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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; paperback / softback edition (15 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144470026X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444700268
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 416,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Moorat has draped his very funny tale of the marauding undead over a solid frame-work of historical detail ... As with the Austen adaptations, it is the women who are bold and quick-witted enough to take on the monsters, a nice reversal of the passive victim role traditionally handed to young women, in horror as in history. (Observer)

'Moorat infuses his tale with enough bravura and over-the-top action to lift it above a horde of similar projects; readers able to stomach the deliriously bloody goings-on will find plenty to enjoy' Starred Review, 'Pick of the Week' (Publishers Weekly)

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Following in the bloodied footsteps of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, we see the well-known historical events of Queen's early life and Albert's death given an hilarious, demonic twist. A E Moorat weaves a lurid tapestry of royal biography, gothic horror and fist-gnawing comedy.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shelagh on 2 May 2011
Format: Paperback
In my experience, a book like this, with its tongue-in-cheek humour and colourful rewriting of history, will be either brilliant or a complete waste of time. Fortunately for me this one turned out to be the former. What I discovered was an entertaining page-turner that had me hooked from the first word.

I came across Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter while browsing the shelves of my local bookshop and I fell in love with the cover the moment I saw it. The iconic image of Victoria in her mourning dress with the addition of a bloody axe in one hand and a decapitated head in the other is priceless. And if there was ever any doubt that I had to own this book it was banished by the tagline: She loved her country. She hated zombies.

The book follows a young Victoria (despite what the cover image may suggest) from the moment she becomes queen at the tender age of eighteen, through her engagement and marriage to Prince Albert and the birth of their first two children. Moorat has stayed quite close to the actual events in Victoria's life while throwing in zombies, demons and the occasional werewolf.

I sometimes find that in books based on historical fact (however loosely) the characters derived from real people can be flat or wooden. But I was pleased to see that this was not the case here. Victoria is a strong-willed character and Moorat does a good job of giving her a very real personality that a modern audience can relate to. Her love for Albert burns brightly throughout this story and it helps to mould and shape the young queen. I also liked how Victoria takes the revelations of supernatural events in her stride and she adapts quickly to her new role.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 13 Oct. 2009
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I bought this book on the day it came out simply because I liked the cover, started reading it and couldn't put it down - I guess you'd call it a "mash-up" of the zombie / horror and historical genres. It's set in the reign of Queen Victoria and Demons and Zombies are secretly calling the political shots in the upper echelons of Victorian society - who's gonna stop `em - you guessed it, only the Monarch herself? This sounds a bit bonkers but it works brilliantly, Moorat manages to combine extreme tension with laugh out loud humour and completely nails the sense of period without ever sounding stuffy, in fact if anything the humour has many modern resonances. It's peppered throughout with really well drawn characters and the violence and gore are described in blood chilling (or should that be "blood swilling"?) detail - it's terrific. This would make a great movie, I'd be surprised if it wasn't picked up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Marlowe on 30 Nov. 2012
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This is not what I was expecting. The title and tagline "She loved her country, she hated zombies" suggest a comedy & although there is humour, it's actually played fairly straight.

The devil's hordes have been insinuating themselves into the royal family to control the country and on accession to the throne (and following a close encounter with a succubus)Queen Victoria learns the truth from Prime Minister Lord Melbourne. She meets The Protectorate who are led by the Brown family including proud warrior Maggie, her trainer John & their clairvoyant son John Jr who is the ghillie who later became famous as her close companion & comfort of her widowhood.
Victoria learns quickly and become an able warrior but she may lack the wisdom she needs. She suspects her mother's Comptroller may be among the devilment, but is this true or based merely on the fact she can't stand him?

The characters are good ones notably warrior Maggie, the depraved Quimby and his undead servant ansd the Queen herself. Moorat has done enough research to make his Victoria seem authentic.

Moorat's monsters are a mix, werewolves & zombies who can still hold conversations and succubi number among them. He doesn't shie away from gore. Battle scenes plus zombie chow down moments leave you in no doubt as to how high his mental budget for entrails is!

The humour comes from a House of Commons awash with zombies and from Quimby. Quimby is turned on by the sight of a dead prostitute's leg that he has generously attached to the stump where his undead factotum lost one. this is a nice nod to the Victorian idea that bare ankles could inflame passions!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SazzyMCH on 24 Mar. 2011
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I was really looking forward to reading this but I feel abit let down. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be scary or funny - it didn't really scare me (and there were parts of it that, done differently, would have been horrible) but it did make me laugh - just not enough for me to be sure that that was the intention throughout. I did particularly like the moment when Quimby tells a "photogenic drawing" expert that the French word of "photographie" will never catch on.

With a few exceptions the characters weren't developed brilliantly, and there were parts to the plot that were never explained (or, if they were, I missed them) and seemed inserted just to explain away other parts.

This was first foray in Steampunk - I have another on my TBR and I can only hope it leaves me more satisfied than this!
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