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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gladiator Meets the Zombie Apocalypse

Well... sort of. But if you think that sounds interesting, you may like to know more about a new book I caught wind of. Thomas Brookside was kind enough to give me a yell regarding his new novel, De Bello Lemures, or the Roman War Against the Zombies of Armorica. Yeah, the title may be a bit long but reading about fighting hordes of the undead withough guns sounds pretty darn interesting to me. Here's the synopsis:

A recovered Latin text tells the story of a struggle between Roman legionaries and the undead in 185 AD. Lucius Artorius Castus leads an expedition to Gaul to defeat a rebellion against the rule of the Emperor Commodus - and gets more than he bargained for when his enemies rise from the dead to fight again. The power of the zombie horde is amplified by the chaos of Ancient Rome's competing religions and superstitions, and the terror the undead bring in their wake foreshadows the incipient medieval darkness already creeping into the world at the end of Rome's Antonine age. Richly annotated, this mashup of survival horror and alternate history takes the reader on a bracing journey into one of ancient Rome's dark corners.

Need more info? You can check out Thomas Brookside's blog or head straight over to Amazon to buy the book (where there's already a great review). I'd love to have a review for you guys but don't wait on that before purchasing as it may be awhile.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds pretty good. Now I have something else to add to the maybe xmas list.


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