8.03.2009

Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter! Huzzah!


"They walk among us-until the queen takes off their heads, that is . . . Following in the bloodied footsteps of the hugely successful Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes this entertaining and deeply irreverent tale featuring the most unlikely-and frighteningly good-demon hunter to ever take on the undead: Queen Victoria.

With it's quirky, lighthearted tone, engaging storyline, and popular supernatural elements, Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter will appeal to the fans who made Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a national bestseller as well as the first generation of young Harry Potter aficionados who are now grown up.

June 19, 1837. A night to dismember . . . When King William IV of England dies, 18-year-old Princess Alexandrina Victoria assumes the crown. Though she has long prepared to devote herself to God and country, keeping the British Empire safe carries responsibilities far darker and more dangerous than the new queen knows. A diabolical enemy (no, not the French!) has vowed to bring war, disease, and pestilence to the land, and is unleashing all manner of satanic sprites-hellhounds, giant rats, vampires, werewolves, flesh-devouring zombies, feral chimney sweeps with angelic smiles-to make a bloody mess of London's foggy, cobblestone streets.Fortunately, the plucky Victoria has the armor-clad Maggie Brown, Demon Hunter and Royal Protektor, by her side, as well as her beloved suitor, Prince Albert, a quiet chap with a German accent and secret knowledge about their powerful foe, a.k.a. the lord of misrule. Armed with immeasurable courage and an arsenal of first-class weaponry, the ass-kicking Victoria and cohorts are locked, loaded, and ready to crack some evil minion heads. Filled with fog, a coronation, corsets, armor, romance, political machinations, tea, swordfights, a frenemy or two, spilled brains, lots of mayhem, and hordes of ill-mannered undead with really bad table manners, Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter gives the story of this legendary ruler and her devoted prince a hilarious, demonic twist."- from Harper Collins Catalogs
On sale 01/05/2010!!!

3 comments:

Zombie Girrrl said...

Ooh, me likey! XD

celi.a said...

Hah! What a mash-up. Should be enjoyable.

Samantha Bagood said...

Oh wow! This sounds great fun! I'll be on the look-out.