By Kim Newman
DRACULA involves long island: Kim Newman returns to at least one of the nice bestselling vampire stories of the trendy period. thought of alongside I Am Legend and Interview with theVampire as considered one of the stand-out vampire tales of the final century - this brand-new novel is the 1st in over a decade from the notable and influential Anno Dracula series.
Newman’s darkish and impish story starts off with a unmarried query: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker’s Dr. John Seward and enslaved Victorian England?
Fallen from grace and pushed from the British Empire in earlier instalments, Dracula turns out long past. A relic of the previous. but, while vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon the US, stalking the streets of latest York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the wealthy and recognized, from Sid and Nancy to Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, and Francis Ford Coppola, sinking his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1980s America, it turns out the previous may not be lifeless finally.
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Storm clouds drifted across the moon like a veil. They were chasing her. Whatever they were. Only nineteen years old, Selene knew she was soon to die. Heart-rending screams ripped through the night, sending fresh jolts of fear and anguish through the young woman’s soul. Her dark brown hair streamed wildly behind her. Panic filled her wide chestnut eyes. Undried tears streaked her cheeks. A thin linen nightgown provided scant protection from the cold. Spilled blood streaked her gown, glistening wetly in the moonlight.
The Change was accelerating at a phenomenal rate. The shadow expanded in size as the lycan gained weight and stature by the second. The frenzied lycan tore at his clothing, stripping himself of any last vestige of civilization. His limbs stretched from their sockets, as though he were being tortured upon the rack. A human scream devolved into an anguished howl. Poor thing, Amelia thought. She felt a moment of pity for the ill-fated villager, who had surely not asked for such a ghastly fate. Compassion would not stay her hand, however.
Looking around, Marcus was surprised to find himself targeted by dozens of loaded crossbows. His jaw dropped as he realized belatedly that the Death Dealers took their orders from one Elder and one Elder alone. Viktor. “And you will learn your place,” Viktor said sternly. His voice softened as he strove to reason with the other Elder. ” He gestured at the captured werewolf. ” Viktor shook his head. ” Marcus swept his gaze over the weapons arrayed against him. His face held not a hint of fear. ” Was he bluffing?
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (Anno Dracula, 1976-1991) by Kim Newman