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... show more
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 a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.
Publish date: 2011-05-24
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages no: 547
Edition language: English
Series: Anno Dracula (#1)
not sure what to make of this book. It was interesting but also comic. Full review to come.
With a lot of books, the premise is enough to sell me on the idea of reading them. Anno Dracula is one of those books. The novel is set in 1888, where Dracula has wed the widowed Queen Victoria, thus legalizing vampirism and making it more or less acceptable. Dr. Alan Seward, however, still harbo...
This grew on me. It's an alternate universe of Stoker's Dracula, where he survived Van Helsing and marries the widowed Queen Victoria. I had some resistance to this premise--this was an age where a constitutional crises was caused by Victoria wanting to retain her ladies in waiting--I couldn't imagi...
Blending many stories of the period and fact together this is the story of Charles Beauregard and Genevieve Dieudonne's investigation into the Jack the Ripper Murders. Jack is targeting vampires and this is destabilising things in an England where not only did Van Helsing fail but Dracula became th...
The ceaseless name-checking of fictional vampires and genre characters, plus a tendency to take the novel's concept far too seriously (23% of the new reprint is back matter including annotations, fuh crying out loud) made reading this far more of a chore than it need have been. Had this been a criti...