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The Marching Dead

“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


The second Marius don Hellespont novel, sequel to The Corpse-Rat King – Marius is back for another run-in with the unsatisfied Dead.


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

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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.

Title

The Marching Dead

Author

Lee Battersby

Publication date

26 Mar 2013

Cover Art Nick Castle
Ebook

26th March 2013 | 9780857662910 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99

US Print

26th March 2013 | 9780857662903 | Massmarket Paperback | RRP US$7.99 CAN$8.99

UK Print

4th April 2013 | 9780857662897 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

Goodreads URL Discuss and Review The Marching Dead

“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

“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

Lee Battersby was born in Nottingham in 1970, departing from a snow-covered city in 1975 directly to a town on the edge of Australia's largest desert. In November. He's only just now beginning to recover from the culture shock. He doesn't like to take credit for it, but there's nothing to suggest that Angry Robot would have set up shop in town only a mere 30-odd years later had he stayed. Lee is the author of over 70 stories in Australia, the US and Europe, with appearances in markets as "Year's Best Fantasy & Horror", "Year's Best Australian SF & F", and "Writers of the Future". A collection of his work, entitled "Through Soft Air" from Prime Books. He's taught at Clarion South and developed and delivered a six-week "Writing the SF Short Story" course for the Australian Writers Marketplace. His work has been praised for its consistent attention to voice and narrative muscle, and has resulted in a number of awards including the Aurealis, Australia Shadows and Australia Sf 'Ditmar' gongs. He lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, with his wife, writer Lyn Battersby and an increasingly weird mob of kids. He is sadly obsessed with Lego, Nottingham Forest football club, dinosaurs and Daleks. He's been a stand-up comic, tennis coach, cartoonist, poet, and tax officer in previous times, and he currently works as Arts Officer for a local council, where he gets to play with artists all day. All in all, life is pretty good.

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