Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After is a novel written by Steve Hockensmith. It was first published in 2011.
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" was the surprise publishing phenomenon of 2009; the book spent more than 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and pioneered a bizarre micro-genre of monster mash-up literature. PPZ's prequel, "Dawn of the Dreadfuls", was also a New York Times Bestseller. Now the "PPZ Trilogy" comes to a thrilling conclusion with "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After". Our story opens four years after the terrifying events of "PPZ". Our happily married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, spend their days defending Meryton from the scourge of the unmentionables. The ever-meddling Mrs. Bennet is anxious for them to settle down and produce an heir-but everything changes when poor Fitzwilliam is nipped by a dreadful during battle. An apothecary is summoned, and his prognosis is unfortunate: Within days, Mr. Darcy is destined to transform into an unmentionable. Elizabeth is distraught. She knows the appropriate course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she hears rumors of a miracle antidote that's being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save the life of her true love - and for everyone to live happily ever after. Complete with 15 dazzling illustrations (and another stunning cover painting), "Dreadfully Ever After" brings the "PPZ" trilogy to a rousing conclusion.