Massive sinkholes are opening across the country – each larger and deeper than the previous one. First the family pets go missing, and anyone living near one of the pits, is reporting strange phenomena – the vibrations, sulphurous odours and strange sounds rising up from the stygian depths. Then come the reports of horrifying ‘things’ rising from the darkness.

When the people start disappearing the government is forced to act. A team is sent in to explore one of the holes – and all hell breaks loose – the Old Ones are rising up again.

From the war zones of the Syrian Desert, to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns, as he searches for the fabled Al Azif, known as the Book of the Dead. He must unravel an age-old prophecy, and stop Beings from a time even before the primordial ooze, which seek once again to claim the planet as their own. Time is running out, for Matt, and all life on Earth.

♦ Finalist: Aurealis Award – Best Horror Novel

♦ Finalist: Australian Shadows Award – Best Horror Novel

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What the critics are saying about Book of the Dead:

With THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, Greig Beck conjures terror and dark magic in a sprawling, apocalyptic nightmare of a novel. Highly recommended!
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-WARS and PREDATOR ONE
Things that have only caused fear in legend and literature are now rising up to destroy the world. The characters are believable, the pacing is frantic, and the plotline is so incredible only a few authors could make it seem so believable. Beck is one of those authors. He has really hit his stride with Book of the Dead, and I cannot wait to see what he does with his next book.
Geoff Brown, Thirteen O’Clock, Dark Fiction News & Reviews
Beck has crafted an amazing tale filled with dark horror and violence in his BOOK OF THE DEAD – his exploration and use of the Cthulhu mythos was also well done, creating a deep sense of foreboding and terror deep within me as a turned page after page. As a homage to Lovecraft, Beck has produced a work to be proud of. The best military horror I have read all year… and Beck’s best work yet. A must read for military horror and Lovecraft fans! 5 out of 5 stars.
Smash Dragons Books Review
The Book of the Dead had me totally hooked, and I certainly can’t find the words to express just how good this book was. I loved absolutely everything about it – the characters were great, well developed and fleshed out, the pacing was perfect and the world building was fantastic. I was totally engrossed in the story from start to finish. The Book of the Dead is a must read for all Lovecraft fans and is one of my top reads of 2014.
Scarlet's Web, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Suspense and Thriller Book Reviews
It all starts with a sink hole and a missing couple, but The Book of the Dead quickly turns into a horrifying story of possible mass extinction — Greig Beck continues to provide entertaining, nail-biting, edge of your seat adventure stories.
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