Ella, the Slayer

Ella, the Slayer

347K Reads 18.6K 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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  • cinderella
  • historical
  • teen
  • youngadult
  • zombie
I am impressed with your writing. I wish I could write this well
kookyb kookyb May 14
Idk why but the last sentence made me laugh so hard. I love how this author plays with words. Good job !
Bookwyrm14 Bookwyrm14 Jul 28
I wish my goofball pony did that. I have to use spurs! (rounded, it feels like being poked in the side. Not painful, but irritating). 
                              To make matters more interesting, he's an ex-racer 9yr old Thoroughbred, which are bred to be racehorses. But hey, we're all a little lazy. 😋
I love these historical details- loving it so far. Definitely needs more votes
The irony. I went to Somerset for our seaside holiday this summer.
The vermins sound very similar to present day zombies.Did they originate in a common way???