The Shores of the Dead

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

The Rising Publisher's Summary

The world as it had been ended in less than a day. An ancient evil that had been relegated to the most ancient of myths and legends has returned. The dead rose to consume the flesh of the living and only the lucky and the strong were able to survive the initial onslaught. Three groups of survivors must come together and unite against an army of the dead lead by a dark priest and his human followers who are looking to find the key to opening the barriers between worlds and turn the Earth into a true realm of the dead.

Liam Harrison is a former Special Forces soldier and current spook for the NSA. As the dead rise he races to warn his estranged family and save as many people sheltered at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as he can before the dead breach the barriers and turn the temporary refuge into an abattoir.

Kyle Carson was one of the directionless slackers that seemed to typify the current generation of young adults. When the dead rose he found himself trapped at his place of employment with friends and enemies alike. Even if he and his best friend manage to escape the tightening noose of the dead surrounding the store they will still need to locate those they love and find some place, any place that is safe from the dead.

Dr. Lisa Sutton survived two tours in the sands of Afghanistan only to return to a position at the University of Michigan ER just in time for the dead to rise. As command and control breaks down it is up to the reserve Army Captain to take command of the situation and prepare the survivors at the school for a long trek to safety in the states upper peninsula.

Sherriff David Marshall is usually only concerned with keeping the peace in the small town of White Harbor Michigan. But when the dead rise and the town is cut off from the state and federal governments, if they even still exist, David and the council of the town are saddled with protecting the people of the county from the dead? And the living.

©2012 Josh Hilden (P)2014 Josh Hilden
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  • Book 1

    • The Rising

    • The Shores of the Dead, Book 1
    • By: Josh Hilden
    • Narrated by: Clay Teunis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The world as it had been ended in less than a day. An ancient evil that had been relegated to the most ancient of myths and legends has returned. The dead rose to consume the flesh of the living and only the lucky and the strong were able to survive the initial onslaught. Three groups of survivors must come together and unite against an army of the dead lead by a dark priest and his human followers who are looking to find the key to opening the barriers between worlds and turn the Earth into a true realm of the dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • mix of constantine and zombies

    • By Mike Naka on 03-22-14
    • The Shores of the Dead, Book 1
    • By: Josh Hilden
    • Narrated by: Clay Teunis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-14
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Shores of the Dead

    • Book Two: The Journey , Volume 2
    • By: Josh Hilden
    • Narrated by: Ken Z.
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The homes and safe places that have been the places of the living are now empty and broken. Pursued by a force of malevolent evil two groups of survivors race toward the hoped for safety of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But in the North the perceived safe haven of White Harbor may not be as safe as its residents believe. As a more human evil plots against the bastion of life and the travelers from the south are tried and tested on their journey the world marches closer and closer to becoming a domain of the dead.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • The Final Stand

    • The Shores of the Dead, Book 3
    • By: Josh Hilden
    • Narrated by: Leslie Intriago
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The end has come as the various groups and factions race to the apocalyptic climax. As the people of White harbor struggle to shore up their defenses the Rangers and Wolverines make a stand at the Mighty Mackinac Bridge in an effort to thwart the crossing of the Army of the Dead. Some will live and some will die but in the end it will all be decided with the courage of the living on the Shores of the Dead.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3.5

    • Christmas on the Shores of the Dead

    • The Shores of the Dead, Book 3.5
    • By: Josh Hilden
    • Narrated by: Leslie Intriago
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    It's the first Christmas following the rise of the dead, and all little Caleb wants is to see his parents again. It's up to the only family he has left, his sister Amber, to try and make his Christmas wish come true.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • Tales from the Shores of the Dead, Volume 4

    • By: Josh Hilden
    • Narrated by: Leslie Intriago
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nine short stories set in the Shores of the Dead universe. Broken into blocks of three, they take place after each of the novels in the series.

    Regular price: $3.95