For something a little different…
I received an advance copy of Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith to review on Fresh Fish and Foolishness. Scroll down, there is a link to a message board where you can post to enter you name to win some Zombie graft.
Billed as a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a mash-up version of Jane Austen’s PandP, Dawn of the Dreadfuls is a completely original novel, using a few of the characters created by Austen.
As an Austen fan, I wasn’t sure I was going to like having one of fiction’s most beloved characters become a warrior. I read on though, knowing from the first page that the author wrote it with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. He hilariously skewers English Society, with a keen eye to poking fun at every last convention of the times. The Bennets’ reputation is destroyed the minute they stand against the “unmentionables”, to the dismay of their very proper and high-reaching mother. The young Bennet ladies do not do what is expected of them. Balls and Lords, matrons and maidens, warriors and cowards are all easy marks for our intrepid heroine, Elizabeth. Read the rest of this entry