Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

The library had Dawn of the Dreadfuls available so I picked it up first. This book is a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (It takes place 4 years before) and it is written in a more modern fashion.

Author Steve Hockensmith shows us how the Bennet sisters learn to be lethal zombie slayers.

Beginning with a corpse awakening during his funeral, the zombie action never lets up.

Mr Bennet attempts to teach his daughters, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Lydia and Kitty the ways of the ninja. He soon brings in the help of his Master Mr. Hawksworth (although Mr Hawksworth is hiding a secret)

With the girls trying to defeat the zombie horde through strength, Elizabeth meets Dr Keckilpenny who believes, through study, he can find the answer.

Which man will win Elizabeth's heart: Hawksworth or Keckilpenny? Or will a zombie eat her heart?

This book is a terrific read. It has action, romance and a lot of humor. I particularly enjoyed the head-cleaving in the cemetery scene. "Come join us for a picnic!"

Ah, classic.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

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