For the first time in e-book format, a master dark fantasist spins tale of an exorcist who must face the restless undead.
Parl Dro comes by night. A renowned and infamous exorcist, Parl Dro is known as the Ghost-Killer—the man who hunts down the deadalive and destroys them. For death is not always the end. With strong enough motive, the dead can return as ghosts, bound to a physical link from their once-living bodies. Left on their own, the deadalive feed off the living.
But not everyone wants to give up their ghosts. While some buy his services and praise his work, others—like Ciddey Soban—hate the man who would deprive them of their beloved dead. When Parl Dro walks up the road to their house, Ciddey is determined to keep him from exorcising her sister—and vows vengeance against him if she fails.
However, the Soban house is only one stop along the way to Parl Dro’s destination: Ghyste Mortua. Once a mountain town that was lost in a landslide, Ghyste Mortua is now a veritable ghost town, and Parl Dro aims to destroy it. Reluctantly accompanied by the musician Myal Lemyal—who hopes Ghyste Mortua will inspire his masterpiece—Parl Dro must challenge his beliefs both about ghosts and about himself, revealing secrets and confronting the truth of his past.