Outside Eden, the Red Death reigns over the world. Once infected, no one lives past their early twenties. Wilky, Aaliss’s rather odd younger brother, discovers a cure, but it comes at a cost. The High Priest falsely brands them as traitors, and Aaliss must do what she never expected—run.
Forced to flee the only home they’ve ever known, Aaliss and Wilky plunge into the land of the Soulless. Captured in the wild new world, Aaliss strikes a deal with the surprisingly charming Prince Eamon—the cure for her freedom. Together they search for the ingredients to the cure in a desperate race against time to save the Prince’s brother’s life.
Aaliss is eager to return home and seek revenge against the High Priest, but when her feelings for Prince Eamon tug her deeper into the world of the Soulless, she questions everything she once believed. Are the Soulless so bad? Will she and Wilky fall victim to the Red Death? Or… might Aaliss finally discover, against all odds, what her heart has yearned for all along?
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“…[A] thought-provoking saga about belief systems and religion, courage, adaptability, greed and goals of ruling humnaity, and a seemingly juggernaut of chage that rolls over everyone in its path….[P]erfect for readers who appreciate the complex worlds and feisty protagonists of The Hunger Games and similar novels.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Pick of the Month for November
“Jeff Altabef creates a fantasy adventure that weaves together powerful themes like death and faith, love and devotion, and, of course, betrayal.”
“Red Death by Jeff Altabef contains dynamic writing and an epic plot-line that will keep you on the edge of your seat….The author has created not just a single city or even a single state; he has created an entire world that is like a MAD MAX version of a mixture of Tolkein’s Middle Earth and Medieval England.”
Amie's Book Reviews
This was an incredibly well written novel. The dark dystopian world is so vividly described, you visualize the characters in your mind.
Author Anthony Avina
Where dystopian novels are a dime a dozen, Altabef creates an epic tale that stands out…. Altabef does a fantastic job of making concepts thought-provoking and delightful to read. Red Death will appeal to a wide audience since it has something for everyone. It’s action-packed, with plenty of chases and fights for those who enjoy adventures and drama. There are enough twists to surprise those who are intrigued by political intrigue, suspense, and cliffhangers. Amid kingdoms to unite, princes to save, and lives on the line, there is also a playful romance sprinkled throughout for those who desire some lightheartedness.
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