PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DREADFULLY EVER AFTER [Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After ] BY Hockensmith, Steve(Author)Compact Disc 22-Mar-2011
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During a long country walk Darcy is attacked and bitten by a zombie and the death of Elizabeth's husband seems all but inevitable until Darcy's aunt, the formidable Lady Catherine De Bourgh arrives. She has heard rumours of a possible cure but before Elizabeth can investigate further Lady Catherine demands Darcy is placed in her care. It falls to The Bennet clan to try and locate the key to Darcy's salvation. Meanwhile Darcy is to be looked after by his aunt and cousin, Anne, both of whom appear to have their own reasons for wishing to help out.
The book then splits so we have alternating chapters following the Bennet's adventures in London and Darcy trying to stave off his conversion to a flesh eating zombie.
In my review of Dawn of the Dreadfuls, the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies prequel novel, I thought the text was missing some of the verbal flourishes you would expect when reading a book based on Austen. In the case of Dreadfully Ever After I am pleased to report I have no such quibbles. As a direct sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this is exactly the novel I was hoping for.Read more ›
And finally we have a sequel to round out this warped Regency romance-with-zombies trilogy: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After." This time Steve Hockensmith whacks the Darcy-Bennett families with a threat much closer to home, and it's an amusing little ride with a very slow middle section.
After four years of marriage, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are taking a leisurely walk when Darcy is attacked and bitten by a little dreadful boy. Despite her training, Elizabeth's love for Darcy stops her from beheading and burning him; instead, she appeals to Lady Catherine for a cure. Lady Catherine reveals that a London scientist named Angus McFarquhar (hee hee!) has the cure, and she has a plan for getting it.
However, the plan involves Elizabeth leaving her infected husband at Rosings, and setting out to seduce the serum out of the scientist. Soon Lady Catherine's diabolical schemes pull the Bennett family to London, leading to a gruesome race against time involving a sexy ninja, a rabbit, a mystery man in a box, a bunch of dandies and the increasingly sinister Anne de Bourgh! Can Lizzy cure Darcy before he becomes an undead horror?
"Dreadfully Ever After" isn't quite as entertainingly tongue-in-cheek as the original "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," though it is fun to revisit Jane Austen's characters after four zombie-strewn years. And as anyone would expect of a "P&P&Z" sequel, there's bloody flesh-tearing gore aplenty.
And Hockensmith has plenty of fun mingling Regency mores (a gentleman's wife simply doesn't carry weapons!) with lots of ninjas, zombies, and martial-arts-filled scuffles.Read more ›
The story is told through several POVs, but Elizabeth is surprisingly not the central figure. More attention is given to Darcy's and Kitty's perspectives, and I enjoyed the character of Kitty very much this time around; she has grown up quite from the silly girl in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In contrast, another of the Bennett girls, Mary, has become quite outgoing, and her character was another favorite of mine in this sequel. In fact, I found Elizabeth to be extremely boring compared to her sisters. (I am even hoping that Kitty and Mary might have their own adventure, if Hockensmith is up to writing just one more!)
Darcy's cousin Anne is portrayed in a rather sinister manner, and when it is revealed what has happened to Anne during her time under the thumb of her mother -Lady Catherine- she was a formidable character, as opposed to the meek girl she once was. In addition, the source of the possible cure is horrific and repulsive, showing how desperate the English have become.Read more ›
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A good read for those who don't like the classics! Book received in excellent conditionPublished 3 months ago by Alison Charles
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Have all these books and they are great, price is excellent and the quality is good too! Delivery was quite slow though, so if you want this fast i suggest you go buy it off a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stephanie O
I loved the first - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - and this was also v good but the joke was wearing a bit thin by the end. Would still recommend, though.Published on 7 Jan. 2014 by tezz
after reading the first 2 pride and predujuce and zombies, I thought it only fitting to read the last one, and by far is this one the best.Published on 14 Jun. 2013 by Amazon Customer
I get stumped trying to find a suitably interesting birthday present for my youngest but this series of books seems to fit the bill. She loves them!Published on 6 April 2013 by Frances Young