By Kim Newman
It really is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously often called count number Dracula. Peppered with established characters from Victorian heritage and fiction, the unconventional follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes membership as they try to unravel the secret of the Ripper murders.
Anno Dracula is a wealthy and panoramic story, combining horror, politics, secret and romance to create a special and compelling exchange historical past. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.
This brand-new version of the bestselling novel includes distinctive bonus fabric, together with a brand new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and trade endings to the unique novel.
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Html Page 56 of 193 THE 6/5/11 2:41 PM his fingertips. To have a gift, to lose it beyond hope of ever regaining it, only to get it back so unexpectedly—-this was the true miracle of his life as a vampire. "Is there anything in particular you would like to hear, Dr. " Ludwig asked, eyes closed, fingers poised, like a mystic awaiting a vision of rapture. He was trembling slightly, though it was visible only by looking very closely at his wrists. " "Then for you, dear Doctor, Chopin . " Ludwig played for nearly a half hour, following Chopin's ghost as it led him brilliantly from one piece to another.
Father Xavier must have seen something funny. There were things that went on in the rain forest that were best ignored. Live and let live was Vincent's motto. The smart thing to do was look the other way, pretend the witchery wasn't there. Dr. Harrison came into the cantina through the door connecting it with the hotel. She hesitated in the doorway, smiling at Vincent, the bead curtain swinging back and forth behind her. Too bad she liked to dress like a man—khaki shirt and shorts, hiking boots, heavy red-striped gray socks folded over the top.
Roberto's face was expressionless, but Vincent could see the cold hatred in his eyes. Vincent was not afraid of Roberto, merely wary. Roberto had the eyes of a man who would cut your throat as you slept without thinking a thing about it. "I'm a physician," Dr. Harrison explained, trying to convince Roberto to help her. "My work is extremely important. " Roberto stood toe-to-toe with Dr. Harrison, looking down into her hopeful face. For a moment Vincent was afraid Roberto was actually going to accept her invitation, but he turned without a word and went back out the door.
Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, Book 1) by Kim Newman