Friday, 23 August 2013

FANTASY REVIEW: The Marching Dead - Lee Battersby

Release Date: 25/03/13
Publisher:  Angry Robot


The sequel to The Corpse-Rat King. Find the dead a King, save himself, win the love of his life, live happily ever after. No wonder Marius dos Helles is bored. But now Keth, his one love, is missing. Gerd has re-entered his life, and something has stopped the dead from, well, dying. It's up to Marius, Gerd, and Gerd's not-dead-enough Granny to journey across the continent and put the dead back in the afterlife where they belong. But someone has the dead riled up and spoiling for a fight, and now the dead are marching


To be honest this title has been on my kindle for a while and when more books moved in, it was sadly moved further back only to be rediscovered when I was doing some clearing out. I’m so annoyed with myself as this second book from Lee was one that I not only thoroughly enjoyed but one I devoured in a single sitting.

As with the original Lee brings a great duo back together and also throws in Granny for not only comical value but as a voice of reason (although a great many would argue against that.) Its quirky, has some wonderful twists and with characters that are larger than life (and in this case death) all round makes this a book that if you want something a little different in the fantasy genre, will more than meet your needs. A great book all round.

1 comment:

Bob/Sally said...

One of my favorite books of the year - nice to see somebody else discovering it. :)