Book Review: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.

This is the prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen. It's set four years ahead of the romance between Mr. Bingly, Mr. Darcy, and the Bennett girl. While this book says 'Dawn' of the dreadfuls, it unfortunately is not set at the beginning of the outbreak of the terrible zombies that plague all of the English countryside, for that matter all of England itself. This story tells us of how the Bennett Family.. err, the Bennett daughters got involved in the battle with the undead, and how they became esteemed as warriors. I enjoyed the book for it's storyline, it was a good read, but if you were reading it so you could go along with the rest of the story of the unmentionables, as I was, you would sorely be disappointed. The story changes some things that shouldn't be changed, such as the girls training. In P&P&Z, the girls had had devout training by a china man, and were taught to be very disciplined in the deadly arts. In this book however, they were taught by a Japanese man who was not entirely loyal to his warrior ways, as he falls in love, but then is revealed as a coward. Also in the first book, the younger sisters never did take their training as serious as they did in finding a husband, but in this book they took them in both the same stride. To say the least I was disappointed in the way the story was changed and in the waste of money I spent purchasing the book in the first place.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Steve Hockensmith