The United States military hides a secret: the completely real existence of eat-your-brains, one-bite-and-you're-dead zombies. The Army has known they exist for over 100, and has been quietly and expertly keeping the secret. Until now. His hometown destroyed, with everyone he has ever known dead and gone, the sole survivor of the massacre at Fall Creek joins a secret military group to combat the single greatest threat our world has ever faced. Unfortunately, his help may come too late.
A ruthless killer shows a real hunger for fame. Struggling through the wilderness, an infected man tries to lead zombies away from his family. Hell hath no fury like a woman murdered. Civil War soldiers discover the secrets of a Southern swamp. Can Christmas magic survive the zombie apocalypse? A ship of the dead hunts the living on the high seas. Dinner in a diner takes on divine import. A 200-year-old vampire has a little surprise waiting for his next victim.
"In regards to all the stories here"
The world has ended, and the few who are left struggle day by day to survive. They hoped that the worst thing they would have to deal with in this new world would be the walkers, who come to rip and tear and kill. They were wrong.
"The Dying of the Light: Interval"
In the winter of 1872, Captain William Trace and his men were ordered to investigate a series of unexplained attacks on local citizens in the remote villages of the wild and untamed Washington Territory. What Captain Trace found was pure nightmare fuel, and what had started as a simple reconnaissance mission had become something far, far more. For Captain Trace, the winter of 1872 was about survival, not just of the body, but of the mind.
"All nightmares have a beginning..."
In the final days of the zombie apocalypse, Tom Reynolds led a group of AEGIS soldiers - 8th team - on what was supposed to be a relatively easy assignment. Things didn't go as planned. When rescue arrived hours later, the only thing they found were tattered scraps of uniforms and empty shell casings. Reynolds and the entire 8th team were listed as KIA. This is their story.
Marko has never sailed before, being a street urchin from the Bakrasahni capital city of Mynea. During his first voyage on the Sea of Tears, he discovers his captain is famous, and may be more than he seems. Unfortunately, evil has found them, and Marko may not make it home again. Such is the life of a cabin boy aboard the HMS Titan's Hand. The story is set in Bakrasah, a fantasy realm of magic and mayhem, and of a fallen kingdom and shining cities.
He is tall, dangerous, and the last of his kind, hunted and persecuted throughout their long, bloody and sordid history. The Board has convened, and requested his presence in an effort to eliminate - literally - their competition. He isn't what they're expecting, however, and before they know it, the tables are turning.
"Our planet is dying; we have to leave. There is another nearby world, ready to receive us, but the Governor placates the people with lies and threatens them with arrest or execution instead of acting to save our species. I have a plan, and it will take all I have and more to see it through. I hope I am strong enough."
Adrastos and his loving wife Maya have ruled the island for a millenia, but now their civilization is coming to an end. All that is left to do is leave a message for future generations, other as yet undeveloped peoples, to find someday eons hence.