As much as I love those shambling, rotting fellows I always thought they were a bit limited in what they could do. They eat people and, erm... that's it really isn't it? Well, Brian Keene had other ideas but the jury's out on whether they're actually zombies (they are but they're not, all at the same time). Which leaves us back at square one, doesn't it? Not if Joseph Nassise has anything to say on the matter. Check this out,
When the American ace Major Jack Freeman—poster boy for the war against the Kaiser's undead army of shamblers—is downed over enemy lines and taken captive, veteran Captain Michael "Madman" Burke is the only man brave and foolish enough to accept the mission to recover Freeman. Burke assembles a team of disparate members, from his right-hand man, Sergeant Moore, to big-game-hunter-turned-soldier Clayton Manning, who funds the mission for an opportunity to confront this most dangerous zombie game, to professor Dan Richards, one of Tesla's top men and the resident authority on all things supernatural. With the help of a highly advanced British dirigible war machine to infiltrate enemy territory, the team faces incredible danger as it struggles to reach the prison camp and strike at the heart of the enemy.
But they are pitted against the most deadly enemy of all: Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. Having risen from the dead with his abilities enhanced but his mind on the brink of madness, Richthofen has plans for victory that give no quarter to soldiers or civilians.
I'll say it again, is there nothing that zombies cannot do? I don't think there is, not anymore... Next week the blog will briefly be a pitstop on Joseph Nassise's blog tour, for 'By the Blood of Heroes', so maybe I'll find out then :o)