“A stunning debut novel, well-crafted and grotesquely inventive.
With its madcap story, unforgettable characters and fine balance between
humour and pathos, The Corpse-Rat King ticks all the boxes.
Fans of Joe Abercrombie will love this.”
– Juliet Marillier, award-winning author of the Sevenwaters series and Bridei’s Chronicles

“Battersby absolutely nails the narrative style, balancing humour and horror,
fantasy and felony. It’s another quick-moving, well-written story that amuses,
excites, and concludes with some rather deep, and remarkably heavy musings
on the subjects of life, death, and the afterlife – or the lack thereof.”
Bob Milne, Beauty in Ruins

The Marching Dead by Lee BattersbyFind 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.

File Under: Fantasy [ Dead Reckoning | Strange Problems | By Royal Decree | Still Running ]

Cover Art: Nick Castle
(click the cover for a larger image)

Book Info:
The Second Marius don Hellespont Novel

UK Print
Date: 4th April 2013
ISBN: 9780857662897
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 26th March 2013
ISBN: 9780857662903
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 CAN$8.99

Ebook
Date: 26th March 2013
ISBN: 9780857662910
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

1. The Corpse-Rat King (September 2012)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

back to top

Author Info:

Lee Battersby: WWW | Twitter | Facebook

Discuss and Share:

Discuss The Marching Dead at Goodreads.com

Read an Extract:


Read, download, share and embed via Issuu.com

Praise and Reviews:

“With this sequel, Battersby kicked up everything I loved about the first novel by a notch or two – world-building, storytelling, hilarity, and most of all, characters who just made me punch the air over and over again, usually while laughing.”
Kate Of Mind

back to top

12 Comments

  1. Pingback: Sinister Reads – March 2013 | ~ Sinister Reads ~

  2. Pingback: Release Week: Neil Gaiman Presents returns, Ariel Djanikian, Red Planet Blues, Wolfhound Century, David Drake, and more | The AudioBookaneers

  3. Pingback: “Life is nothing more than a slow descent into madness.” | snobbery

  4. Pingback: Release Week: Bitterwood, Sister Mine, Intermusings, and Morlock Night | The AudioBookaneers

  5. Pingback: Release Week: Joyce Carol Oates, Zachary Jernigan, M. John Harrison’s Empty Space, Brian Francis Slattery, and more | The AudioBookaneers

  6. Pingback: Release Week: Fade to Black, Dreams and Shadows, Between Two Thorns, Oz Reimagined, Deadhouse Gates, The Judging Eye, and more | The AudioBookaneers

  7. Pingback: Release Week: The Secret of Ji, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, The Siren Depths, and Domino Falls | The AudioBookaneers

  8. Pingback: Release Week: Karen Lord’s The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Ben Bova’s Farside, and Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s All You Need is Kill | The AudioBookaneers

  9. Pingback: Release Week: Man in the Empty Suit, Spider Robinson’s The Free Lunch, and Neal Asher’s The Departure | The AudioBookaneers

  10. Pingback: Release Week: Jay Lake’s Kalimpura, James P. Blaylock’s The Aysleford Skull, Norse Code, and (of course) another episode of The Human Division | The AudioBookaneers

  11. Pingback: Release Week: Miles Cameron’s The Red Knight, two from Iambik, and Scalzi’s The Human Division continues with “Walk the Plank” | The AudioBookaneers

  12. Pingback: Release Week: The Human Division, Glamour in Glass, Shades of Earth, and Impulse | The AudioBookaneers

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *