By Kim Newman
DRACULA involves ny: Kim Newman returns to 1 of the nice bestselling vampire stories of the trendy period. thought of alongside I Am Legend and Interview with theVampire as certainly one of the stand-out vampire tales of the final century - this brand-new novel is the 1st in over a decade from the awesome 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 prior instalments, Dracula turns out gone. A relic of the previous. but, whilst vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon the US, stalking the streets of recent 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 earlier is probably not lifeless in the end.
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I can't, I—won't. Not now. " "I—can't explain. I just know it's important. " "Very well. I will limit myself to the spoken word. But you have begun to remember; perhaps my words will carry more meaning than they would otherwise. "You are Lha, one of those beings who can merge their individual selves into a single greater Self. That Self it amuses us to call the Goddess Night, as it amuses us to call ourselves the Lha. " "It sounds as if I've heard it before but—no. " "That was Night. That was all of us, all the Lha, united.
He stood his ground as the thing that had emerged from the wall flowed towards him. Something happened to time. Continuity shattered into uneven fragments only loosely connected by memory. It was as though something he'd been looking at without noticing had suddenly leapt into focus. Each instant was a new recognition, a resolution which dismissed all past perceptions as irrelevant errors. For the first time he saw the thing coming towards him. He retreated a step before he could recall his decision, but though he then stood firm he could not bring himself to step back to where— For the first time he saw the thing coming towards him.
Human? ]… Votrassandra? The door to Rildan—Votrassandra? No, human but… He shoved the voices to the back of his mind. Fronds of alien memory waved in the crystal landscape of his thoughts, showing him abilities he had never known he possessed. He healed his wounds and only when he was whole again did he realize how weak he really was. He had lost a lot of blood. He could feel the cloud of darkness as it extended into his mind, warm and resonant, a part of him, yet separate from him. He opened himself to it as his memories told him to, and then he knew what he had to do.