The Death of Death

The Death of Death

by K. N. Parker

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What would you say if you met Death face to face?

Death guides usually have rather normal names like John, Mary, Harry, and Jessica. And even ones not quite so normal, like Bartholomew or Ambrosia. They also have the most interesting tales behind their deaths. But one particular death guide has a few problems: she cannot remember her name or the details of her demise, and thus has no story of her own. One fateful night, she meets a young girl that may change her death forever.

Inspired by the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman, and in the style of Children's tales of old, The Death of Death is a tragic, yet sweet little tale about loss and acceptance.

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Available in digital, print, and audiobook.

Readers Love "The Death of Death." Here's what they're saying:

????? "It is a story about self-discovery, love and compassion. It is incredible."

????? "There was absolutely nothing about this story that I didn't love. The writing style made the characters flow from he pages and I couldn't stop reading. The plot was original and I wish that there was more to read. It was heartbreakingly beautiful and had me smiling with tears streaming down my cheeks at my desk at work. I cannot wait to read more of this author's works!"

????? "I cried a little, laughed a little and I wonder how death can be so beautiful! This may be just a short story, but it's a short story to be loved by everyone. That I can assure you."

????? "I was so captivated I read it in one sitting. The author manages to gives us a fresh look at the concept of death and with all that has been written about it over the years, that was an achievement worth mentioning."

????? "This story touched me in many ways, and I am so glad that I stumbled upon it."

????? "Sad but sweet tale about difficult subject. Surprising. Very creative. Loved the cover illustration."

????? " A little bit of heartbreak with a lot of love and hope. In 3 short chapters I absolutely fell in love with the characters and story, this is Death as you've never read before."

????? "I was browsing for a new author and found Mr Parker. The story is well written and adds a new view of the " Grim Reaper." ...I would definitely read more books by K. N. Parker."

????? "Very entertaining and gripping... Adorable, thought provoking and very well written."

????? "Absolutely beautiful. Thought provoking and memorable."

????? "Wonderfully done! A tiny story with a large heart and soul, I enjoyed every word and await news works from Mr. Parker."

????? "Whimsical, sweet, and macabre. It will warm the cockles of your dark little heart."


"... Amusing, raw, and poignant in perfect balance. A gem of a tale about facing death: wise, wry, and moving."
- Kirkus Review

"A sad, yet heartwarming tale of a young girl and her death guide, and the story they share. An interesting tale that will leave you wondering about what happens when we die. I really enjoyed the idea behind this book as it is a question that we all ask at some time in our lives."
- Readers' Favorite

"The Death of Death by K. N. Parker is a gorgeous fairytale-like story that is equal parts haunting and beautiful... Parker manages to weave this truly dark tale in a tone that can only be described as sweet... The amount of imagery in this book was great, from the description of the guides to the world around them..."
- Online Book Club

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016307251
Publisher: K. N. Parker
Publication date: 02/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 80 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

K. N. Parker is a simple man in his thirties, and was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is currently working on a full-length novel and two more short stories. He shares heritages with two countries: America and Japan, and he spends his time between the two whenever possible. When in his late teens he thought it proper to teach himself Japanese, and so he did, and now can communicate with you in two ways, if applicable. When not writing or creating trouble in various coffee shops throughout the world, he enjoys graphic design, television, and film.

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