Dreadfully Ever After

Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith is a sequel to Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 book, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, which itself lovingly ripped off Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice.

The story picks up sometime after P&P&Z ends with Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy having been married for some time.

The story begins with Elizabeth struggling with being as ladylike as a married woman should be and leave the monster slaying to her husband. But one day, things go horribly wrong and Elizabeth is forced to take up the sword once more.

In a gruesome fight, Darcy is attacked and bitten by an undead boy. Rather than behead her soon to be undead husband right then and there, she decides to seek out an antidote…

And that’s where the story begins. Elizabeth is soon joined by her father and sister, as well as few ninja for good company as they set about for the person who is believed to be creating an antidote to the zombie virus.

In all, the book works good at keeping up the Jane Austen-ness of the original novel. The visuals are striking and easy to imagine. I enjoyed this one a bit more than the original novel.

EDIT: The trailer for the book has just been released. I know it’s odd for a book to have a video trailer, but it does…

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