Book 3, the Resurgam Trilogy

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SKU: 978-1-936460-55-7

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Death was never the end…

With the fragile balance between zombies and the living shattered by an artificial plague, life has only gotten harder for those still walking. Death himself has had enough and is determined to end it all–permanently.

But even Death has a price, if you’re willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.


Book 2, The Resurgam Trilogy

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ISBN-10: 0441020704
ISBN-13: 978-0441020706

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In a post-apocalyptic world, life is what you make it…

Since a devastating, morphing plague swept through human and zombie populations, almost everyone who survived is an “ex” these days. Ex-human. Ex-zombie. Both creatures crave flesh, have the strength and speed of predators — and what seems like immortality. Pierced skin and broken bones mend, but their all-consuming hunger never dies…

Amy is the only purely human survivor from her town — a frail. Her mother is gone, but Amy won’t believe that she’s dead. Feral dogs stalk her, in reality and in her imagination. Amy thinks she’s losing her mind. But when an ex-human named Lisa saves her life, a fragile friendship forms, a bond that will save Amy over and over again when she and Lisa are abducted into a makeshift community run by exes who use humans as their slaves.

For a girl used to going it alone, trusting anyone isn’t easy, but Amy will have to. She has secrets from her past she can’t afford to face by herself, and secrets in her future that could cost her almost everything … including her humanity.



Book 1, The Resurgam Trilogy

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Ace Books
ISBN-10: 0441019285
ISBN-13: 978-0441019281

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A RT Book Reviews top pick

Nine years ago, Jessie had a family. Now, she has a gang.
Nine years ago, Jessie was a vegetarian. Now, she eats very fresh meat.
Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died.
Nine years ago, Jessie was human. Now, she’s not.

After she was buried, Jessie awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. Jessie’s gang is the Fly-by-Nights. They fight, hunt, dance together as one–something humans can never understand. There are dark places humans have learned to avoid, lest they run into the zombie gangs.

But now, Jessie and the Fly-by-Nights have seen new creatures in the woods–things neither human nor zombie. A strange new illness has flamed up out of nowhere, causing the undeads to become more alive and the living to exist on the brink of death. As bits and pieces of the truth fall around Jessie, like the flesh off her bones, she’ll have to choose between looking away or staring down the madness–and hanging onto everything she has come to know as life…

Dust (U.K.)

Praise for Dust

“Turner’s debut is a massively entertaining and seriously revisionist zombie novel…Jessie, who’s been dead for nine years, is as real and human a character as anyone you’re likely to meet in the pages of a mainstream novel, and Turner has created a new zombie mythology that is smart, scary, and viscerally real.”

–Booklist (starred review)

DUST is spectacular. Not because it’s about zombies and gross as hell, not because it leaves the genre in its ‘dust,’ but because it is such a great, unsettling portrait of raw hunger and hope.  What George Romero started with Night of the Living Dead, Joan Turner finishes with Dust, an undead romp among the American ruins.”

Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of Deeper and The Descent

DUST is both haunting and horrifying, blending the lines of the living, the dead, and the living dead into a graphic narrative about friendship, family and what it truly means to be alive in a world where mankind is the main course.”

Anton Strout, author of Dead to Me and Deader Still

“With DUST, Joan Frances Turner does her part to revive zombie lit from the dead end of novelty-book silliness.  Here the rotting, flesh-hungry ghouls are the heroes, and they roam the landscape bickering and horsing around like teenage hooligans out of S.E. Hinton’s Rumble Fish…a vivid trip to the dark side.”

Walter Greatshell, author of Xombies: Apocalypticon

DUST is an amazing novel! Joan Frances Turner has done for zombies what Anne Rice did for vampires. With wit, fine writing and psychological nuance, she has created a compelling alternative reality, populated with sympathetic characters, in a gripping story that is guaranteed to interfere with your sleep.”

Douglas PrestonNew York Times bestselling co-author of Cemetery Dance and Fever Dream

DUST is a thoughtful, poignant, and frightening book about the undead. It is a truly original idea told from a view point that will surprise and horrify, and may make you change sides in the next war between zombies and humans.”

Laurell K. Hamilton, #1 New York Times bestselling author

DUST is a nail-bitingly good zombie romp that magically morphs into an intelligent treatise on life, death and the fallibility of being human.  With its engaging protagonist Jessica, and a host of well-imagined supporting characters–both alive and undead–DUST is a cut above the rest.”

Amber Benson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress and author of Cat’s Claw

DUST is an extraordinary achievement, and must not be missed.”

RT Book Reviews (“Top Pick” recommendation)