"A relentlessly brilliant new vision of the apocalypse."
—David Dunwoody, author of EMPIRE and EMPIRE'S END
An ancient evil worshiped as a god in the depths of time has awakened and turned the world into a desolate and dark place. The remnants of humanity are forced to take shelter where they can, hiding from the ravenous walking dead and their inhuman shepherds, the Locust People, and the Ancient Enemys lieutenants, the Lords of Night.
In one of New York Citys underground tunnels is a young man with a secret, a growing power he can use against the seething tides of walking dead and their sadistic overseers. His name is Jack, and he has taken it as his mission to retrieve an artifact from the Ancient Enemys past to free the world. Jack is untested...but he has help. The last group of Special Forces operatives is on his side.
Lords of Night is a novel by Thom Brannan and published by Permuted Press. It is a post-apocalyptic zombie novel which makes use of Aztec mythology, Atlantis, and the pop culture mythology which has sprung up around both.
- After the End: The novel is divided between journal entries detailing how it happened and the actual events leading up to it.
- Always Chaotic Evil: The Locust People, The Lords of Night themselves. The latter is subverted.
- Apocalyptic Log: Jack's journal.
- Apocalypse How: Type 4. The human race is on the verge of extinction with the few scattered survivors in severe straits.
- Artifact of Doom: The sarcophagus.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Zero, Rook, Dusty, Sandman, Five-O, and The Ranger. Justified as these are call-signs.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The Ranger thinks he's the Lone Ranger. Seriously.
- The Chosen One: Jack.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The Ranger.
- Dark Lord: The Ancient Enemy.
- Enemy Mine
- Heroic Sacrifice: Jack
- Our Zombies Are Different: The re-animated remains of the human race as controlled by magical locusts.
- Psychic Powers
- Someone to Remember Him By: Jack's son.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The Ancient Enemy.
- Shout-Out: Aside from the obvious one in the Ranger, the plot makes numerous references to The Lord of the Rings.
- The Starscream: All of the Lords of Night are implied to be this, but only one does it.
- Zombie Apocalypse