Following in the bloodied footsteps of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, we see the well-known historical events of Queen Victoria s early life and Albert s death given an hilarious, demonic twist.
The novel takes you to the smoggy, cobbled streets of Victoria s vile and villainous Britain, but not as you know them . . . A layer of horror will be seamlessly woven in to comedic effect. You ll meet Queen Victoria not as the bitter old widow forever draped in black, but transformed into an ass-kicking killer of evil creatures.
It will be so scarily convincing that you ll be certain that in the dark days of Queen Victoria, it was more than just the pick-pockets you had to look out for.
Moorat has draped his very funny tale of the marauding undead over a solid frame-work of historical detail ... As with the Austen adaptations, it is the women who are bold and quick-witted enough to take on the monsters, a nice reversal of the passive victim role traditionally handed to young women, in horror as in history. - Observer
'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' Starred Review, 'Pick of the Week' - Publishers Weekly