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Title:
On her majesty's behalf
Author:
Nassise, Joseph.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper Voyager, [2014]
Physical Description:
322 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"At the tale end of 1917 the Germans introduced a new type of gas to the battlefield, T-Leiche, or "corpse gas" as this new weapon is more commonly known, changed the face of the war. Rather than affect the living, it resurrects the bodies of the dead, giving the enemy an almost unlimited source of fresh troops. After surviving the killing fields of France, Burke and Company are sent into the devastated, zombie-infested city of London to rescue Princess Veronica, the sole surviving member of the royal family. However, Kaiser Richthofen, the undead Red Baron and now leader of Germany, also sends a team of his own, led by Burke's infected former teammate, Sgt Moore"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062048783
Format :
Book

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At the tail end of 1917 the Germans introduced a new type of gas to the battlefield, T-Leiche, or `corpse gas', which changed the face of the war. Rather than affect the living, it resurrects the bodies of the dead, giving the enemy an almost unlimited source of fresh troops. After surviving the killing fields of France, Burke and his men are sent into the devastated, zombie-infested city of London to rescue Princess Veronica, the sole surviving member of the royal family. However, Kaiser Richthofen, the undead Red Baron and now leader of Germany, learns of her survival.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This fast-paced sequel to By the Blood of Heroes (2012) is another competent horror thriller set in a fantastical version of WWI. After a kickoff set piece, hero "Madman" Burke and his squad are assigned a risky rescue mission in devastated, zombie-infested London. As they evade hordes of the new fast "shredders," the creative, nonstop action moves swiftly from crisis to crisis, intensity building steadily, interrupted only by brief discourses on weaponry or fantastical technology. Characters from the previous installment, including villain Manfred Von Richthofen, make brief but important appearances, rewarding continuing readers of the series. Unfortunately, the imaginative core idea of German gas that creates zombies is rendered formulaic by stereotypical pulp characters and a ludicrously unlikely romantic attraction stuffed into the latter half of the book. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Nassise's follow-up to 2012's By the Blood of Heroes returns readers to an alternative World War I, a time when a new chemical weapon-corpse gas-brings the dead to horrible life. Capt. Michael Burke has a new mission: to rescue the sole surviving remnant of the British royal family before she falls into the hands of the Kaiser. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.