By the Blood of Heroes
The Great Undead War: Book I
By Joseph Nassise
(Harper Voyager, Paperback, 9780062048752, 352pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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Train them . . . Arm them . . . Then turn them loose on the zombies!
At the tail end of 1917, the Germans introduced a new type of gas to the battlefield, T-Leiche, or "corpse gas," and changed the face of the war by resurrecting the bodies of the dead, giving the enemy an almost unlimited source of fresh troops.
When the American ace Major Jack Freemanposter boy for the war against the Kaiser's undead army of shamblersis downed over enemy lines and taken captive, veteran Captain Michael "Madman" Burke is the only man brave and foolish enough to accept the mission to recover Freeman. Burke assembles a team of disparate members, from his right-hand man, Sergeant Moore, to big-game-hunter-turned-soldier Clayton Manning, who funds the mission for an opportunity to confront this most dangerous zombie game, to professor Dan Richards, one of Tesla's top men and the resident authority on all things supernatural. With the help of a highly advanced British dirigible war machine to infiltrate enemy territory, the team faces incredible danger as it struggles to reach the prison camp and strike at the heart of the enemy.
But they are pitted against the most deadly enemy of all: Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. Having risen from the dead with his abilities enhanced but his mind on the brink of madness, Richthofen has plans for victory that give no quarter to soldiers or civilians.
Joseph Nassise is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series (The Heretic, A Scream of Angels, A Tear in the Sky) and several books in the Rogue Angel action/adventure series from Gold Eagle. He is 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.
‚eoeRelentless pacing, nonstop action, and improbable but nifty-sounding military gadgetry (portable personal gliding devices, magnetism grenades) power an unremittingly entertaining story line that with broad appeal for history buffs, horror aficionados, and fans of steampunk.‚e
‚eoeUrban fantasy and sf author Nassise≠ (Eyes To See) raises the alternate history genre to brilliant new heights. This is a treat for zombie and horror fans, military fiction aficionados, history buffs, and steampunk lovers alike, all of whom will be clamoring for the next installment.‚e
‚eoeBY 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!‚e
-Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and FLESH & BONEJonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and FLESH & BONEJonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and FLESH & BONEJon
‚eoeI would argue Joseph Nassise is the most important thing to happen to zombies since Max Brooks, and that‚e(TM)s no hyperbole. He‚e(TM)s really that good.‚e
-Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Easters
‚eoeJoe Nassise delivers one amazing alternative history adventure in By the Blood of Heroes....a tour-de-force of adrenaline-drenched mayhem.‚e
-Joe Merz, author of Shadow Warrior and Lawson Vampire series