Memento Mori: Book Two

Memento Mori: Book Two

by David S. E. Zapanta


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Return to the inventive, voodoo-fueled world of Posthumous with Memento Mori, Book Two of the Cadabra Rasa Series.

Actor Damon Grayson must overcome his necrophobic image even as he struggles with the pitfalls of celebrity-all while dressed as a popular undead theme park mascot. But all Damon wants to do is make things right with his kindhearted bodyguard, Cornelius...

Acclaimed fountain dowser Barnabas Hardy's quest for the powerful shaman known as the corpse whisperer leads him into the treacherous Debtor's Mine, where he is forced to confront not only the dead, but the demons of his past as well.

And Calvin Burns, an up-and-coming Neo-Lifer, is tasked with a secret mission that immediately puts him at odds-and shoulder to shoulder-with grey-collar deadbacks.

Irreverent, insightful, and brimming with disturbing imagery, Memento Mori explores issues of social inequality, economic disparity, and peacetime patriotism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989664769
Publisher: Melancholy Press
Publication date: 06/17/2015
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

David S.E. Zapanta is a novelist, illustrator, and renowned Depression Enthusiast. In addition to writing the Cadabra Rasa Series, he is the creator of Melancholy Greetings.

He currently resides in a small corner of New England where "despair has its own zip code."

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Memento Mori: Book Two 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zapanta has done it again. It's a pleasure to step back into the highly imaginative world of the Cadabra Rasa series. (Have you read Posthumous yet? If not, you should!) This book is denser and darker in tone than the first. Bumbling actor Damon Grayson provides needed comic relief - his scenes at Kadabraland, a theme park for the undead and the necrophiles who love them, are some of the most enjoyable in the book. In the meantime, the mysteries deepen around the other characters. Barnabas Hardy, the fountain dowser, driven by his search for the possibly-mythical Corpse Whisperer even as he mourns the mistakes of his past. Calvin, the young Neo-Lifer with something to prove. And Solomon, the Secretary of Undead Affairs, who seems to be pulling even more strings than previously suspected. I can't wait to see how my new theories pan out in the third book - some of my old theories concerning Posthumous crumbled to dust after reading this book. This sequel definitely leaves the reader wanting to know more.
sdare More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book & continue to be impressed by this author's substantial story-telling skills. Zapanta vigorously takes ownership of old tropes and weaves them into engaging tales of human nature. Keep up the good work, please!