Ella, the Slayer

Ella, the Slayer

293K Reads 16K Votes 25 Part Story
A. W. Exley By AWExley Completed

Ella is an Edwardian Cinderella with an undead problem.

The flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks. Except it wasn't flu, and death gave them back.

Seventeen-year-old Ella copes the best she can; caring for her war-injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals. Vermin they're called, like rats they spread pestilence with their bite. Ella's world collides with another when she nearly decapitates a handsome stranger, who is very much alive.

Seth deMage, the new Duke of Leithfield, has returned to his ancestral home with a mission from the War Office -- to control the plague of vermin in rural Somerset. He needs help; he just didn't expect to find it in a katana-wielding scullery maid. 

Working alongside Seth blurs the line between their positions, and Ella glimpses a future she never dreamed was possible. But in overstepping society's boundaries, Ella could lose everything - home, head and her heart...

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ImOnlyTheQueen ImOnlyTheQueen Oct 15, 2016
I can imagine her as the narrator speaking in a British accent, with a fierce, yet feminine, tone of voice.
                              Am I the only one?
At this point, I feel so safe and excited just starting a new book from this author. Like I've read all the other ones and loved them and if there is one thing I can say about them all, is they exceed expectations. Always
beyoubeautiful beyoubeautiful Oct 04, 2016
Yes, because looking fashionable is a must in a zombie apocalypse. #Priorities
Such a great introduction and hook! I love how you describe things with such detail! I could picture the dying guy, such good imagery. Keep up the good work! 💕
I now a show called the walking dead and it says it in this story but this is now whee close to the walking dead in the show.
nightcallings nightcallings Oct 18, 2016
As a horse back rider, I can gladly say that is my favorite smell in the entire world.