From Cherie Priest, the award-winning author of Maplecroft,
comes a new tale of Lizzie Bordenâ€™s continuing war against
the cosmic horrors threatening humanityâ€¦
Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice
and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its
populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named â€śHarry the
Hackerâ€ť by the press, has been carving up citizens with a
hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy
gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods
from beyond the heavens.
This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of
an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The
parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman
to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity.
An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch
the earth of all life.