Tired of Death

A Comedy of Terrors

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Author: Neil Hartley
Published: 2008
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,343 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 3,610
Added to site: 2009.02.22
mnybks.net#: 23502
License: by-nc-nd

How many times have you hacked down a zombie without thinking about it, or spared a thought for the poor denizens sat around in chilly Crypts waiting for the next victim?


Perhaps it's time to see the story from the other side...

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w how old I was when I... I became like this?"

"No," said the zombie, spitting out a toenail.

"Well," Dreth looked around the room. "Truth is I can't remember, but probably not very old. The point is, even if you cut me up into little cubes, I wouldn't die! I would just be little-cube shaped, and very uncomfortable."

"Oh. I see."

"Cuthbert, how long have you been down here?"

Cuthbert shrugged, a rather one sided gesture as his left arm was over on the table. "A couple of hundred years maybe."

"Why don't you leave?" Dreth picked up his sack again and peered inside.

"Well, it's a job you know? I was never very good at being alive, truth be told." Cuthbert looked uncomfortable for a moment. He took another bite of foot and masticated noisily. "Anyway, ten minutes out there and I'd be hacked apart by some over-zealous Cleric or something."

Dreth tied his pack off and looked at the undead munching on the remains of the thief. "Why don't you


Average Rating of 3.8 from 5 reviews: ****

I couldn't put this book down. It is light and fun and pokes a finger at Dungeon adventures while being quite original. I can't wait to read the next one.


Loved reading this book.
Noticed that it was already morning before i realised. Couldn't put it away. Bought the follow up too.
There should be more books like this.

BD Palmreader

Not every book or story should read like Shakespeare. Sometimes a story can be fun, entertaining and rewarding on its own merits. This is an engaging story with decent character development, an original story line, adventure and humor. Reading it, I imagined it could make a good movie, and now I can say "you should read the book, it's waaay better!"
The writer obviously researched the background of mythical creatures, goblins and the like; and each character was interesting and had personality. I don't usually read books with heavy Dungeon or Mythical themes, but I'm glad I read this one.


Juvenile writing. Nauseatingly bad. Here's an excerpt: "I know you! You're the zombie that ate our princess a while back. Hey! You're the group we're watching for!!"
Blech. Extremely amateurish.

R Stephan

If you're bored of standard D&D fantasy read this. One of the dungeon monsters is tired of hacking adventurers and wants to get 'outside'. With a jolly party of zombies and whatnot it later even challenges the DM but that's only the beginning. Of course, it's a much bloody story but plenty of slapstick happens with the mixture. The writing could be a bit more careful of replication. Nonetheless, a funny time waster.

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