Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard

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Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard

Anno Dracula, 1976-1991

Dracula is dead, yet again, but does the King of Cats ever truly stay dead. Ion Popescu is a Romanian vampire helping out on the set of Coppola's movie production of Dracula. Helped by fellow vampire Kate Reed, Popescu escapes from Romania to America and starts a new life that has him channeling the one vampire that won't stay dead.

Newman's Anno Dracula series features all the biggies in the vampire genre and serves as a who's who of pop culture in America. While it can be confusing keeping track of all the different characters (because why put one person in when you can have twenty), this book is a entertaining twist on the usual vampire novel.

Book Blurb for Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard

DRACULA COMES TO NEW YORK: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with theVampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century - this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.

Newman’s dark and impish tale begins with a single question: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker’s Dr. John Seward and enslaved Victorian England?

Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire in previous instalments, Dracula seems long gone. A relic of the past. Yet, when vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon America, stalking the streets of New York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the rich and famous, from Sid and Nancy to Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, and Francis Ford Coppola, sinking his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1980s America, it seems the past might not be dead after all.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 3.50