Monday, August 31, 2009

Dracula: The Un-Dead

A little less than a year ago I posted about my excitement that a descendant of Bram Stoker was working on a sequel to Dracula.

Dracula: The Un-Dead is due to be released on October 13! You can pre-order it now from various on-line sources.

Here's the official Publishers Weekly review:

Dracula: The Un-Dead
Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt. Dutton, $26.95 (416p) ISBN 978-0- 525-95129-2
In this sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, his great-grandnephew offers one of the rowdiest revisionist treatments of the most influential vampire novel ever written. In 1912, as Stoker labors to adapt Dracula for the stage, its “characters” are dying gruesomely all over London. It turns out they are as real as Stoker himself, who learned their secret story on the sly and took creative liberties when turning it into his popular penny dreadful. Dracula’s true story involves the passing of his blood line through Mina Harker to her son; a malignant Dr. Van Helsing, who Scotland Yard suspects had a hand in the murders attributed to Jack the Ripper; and the exploits of a 16th-century vampire countess, Dracula’s former lover, who cuts a bloody swath through London seeking the survivors of Dracula’s last stand in Transylvania. Energetically paced and packed with outrageously entertaining action, this supernatural thriller is a well-needed shot of fresh blood for the Dracula mythos. (Oct.)

Oh, I can't wait. Sounds promising.


  1. Alan, I thank you for picking this up, I appreciate your support. Ian and I have been very excited about the reviews so far.
    Dacre Stoker

  2. I hope there is a kick ass introduction. One of my favorite books of all time...they'd better not f--- this up!

  3. How embarassing.. this dude is milking his Stoker name and exploiting a masterpiece...Yikes.


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