Wasteland by Mur Lafferty starts immediately after the climactic conclusion of Earth, the previous book in the Afterlife series. If you have yet to read the series up to this point, be forewarned. There be spoilers ahead.
Daniel is left alone, one eyed (still- or is it again?), and wandering the wasteland with the body of Kate, his best friend and the love of his Afterlife. Deification hasn’t always agreed with him, and he’s fighting to come to terms with the consequences of his actions – namely the loss of Kate and his own self-loathing. After all, he screwed up the Universe – including the second Earth – pretty badly.
All is not lost, however, as Daniel goes on yet another quest – this time to bring back the Goddess Kate – so together they can save the new Earth. Another world is explored, new gods and goddesses born, and the dieties must learn to temper their power with mercy and judgment.
This book features the characters that readers have come to love, along with several new additions. Menace looms on the horizon, and the Afterlife seems more complicated than anyone could have predicted. The only downside to this book is that the ending really just introduces the plot of War, the next and final book in the series.
Luckily, there is a sneak peak of the first chapter at the end of Wasteland, so readers won’t need to wait for the last book. Enjoy!