New Tomes of the Dead novel out November 10th
“What does a vampire eat during the zombie apocalypse?”
A new book in the Tomes of the Dead series from Abaddon Books, Double Dead by Chuck Wendig, is the tale of Coburn, who finds himself with a problem when he wakes from a five year slumber.
The issue is that human civilisation has fallen in the face of the zombie apocalypse, leaving him hungry as food is now in short supply, because Coburn is a vampire and he likes to eat blood.
In fact, it was blood that woke him up as it dripped from the streets above as zombies created carnage and all but wiped out the human race.
Dripping onto his face down a rusty pipe, the blood not only wakes Coburn from his long sleep, it also awakens his thirst.
Starving, Coburn not only has to find human survivors, he also has to protect them and so becomes “an unlikely shepherd with a shotgun”.
This brilliantly entertaining debut novel is set in a zombie-infested US and keeps the pages turning as the thrilling chase across states unfolds.
Blood-thirsty vampires and brain-guzzling zombies, what more could any horror/fantasy fan want from a novel?
Praise for the author:
“A bloodthirsty ride through zombie-infested Route 66. Chuck Wendig gives horror fans EXACTLY what they need in this slick, cross-genre romp.” – Wayne Simmons, author of the best-selling Flu and Drop Dead Gorgeous
About the author:
Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter and self-described ‘penmonkey.’ He sold his first story when he was 18. After working in the computer and role-playing game industries he began scripting TV and film projects, including a horror film script which won him a place at the prestigous Sundance Screenwriter Lab 2010.
He currently lives in the wilds of Pennsyltucky with a wonderful wife and two very stupid dogs. For more information on his work, visit his website.
About the series:
“Rotten bone and raddled flesh, shuffling perils and moaning menaces – Tomes of the Dead reimagines the zombie genre not as an endless retread of the same tired themes, but as a prism crack’d, exploring the gut-churning, flesh-biting world of the shambling dead from a new, different and unexpected direction every time.
From Roman zombies to zombie gumshoes and zombie romance to … hell, if you haven’t seen a Romanian Elvis impersonator squaring off against a green-glowing space zombie, then Tomes of the Dead will be a terrifying, fresh-from-the-grave revelation.”
One of the three series with which Abaddon Books launched in 2006, Tomes of the Dead is a collection of stand-alone novels that has showcased the talents of a number of brilliant, up-and-coming British and American authors, including Gary McMahon, Al Ewing, Simon Bestwick and Weston Ochse. Double Dead is the thirteenth Tomes of the Dead title.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Rebellion (10 Nov 2011)
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