The Reapers are the Angels
by Alden Bell
Tor Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780230748644
Date: 03 September 2010 List Price £16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: A much heralded lead title, forthcoming from Tor UK later in the year. The Reapers are the Angels is a literary zombie novel - and I bet you never thought there could be such a thing! Alden Bell's novel is highly anticipated and even months prior to publication is already receiving rave reviews. Due in hardcover in September.
" God is a slick god. Temple knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe...
Older than her years and completely alone, Temple is just trying to live one day at a time in a post-apocalyptic world, where the undead roam endlessly, and the remnant of mankind who have survived, at times, seem to retain little humanity themselves. This is the world she was born into. Temple has known nothing else. Her journey takes her to far-flung places, to people struggling to maintain some semblance of civilization – and to those who have created a new world order for themselves.
When she comes across the helpless Maury, she attempts to set one thing right, if she can just get him back to his family in Texas then maybe it will bring redemption for some of the terrible things she's done in her past. Because Temple has had to fight to survive, has done things that she's not proud of and, along the road, she's made enemies.
Now one vengeful man is determined that, in a world gone mad, killing her is the one thing that makes sense..."