Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
March 22, 2011 § 6 Comments
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