Destiny of the Dead is the second novel in a genre-bending series from New York Times bestselling author Kel Kade.
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The God of Death is tired of dealing with the living, so he’s decided everyone should die. And he’s found allies. The Berru, an empire of dark mages, has unleashed a terrifying army of monstrous lyksvight upon everyone with a pulse.
While the wealthy and powerful, the kings and queens, abandon the dying world, one group of misfits says no more. Through dogged determination and the ability to bind souls to their dead bodies, Aaslo and his friends fight on.
In the mountains of the far north, another bastion of defense is opened. Cherrí, the avatar of a vengeful fire god, has united the survivors amongst her people and begun her own war on the invaders.
Now, Aaslo and Cherrí must find a way to unite their powers, one divine, the other profane, to throw back the monsters of the Berru, and challenge Death itself.
The Shroud of Prophecy Series:
Fate of the Fallen
Destiny of the Dead
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Kade's second Shroud of Prophecy fantasy adds a formidable amount of plot complication to the already substantial weight of lore established in Fate of the Fallen. At its core, it's a story of squabbling gods colliding with squabbling humans. Axus, god of death, and his minions intend to annihilate "the infestation that was life." But not all the gods agree, with some at least curious about how humans struggle to survive. The human Aaslo, for example, has grown from a simple forester to a mighty hero with the arm of a dragon and unpredictable supernatural powers, including the ability to raise dead men as warriors (his "corpse corps"). He doesn't enjoy the savior role that's been thrust upon him, and is constantly hounded by sarcastic comments from the severed head of his brother, Mathias, who was prophesied to be the chosen one before his death. And then there's Cherri, who unwillingly recognizes her role as a paladin. When she and Aaslo meet cute, she doesn't trust him and so drops a building on him. It's this mix of inventive fantastika and deadpan humor that keeps the pages turning. Though the snark sometimes gets a bit thick, this yarn is sure to keep readers hooked for the next in the series.