Dracula

Dracula

The Un-dead

Book - 2009
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At last--the sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian

Bram Stoker's Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world's seemingly limitless fascination with vampires. Though many have tried to replicate Stoker's horror classic- in books, television shows, and movies-only the 1931 Bela Lugosi film bore the Stoker family's support. Until now.

Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker's own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula "crumbled into dust." Van Helsing's prot g , Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of "Dracula," directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.

The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, but before he can confront them he experiences evil in a way he had never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is their another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula?

Dracula The Un-Dead is deeply researched, rich in character, thrills and scares, and lovingly crafted as both an extension and celebration of one of the most classic popular novels in literature.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2009.
ISBN: 9780525951292
0525951296
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Holt, Ian 1964-

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May 19, 2012

When I first saw this book on the shelf I thought it a fool's errand. How could anyone - related or not - think that they could improve upon Bram's original classic? But I'm delighted to say that I was wrong. Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt expertly crafted a modern story that maintains the feel of the period in which the original was written. A terrific read and a marvelous accomplishment for these authors.

emerald2pac Oct 31, 2011

Great book couldn't put it down and it had me on the edge of my seat more than half way through. I love how the original characters were brought back and their back stories were told. The two twists were perfect and unexpected. Dracula fans old and new will love it.

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NicoleLauinger
May 07, 2011

Kind of disturbing but a really, really good book. I couldn't put it down! I loved the interesting twist on the original story & on the Dracula character.

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erdosygyorgy
Jul 16, 2010

it was a very good book but i didn't think of it as a secual but a seperate book. it had too many inconsitancies to the original book but it was still good.

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