The final chapter in the serial novel Absalom's Wake brings to a close this darkly fantastic tale of high weirdness on the high seas.
Once the truth about Koro is revealed, the crew turn against his best friend, Padgett. Labelled a "Jonah" and warlock, Padgett finds himself exiled to Absalom's wake, with nothing but a small amount of bread and water. It is from this vantage point he observes the final days of the Absalom and witnesses the wrath of the monster whale known as King Jim. Abandoned and adrift in the South Pacific, he must rely on his own wits and will if he is to survive--but is he truly alone?
Nancy A. Collins is the author of several novels and numerous short stories. In addition, she served a two-year stint for DC Comics’ Swamp Thing series. She is a recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award and The British Fantasy Society’s Icarus Award, as well as a nominee for the Eisner Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and an International Horror Guild award. Best-known for her groundbreaking vampire character, Sonja Blue, Collins's works include Dead Man’s Hand, Knuckles and Tales, and Sunglasses After Dark. Her most recent work is the Vamps series, published by HarperCollins. Collins makes her home in Cape Fear, North Carolina, appropriately enough.