Could Bird’s Shelley inspired tale re-invent Frankenstein?

26 08 2011

Steampunk and classic horror fans are going to lap this one up.  Coming soon, courtesy of Dark Regions Press, is a new horror novel byAllyson Bird, inspired – in part – by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and set in the 1890’s. Egyptian gods? Check.  Mummies? Check. Zombies? Check. Isus Unbound is set for release this September. Check out the blurb below:

Inspired in part by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound, and the works of Rider Haggard and R. E. Howard, Isis Unbound is set in an alternate history, steampunk version of 1890’s Manceastre, Britanniae, ruled by a new governor general related to a descendant of Anthony and Cleopatra, who won the battle of Actium two thousand years ago, and where the ancient Egyptian gods are real. …Only a god can kill a god. Nepythys has killed her sister, Isis, and therefore the dead cannot pass over to the underworld–their ranks are rapidly swelling and they now roam the streets as zombies. Chief Embalmer Ptolemy Child’s two daughters, Ella and Loli, aged eighteen and ten respectively, are being instructed in the secrets of the mummification process, when the dead begin to wake and walk. And eventually lead the sisters to the greatest mystery of all: Isis, herself…

For more information please visit Dark Regions website.

KAREN EDWARDS

 

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