Joseph Nassise’s BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES, Book One in his zombie steampunk alternate history series THE GREAT UNDEAD WAR, is out on May 1st, but email us for a chance to win an early galley edition and send us a review!
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Here’s just some of the loving praise the book has received so far:
“Nassise (the Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles) fills the adrenaline-fueled first installment of the Great Undead War saga with an audacious mix of military fiction, steampunk, and zombies. In an alternate WWI, Michael “Madman” Burke, a veteran American soldier with an artificial “clockwork” arm, is assigned to go deep behind enemy lines and rescue a famous Allied pilot who has been shot down by the Germans. Burke and his team must maneuver through territory inhabited by shamblers—Kaiser Wilhelm’s undead troops—and more than a few walking dead monstrosities recently developed by Germany’s scientific brain trust. Relentless 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.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Joseph Nassise’s By the Blood of Heroes is that rarest of books, a genuine game-changer. This book, this whole series, in fact, is a vital leap forward for the zombie genre. Nassise has not only proven his mastery of the zombie essentials, the sense of adventure and the horror of a world gone mad that form the core of the best zombie fiction, but he has done it with such jaw-dropping inventiveness that he’s given the whole genre a new starting point. I would argue Joseph Nassise the most important thing to happen to zombies since Max Brooks, and that’s no hyperbole. He’s really that good. Do yourself a favor and get in on the ground floor with this series, because Madman Burke and his crew are about to take you to hell and back.”
– Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters
“BY 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!”
– Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Flesh & Bone