Four must stand against the dead: Hurriya, the slave girl. Zadok, a legend among warriors. Barak, who has heard the dead moaning in his vineyards. And the aging prophetess, Devora.
The visions Devora has seen terrify her: a future of zombies overwhelming the tents of her People. But she fears the past even more. She was there when her mother was pulled screaming from her tent by the unclean dead. And when her mother rose later, famished for flesh, it was Devora's hand that ended her hunger.
Now Devora will ride north against the dead with those she fears most beside her. Yet the strangers in the land must stand together if they are to rid their homes of the curse.
Strangers in the Land retells a bloody tale from the biblical book of Judges, vividly reimagining the years following the brutal conquest of a promised land.