But freedom is not all I imagined it to be.
There is great danger in the Deadlands. High fences keep the high-tech trains safe, and even higher walls protect the settlements from the hordes of the Unblessed Dead roaming the untamed land. Yet, just like in the Atonement Settlement, humans are just as much a threat. Marauders terrorize settlements while a new religion is murdering suspected necromancers.
I have no choice but to go to the Chantry and study to become a Necromancer Cleric. It is my only hope to one day save my younger sister, Carrie, from the Atonement Settlement.
But when I am forced to reveal the full force of my necromancy, I soon realize that the human threat against my freedom may destroy all my hopes for the future.
Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor) as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living. She also co-hosted the ZCast: a Z Nation Fan Podcast, interviewing the cast and crew of the SyFy show. Born and raised in Texas, she currently resides with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets) in South Texas. She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.