In the Flesh
Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.
After his death four years ago, his friends and family thought theyâ€™d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated; and now, after months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies are gradually being returned to their homes. Now known as PDS sufferers (Partially Deceased Syndrome) â€“ and since the passing of the PDS Protection act â€“ the government have set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of the rising, and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued. A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment and the source of the â€˜rotterâ€™ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF), Kieren returns to his home in the rural village of Roarton. Here he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the flashbacks that continue to haunt him of what he did in his untreated state.Read more »
In the cauldron of Roarton, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, Kieren is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his â€˜escape fundâ€™ for Paris. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army (ULA). With the arrival of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kierenâ€™s plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him. Heâ€™ll find himself caught in the emotional crossfire, making his desire for a quiet life an unrealistic option.Read more »