Ella at twenty is a beautiful woman, who also is good and kind. Then the kingdom of Lionbear is hit with a magic-zombie apocalypse. Ella’s fairy godmother Pinecone gives Ella a magic necklace that protects Ella from zombies. In all of Lionbear, only Ella can wear this necklace without burning herself because she is the only person in Lionbear who is pure at heart.
Because of a zombie attack, Ella’s mother dies. Ella’s father Walter soon remarries: to Perra, a beautiful but cold woman. Perra has two ugly daughters, Uglia and Laide, who are about Ella’s age. Then Walter dies of a zombie-bite. Ella is promptly demoted to barefoot, patched-clothes servant girl and she is cruelly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
It turns out that when Ella wears the magic necklace, she can command zombies. Ella is sorely tempted to zombie-murder her stepmother and stepsisters.
Meanwhile, handsome Prince Cabolus, who is fifth in line for the Lionbear throne, is fighting zombies. The king has not ordered him to fight zombies, but Prince Cabolus is a brave man.
READER AGE: 12 and older. The novel contains mild references to prostitution, gory descriptions of zombies (and of their antics), detailed descriptions of ballgowns, and Disney in-jokes.
Tags: action, alternate universe, Cinderella, eighteenth century, fairy tale, female protagonist, magic, romance, virtue rewarded, YA, young adult, zombies, zombie apocalypse
The novel is 87,600 words.
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