By Lia Habel

ISBN-10: 0345523318

ISBN-13: 9780345523310

Love can by no means die.

Love conquers all, so that they say. yet can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the dwelling and the dead—or fairly, the undead? Can a formal younger Victorian girl locate real love within the hands of a speeding zombie?

The yr is 2195. where is New Victoria—a high-tech country modeled at the manners, mores, and models of an vintage period. in excessive society, Nora Dearly is way extra drawn to army historical past and her country’s political unrest than in tea events and debutante balls. yet after her loved mom and dad die, Nora is left on the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family members fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for cash. For Nora, no destiny will be extra horrible—until she’s approximately abducted through a military of jogging corpses.

But destiny is simply getting began with Nora. Catapulted from her global of drawing-room civility, she’s unexpectedly gunning down starving zombies along mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a deadly virus that increases the dead—and hell in addition to them. not often excellent situations. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a tender soldier who's courageous, good-looking, noble . . . and useless. yet as is the case with the remainder of his distinct undead unit, good fortune and sleek technological know-how have enabled Bram to carry directly to his brain, his manners, and his physique components. And whilst his bond of belief with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning again. ultimately, they recognize, the affliction will win, keeping apart the star-crossed fans perpetually. yet till then, beating or no longer, their hearts may have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead mystery, spawning a madly inventive novel of rip-roaring experience, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that endlessly redefines the concept that of timeless love.

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Calm, she told herself. They'd get around to it. A ship heading for jump was damned busy, that was all. Matter of priorities. Somebody like Fitch didn't trek all the way up to station ops to get a skut out of the brig only to scramble her brain for good and all in some fucking official screw-up. Couldn't do that. God—get somebody down here! w. c bu to re he C lic k he k lic C w. 0 bu y rm er Y F T ra n sf o ABB PD er Y CHAPTER 7 S HE HEARD the latch give, and she moved, rolled across the uneven surface of the lockers and staggered for her knees as the hatch opened and light flooded in—a man was standing astride the doorway, which was the way the stowage was oriented since the sortout, a pit of unguessed depth in its zigzag contours.

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