It's WWII and the Romanian people are suffering under brutal Nazi occupation forces. Dr. Van Helsing brings Dracula back from the dead with the deal that he can only kill Nazis. So the Count attired in a new opera cape joins forces with a band of intrepid resistance fighters. Imagine Inglourious Basterds mashed up with, well, Dracula. This fun, spooky romp is told in the same epistolary style as Stoker's original and each voice is unique and well written. Recommended By Kathi K., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber... Prince Dracula himself. Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, above all else, a patriot. He proves more than willing to once again drive out his country s invaders. Upshot: No one minds if he drinks all the German blood he desires. In Berlin, when Hitler hears about the many defeats his forces are suffering at the hands of an apparent true vampire, he is seduced by the possibility of becoming immortal. Thus two forces are set upon a collision course, the ultimate confrontation: Superpower against superpower.
" [T]his entertaining and surprisingly intelligent work might be the most fun book of the year." Library Journal
"A thrilling action adventure with brilliant literary homages to Bram Stoker's original. You never wanted to root for Dracula more!" Felicia Day, founder of Geek & Sundry and New York Times best-selling author of You're Never Weird on the Internet
About the Author
Patrick Sheane Duncan is the writer and director of critically acclaimed feature film 84 Charlie Mopic and wrote the screenplays for Mr. Holland s Opus, Courage Under Fire, and Nick of Time. He is the producer of the HBO series Vietnam War Story and cowriter/director of the documentary series Medal of Honor. He lives in Los Angeles. Dracula vs. Hitler is his third novel.