In a world where the undead rule the continents and the few remaining survivors inhabit only island outposts, six men make the dangerous journey to the mainland to hunt for supplies amid the ruins. But on this trip, the dead act stranger and smarter than ever before and the living must adjust or die.
Christoph Hahn came to the United States to build a new life after WWII devastated his homeland of Germany and scattered his family. He found a good job, a beautiful wife, and built a little storybook land along a busy highway – a wooded idyll that generations of children loved in the 60s and 70s.
Now it’s 2007, and he’s dead – but not gone.
In a world overrun by the living dead, one band of survivors built a community with a strange sort of peace with the undead. Now they’ve exiled two undead and two living people into the wilderness outside the city walls. The four unwisely seek help in a city filled with things they had forgotten in their simple existence together: safety, good food, comfortable lives, cruelty, apathy, and greed.
When the world ended a handful of survivors banded together in a compound surrounded by the living dead. In a battle against a kingdom of savage prisoners, the survivors lost loved ones, they lost innocence, but still they coped and grew. Twelve years later even bigger surprises lay in wait, for some of the walking dead are beginning to remember who they are, and, even worse, what they’ve done.
Using Dante’s Inferno to draw out the reality behind the fantasy, author Kim Paffenroth tells the true events...
During his lost wanderings, Dante came upon an infestation of the living dead. The unspeakable acts he witnessed —cannibalism, live burnings, evisceration, crucifixion, and dozens more—became the basis of all the horrors described in Inferno.
At last, the real story can be told.