Along the way, they learn the horrific origin of Snow’s terrible curse—a powerful yet tragic monster intent on seeking revenge against its selfish creator, King Francis, and all of humanity. Meanwhile, a group of sadistic Ascendio soldiers captures the allies, believing them to be responsible for the collapse of their kingdom.Yet even darker forces conspire against Adara and her fellow survivors. Snow has conjured werewolf-zombie hybrids known as Horrorhounds to pursue them. As well, the invisible man known as Coyn and the murderous Hepo—now a werewolf—emerge from the ashes of Aspire to seek vengeance of their own.
Rob E. Boley grew up in Enon, Ohio, a little town with a big Indian mound. He later earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. His fiction has appeared in several markets, including A cappella Zoo, Pseudopod, Necrotic Tissue, and Best New Werewolf Tales. He lives with his daughter in Dayton, where he works for his alma mater.