Zombies of Byzantium

Zombies of Byzantium

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by Sean Munger
     
 

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It’s the 8th century A.D., and the Byzantine Empire has got problems. A ruthless schemer has just overthrown the emperor and taken the crown for himself. The Saracen army is attacking Constantinople. Only one thing could make these problems look petty by comparison: an invasion of undead, flesh-eating zombies.

One young monk has witnessed the horror of

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It’s the 8th century A.D., and the Byzantine Empire has got problems. A ruthless schemer has just overthrown the emperor and taken the crown for himself. The Saracen army is attacking Constantinople. Only one thing could make these problems look petty by comparison: an invasion of undead, flesh-eating zombies.

One young monk has witnessed the horror of the zombies and lived to tell the tale. When the new emperor hears of the danger, he hatches a wild plan. He puts the young monk in charge of creating an army of zombies to defeat the invaders. But it’s not that easy to control the living dead…

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An ambitious usurper holds the Byzantine throne in the eighth century. Immediately the new Emperor Leo faces fresh attacks on Constantinople by the Saracens. A young monk witnesses the onset of a plague of walking dead, and Leo conceives of creating an army of undead to wreak havoc among the Saracens. When the plan becomes too successful, the monk responsible (albeit reluctantly) for creating the zombie soldiers must find a way to destroy them. VERDICT Munger (Giamotti in Winter) transports the popular "zombie plague outbreak" to an unusual time and place for a darkly humorous, undeniably quirky tale that should please fans of zombie fiction and alternate history. The author, who has a talent for telling strange but memorable stories, deserves a following among fans of eccentric fiction and "weird" storytelling.

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ISBN-13:
9781619212299
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
1,150,096
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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