What happens when everything you believed turns out to be a lie?
“The Soulless are Not Human.
To Kill in Jacob’s Name is Just.”
– The Guardians’ Sacred Motto
The Red Death reigns over the world, killing all who come in contact with the plague in their early twenties, their souls stripped away as punishment for ancient sins long forgotten. Only those in the secret enclave known as Eden are spared from the plague. Seventeen-year-old Aaliss, a sworn Guardian, protects Eden from the Red Death by killing outsiders who stray too close.
When her odd younger brother, Wilky, discovers a cure to the plague, the corrupt High Priest brands them as traitors. Forced to flee, they seek refuge in the last place she’d every thought she’d go—the land of the Soulless. Here she’s plunged into a medieval world filled with witches, magic, and warrior kingdoms run by Elders only a few years older than them.
Aaliss yearns to return home, but when her heart tugs her deeper into the world of the Soulless, she questions everything she once believed. Has her soul been taken? Will she and Wilky fall victim to the Red Death, or will they die in the center of a battle that threatens to tear the Soulless world apart? Or... might Aaliss finally find, against all odds, what her heart has yearned for all along?
[Dystopian Science Fiction, Sword and Sorcery, Post-Apocalyptic]
RED DEATH by Jeff Altabef
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the “Red Death” series of dystopian sci-fi adventures, brought to by the multiple award-winning co-author of the “Chosen” series of YA fantasy thrillers. [DRM-Free]
Other Books by Jeff Altabef:
- Wind Catcher (Chosen: Book 1)
- Brink of Dawn (Chosen: Book 2)
- Scorched Souls (Chosen: Book 3)
- Fracture Point
- Shatter Point
More Great Sci-Fi from Evolved Publishing:
- The Seekers Series by David Litwack (The Children of Darkness; The Stuff of Stars; The Light of Reason)
- The Jakkattu Vector by P.K. Tyler
- Uploaded (Uploaded: Book 1) by James W. Hughes
About the Author
He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller from Tate Publishing, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing released his second novel, the thriller Shatter Point, in 2014, and will release his young adult fantasy series Chosen, co-written with his daughter Erynn, starting in the spring of 2015.
Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers' Workshop, on The Chappaqua-MountKisco Patch.
EDITOR: Lane Diamond has over 120 published books to his editing credit, including many multiple award-winners, across many genres and styles.