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



Paperback: 287 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books; Original Edition (March 24, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594744548
ISBN-13: 978-1594744549 
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Hertfordshire England. Nineteenth Century. There are many things a young lady in this time period looks forward to. Her coming out ball, a romantic love interest, and her first zombie kill. This book has all those things. The story centers around Mr. Bennett and his 5 daughters: Lydia, Jane, Mary, Elizabeth, and Kitty. There’s also Mrs. Bennett. Mrs. Bennett seems to ignore all the things going on around her. Her mind is occupied by more important things, such as the approaching ball, and finding a suitable suitor for her oldest daughters. Mr. Bennett however, is concerned with the more mundane things in life, such as saving his community, and teaching his daughters to be sword wielding zombie killers.

Along the way, the reader is introduced to some possible suitors and romantic interests. There is Dr. Keckilpenny, a man obsessed with trying to restore life to the zombies. Master Hawksworth who is sent to help train the girls in the deadly arts. Then there is Lord Lumpley, a rather disgusting individual who becomes quite interested in Jane Bennett. Then there is an unusual cast of surrounding characters. There is Lt. Tendall, who wants to protect Elizabeth. There is Captain Cannon, a man with no arms and no legs (due to a zombie battle) but two soldiers he calls Right Limb and Left Limb who push him around in a wheelbarrow.

There is a lot to offer in this book. There’s zombie fighting. There’s romance. There’s humor. There’s zombie fighting. There’s character twists. And there’s zombie fighting. Some of the humor may border on dark humor, but at times made me laugh at loud. Some examples, one of the Bennett girls is describing how brave Captain Cannon was to stay in the middle of a battle, when everyone else, including his limbs ran away. Then there is the minister, who is constantly reciting things that aren’t run of the mill, nor have they anything to do with the situation, such as when he’s carrying around a book by the Marquis de Sade. There’s also some humorous events when the girls first begin learning to use their new weapons.

All in All, this was a fun book to read. It had a lot of adventure, and a lot of humor. I don’t know how true it stayed to the original Austen characters, because Jane Austen is not someone I’ve ever read before. However, based on my knowledge of the time period, they did seem to stay true that period, for example, Young Ladies are not supposed to say the word Zombies. I think you should pick this up, and give it a shot, I think you’ll have fun reading it. It’s actually made me interested in going and getting Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and maybe Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monster’s just to see what they’re like.

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Quirk Classes is having a contest until March 10th. Here’s what you need to do:

1) Go to this address: Quirk Classics Contest.
2) Give a link to my Blog – Rhodes Review –
3) Winners will be announced March 11.

You will have a chance to win one of 50 prize packs. What’s in this prize pack you ask? Well, being the kind, benevolent host that I am, I’ll tell you:

o An advance copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
o Audio Books of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
o A password redeemable online for sample audio chapters of Dawn of the Dreadfuls
o An awesome Dawn of the Dreadfuls Poster
o A Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Journal
o A box set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Postcards

So head on over to Quirk Classics, enter their contest, and good luck to you.

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2 Responses to “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls – Steve Hockensmith”

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