Have you ever wondered how people in 1436 would have handled a
zombie apocalypse? Well Sir Richard of Colleville is about to
find out. While out hunting with his son, Sir Richard's
hunting party is attacked, one member is killed and another
infected. Of course they have no clue what a zombie is or how
it is spread and take the infected person back to the manor
for treatment. When treatment fails to work the infected
person is taken to the monks for further treatment and let's
just say things get out of hand from there. As the pestilence
spreads and more people are infected Sir Richard has no choice
but to protect his family and those he is responsible for. An
honorable man he does all he can to save the people of the
villages and his manor.
This is a great idea for a book and well done. The research
done into the way people lived during the time shows the
a real love for the subject. Throwing historical fiction at us
with the modern twist of zombies. It's great fun to see how
people who believe so differently from how we do now would
look at zombies in their midst.
Well written and exciting, THE SECOND GREAT MORTALITY is a
great first book by an author that show lots of potential to
give us more wonderful reading. You will want to follow him
and keep an eye on what he puts out in the future. The only
thing I would have like more of would have been to see how the
area dealt with the aftermath of the devastation, but here's
to hoping for another book.
The year is 1436. Sir Richard de Colleville is out hunting
with his son when their hounds come upon a pale stranger
savagely gnawing the neck of a fawn. Thinking the stranger
deranged or simply starving, Richard’s men intervene only to
be viciously attacked. What seemed an isolated incident in
the forest spurs a deadly turn of events when Richard learns
that the man’s corpse bears the unmistakable signs of Plague.
Richard tries to allay people’s fears that the Great
Mortality is returned to Gloucester, but these fears soon
prove true when someone within the manor walls exhibits
symptoms. Fear then gives way to unspeakable horror once the
true nature of this Pestilence is revealed. As lord of the
land, Richard has a responsibility to protect his villagers
and tenants, but how can he protect them from the invisible
hand of death? Worse yet, how can he protect the
survivors—including his wife and daughters—from the victims?
Unlike the classic medieval tales of yore, this novel
explores what would have happened had the Great Plague
carried more than just buboes and death. It offers a fresh
take on the modern zombie story by taking the reader back to
a time when sword, armor, and honor were all a man had to
protect himself and those he loved.