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The Second Great Mortality

The Second Great Mortality is a tale of Pestilence, warfare, and un-death. It represents the first full-length work of fiction by Lonnie Colson. Proceeds from its sale will directly contribute to his jousting addiction.

Medieval Zombies!

Even an occasional fan of the zombie genre has at least once in their life wondered if they could survive a growing horde of the hungry dead. In his novel, Lonnie offers a fresh take on the modern zombie story by taking the reader back to a time when sword, armor, and honor were all a man had to protect himself and those he loved.

Lonnie Colson podcast discussion October 15

Listen to author Lonnie Colson as he discusses his novel The Second Great Mortality on a special Halloween episode of the Chivalry Today podcast: "Conversation #15 with author Lonnie Colson, author of The Second Great Mortality, a zombie apocalypse novel set in 15th century England. If zombie tales force us to confront the thin veneer of civility and humanity we live with in the modern world, what can a medieval zombie uprising teach us about the ideals of chivalry in 15th century culture (as well as today)? The Second Great Mortality is the perfect read for any medieval history enthusiast this Halloween season."

Chivalry Today explores the history, literature and philosophy of the code of chivalry. From medieval knights and the legends of King Arthur, to the modern ideals of ethics and personal honor that influence politics and lawmaking, business and finance, teaching and education, medicine and charity, relationships and romance, the code of chivalry is still alive and well in the 21st century.

Lonnie Colson book signing June 12

Meet local author Lonnie Colson on Sunday, June 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lewisville Half Price Books west of Vista Ridge Mall. Lonnie will sell and sign copies of his recent novel The Second Great Mortality. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Half Price Books is located in Vista Ridge Plaza, 420 FM3040, Lewisville, TX 75067. For more information, please call the store directly at 972-459-3242.

Lonnie Colson book signing June 26

Meet author Lonnie Colson on Sunday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Schaumburg Half Price Books in the Woodfield Commons West shopping district on Golf Road. Lonnie will sell and sign copies of his recent novel The Second Great Mortality. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Half Price Books is located in Woodfield Commons West, 1075 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173. For more information, please call the store directly at 847-995-0240.

Lonnie Colson book signing July 22

Meet author Lonnie Colson on Friday, July 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Collingsworth County Museum on the square in downtown Wellington. Lonnie will sell and sign copies of his recent novel The Second Great Mortality. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum.

The Collingsworth County Museum is located at 824 East Ave, Wellington, TX 79095. For more information, please call the museum directly at 806-447-5327.

About the Author

Lonnie Colson

  • The Second Great Mortality

Lonnie Colson lives in Texas with his wife and children. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M. Lonnie has enjoyed a 20-year career in public service, but his true passion is historical re-enactment. He recently commissioned a suit of fifteenth-century tournament armor with every intention of one day using it in an international jousting competition.

Lonnie cannot say with any certainty when his fascination with knights and armor first began. He grew up watching Arthurian movies such as Gawain and the Green Knight and Excalibur as well as reading Malory and Tennyson. Growing up in small-town Texas, Lonnie’s only outlet was dueling friends with trashcan lids and cane poles. His affinity with horses began at the age of eight or nine when his father bought him a stubborn Welsh pony named Strawberry. He would ride as often as he could convince his mother to saddle his horse.

Lonnie built a tiltyard in his backyard where he practices his knightly skills-at-arms with lance, spear, and sword. When he is not riding, he enjoys providing interactive educational demonstrations to groups ranging from kindergarten classes to high school cooperatives and children’s homes.

The Second Great Mortality is his first full-length work of fiction. Proceeds from the sale of his book will directly contribute to his jousting addiction. Follow Lonnie on Twitter, and for more information please visit the official Lonnie Colson website.

Like on Facebook

Visit The Second Great Mortality official Facebook page. Post your best zombie photo and be entered to win $150 and a signed copy. Then help spread the Plague amongst your friends.

Follow @greatmortality

Follow the official Twitter feed of The Second Great Mortality. Interested in having your book signed by the author? Get the latest news on signings, fan contests, and special offers.

Connect with the author

The Second Great Mortality is the first full-length title published by Lonnie Colson. Lonnie invites fans of the book to connect with him through his official Facebook page and let him know what they think.