Maya's shocked to discover it's not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. In order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones, all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an Irish boy enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor's wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most, and worries that she hasn't learned all of heaven's most vital lessons.
Maya continues to delve into her past lives after death, and strives to complete the tentative journey required to reunite with her loved ones in heaven. She must relive and explore her former incarnations as the scandalous and misunderstood Lucrezia Borgia in Renaissance Italy; a young stowaway on the doomed Spanish Armada fleet; and the rebellious Irish Robin Hood, Count Redmond O'Hanlon. Her companions prove truer while her enemies grow stronger as her bygone adventures spin forth.
When Anne Matthews discovers she's accidentally become a stowaway on a private flight to Mexico, she is devastated. What started out as a task as simple as delivering a catered dinner has turned into a disaster. Ramon Castillo is immediately suspicious of the stowaway. Sure that she is just another money-grubbing rip-off artist, he dismisses her with just an angry glare, ordering her on the next flight out of town. After the mix-up of a lifetime, Anne is reluctantly hired to play the part of loving fiancée for the aloof, but handsome man.
The millennia-old history of Faerûn is haunted with ghosts, vampires, zombies, and all other manner of gruesome undead. This anthology of all new stories is filled with the twelve most terrifying and lethal of these tales. From ancient lich kings to freshly turned ghouls; from disembodied hands to unholy, decaying angels, the dead in the Forgotten Realms rarely rest in peace.