Baltimore,: Or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
From celebrated comic artist Mike Mignola and award-winning novelist Christopher Golden comes a work of gothic storytelling like no other. Reminiscent of the illustrated tales of old, here is a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal—and a chilling allegory for the nature of war.“Why do dead... show more
From celebrated comic artist Mike Mignola and award-winning novelist Christopher Golden comes a work of gothic storytelling like no other. Reminiscent of the illustrated tales of old, here is a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal—and a chilling allegory for the nature of war.“Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. You will never be rid of us now.”When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For a virulent plague has been unleashed—a plague that even death cannot end.Now the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely inn—men whose travels and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind.As the men await their old friend, they share their tales of terror and misadventure, and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore’s timeless battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is required to banish the plague—and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis—once and for all.
Publish date: 2007-08-28
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Dark Fantasy
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire uses the story within a story narrative very successfully. Three of Lord Baltimore's close acquaintances, Doctor Rose, Demetrius Aischros, and Childress all meet at a pub, awaiting Baltimore. They each tell their story about how they came to...
The ending, was epic. Really enjoyed this. Would have preferred to hear more about Baltimore's battles in the meantime of actually arriving to the inn to meet everyone that tells stories about him throughout, but oh well. Not a perfect book by any means either, but rather fantastic.
Full review located here: https://leonawisoker.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/golden-mignola-baltimore/
A wonderful book. Baltimore makes use of both vampire legend and fairy tales as well as the use of frame stories. If you like vampires with bite, if you like Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", and if you like frame stories such as The Canterbury Tales, read this. It is a dark book, but it is...