Two years after the furious dead rose up to murder the living, the remnants of mankind face a brutal extinction. Wretched and broken, trading humanity for life, the survivors suffer under the inevitable shadow of death.
Aided by friendly spirits, the necromancer Harlan Cole wages war against the merciless forces of the undead. Driven to bring peace to the souls of his wife and daughter, Harlan vows to return the dead to their graves, or join them trying.
Harlan glanced back to see a bloated walker floating toward him, its dead eyes dripping with purpose. He spun and made for the tangled fence, frantic splashing doing little to speed his pace. Just before he reached its relative safety, he felt something grip his ankle. He lashed out with his sword, the water slowing his arm. The blade failed to pierce the rotten flesh of the corpse that held him and before he could swing again, he was dragged under.