Among The Dead is a short story written by Greg Mitchell as a prequel to his new “The Coming Evil” trilogy. It is included in the back of the first book, The Strange Man. I recently reviewed The Strange Man for The Christian Manifesto, and I thought it would be good to give you a review of this prequel short story as well.
The book maintains the same main characters as The Strange Man, but does a great job of establishing their characters and the evil that is just around the corner for them. The world no longer believes in the creatures and monsters of the night, but these Demons are real and they are coming to stake their claim in this little town.
This is the story of Dras Weldon and Rosalyn Meyers in their early teens, 10 years before The Strange Man shows up in the town of Greensboro. Rosalyn is facing the recent loss of her father, who committed suicide a month before. When Dras decides to knock on the door of the old widow McDowell Rosalyn finds herself getting to know the old woman and becomes interested in her practice of calling out to her lost husband every night hoping to hear his voice. Rosalyn wants to hear her father’s voice and thus begins this little adventure.
You will have to read the tale for yourself as I don’t want to spoil things, and the only way to do that is to read it in the back of The Strange Man. If you want to know what I thought of The Strange Man check it out at The Christian Manifesto. I look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy and I hope you will enjoy this scary tale as much as I did!