Treasure Island:
A Zombie Novella*

Phillip Tomasso
Good Pony Ride Press
June 2014
Cover Design by Dave Mickolas

ISBN-13: 9-1499725063
ISBN-10: 149972506X

A virus similar to the Black Death outbreak has struck England. Mrs. Hawkins soon learns there are things worse than death. The dead have come back to life, and they are hungry. Jim Hawkins is on his way home with treasure in the belly of the Hispaniola.

Captain Smollett is back in charge of the ship, and Long John Silver has agreed to stand trial at home, if only for the chance to make it home.

Wanting only to save his mother and seek sanctuary, Jim realizes survival comes down to instinct and sacrifice in this continuation of Stevenson’s timeless classic, Treasure Island …

*The novella is based on the characters and story by Robert Louis Stevenson. First published as a book by Cassell and Company on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.

“Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is one of my all time favorite adventure yarns, so I was worried when I sat down to read Phillip Tomasso’s zombie reboot of the classic.  But I’m happy to say that my concerns have been allayed, because Tomasso has managed to preserve Stevenson’s characters and pacing as the story enters this terrifying new adventure into the land of the living dead.  I hadn’t counted on loving this story as much as I did, but it surprised me and delighted me and terrified me every time I turned the page.  Great adventure, great thrills, and a terrifying glimpse into the jaws of death.  Highly recommended!” –Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dog Days and Plague of the Undead

“In a delightful macabre continuation of Robert Luois Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Tomasso has brought new life – or rather, death – to characters more than one-hundred and thirty years old . . . Eat your heart out Stevenson, before one of Tomasso’s undead does it for you. Treasure Island: A Zombie Novella . . . will make you both nostalgic for your childhood and feed your need for the undead. Quite a paradox, and an experience I utterly enjoyed. Captivating and entirely unique. Tomasso nails it, hook, line and sinker.” — Shana Festa, author of Time of Death

“I was skeptical . . . Tomasso managed to pull it off with ease. There’s much more here than just another zombie tale. Tomasso has accomplished a rare thing and produced a rip roaring ride that will scare you along the way.” — Michael Garza, author of The Hand That Feeds

“Overall, this is a vibrant and intense story from beginning to end. Phillip Tomasso crafted a brilliant twist on the classic Treasure Island story. This story, along with his trilogy, place him as a true master of the zombie genre.” –Joseph Cautilli, Co-Author Zombies vs Robots series

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