Win ‘The Reapers Are The Angels’

“Temple, the main protagonist in The Reapers Are The Angels: A Novel, is born after the world had already been taken over by the living dead. As a result, the novel allows the reader to experience a character whose only reality is fighting for survival, dependent upon a natural resiliency and spirit her elders do not have.

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Fifteen year-old Temple wanders this devastated landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. Temple is pursued by a deathless horde, by a man who seeks revenge on her for the death of his brother, and by the horrors of her own past. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, she must ultimately decide where to make her home and where to find the redemption she seeks.

Taking place solely in Southern states from Florida to Texas, this stirring tale is deeply rooted in the tradition of Southern Gothic literature. (Bell’s primary influences for this book include William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston and Cormac McCarthy.) Bell also abandons zombie convention (narratives that tend to use zombies as background rather than as plot devices or characters) and gives the generic monsters a gravity, elegance and majesty that, as offal-consuming corpses, they don’t generally possess.”

The Reapers Are The Angels

The Reapers Are The Angels is out now via Henry Holt & Co. Publishers and they have generously given us 5 copies for our competition. Simply send your answer to the question below to with the title ‘Win A Book’. The closing date is 13/8/10 at which point we’ll pick the winners at random and notify you immediately if you’ve won! Good luck!

Which of the following is not a Southern US state?

  • a) Delaware
  • b) Tennessee
  • c) Idaho

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