COVER ART BY CONSUELO PARRA
This gripping ‘graveyard read’ features tenuous yet tasteful tales of those intermediaries, supernatural beings, mythic creatures, deities, and other figures or forces rumored to attend one’s final departure.
Psychopomps or “guides of souls” are those entities who escort the nearly or newly dead to an afterlife realm.
A teenage girl’s fight to save her newborn brother from the phantom of death who seeks to steal his soul
Little Bundle of Death by BEN LANE HODSON
A PIRATE’S REDEMPTION FROM INFERNUM TO AETERNUS WITH THE GUIDANCE OF A SEA REAPER MERMAID
The Sea of Ghosts by RAYCHEL ROSE
A CORPSE DUSTER’S INITIATIVE TO OUTPROGRAM DEATH
Mobile Dusters by E.W. FARNSWORTH
A BRITISH SOLIDER’S escape from limbo after his valkyrie guide goes rogue
The Resurrectionist’s Kiss by CINDY GRIGG
… AND MORE!
As an interesting twist, our authors have also recommended classic tales of psychopomp you’ve likely not read yet–our way of paying further homage to the panorama of world traditions that have inspired us–rarer tales by classic authors, from Poe to Lovecraft.
These imaginings span paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and spiritual genres, while meandering among traditional themes of death as well as new ideas about the roles psychopomps play in shepherding souls to the afterlife.