“They come to us, these restless dead, Shrouds woven from the words of men, With trumpets sounding overhead (The walls of hope have grown so thin And all our vaunted innocence Has withered in this endless frost) That promise little recompense For all we risk, for all we’ve lost.” — Mira Grant (Feed)
Angelica is warned by spirits about someone stirring the dead from their rest. A zombie with an agenda attacks a bartender at a local movie theatre. And Angelica and Lau Hu are drawn into the machinations of a young, and very angry, necromancer.
“Most nightmares are caged in their realm by implausibilities. The sleeper slogs through quicksand in a fun house of frightening nonsense and disjointed mumbo jumbo. But everything’s all better once the bedside lamp is back on, because reality, even when it’s bad, is easily distinguished from night terror. Except for the trying-to-scream dream. That one’s pretty much spot-on.” — Jamie Mason (Three Graves Full)
Angelica is approached by a kindred spirit and asked to help rid an old home of its nightmares. Meanwhile, she and Lau Hu’s past actions may come back to haunt them.
“Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” — Aleister Crowley
Angelica is charged by the White Council to investigate the purpose of a book desired by the person known only as “The Shrouded One”. Meanwhile, she is surprised when she encounters a local paranormal investigation team at the site of one of her own investigations.