Dead Reckoning Cover- How Did I Miss This?!

Coming 06/05/12
by Mercedes LackeyRosemary Edghill

ISBN-13: 978-1599906843
Bloomsbury USA CH, 336 pages.
The sun rises in the east . . . but the dead rise in the West in this fantastic zombie-western mashup!

Jett is a girl passing as a boy, living as a cowboy in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. When the book opens, she's just rolled into a new town, where she stops by the saloon. Things are relatively calm, although she suspects there will be Trouble from at least one of the locals. Sure enough, Trouble starts to mosey over, when-- 

The saloon is invaded by zombies.

Barely escaping with her life, Jett hightails it out of town and soon falls into the company of Honoria Gibbons, a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Together with White Fox, a young man they meet, they set out to discover what's caused the zombie uprising. Turns out these zombies aren't rising from the dead of their own accord… but who would want an undead army? And why?

What!? This cover has been out there since Feb. 23 on Rosemary Edhill's blog! And here I've been trolling Goodreads and Amazon and Mercedes Lackey's website for it. Jeez. I love everything about this synopsis and I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this novel.


Cecilia Pham said...

This cover is AMAZING! Holy cow, I have been jonesin' for some Western stylized books and such - and DEAD RECKONING sounds like it will be amazing! Zombies? Cowboys? Kickass female character? YES PLEASE! :)

Lori T. said...

A zombie western? This sounds too good to be true. Wow! I can't wait to read this one!! That cover, BTW, is absolutely amazing!

perla said...

I'm reading it right now, so far so good (or should I say grose?!)