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The Rising Horde, Volume Two (Sequel to "The Gathering Dead") [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Knight
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Book Description

The War Between the Dead and the Living Has Begun

Now in command of Joint Task Force SPARTA, Lt. Colonel Cord McDaniels and his desperate special forces team struggle to defend the fortified Texas laboratory as it's besieged by an army of stenches that will not stop. Now numbering in the millions, the spookily intelligent zombie horde moves with terrifying purpose, intent upon destroying production of the anti-necromorph vaccine that could save humanity -- and consuming everyone who's still living!

The dead shall inherit the earth!

THE GATHERING DEAD series consists of the following works:

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  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ronin LLC (April 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007YT8UJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,564 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Story! May 16, 2012
By Joe_L
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I waited to write this review after reading both volumes of this book - not so much because they seem to be a set (volume two continues the story) but because I was so into reading that I couldn't stop to write this. I'm using this text to review both volumes.

I've read several works from Stephen Knight (this being his most recent). He is a fantastic storyteller. This story has constant action and is deep - this is no shoot-em-up dime-store paperback. Interspersed are some parts that made me laugh out loud. Throughout, the story is fast-paced and gripping. When I was reading, be it in a doctor's office, the train to work, or on my couch, I was part of the story. My mind often wanders while I read a book, but not in this case. It is easy to pick up and imediately fall into the story.

I really like Knight's writing style The story pulls you in, and it is so fast paced that it keeps you hooked. There is enough detail to draw you a good picture, yet not so much that you get bored reading paragraph after paragraph about minor details (think of a female author's description about the decor in a living room).

It took me a while to read the story - it's a good solid story - it made me think of Stephen King's "The Stand" - another great work.

If you like any of Stephen Knight's work you'll enjoy this. If you haven't yet read anything by Knight this is a great place to start. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best zombie book I have read March 11, 2013
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I've read more than a few zombie books in my day. Heh, I know, I know a weakness of mine. Most of these books haven't been all that good and some downright horrible.

THIS book, however, is a fine, fine action adventure. This is the book the movie World War Z SHOULD be based on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the rising horde: volume 2 March 7, 2013
By nikki
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The gold standard of zombie series. Stephen Knight has the best perspective and knowledge of a military reaction of any of the authors I have read and I have read a lot of them. His characters are well developed and he doesn't throw too many scenarios at you. Some writers have 15-20 characters, situated in different parts of the country or world and it can get confusing when you are in four or five different series, waiting for another book. I liked the fact that I could read other books in between the releases of this series and pick up right off the bat. I am not crazy about the uber zombies, but they don't overwhelm the story line. One of the few writers to deal with the inevitability that there would be millions and millions of zeds and not a really good chance of survival in that little cabin in the woods. Pretty bleak outcome but tight story lines.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Make the Ammunition Count August 6, 2012
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Humankind is on the brink of extinction and a thin green line is our only hope. Millions of zombies are making their way to a Texas laboratory defended by Joint Task Force SPARTA. This is the final entry in author Knight's exciting series. He has progressively ratcheted up the action that began in a more nuanced tale of a special forces team making it out of Manhattan. This outing offers tons of explosions, biting and a bit of suspense attributed to high-order zombies. But it the visual of a tidal wave of necromophs crossing America that captured this reader's attention and imagination. It is great zombie fun with lots of testosterone-laced military action.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent December 18, 2012
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I have to give this book an excellent rating. I enjoyed the author's earlier works, "The Gathering Dead," "Left With the Dead," and "The Rising Horde, Volume One." This fourth book brings our protagonists and their fight against the undead full circle. Well developed characters, exciting action, and a good tight story make this another must read for fans of the genre. I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great. Read May 15, 2013
By Flora
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These books would make fantastic movie. Leave out the big names and use normal believable people Had to sort of wade through the military jargon but was worth every minute Anyone into Scyfi this is a must read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great End to a Fantastic Series April 25, 2013
By James B
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I have been on a zombie book kick for the past few month and this series has been one of the best so far. Very well written and just the right amount of technical detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting series! April 9, 2013
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Very well written and a very exciting series. Not the type of book I usually read but I really got hooked and will probably try all Knight's books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
WOW! And, I say again - WOW! It has been a long time since I have read ANYTHING that was as intense as the battle scenes in this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Paine
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Zombie Book Ever
Just loved this book! Kept me up late at night hoping the characters would mskevit another day. McDaniels was some heavy duty special forces guy! WOW
Published 2 months ago by Dfetchko
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Stephen Knight is a great author and this was a great end to the series..
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it. You could tell a lot of research ...
Picked up where the last one left off, accordingly. Really enjoyed it. You could tell a lot of research went into the book regarding military strategy/lingo. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart zombies??
Loved it, just the thought of them marching in formation from city to city eating everyone terrified me, and the ending at Gatrelles cabin...:'( so sad!!
Published 6 months ago by Alli
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great series!
I loved the story and characters in this series. One day I hope they make this book into a movie. Gartrell is the man and his survival in New York book was my favorite read.
Published 7 months ago by Roy Araujo
3.0 out of 5 stars The rising horde
This book was an interesting read to say the least. A bit too much military jargon but I did enjoy it.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome series
I am absolutely enthralled with Stephen Knights zombie books and I hope to read more of his books as soon as possible. Mr. Knight, thanks for the great stories, keep it up!
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Rises to the occasion again!!!
I am writing this review under my wife's account. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and gave become a big follower of Stephen's storytelling. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars best zombie book I have read this year
I have read most and this is the best since wwz. If you like the military zombie mix this is a no brainier.
Published 9 months ago by Kattyuska C.
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Stephen Knight is the author of the bestselling zombie apocalypse tale The Gathering Dead and the follow-on novella Left With The Dead, as well as the horror thriller City of the Damned and the action-adventure Hackett's War. Together with Derek Paterson, he wrote the erotic thriller White Tiger. Knight lives in the New York City area.

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