it embraces the human element as well as the telling of classical horror. ~Marie F Crow

Presenting The Risen: Books 1-4, a compilation of the first four books of The Risen series. These books are offered in their entirety in this collection including the cover art for each book.

The Risen: Dawning, Anniversary Edition is the first zombie apocalypse novel in The Risen series.


Helena Hawthorn has lived her entire life in the dark shadow of her perfect younger siblings, The Hawthorn Angels. Now as the world awakens to a new horror, she will have to risk everything to keep them safe or forever be haunted by the failure to keep them alive. Each day will bring a new victory, or a new scar, as Helena learns that the dawn waits for no one.

With her newly bonded family, the local motorcycle club G.R.I.T., they will discover the world now holds much deeper horrors for them than they could have ever imagined. The Risen not only stalk the earth but stalk their nightmares as well.

The Risen: Margaret is the second book in The Risen series.

This is one of three short stories based on The Risen: Dawning, Anniversary Edition. In this book the author details the day of the kindergarten student Margaret Erikson. This story provides the reader with the accounts of the school day that affected Margaret and her eventual meeting of Helena Hawthorn.


"It's just a simple shot, right?"

Margaret Erikson will ask this question many times today. What is suppose to be a basic school wide vaccine will go horribly wrong. It is not a simple shot and the lives that are lost to it will not become simple monsters.

The Risen: Remnants is the third book in The Risen series.

Readers will find a new cast of characters from the same region following the same timeline as The Risen: Dawning, Anniversary Edition.

The cast of Remnants provides a compelling story as the reader is once again introduced to the Risen, and the dynamics of the choices people make when confronted with their own mortality in an apocalyptic world.

The main character, Beth Clark, is a single mother who, along with her daughter Genny, experience unimaginable horrors. This book is told from Beth Clark’s point of view as she details the events as they unfold.


Beth Clark lives of the edge of an abyss. Everyday is spent fighting for her survival and the survival of her teen daughter, Genny. Their lives have been shattered by a vaccine that was supposed to have been a modern miracle. A vaccine that is turning the living into monstrosities of their former selves.

Now, only remnants remain of their past lives. Mother and daughter will struggle to survive with what this new world holds for them as they discover the dawning of the Risen.

The Risen: Courage is the second novel and fourth book in The Risen series.

This book continues the story presented in The Risen: Dawning, Anniversary Edition.


When everything shatters into madness, how do you pick up the pieces that are left? When your friends lie bleeding around you, which ones do you fight to save? To find these answers, Helena Hawthorn will have to face the ghosts that now walk the halls around her.

In the wake of J.D.'s madness, Helena and G.R.I.T. will have to find the courage to fight for their home and for each other as a new evil takes hold of their lives. The biggest threat to the high school and its survivors is no longer the Risen and G.R.I.T. will have to fight to survive.

Comments from fans about Marie F Crow's zombie apocalypse series:

"FINALLY!!!!! A zombie story that I LIKE!!!!"

"Freakishly awesome!"

"From the beginning to the end...THIS is an amazing zombie apoc story."

"I mean...Zombies...Bikers...the Paranormal? YES PLEASE!"

"With zombie books, one of the greatest pleasures is to be able to get that chill up your spine as you embrace the apocalyptic chaos and atmosphere of death, destruction and despair. That is exactly what Crow does here, she paints the sublime with her words and in doing so creates a lovely and violent story where you can feel each chapter viscerally through her deep descriptions."

"Marie F Crow will be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future, this I can already see..."

"An absolute thrill ride throughout, this book will have you flippin the pages, looking over your shoulder at every noise, and reading with the lights on!"
"Kudos to Marie F Crow for such a fantastic read!"
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon Kindle Review - Kristen King
This book really is a horror book in all sense of the word. It leaves you with images that will give you nightmares ,but also make you want to keep reading! The detail described in The Risen:Dawning is amazing and really helps you feel like you are there with Helena, experiencing what she is experiencing. Cannot wait to read the next in the series!!
Amazon Kindle Review - Carrie Anne
I enjoyed this book very much! It was so easy to read and I loved that was very descriptive! You need a lot of description in this type of genre. I also felt like I knew the characters personally which made me feel like I had a vested interest in what happened to them.
Ms. Crow did a fantastic job of putting me on the edge of my seat throughout the majority of the story. Just when I started to get nice and cozy, BAM, here came the Risen!
Amazon Kindle Review - Stacey F
Loved the story. The intelligence that is obvious of the writer combined with a great main character make a must read book. Along with that you also have laugh out loud humor. I couldn't put it down. Thank you Mrs. Crow. I look forward to the next installment and will be recommending this series to my friends and family.
Amazon Kindle Review - Melanie Hays
As a major Walking Dead fan, I'm drawn to anything zombie related. The author sent me this for a review and the summary didn't tell much, so I didn't know what to expect. The text is very descriptive, but that is a GOOD thing for a horror book! There were parts that grossed me out and made me cringe. I don't know about anyone else, but I watch horror so I CAN be grossed out and scared. I loved the gruesome, gross parts in this! I mean, zombies are SUPPOSED to be scary!
Amazon Kindle Review - Angel Thompson
'The Risen: Dawning' takes zombie books back to the way they were always meant to be; brutal and terrifying. Marie F Crow weaves a spine-chilling, detailed horror story of survival in a zombie Apocalypse. Enemies both living and dead are everywhere, and staying alive is a constant struggle that no one is spared from. There is a bit of a romance to be had in here as well, but like everything in this book, nothing is perfect and safe anymore. This is a great book for zombie fans !
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149283750
  • Publisher: Marie F Crow
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Series: The Risen, #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 218,942
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Marie F Crow is the author of the post-apocalyptic series, The Risen. She weaves her stories around the human element of the horror verses the "monsters" themselves. She believes that the real horror of life does not come from the expected, but from the unexpected responses of the human nature and what depths of trauma a person has to survive in certain situations. She began writing The Risen series when feeling that the popular genre was slipping too deep into the realm of pure "slasher" and forgetting what the horror of zombies can mean for a story.

Now with her children's series launched, Marie hopes to use her favorite "monster" as a teaching tool to inspire children to understand that not everything that looks scary, is scary. With Abigail and Her Pet Zombie series, Marie hopes to further spread her love for all things "that go bump in the night" with small children showing them that it's okay to be different and to embrace those same differences in those around them.

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  • Posted June 11, 2014

    The Risen: Books 1-4 brings together the first four books in the

    The Risen: Books 1-4 brings together the first four books in the incredibly entertaining series Risen.

    Author Marie F. Crow has created a world where danger lurks all around you as the dead have risen. Helena Hawthorn is a strong character fighting for her family against difficult odds. Throughout the series we see Helena’s character grow and adapt to the world they now live in all the while gaining strength and heartache. 

    Crow’s Risen is a thrilling series that brings characters and situations fully to life. Her grasp of this genre is remarkable. The series evolves as it continues on adding further depth to the story. This is much more than a typical zombie apocalypse. This is a story of love, family, survival, strength and ingenuity while facing terrifying realities. It is everything a great story should be. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014


    Really hard to finish the first book. I really didn't enjoy the author's overly descriptive style. It was downright annoying. Since I purchased the whole set at once, not recommended, i started the second book. Had to put it down after a few pages. The story is from a small child's perspective, it was written as an adult would speak. Two more books, hope I didn't completely waste my money.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    As I mentioned in my review of Marie F Crow¿s ¿The Risen: Dawnin

    As I mentioned in my review of Marie F Crow’s “The Risen: Dawning, Anniversary Edition”, her storytelling technique is simply unmatched in the zombie books genre.

    Unfortunately, most zombie book authors tend to overemphasize the blood and gore while not taking enough time to thoroughly develop the characters and the storyline. Thankfully, Crow’s incredible blend of vivid imagery, provocative social scenarios, and subtle, but terrifying horror sequences sets her writing apart from that of her peers.

    My favorite book in this collection is “The Risen: Margaret.” Will that book be your favorite book as well? I don’t know. But I can guarantee that you will enjoy reading this incredibly entertaining anthology.

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