Angela Roquet wrote a great book reviewed here about Lana Harvey from Reapers Inc. called Graveyard Shift.
Take all the mythologies man has ever devised to explain the reason why the world operates as it does and forget what you learnt.
All the gods from all the religions are still alive – at least as long as someone still believes in them, and the more people that believe, the more power and land/territory they have in the afterworld. and along with their heavens come their hells.
So power comes with believers and they fought, and the Grim Reaper had to settle the war and allocate territories and privileges and set up committees and Ruling Councils and and… and get more Reapers as he was too busy running his new Empire to get out there to bring in the new souls.
Lana is one of these Reapers who live for many hundreds of years and are non-aligned and therefore can have friendships with any religion’s and hell’s inhabitants. In fact in order to undertake her job she has to take classes and be certified by the Academy and be apprenticed to a senior Reaper for 100 years. This is a complete world mythology devised as an Afterworld with many wonderful literary quotes starting each chapter including Benjamin Franklin’s famous:
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Now read here from some interesting facts from the book:
Flora the Roman Goddess, owns a flower shop;
Aphrodite has a clothes shop where the mannequins pout and help you chose the shoes;
Lucifer has a daughter named Cindy;
Devils can retire;
Holly Spirit – yes correct spelling – is Jesus’ sister – they forgot to correct the spelling in the bible.
Blasphemous – you bet and all the more funny for that – so don’t read if you are religious – of any persuasion!
A 5 star from me…