October 9, 2009

A Sequel to the Original Vampire

.Dracula The Un-Dead
Dracula The Un-Dead
by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

I just found out today that there is a sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula coming out on October 13th. It is written by a direct descendant of Bram Stoker - Dacre Stoker. How exciting is that?

Here is a plot synopsis from the Goodreads site.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, 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.

Written by a direct descendant of Bram Stoker and a well- known Dracula historian, 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. Written with the blessing and cooperation of many members of the Stoker family, Dracula: The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula “crumbled into dust.” Van Helsing’s protégé, Dr. Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, son of Jonathon and Mina, leaves law school for the 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 there another, far more sinister force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula?

Fast-paced, full of suspense, and rich with historical detail, Dracula: The Un-Dead is the answer to every vampire fanatic’s prayers.
I know I am ready to pick up this book. Anyone else?



melissa @ 1lbr said...

You know, I've been reluctant to even pick up the original. Mostly cause my mom said she read it in college and it FREAKED her out big time.

Haiku Amy said...

Yeah, I read it in high school, and I think it freaked me out too (that was in broad daylight). Maybe I will give it another try. I honestly don't remember much about it.