De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against The Zombies Of

De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against The Zombies Of

De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against The Zombies Of Armorica ➳ [Reading] ➶ De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against The Zombies Of Armorica By Lucius Artorius Castus ➩ – This time the isolated farmhouse is a Roman villa A recovered Latin text tells the story of a struggle between Roman legionaries and the undead in 185 AD Lucius Artorius Castus leads an expedition to This time the isolated farmhouse is a Roman Lemures Or PDF/EPUB ¾ villa A recovered Latin text tells the story of a struggle between Roman legionaries and the undead in AD Lucius Artorius Castus leads an expedition to Gaul to defeat a rebellion against the rule of the Emperor Commodus and gets than he bargained for De Bello PDF or when his enemies rise from the dead to fight again The power of the zombie horde is amplified by the chaos of Ancient Rome's competing religions and superstitions and the terror the undead bring in their wake foreshadows the incipient medieval darkness already creeping into the world at the end of Rome's Antonine age Bello Lemures Or MOBI ï Richly annotated this mashup of survival horror and alternate history takes the reader on a bracing journey into one of ancient Rome's dark corners.

  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against The Zombies Of Armorica
  • Lucius Artorius Castus
  • English
  • 11 July 2014
  • 9781449568696

10 thoughts on “De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against The Zombies Of Armorica

  1. Keith Currie Keith Currie says:

    Night of the Living Dead set in Roman Gaul a one joke tale told with semi authentic footnotes and a bow in the direction of the legend of King Arthur The problem is that it ends before it has properly begun Given the convincing scholarly introduction and notes the inaccurate Latin title is a bit of a surprise De Bello Lemurum maybe or De Bello Lemurico perhaps?

  2. Ozymandias Ozymandias says:

    So I came onto this book after reading the author’s excellent The Last Days of Jericho While a completely different hook the book takes the same basic approach seize upon a historical event and then bring in horror elements in a way that seems believable to the setting This time zombiesZombies and Romans what could go wrong? Well the difficulty here is that the book really doesn’t take the time to do anything interesting with it The whole thing is over in eighty pages and all that we get from it is a replay of Night of the Living Dead If you’re going to steal steal from the best is a sensible idea I suppose but the thing is that Night of the Living Dead is really such an outdated movie at this point Having a zombie story that takes place entirely inside a house is not exactly thrilling And as a book lacks the budgetary restrictions of a B movie that’s all the disappointingWhat kept that film going was that we’d never seen anything like it before That film was the first of its kind To a certain degree the book tries to reproduce that novelty by giving us a Roman viewpoint that tries to explain it in terms of druidic curses miasmas and vengeful gods This is all new to them and that does lead to some interesting concepts But it’s never new to us and that’s really where a book needs to be original At this point how much drama can be milked out of ‘man been bit and is sick so we’ll bring him inside’? We all know what happens And the Roman edge of ruthlessness means we get none of the drama that comes from ‘but can we really kill a man just because he might turn’? Yes Yes you can Immediately and without hesitation So where’s the tension?I’m also not sure how effective the framing mechanism was The idea is that this is a recently uncovered manuscript a common idea in such books but one that gets taken far seriously than seems advisable We get a long introduction outlining the discovery of the work in a pseudo scholarly fashion and then we get a mass of footnotes expanding on ideas that are not evident from the text There are over a hundred of these footnotes I don’t think that really helps the text It’s odd to note too that while the book is in general very well researched the title is completely wrong It literally translates as Ghosts from the War It should be De Bello Lemuribus or De Bello Contra LemuresI think ultimately the problem was that the book just was never that exciting It had a cool idea sure but it never embraced the setting What do we get here that we didn’t in Night of the Living Dead? Only the Romans And I guess the druid curse And that’s not original enough to cover for the exceedingly generic zombie plot The shortness of the book just makes it worse Just when it starts to use the setting to its advantage with Castus and his men seeking out zombies throughout the province it abruptly ends

  3. Marvin Marvin says:

    De Bello Lemures is a brief but enjoyable read The Ancient Roman Empire setting offers a uniue twist to the usual hack and slack zombie tale but there is still plenty of hacking and slashing to be found Subtitled The Roman War Against the Zombies of Armorica the novella is purported to be a document by Roman centurion Lucius Artorius Castus The translator Thomas Brookside does a nice job setting the atmosphere and even includes official sounding footnotes to create an authentic look Overall this is a nice bit of entertainment for the Zombie fans

  4. Wendy Wendy says:

    This was a uick story to read on my kindle over the course of an afternoonOverall this book isn't bad there are some decent action seuences and the descriptions are pretty good There are a lot of Latin and Greek words thrown in to keep up the authenticity facade so I found myself going to the annotations freuently I like the idea of an ancient text having a zombie tie in but I guess I'm too analytical and familiar with the current zombie culture to say that this book is very original The trend seems to be something zombies automatic success and I'm worried that this will soon be way overdone if it isn't already

  5. Ben Kane Ben Kane says:

    Short but sweet Well written and enjoyable than I would have expected I wanted it to be a lot longer than it was The first few chapters of the author's other novel that were included were also good

  6. Dan Dan says:

    The Zombie Attacks genre usually doesn't interest me but I read this and liked it The author throws in some nice historical references and it shows that he did some research

  7. Jason Golomb Jason Golomb says:

    The concept of the zombie horror genre is uite simple the dead come alive in sort of a sleep walking must feed on any living thing trance; they attack in any way they can; they bite they gnaw they claw; the only way they're stopped generally speaking is to physically remove their heads from their bodiesThe genre master George Romero placed his Night of the Living Dead in a rural farm Not unlike Jason Vorthees' Crystal Lake a dark forboding rural America has become the standard bearer location for hardcore scary think about the chainsaw massacre in Texas Mel Gibson's farmhouse in Signs the space frontier in Alien or M Night Shyamalan's VillageNow move that rural location to Europe in the late 2nd Century AD And swap out your town sherriffs for Roman soldiers What you have is Thomas Brookside's exuisitely creative De Bello Lemures Or The Roman War Against the Zombies of Armorica Brookside's role within his story is translator of an ancient document recently discovered to contain a hidden text De Bello Lemures is the published version of this text originally written by Lucius Artorius CastusWithout giving too much away Castus has been assigned to move troops from Brittania and put down a rebel uprising on the mainland While he's mostly successful let's just say that the rebels who are 'put down' don't stay down Also Artorius it's suggested is one of the real life characters upon which the legend of King Arthur is based Brookside does a nice job of subtly working this into his storyBrookside hits a home run with this self published 100 page story by thoroughly commiting to presenting the story as a genuine Roman manuscript The translator's introduction analyzes the document's discovery and provenance even delving into the fact that if it were fiction it would've been produced hundreds of years before the first proto novels were written Brookside includes numerous footnotes throughout the story enhancing the understanding of the Roman world through translation and cultural analysisBrookside's writing is smooth and he's nailed the perfect tone that blends ancient manuscript with blood and gore zombie storytellingI highly recommend this terrific offering and look forward to in this new horror sub genre from Brookside

  8. Tonari Tonari says:

    Three years ago I noticed this book in the store and thought It would nice to have a kindle to read itThen I bought the kindle but I forgot about this work sometimes it came to my mind like Uh yeah I have still to read that But let me finish this one firstNow it's finally here and what can I say? It's a very nice story the author is using the old literary tri ck where he claim himself to be the editor and translator of the real writing which is attributed to Lucius Artorius Castus thought by many to be the real figure behind the legendary King ArthurThe commander here is involved in a strange battle against what he calls lemures spirits coming back from the afterworld entering dead bodies in short zombiesWriting is very good the author the real one Thomas Brookside makes use of footnotes to explain terms and cross references as a scholar would do in translating a real latin writing They can slow the reading a little bit but for me it was not a big problemThe main flaw is the length The book is best described as a long short story than a novel That's too bad I would have enjoyed an overall war of the empire against zombies a rewriting of history as we know itJust a final note I don't remember much latin but I think that the grammar of the title is wrong The war of the lemures should be something like De bello lemurum in the genitive case

  9. Neale Neale says:

    The Lord protect us from zombie mash up novels and self published ones at that But here's a thing This book is really fun Zombies in Ancient Rome? Why not? I came upon it uite by chance and was taken at once by its deliciously pedantic faux academic introduction It's not a long book thankfully much of its length is taken up with Penguin Classics style footnotes But it's a hootThe author Thomas Brookside has also published a cod Shakespearian play about the revenge of Shylock and a biblical horror novel about Joshua in which 'God' is I believe a kind of Lovecraftian monster This man is seriously brilliant I hope he sticks at it

  10. Rhianna Schoonover Rhianna Schoonover says:

    Romans Zombies King Arthur the real one Who could possibly dislike this book?The author does a fairly decent review of some of the archaeological evidence for an actual Arthur or at least the one that gave rise to the myth He also weaves the story into that character's life and times with a passable handI enjoy archaeology I enjoy history I enjoy zombies Combine the three and you've got a book I'll read most probably enjoy

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