Published on: 11/1/2016
Published by: Mayhematic Press
ISBN eBook: 978-0-9982049-0-1
ISBN Paperback: 978-0-9982049-1-8
ISBN Hardcover: 978-1-954153-10-3
Type: Novel


Book One of the Immortal Wake

In a dark and distant future, death is obsolete.

Jonas is a transient: a human spy living as an eternal. His mission is simple: always learn, never get caught.

In the year 2578, an immortal regime controls the planet. Endless war has pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Desperate to survive, the remaining factions deploy teenage spies, hoping to defeat the enemy from within.

After years in the lion’s den, Jonas has grown to admire the eternal civilization. He is learning to love what he blindly hated, blurring the mission and himself.

But a reckoning is coming. The fates of billions hang in the balance. When the axe falls, Jonas must choose between his family and his species.

* B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

* Readers’ Favorite® 5-Star Selection

* Silver Medal – Readers’ Favorite® Book Awards

“An exceptionally well-written, thought-provoking novel that ultimately carries a humanist message, contrasting feigned morality with perceived evil.”
Lex Allen, Readers’ Favorite

“The world-building that author Zachry Wheeler does in Transient is simply amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.”
Geoff Habiger, Readers’ Favorite

“An exciting read from the beginning.”
Tanja Jurkovic, Readers’ Favorite

“With its Kafkaesque rendering of humanity’s backstory against the vampire-like eternals, the story has intrigue and drama focusing on a young spy’s personal dilemma.”
Lit Amri, Readers’ Favorite

“There is much to like, and much to admire, about Zachry Wheeler’s ingeniously unique and nimble interpretation of the rather widely exploited vampire genre in his instantly engaging novel, Transient.”
Joel R. Dennstedt, Readers’ Favorite

Author Notes

Transient is my debut novel, which took ten years to write from concept to publication. It was a labor of love that I never intended to publish, but some timely encouragement convinced me otherwise. Shortly after release, the novel got optioned for a feature film and landed in development for a time. The sudden and unexpected attention launched my author career and the book has ridden a wave of interest ever since. It has even graced the Amazon Best Seller list on several occasions.

Needless to say, it’s been a wild ride.

I cannot thank my readers enough for gifting me the opportunity to continue writing these stories. This novel turned into the Immortal Wake series, which would not exist without your love and support. I can only hope that the books are as rewarding to read as they were to write.

Thursday Midnight (Book 2)
The Mortal Vestige (Book 3)
The Bone Maiden (Prequel Novella)