When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that’s a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.
Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he’s not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why.
She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.
Praise for Path Unchosen:
“Congratulations on a novel that was a JOY to read. I want a sequel! I want to know what happens to Evie and Quintus and Purah and Glynn, and everything! Thanks for your clear and respectful Pagan research, and for giving me such a great feel for how magic operates. It was neat to see a necromancer treated as a basically good person, handling a dangerous power, rather than the fantasy cliché “rise, my children” sort of villain. I really, really loved this story.” —Heather Bungard-Janney