Monday, 4 April 2011

Books: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After

'Dreadfully Ever After' by Steve Hockensmith is the sequel to 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', following the original title, by Seth Grahame-Smith (he also penned 'Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter') and the prequel 'Dawn of the Dreadfuls', by Hockensmith. 

"When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.
Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion."
Seems like another book filled with a bizarre mixture of the Society crowd, zombies and ninjas, but again, whereas Grahame-Smith made an attempt to write in Austen's style, Hockensmith's work is simply set in the world of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. Of course, that's not really an issue, and 'Dawn of the Dreadfuls' was still entertaining, so if you liked the first two, this one will probably be for you too! 'Dawn of the Dreadfuls' also explained and elaborated on the situation more than the first book, as well (the reasons why Elizabeth knows martial arts etc.), which made the story more coherent as a whole. It will be interesting to see if anything is further explained in this sequel.

'Dreadfully Ever After' is out now through Quirk Classics, and you can check out a promotional trailer for it below:

1 comment:

  1. I can't get enough of these books! I love Dawn of the dreadfuls even more than Pride & Prejudice and zombies. I'm very keen on reading this sequel. The audio books are rather good too. Bring it on! :)


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