Dawn of the Dreadfuls

Dawn of the Dreadfuls

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By (author) Jane Austen, By (author) Steve Hockensmith

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  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 200mm x 22mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1594744548
  • ISBN 13: 9781594744549
  • Illustrations note: Two-Colour
  • Sales rank: 18,445

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At the opening of the international bestseller "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", Elizabeth Bennet is already a seasoned warrior-trained in the martial arts, skeptical of romance, and determined to wipe out the deadly dreadfuls. But how did Elizabeth get that way? And where did all of the zombies come from? Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls - a thrilling prequel set three years before the horrific events of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". This comic-horror novel is an all-new work of fiction from acclaimed novelist, Steve Hockensmith. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, practicing instruments, and daydreaming about future husbands-until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth-and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords, and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry. Through it all, of course, readers will be treated to scene after scene of absurd zombie carnage. Complete with 15 dazzling illustrations, "Dawn of the Dreadfuls" invites readers to step back into Regency England-Land of the Undead.

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Steve Hockensmith is the author of the Holmes on the Range mystery series for St. Martin's Minotaur. The books star cowboy brothers Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, detective wannabees who solve mysteries using the methods of their hero, Sherlock Holmes. Several of Hockensmith's short stories have been nominated for awards in the mystery field.

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By mat archer 24 Jun 2010 5

At the opening of the international bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , Elizabeth Bennet is already a seasoned warrior-trained in the martial arts, skeptical of romance, and determined to wipe out the deadly "dreadfuls." But how did Elizabeth get that way? And where did all of the zombies come from? Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls- a thrilling prequel set three years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies . This comic-horror novel is a work of fiction from acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith....Terror 4 fun, June, 2010

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"It's a romp of a book."--"McClatchy Newspapers" "Mixing taught horror-movie action with neo-Austen meditation on identity, society, and romance, this happy sacrilege is sure to please fans of Grahame-Smith's original mash-up."--"Publishers Weekly" "This is a must-read for the growing legion of alternate-Austen fans."--"Booklist" "Zombie-centric plot required to measure up to standards of both Austen and horror fans--no easy task. Now a NYT Best Seller, the book seems to have struck a chord with both."--"Techland"