Unholy Night (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism.

They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

In Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

It's the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.
  

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Unholy Night is the story of the birth of Christ as told from the perspective of Balthazar, one of the 3 wise men or Magi that visited him in the manger in Bethlehem. Herod wipes out all the male ... Read full review

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Contents

2 BC
 
Last Stand of the Antioch Ghost
Twin Palace of the Puppet King
The Unspeakable Idea
A Strange Eastern Light
The Black Creature
The Dream
The Return
The Dead
No Accidents
July 19 AD 64
 
Acknowledgments
Also by Seth GrahameSmith
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The Gift of the Magi
Miracle of the Bowing Palms

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About the author (2012)

Seth Grahame-Smith is an author and a film and television writer/producer. His books include The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies; The Spider-Man Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual; How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills; Pardon My President: Ready-to-Mail Apologies for Eight Years of George W. Bush; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. His title Unholy Night made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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