This one’s for Ellie Keen.
A PERMUTED PRESS book
published at Smashwords.
Among the Dead copyright © 2013
by Timothy W. Long.
All Rights Reserved.
Cover art by Zach McCain.
This book is a work of fiction. People, places, events, and situations are the product of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or historical events, is purely coincidental.
No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author and publisher.
In the summer of 2009, I completed my first book, entitled Among the Living. This was a momentous occasion for me, because I had wanted to write a book for as long as I could remember. In fact, one of my earliest writing memories is sitting in the back of my parents’ car, eagerly putting the finishing touches on an epic story about a Conan-type warrior who gets into a battle with a monster that comes apart and then puts itself back together. I was into all things Elric of Melniboné at the time. I wrote in a pad of paper with a pen or pencil and had dreams of becoming a bestselling fantasy novelist.