The living do not, in the normal course of events, fraternize with the dead—except on the planet Dirt, where the boundary between them is a lot more frangible.
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With cunning and a stolen spell the grinfangs, Crum and Ampit, have broken the death barrier and unwittingly revealed its flaw. Though impervious to the most determined probing of fact-based science, their simple spell-casting has weakened the fabric of the boundary. They have also proved that the barriers of time and space that bind the living do not necessarily apply to the dead.
Something nasty is coming through to Dirt from a very nasty place via the Netherworld, where it’s easier to move between worlds. Something ravenous. It eats souls. Able to feed on the force of the dead and the living with equal facility, it can destroy them all.
Jack Pepper’s first encounter with the Beast convinces him that the best place to be is as far from the creature as possible. If only the Legion of the Dead hadn’t tasked him with destroying the monster, he may have realized that ambition