Edward Grey is a necromancer/medical student who's married to a zombie he raised, Kit Ward. Kit and Edward face rampaging ghosts and zombies with the help of Edward's mentor, Mariel, and his ex-boyfriend, Bone.
Necromancer Edward Grey has been tasked with removing troubled spirits from his city. A particularly vicious ghost gives Edward an ominous warning—they’re coming—and a few days later Edward’s notebook of Icelandic magic is stolen from him by a powerful enemy necromancer. When Edward's husband-to-be, Kit, is captured, Edward’s search will take him to the underworld and beyond.
On Canada Day, Undead Canadian Kit, his husband, Edward, and their friend Kamaria to go see the fireworks. While there, Kamaria sees words written in the sky—Help Me. Realizing the fireworks must be involved somehow, Kit steals the ones that look out of place.