The Viking Dead (Tomes of the Dead)
by Toby Venables
Abaddon Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907519680
Date: 14 April 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A new title in Abaddon's excellent Tomes of the Dead zombie franchise. Journalist and horror aficionado Tony Venables offers us a taste of Viking Dead.
"976 AD. Somewhere in Northern Europe. Bjólf Erlingsson and the viking crew of the ship Hrafn are having a bad day. A fruitless raid on an arse-end-of-nowhere village. A bone-crunching encounter with a rival crew. And, to top it all off, a bitter night on the open sea, fogbound and adrift.
But things are about to get much worse. Beyond the fog fog lies a bleak land where the dead rise up to feed upon the flesh of their kin, and the people are preyed upon by black ships that carry invincible, undead berserkers... Now, Bjólf and his men have but one choice if they are to escape the same curse: track the black ships to their strange island castle, strike at the dark heart of the pestilence - and reveal at last the ghastly secret of its origins"