Thursday, July 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Anno Dracula

This wasn't an easy week for me to pick a Throwback Read.  Some of my friends in the book world threw me some ideas, but all I managed to do was odd more things to my TBR.  Apparently I haven't read as many of the Classics as I thought.  Finally, while giving another friend some book ideas I thought would be his alley, Anno Dracula came up.  This is probably one of my favorite Half Price Books finds.  I do enjoy Kim Newman's writing style very much.

Original Release Date: 1992
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Ltd.
Author: Kim Newman

It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

Anno Dracula is the story of what would have happened if the end of Bram Stoker's Dracula would have ended a little bit differently.  This is the London that would have been created.  This is the first book of a four part series.  Each book starts in a different era, but all see focus around Miss Kate Reed.  Of all the books Anno Dracula is probably my favorite.  I usually add this to the must read list of all my friends who enjoyed Dracula, or anything a little weird with a lot of violence.  These books do get a little bloody.

Any other good takes on the Count I should look out for?

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