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What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher (Sworn Soldier #1)

When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania. What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves. Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all. CONTRIBUTOR(S): Avi Roque (Narrator) COVER ARTIST: Christina Mrozik (Art), Peter Lutjen (Design) PUBLISHER: Macmillan Audio YEAR: 2022 LENGTH: 165 pages (5 hours 11 minutes) AGE: Adult GENRE: Horror RECOMMENDED: Yes Queer Rep Summary: Genderqueer/Nonbinary Main Character(s). WHAT MOVES THE DEAD is a retelling of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher", which I waited to read until after I'

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