Zombies AND my favorite literary couple of all time? I’m so there!
Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith marks the completion of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy. A fantastic ending, in my opinion!
When Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are walking about Pemberley one evening, a dreadful child gets the drop on the two and Mr. Darcy ends up bitten. While the usual course of action in such a situation is the imminent beheading of the infected individual, Elizabeth, who is not ready to be a widow and knows that there is at least a chance to save her husband is willing to do anything to save him. Elizabeth asks for help from something of an unlikely source, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who agrees to help only under certain circumstances. Elizabeth, along with the help of some of her family members, head to London to do as Lady Catherine has instructed while Lady Catherine brings Darcy back to Rosings. Though it’s obvious Lady Catherine is only looking to further her own interests, Elizabeth goes along with the plan to save her husband.
Throughought Dreadfully Ever After there is plenty of adventure – complete with some pretty awesome fight scenes, the chance to settle old disputes, seeing others true colors, true love living on, and the entrance into a new age. Oh, and we can’t forget kicking zombie ass!
Dreadfully Ever After was simply amazing. I was hooked from the beginning and kept turning pages until that very last one. There was no waiting for things to get started, Hockensmith throws us into the fray from the get-go. I laughed aloud as much from the story itself as the illustrations that add a little something to the book. Hockensmith has stayed true to each of the characters (with the exception of their warrior status) while giving us a great story. This is a great twist to a classic story and I’m sad to see the trilogy end, but I do anticipate that I’ll be revisiting this series in the future.
The bottom line here, read Dreadfully Ever After, enjoy it, laugh a little, have fun with an old classic.
– Dawn of the Dreadfuls
– Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
– Dreadfully Ever After
I’ve just watched ‘Lost in Austen’. Have you ever seen it?
I saw the first half, but never finished watching it. It’s funny that you mention it seeing as I remind myself periodically to finish watching it. A friend of mine has been on me about that, but I figure one of these days…
How did you like it?
I only caught part of the last episode on TV and liked it enough to buy the DVD recently. Watched the whole thing for the first time today (day off work ill) and loved it. Laughed out loud all the way through. It was obviously written by an Austen fan. I liked the way that they played with the story – on top of Amanda Price taking the place of Lizzie Bennet. It was very inventive and I’m going to have to watch it again at some point soon.
It definitely caught my interest when I first saw it and I really like the idea of sticking a modern London woman in Regency England… I can only imagine the shock that would be, you know, were it possible. I remember seeing the clip when Caroline ‘opens up’ to Amanda – that whole scene is why my friend recommended it. I’ve got to see the rest of it though, I want to know how it ends!
I hope you feel better soon!
The Caroline Bingley ‘coming out’ scene was very funny – though reading between the lines in Persuasion recently did give me pause for thought….. Read from a certain perspective….. Though I’m sure that many post graduate dissertations have been written about such things.
I’m well enough to be back in work. But at least the weekend is nearly here…
Reading from certain perspectives certainly would lead to gleaning some new information to be sure… though I find it difficult to do when I’m reading for pleasure.
There was something else I was thinking, but I have to admit to the fact that I’m just not having a smart day today…
Glad to hear you’re feeling at least a little better. Indeed, there’s only one more workday until the weekend is here.