Rise is a novel by Gareth Wood, released January 16th, 2012. There is a sequel, Age of the Dead.


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In May of 2004 a strange plague sweeps the world in a matter of days. Millions die only to rise again and feed on the surviving few. Rise follows the journey of a small group of survivors on their quest for safety. Set in an apocalyptic Canada, a land with few guns, vast open wilderness, and many, many undead.