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Dead Tide Rising: DT2 Paperback – August 19, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453731423
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453731420
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,291,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Dead Tide 2 is even more of a whirlwind of adrenaline fueled zombie terror than its predecessor.  
--patrickdorazio.com/author/patrickdorazio/page/6/

From the Author

I have served and observed humanity for over thirty years and have seen first hand the best and the worst we can be.  This sequel continues where the novel Dead Tide left off, and follows the lives and experiences of a number of survivors of the 'Zompocalypse' in a nearly lawless world shrouded in shades of gray. 
Hope to get started on the third installment in the Dead Tide series:  The Last Wave, soon.

More About the Author

Stephen A. North is a Florida native. He has a BA in English Literature from USF. He served in the Army Reserve as a military policeman from 12/84 to 12/90. His first 'real' job was making camera bellows when he was sixteen. From there he worked in the fast food industry, a book store, then three major retailers. He's also worked in a print shop.

His favorite hobbies have always been listening to music and reading books. For the moment his writing is in the Science Fiction and Horror genres, but there are plans to branch out.

Dead Tide and Dead Tide Rising and Dead Tide Surge are available in all formats.

Current project is re-releasing Beneath the Mask and Drifter with Permuted Press.



Customer Reviews

So I figured the least I could do was read it.
Kenny Waryn
I actually like the rapid switches between characters and the short chapters because it contributes to the general sense of chaos which the story is all about.
CT Phipps
With his original book, Beneath the Mask, he showed himself quite capable of crafting a top-notch story in a genre that is filled with lesser efforts.
Michael Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ursula K. Raphael TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
In the first book, the focus seemed to be more on the police officers forced to choose between helping the citizens of their city and assisting the politicians in their attempt to escape via a luxury ship, although other storylines included both civilians and soldiers, and the controversial orders given to the military to ensure that the outbreak is contained. In the second book, it becomes obvious that the worst is yet to come when the characters meet monsters worse than the zombies.

The series continues to divulge more about the background of the surviving characters, revealing their own individual experiences within the same outbreak area. The human strengths and weaknesses are more than plausible, with North giving extra attention to the details this time around. Many people behave egotistically, but it's those moments when someone chooses to do the right thing, even when it's the hardest thing to do, that really creates a strong bond between the survivors and the reader.

I can't wait for the third book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Clifton on August 26, 2013
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Another great read indeed! My only complaint is that I was left hanging yet again wondering if our heroes are going to make it some place safe. Keep writing and hurry with the next book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By josyposy on August 22, 2013
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I loved the 1st book "Dead Tide" and I loved this one!!!! Again all I can say is ,it's a GREAT entertaining read.I'm looking forward to the next one. Thank you again,Mr North!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CT Phipps on July 4, 2014
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There's two kinds of zombie novels. The first kind of zombie novel is the disaster story about the event (like World War Z). The second kind of novel is survival horror about the survivors (like Romero's films or the Walking Dead). There's significant overlap between the two but it'll give you a rough idea of the two major trends in these kinds of stories.

Dead Tide Rising exists in the middle of these two types, leaning towards the former. We get dozens or so accounts of survivors trying to live through the horrors of the Apocalypse but, in a real sense, it's all about their individual stories giving us perspective on the event itself. Dead Tide Rising is the sequel to the original Dead Tide (reviewed here) which had a similar approach. The book was criticized because it had dozens of characters and very short chapters dealing with their reactions to events as they unfolded, switching rapidly between perspectives. Some wished he could have made a smaller cast or, at least, taken more time to give a stronger sense of each individual.

I think this is unfair because it misses the point. In addition to having several very memorable characters, this is not a series about the survivors like say The Walking Dead or The Becoming. This is a series about the end of the world. We get lots of action and personal tragedies but this is to let us know what the apocalypse is like. The citizens of Saint Petersburg, FL (like those in every city across America by this point) are losing their loved ones and watching their world end one person at a time.

I actually like the rapid switches between characters and the short chapters because it contributes to the general sense of chaos which the story is all about. We see people struggling to survive from every walk of life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By enajera on August 30, 2013
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I enjoyed this post apocalyptic tale alot more than I liked part 1. The characters are great and the story is a little but easier to follow. My only complaint is how abruptly the story comes to an end. It almost feels like the author suddenly stopped writing and forgot to finish the book. Regardless, I recommend this book to lovers if zombie stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Bookie Monster on July 12, 2014
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The action and adventure continues in Stephen A. North's Dead Tide Rising, the follow up to the first book in the Dead Tide series. The book begins at the beginning of the zom-pocalypse with the addition of yet another character, Dead Eye Johnny, and we are then hurled head first back into the continuing saga of the first book as the undead rip through the Tampa Bay area.

Again, as with the first novel, it's definitely a fun read. I love the blood and guts, the storytelling is adventurous and risky, and there is plenty of zombie action and death scenes to go 'round. But just like the first novel, the follow up was just as confusing. In addition to the already overwhelming number of character view points, North has added the president of The United States, Dead Eye Johnny the cart pusher, the president's wife, and so on and so forth. I can only say so on and so forth, because after now reading two of North's books in the same series (nearly back to back) I can barely recall all of the characters' names and I couldn't begin to tell you anything other than their occupation.

My favorite kind of story is one in which I can identify or relate with at least one of the characters. I truly enjoy and have the ability to immerse myself into a book in which I genuinely care about someone in it. Unfortunately that is not the case in Dead Tide Rising. For however much I enjoyed the content of the book, I never truly found myself ever caring about the characters and I found that if any one of them were killed off and the third book in the series has an entirely new cast of characters, I would be fine with it.
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