The Fifth Horseman

The Fifth Horseman A Comic Fantasy That Rides Roughshod Over the Rules of Life... And Death

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Publisher's Synopsis

Internationally published bestselling author Jon Smith makes his adult debut with The Fifth Horseman, a modern comic fantasy that rides roughshod over established mythology and the rules of life... and death.

The Fifth Horseman is a darkly comic tale of two thirty-somethings caught between our world and the afterlife, who must embrace their role as reapers to prevent the End Times.

Death is just a day job you can't quit...

Emma and Mark had a bad day. The worst part of it was dying. But, according to Death, the Rider on the Pale Horse and first horseman of the apocalypse, things aren't that simple. Turns out the sand in their hourglass is stuck in place. Somewhere between life and death, they're put to work as Death's assistants, reaping the souls of the living until it's time for their final clock out...

To compound matters, despite their omnipotence, the four horsemen are facing an existential threat - one they're ill-equipped and ill-prepared to combat. Does Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx, have more up his sleeve than just the coins proffered by the dead to secure passage to the afterlife? And why do you never see baby pigeons?

Emma and Mark must reap like their afterlives depend on it, to help prevent the End Times - even if it means scuppering the one opportunity they have at being granted a second chance at life.

Filled with humour, romantic tension, and suspense, Jon Smith utilises a witty, lightly sarcastic ensemble of flawed but loveable characters. It will appeal to mainstream fantasy readers and hopeless romantics, as well as those who enjoy a good story and a good laugh.

Book information

ISBN: 9781838452940
Publisher: Balkon Media
Imprint: Balkon Media
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 485g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 19mm