Professor Van Helsing has settled down to a quiet life in Romania decades after his battle against Dracula. But when a darker evil known as the Nazis reach out to grab his country and threatens all he holds dear, the only tool he can reach for is the undead creature. Dracula might be a vampire, but he still holds his country dear, and is willing to fight against those who threaten it. But what happens when Hitler hears of this immortal creature and wants Dracula’s immortality for himself?
There are a multitude of vampire books out there featuring Dracula, so it takes something special to stand out. “Dracula vs. Hitler” by Patrick Sheane Duncan is a novel that definitely achieves that literary stand-out status. The author stays true to the original canon while adapting and adding to create a Dracula that is fleshed out and a fuller character, and follows up on the “afterlife” of some of the other characters and their descendants. Bringing Dracula into the Nazi history storyline and using Hitler’s quest for the “superman” was well-done, entertaining without being hokey. It was very interesting to learn more about the Nazis’ takeover of smaller countries as seen through the eyes of the Romanians. This was one of the best books I've read lately and I'm hopeful that the author will continue Dracula’s story in further books.
"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
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.