March 22, 2011

Blogsplosion and the Last Crusade Dreadfully Ever After

It is here, again, my dear readers. The third instalment of Blogsplosion hosted by our friends at Quirk Classics! These are the days I blog for: days full mayhem, zombies, ninjas, classic mash-ups, and free books. And this time around I'm going to pass the fun on to you all!

If you'll remember, last year I blogged about Android Karenina and my darling mother won a prize pack from Quirk Classics full of literary goodies. (A prize pack I got to delve into and enjoy the Quirk!) This time around, there are prizes from far & wide....Far being Facebook and Wide being here on the Farm. But first, you must allow me to wax poetic about zombies (a much easier task than waxing poetic about head lice).

In P&P&Z: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Mr.Steve Hockensmith introduced us to the strange plague ravaging England. Something unknown had caused the dead to rise from their graves in search of human flesh. A once respectable family named Bennett was soon, much by necessity, made to take up arms against hordes of Unmentionables changing the lives of the 5 daughters of Mr. Bennett forever.

In P&P&Z, we read of the exploits of the warrior tribe of Bennett sisters and their on-going search for suitable husbands. In the end, Miss Elizabeth Bennett found her match not only in love, but in combat as well. She and Mr.Fitzwilliam Darcy were wed much to the chagrin of The Great Lady Catherine de Bourgh, aunt of the groom.

In the third installment of this classic love/zombie story, we learn of the horrible effects of this strange plague when Mr.Darcy himself falls prey to a stray Unmentionable. As Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After continues, Lizzy is faced with the nearly unbearable and yet only acceptable course of action: to promptly behead her dear husband. But before she follows through, she discovers there may be a chance to save her true love. But can she do what is necessary to save Fitzwilliam from this fate worse than death?

I have to say, even with something as tragic as the thought of Mr.Darcy being defiled, I loved this book. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. No, wait, that's something else.

I really did enjoy it. For those of you who may be Austin purists, set aside your preconceived notions and read it just for larks. It's worth it. It in no way has spoiled the love I have for the original Un-zombiefied version. It's all apples and oranges to me. Think less classic-literature-adulterated and more zombie-books-risen-to-new-heights.

As the back cover blurb says, P&P&Z: Dreadfully Ever After brings the story to a thrilling conclusion complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses. Chocked full of surprises (you've always wondered what was to become of Mary Bennett, haven't you....or just how long Wickham and Lydia could make their scandalously patched up marriage work), Dreadfully Ever After does not disappoint.

Now, for the goodies. For one lucky reader, I have a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After to give away. Just leave a comment on this post and at the end of the week, say Friday night, I will draw a name. Then (hopefully in a much more timely manner than when I sent Brando Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters) I will dispatch the book to your mail box. Excited yet?

As if that were not enough, pop on over to Facebook and click "like" on the new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After page and you will be entered to win one of eight Zombie Antidote necklaces! Now I know you're excited!

Get to clicking folks, but more importantly, get to reading!


Kork said...

Alright, alright...I'll leave my comment and just say to you...


zann said...

You might find this confession blasphemous but I've never been into Jane Austen's books but somehow the addition of zombies to the mix makes them more appealing to me and now I want to read that.

Anonymous said...

Commmmmmmmeennnnnnnnntttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS that enough excitement? :)

HeatherInTheBoro said...

me me me!

Jeanna said...

Just read another zombie book. It was quite entertaining!