River of Souls

River of Souls

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T.L. Bodine By TLBodine Completed

Undeath is a manageable condition.

  That's what the media says, anyway: With the help of the miracle life-extension drug, Lazarus, the Undead can retain their humanity and live normal, happy lives in facilities designed specifically for their care. Sure, the Undead lose a few human rights in the process; but then, are the Undead even really still human? 

Forced to drop out of college to take care of his teenage sister, Zoe, after their father drank himself to death, Davin Montoya was more than happy to sign the no-good alcoholic over to the Lazarus House for treatment. That was one less thing for him to worry about.

Until an accident left him joining the ranks of the freshly deceased himself.

Now, as the only thing standing between Zoe and foster care, Davin is desperate to stay under the government's radar. But to do so, he must venture into the underground society of Unregistered Undead - a dangerous world of drug deals, vigilantes, and a government conspiracy that goes deeper than he could have ever imagined.

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Nikolai_Watson Nikolai_Watson May 03, 2017
Reminds me of the Lazarus project. This psycho scientist was able to bring dogs back to life...creepy af. ಠ_ಠ
Nikolai_Watson Nikolai_Watson May 03, 2017
Oh well done -.- That's literally THE dumbest way to kill yourself (not that there's a smart way, mind you)
mestrin mestrin Feb 11
Great start! You really covered a lot of ground in a very plausible way, given our media cycle. Nice work!
mestrin mestrin Feb 11
That first line kills! Sorry, bad joke. But seriously, it's a fantastic opener! Well done!
Kotkoda Kotkoda Jan 07, 2017
You have a great first chapter here that really entrances the reader.  Also love the flow of your work. Well done.
BrandenburgsAngel BrandenburgsAngel Dec 20, 2016
Yes. I told you it was something you needed to slog through and I was right. This is immediately interesting with a lot of questions I want answered.