Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Featuring: Abraham LIncoln
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Moonlight falls through the dense woods that
surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham
Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's
been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk
"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's
fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in
his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous
study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and
body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..."
Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with
an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead
him all the way to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union
and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against
the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for
hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith
stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and
became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more
than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand
biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David
McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of
our greatest president for the first time-all while
revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and
uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth,
and near-death of our nation.
1 comment posted.
Re: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
This sounds like a great romp through history. I love alternate histories such as The Three Georges and Conquistador. They combine a great deal of research with believable characters and imagination. I shall certainly be looking out for this one. I don't read much horror however so I'll probably get a review first to make sure it's okay for a nervous nelly. Or maybe I'll just buy it for my husband. He reads some horror and he can road-test it for me.
(Clare O'Beara 6:28am June 24, 2012)
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