Find the dead a King, save himself, win the love of his life, live happily ever after. No wonder Marius dos Helles is bored. But now something has stopped the dead from, well, dying.
It’s up to Marius, Gerd, and Gerd’s not-dead-enough Granny to journey across the continent and put the dead back in the afterlife where they belong.
The Walking Dead ain’t got nothing on The Marching Dead! If you like your fantasy, foul mouthed, not dirty but filthy fun then you definitely want to pick up the books by Lee Battersby featuring Marius don Hellespont. The first book The Corpse-Rat King was an exciting ride of hilarity that constantly left me wondering what the hell could this guy possibly come up with next?
He tops it in this sequel, The Marching Dead. Jumping forward a few years we think just maybe Marius has things going for him but well that wouldn’t be any fun now would it?
The realm of the dead isn’t done with Marius that’s all I’ve got to say. Instead of running from things Marius seems to have turned his leaf a bit. Alright, with much help and nagging from Gerd. He has an even stronger presence here than he did in the first book. If someone were the cause of my dead I sure as heck wouldn’t be as good of a bloke as Gerd is to Marius.
We do learn so much more about Marius, his past, hell even his parents this time around. The part I’m most thankful for is that we get a much more well developed cast of supporting characters, and what a cast it is! – from pirate to nuns, a bordello mistress, some token crazies…what the world without a crazy or two?
I mustn’t give anything away, just know that these two books are loads of fun. If you’re a fan of comedic fantasy these are the books for you. If you aren’t heck these are still worth giving a shot. Course if you’re easily offended than steer clear – there are enough f-bombs dropped that would make even a sailor blush.