Condition: Used, Very Good - has some wear around the edges.
. With it's quirky, lighthearted tone, engaging story line, and popular supernatural elements, Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter will appeal to the fans who made Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a national bestseller as well as the first generation of young Harry Potter aficionados who are now grown up.
For all the rabid fans who devoured Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, comes A.E. Moorat's Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter! This outrageously entertaining and deeply irreverent tale of palace intrigue and bloody supernatural mayhem features the most unlikely monster-slayer ever to go toe-to-toe with the living dead. It's George A. Romero meets the Bronte sisters it's Max Brooks's World War Z in Victorian garb! Watch out flesh-eating zombie scum, it's Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter!
There were many staff at Kensington Palace, fulfilling many roles; a man who was employed to catch rats, another whose job it was to sweep the chimneys. That there was someone expected to hunt demons did not shock the new Queen; that it was to be her was something of a surprise.London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there's the small matter of the undead to take care of first. Demons stalk the crown, and political ambitions have unleashed ravening hordes of zombies even within the nobility itself.But rather than dreams of demon hunting, Queen Victoria's thoughts are occupied by Prince Albert. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs elsewhere? With lashings of glistening entrails, decapitations, zombies, and foul demons, this masterly new portrait will give a fresh understanding of a remarkable woman, a legendary monarch, and quite possibly the best demon hunter the world has ever seen.In another incarnation as a more serious (though still satirical) author, A. E. MOORAT has won critical acclaim and been shortlisted for awards. Here, however, he was chained in the dungeon, fed tea and ghost stories, and kept busy writing the adventures of Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter.
Author A. E. Moorat
Number Of Pages 384 pages
Publication Date 2010-01-26
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Weight 9.9 Oz
Height 0.9 In.
Width 5.3 In.
Length 8 In.
Dewey Decimal 813.6
Dewey Edition 22
"Moorat infuses his tale with enough bravura and over-the-top action to lift it above a horde of similar projects; readers able to stomach the deliriously bloody goings-on will find plenty to enjoy."
"[T]he effect is that of a lost Gilbert and Sullivan operetta written under the influence of opium, absinthe and black pudding."
'Moorat infuses his tale with enough bravura and over-the-top action to lift it above a horde of similar projects; readers able to stomach the deliriously bloody goings-on will find plenty to enjoy.'
Wildly entertaining . . . Moorat s story rises above mere gimmick.
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