On Her Majesty's Behalf: The Great Undead War: Book II

On Her Majesty's Behalf: The Great Undead War: Book II

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by Joseph Nassise
     
 

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The outrageously inventive follow-up to By the Blood of HeroesInglourious Basterds meets Dawn of the Dead in this steampunk alternate history World War I zombie novel.

At the close of 1917, the Germans introduced a new type of gas, T-Leiche—“corpse gas”—a revolutionary weapon that changed the war. Instead of

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The outrageously inventive follow-up to By the Blood of HeroesInglourious Basterds meets Dawn of the Dead in this steampunk alternate history World War I zombie novel.

At the close of 1917, the Germans introduced a new type of gas, T-Leiche—“corpse gas”—a revolutionary weapon that changed the war. Instead of killing the living, T-Leiche resurrected the bodies of the dead.

Though they survived the killing fields of France, the danger has only just begun for veteran Captain Michael "Madman" Burke and company. They've just been assigned a new mission: rescue Princess Veronica, the sole surviving member of the British royal family. But Kaiser Manfred Von Richthofen, the undead Red Baron and new leader of Germany, is determined to find Veronica as well.

In the devastated, zombie-infested city of London, Burke and his men will face off in an unholy battle with their most formidable opponent yet: a team led by none other than his infected former right-hand man, Sergeant Moore. If they don't succeed, all of Britain will fall into undead Central hands.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/15/2014
This fast-paced sequel to By the Blood of Heroes (2012) is another competent horror thriller set in a fantastical version of WWI. After a kickoff set piece, hero “Madman” Burke and his squad are assigned a risky rescue mission in devastated, zombie-infested London. As they evade hordes of the new fast “shredders,” the creative, nonstop action moves swiftly from crisis to crisis, intensity building steadily, interrupted only by brief discourses on weaponry or fantastical technology. Characters from the previous installment, including villain Manfred Von Richthofen, make brief but important appearances, rewarding continuing readers of the series. Unfortunately, the imaginative core idea of German gas that creates zombies is rendered formulaic by stereotypical pulp characters and a ludicrously unlikely romantic attraction stuffed into the latter half of the book. (Dec.)
RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Joseph Nassise’s apparently boundless imagination and thoroughly engaging storytelling make even the most unlikely of stories compelling. ... Intensely absorbing and suspenseful. ... it all adds up to a story that won’t be easy to put down or forget.”
Joe Merz
“Joe Nassise delivers one amazing alternative history adventure in By the Blood of Heroes....a tour-de-force of adrenaline-drenched mayhem.”
Joe McKinney
“I would argue Joseph Nassise is the most important thing to happen to zombies since Max Brooks, and that’s no hyperbole. He’s really that good.”
Peter Straub on Heretic
“Heretic keep[s] us off-guard and entertained with its every surprising move.”
Jonathan Maberry
“BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES is a genre-twisting madhouse of horror, Steampunk SF and zombie madness that is too damn much fun to miss! Buckle up...this is a wild ride!”
Clive Barker on Heretic
“First-rate, stylish work from Mr. Nassise, with a steady escalation of the story’s speed that makes it almost literally breath-taking.”
Kelley Armstrong on Heretic
“A breakneck-paced thriller that delivers on the thrills and tosses in more than a few chills.”
Library Journal
12/01/2014
Nassise's follow-up to 2012's By the Blood of Heroes returns readers to an alternative World War I, a time when a new chemical weapon—corpse gas—brings the dead to horrible life. Capt. Michael Burke has a new mission: to rescue the sole surviving remnant of the British royal family before she falls into the hands of the Kaiser.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062048783
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
544,691
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Jonathan Maberry

“BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES is a genre-twisting madhouse of horror, Steampunk SF and zombie madness that is too damn much fun to miss! Buckle up...this is a wild ride!”

Joe McKinney

“I would argue Joseph Nassise is the most important thing to happen to zombies since Max Brooks, and that’s no hyperbole. He’s really that good.”

Joe Merz

“Joe Nassise delivers one amazing alternative history adventure in By the Blood of Heroes....a tour-de-force of adrenaline-drenched mayhem.”

Meet the Author

Joseph Nassise is the author of more than twenty novels, including the internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series, the Jeremiah Hunt series, and several books in the Rogue Angel action/adventure series from Gold Eagle. He’s a former president of the Horror Writers Association, the world’s largest organization of professional horror writers, and a multiple Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee.

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On Her Majesty's Behalf: The Great Undead War: Book II 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jlgc More than 1 year ago
On Her Majesty’s Behalf: The Great Undead War Book II is the 2nd in Joseph Nassise series of World War II set in a Steampunk, Zombie World.  Burke and his team have just recently returned from saving Jack Freeman, the top American ace who was being held by the Germans. On a mission to England which has been gassed by the Germans, they receive word that the royal family is still alive. Burke and his team get sent to London to rescue the royal family. They are only a little bit ahead of a German invasion team that has also gone to get the royal family.  When Burke’s team arrives they find only one surviving member. The action is breathlessly fast as Burke’s team stays just one step ahead of the Germans.  This is a great follow-up to the first in the series. Waiting for the third, especially in light of the ending of this story is going to be very difficult. This story is great for those who like stories about warriors, war strategy, zombies, science, and non-stop action. I recommend for youth as well as adults. 
MC1963 More than 1 year ago
Once again the author delivers. A fast paced adventure that goes at breakneck speed. Major Burke is back and this time he has to rescue the Queen of England from Zombie super soldiers. Fast read that really delivers. A great series. Highly recommend!