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"Pretension leaps from the very first page of this trivial, tepid reworking of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Forbeck tries to make up for the unoriginal love triangle of Quin Harker, Abe Holmwood, and Lucy Seward with audacity that he then buries under excruciating exposition. It takes 19 chapters to revisit the sinking of the Titanic and get the protagonists together on the Carpathia. By the time blood-drinking horror is finally loosed upon the traumatized survivors of the Titanic's destruction, it's difficult to care; the spectacle of Quin and Abe conversing in eloquent full sentences for over an hour as they float, unharmed, in the freezing Atlantic has already un-suspended any disbelief a reader could muster. Stoker's rich work is mined only for names and fun facts about vampires. The assimilation of superficial facts is competent enough, but the lack of pacing, original world-building, or accuracy in real-world details (standardized size labels on British gentlemen's clothes? In 1912?) deprives the story of any emotional impact." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on fiction and games since 1989. Frankly, he is a creative machine, and thus utterly perfect for Angry Robot.

He has written novels, comic books, short stories, non-fiction (including the acclaimed Marvel Encyclopedia), magazine articles and computer game scripts. He has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures and board games. His work has been published in at least a dozen different languages.

He lives in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA, with his wife Ann and their children: Marty, and the quadruplets: Pat, Nick, Ken and Helen. (And there's a whole other story.) The author lives in Beloit, WI.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857662026
Author:
Forbeck, Matt
Publisher:
Angry Robot
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Subject:
vampires;horror
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.84 in 0.75 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Historical

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Product details 336 pages Angry Robot - English 9780857662026 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pretension leaps from the very first page of this trivial, tepid reworking of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Forbeck tries to make up for the unoriginal love triangle of Quin Harker, Abe Holmwood, and Lucy Seward with audacity that he then buries under excruciating exposition. It takes 19 chapters to revisit the sinking of the Titanic and get the protagonists together on the Carpathia. By the time blood-drinking horror is finally loosed upon the traumatized survivors of the Titanic's destruction, it's difficult to care; the spectacle of Quin and Abe conversing in eloquent full sentences for over an hour as they float, unharmed, in the freezing Atlantic has already un-suspended any disbelief a reader could muster. Stoker's rich work is mined only for names and fun facts about vampires. The assimilation of superficial facts is competent enough, but the lack of pacing, original world-building, or accuracy in real-world details (standardized size labels on British gentlemen's clothes? In 1912?) deprives the story of any emotional impact." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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