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The Dead Ways (The Dead Ways, #1)

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The government has a plan to clean up the environment - closing down motorways and returning the roads to nature. But beneath the roads lie the dead ways, ancient lines of power sealing off this world from the next and imprisoning a long-forgotten evil. If the dead ways are opened, it will unleash an apocalypse of the dead.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published 2011 by Catnip
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Darren Hartwell
Jan 07, 2012 Darren Hartwell rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
My mother always used to tell me that the best things came in small packages. If that is true then The Dead Ways by Christopher Edge is a perfect example of this maxim. At a mere 208 pages it weighs in way below most horror stories for the 11+ age group, but even so it still packs quite a punch.

Main character Scott is the son of a civil servant who is very much involved in a project known as the Greening of the Roads, whereby the government plans to close down a number of the country’s motorways
John O'Halloran
Mar 21, 2013 John O'Halloran rated it liked it
Hmmm Vampires and teenagers with smartphones...they're every bloody where. I therefore wasn't completely convinced when picking up this book that I would enjoy it as I thought it was more of 'that sort of thing' and not really sure if it would be mine.The good news is that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The bad news is that I don't think I care enough to bother with reading any more in the series.I picked this book up from my wonderful fiance's reading ...more
Sep 29, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
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The UK government have a plan to benefit future generation of pollution and stop congestion on the UK busiest motorways. The Greening of the Roads scheme is the removal of these roads and replaced by fast-speed train. But since the project started, stranger things have begin to happen. Mist and ghostly apparitions appear out of the nowhere and effect only the motorway.

So, when Scott Williams, son of Alex Williams, civil servant to the Department of Transport, is
Originally posted on Once Upon A Time.

I will admit to being a little unreasonably wary of The Dead Ways before picking it up because I was worried that it might have been a little young for me as I have a history with not enjoying middle grade books because I often find the writing and story style too simplistic. However, I was not to worry. The Dead Ways is a great piece of fiction for young adults and adults alike. Okay, so there were quite a few convenient near misses throughout the novel but
Kirsty (overflowing library)
I started The Dead Ways a little bit apprehensively as I am not the type of person that usually enjoys zombie books. There has been so many Zombie titles dropping through my door of late that I have quite honestly got fed up with them. However in this case I was pleasantly surprised and pleased that I decided to give this one a go as it is very different from other Zombie novels I have had come my way.

The book itself starts with a prologue which goes along at break neck pace and this doesn't let
Apr 03, 2012 Gary rated it it was ok
This book just didn't captivate me enough. It was predictable, the plot was cliche, and the characters were outright flat.

I'm quite disappointed.

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The authorities were planning to remove the roads in Britain permanently and replace them with an electric train, claiming that it would be more environmentally friendly and ease the traffic at the same time. Little did everyone know that what the Transport Minister had in mind was something of the supernatural, and the train project was just
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