Death’s Strife pits father (Life) against son (Death) for control of Earth’s people and their very existence. Father and son have been entrenched in a vicious battle for souls since the beginning of time, but neither is able to achieve victory over the other. Encouraged by the devious Lilith to assume human form and end their eternal vendetta, the two beings travel to Earth with a plan to meet in 1939. Set in Spain at the dawn of the Cuban War of Independence and ending in the middle of the Second World War, the ever-shifting political climate is fertile ground for Death to thrive. However, this time of upheaval exposes Death as not only a stark being to fear but also a sympathetic creature.