By Kim Newman
DRACULA involves long island: Kim Newman returns to 1 of the nice bestselling vampire stories of the fashionable period. thought of alongside I Am Legend and Interview with theVampire as one among the stand-out vampire tales of the final century - this brand-new novel is the 1st in over a decade from the impressive and influential Anno Dracula series.
Newman’s darkish and impish story starts 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 USA, stalking the streets of latest York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the wealthy and well-known, 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 is probably not useless in the end.
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Terrific. Not, ” said Zerina, rolling her pink eyes. Linda snorted. ” said Zee. She flicked her finger at Linda’s head and her red hair turned purple. ” yelled Patsy. “Change it back. ” Zerina flicked her finger again, and in a second Linda’s hair had been returned to normal. The vampire glared at the fairy. “That’s enough, children. The adults would like to talk now,” said Patsy. Her tone brooked no argument. At this table sat proof of bloodsuckers, shape-shifters, fairies, and heaven knew what else.
I asked. ” “I don’t know,” said Ralph. ” I appreciated his confidence, but as it turned out, he was wrong. Apparently the meeting would convene at the queen’s mansion, which looked beat up, but by no means in danger of falling apart. The attack had obviously been directed at the middle of the large house. The brick walls were blackened, but solid. The roof had been tarped and broken windows had been covered with plywood. The front door no longer existed, but the two big wolves, both outlined in red, standing guard at the entrance were better security anyway.
And cold. Had they kicked up the air-conditioning again? ” I whispered. “Why do I need it so much? ” “Two reasons,” he said. ” I stared at him. ” “My sons,” he said. “What I feel now . . what I feel for you, it can’t be more important than my sons. They’re only three, and they need me. I need them. You . . me . . this fire thing . ” He shook his head. “I can’t do this. Feel this way. ” No more us. My heart dropped to my toes. He thought our attraction was just about the flame. The dragon magic.
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (Anno Dracula, 1976-1991) by Kim Newman