From M. Scott Burgess comes a new episodic book-series that reimagines and redefines the zombie apocalypse genre.
In the near future, the world has died. With no warning, all technology and communication have inexplicably shut down and zombies have begun to rise. They feed on the living, 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 this 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 lost.
What they don’t realize is that there are things hiding in the shadows, things that are far worse than zombies.
Empire of the Dead is the fourth episode in the series. It follows the story of the survivors as they escape from hell in Orange County and search for refuge East, in the Inland Empire. What they find however, ends up being anything but safe harbor, and keeps them wondering if they’ll ever find what they’re looking for. (35,889 words)