Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy.

Details on my post-apocalyptic zombie serial coming EXCLUSIVELY to Patreon TOMORROW

In The Shadow of a Dying World2Tomorrow I launch my new serial on Patreon. I’m very, very excited about this project, and I hope you’ll join me. There has been some confusion about the serial, so I hope this will clear things up.
1. This is a fund raising endeavor to help pay for my self-publishing projects this year which include The Impaled Bride, the Last Bastion prequel, and a new Bastion sequel. This includes cover art, editing, formatting, marketing, and promotion.
2. I made the story available on the lowest tier which is $1 per month. Patreon withdraws the money on the 1st of the month.
3.  In The Shadow of a Dying World will NOT be released on any other platforms.  It won’t be on Amazon and other online retailers. It will be a Patreon Exclusive.
 I appreciate everyone who has become a Patron and is now a part of my Self-Publishing Team. I couldn’t do this without my readers!


My name is Ilyse, and I fear I am a necromancer.
If I am, I will lose my life.
Though the Beloved Dead of the town are safely sequestered in the Perdition Sanctuary, the Unblessed Dead are a constant threat in the outside world. My father says the necromancers that can control the Unblessed are evil and the source of the fall of the world. He’d rather kill me than see me become one of the Clerics of the heretic religion sequestered in the Enclave, the technologically advanced city that holds their Chantry.
So I attempt to hide the affinity the dead have for me as the large clock in town square ticks down to my eighteenth birthday. On that day I will be auctioned off to one of the Crats, the men who rule the town.
But I fear it may already be too late to save my soul from the necromancers. An enigmatic man has entered our settlement’s gates, and around him swirls a green aura only I can see.