War is a constant in human society and has been for thousands of years. That will not change anytime soon. Therefore, it behooves us to study war so that we can be better prepared as a society for the sacrifices required to achieve victory. In that respect, it is more important to study the defeated and to understand why they were defeated. Almost as important as the war itself, is the peace. Poor war termination leads to another war, while skillful war termination leads to long-term settlement.
Kit Jefferies, a part-time department store Christmas elf, is an artist who loves life and his family. Unfortunately, his car dies at a rest stop in the middle of nowhere as he is heading home for Christmas. Enter Nick St. George. Nick is a very unhappy man - he's achieved his professional goals only to find the rest of his life bleak and empty.
"Corny and sad and sweet and romantic!"
Newly minted zombie, Sally Mertill, is kidnapped by a nondescript van in front of her fellow zombie and mentor - Bocnic Drewings or "Bo" as his friends call him. He can only guess why someone would take Sally: she can raise the dead. Bo is forced to seek out assistance from a self-serving witch named Zemra if he is going to save Sally. What he learns scares him. Sally's surreal trek through a world of unimaginable creatures has brought her face to face against a menacing entity to outdo them all...