Signed deluxe hardcover edition with sprayed edges and ribbon marker of the trailblazing alternate history vampire novel, with a brand-new introduction from Neil Gaiman and exclusive additional material from the author. Horror fans will not want to miss this.
It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. His polluted bloodline spreads through London as its citizens increasingly choose to become vampires.
In the grim backstreets of Whitechapel, a killer known as ‘Silver Knife’ is cutting down vampire girls. The eternally young vampire Geneviere Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club are drawn together as they both hunt the sadistic killer, bringing them ever closer to England’s most bloodthirsty ruler yet.
About the Author
Kim Newman is a popular and respected author and movie critic, known for his acclaimed alternate-history series, Anno Dracula. He writes regularly for Empire magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV, and is the chief writer of the BBC TV series Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards. He lives in London.
Praise for Anno Dracula:
"Compulsory reading... Glorious" – Neil Gaiman
"Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it safe to love them, because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them… Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead." — New York Times
"A brilliantly witty parallel-world saga… builds sure-footedly to bravura climax which entirely redefines ‘Victorian values’" — Daily Telegraph
"Anno Dracula will leave you breathless... one of the most creative novels of the year" — Seattle Times
"Politics, horror and romance are woven together in this brilliantly imagined and realised novel. Newman's prose is a delight, his attention to detail spellbinding" — Time Out
"A tour de force which succeeds brilliantly" — The Times
"A marvellous marriage of political satire, melodramatic intrigue, gothic horror and alternative history. Not to be missed." — The Independent
"A ripping yarn, an adventure romp of the best blood, and a satisfying… read" — Washington Post Book World
"Powerful... compelling entertainment... a fiendishly clever banquet of dark treats" — San Francisco Chronicle
"The most comprehensive, brilliant, dazzlingly audacious vampire novel to date. ‘Ultimate’ seems an apt description... Anno Dracula is at once playful, horrific, intelligent and revelatory... Newman’s prose will remain gloriously unique." — Locus
"Anno Dracula couldn’t be more fun if Bram Stoker had scripted it for Hammer. It’s a beautifully constructed Gothic epic that knocks almost every other vampire novel out for the count." — Christopher Fowler
"Bloody excellent. Kim Newman has exsanguinated the best of fact and fiction and created a vivid vampirous Victorian world uniquely his own. This clever, delicious extravaganza – Hammer Horror meets True (Blue) Blood – is just the tonic for the year of a Royal Wedding." — Stephen Volk
"Anno Dracula is the smart, hip Year Zero of the vampire genre’s ongoing revolution." — Paul McAuley
"Kim Newman's answer to Thatcher's 'Victorian Values'" — TLS