By Dacre Stoker;Ian Holt
The legitimate sequel to Bram Stoker's vintage novel Dracula, written via his direct descendent and counseled through the Stoker kinfolk. the tale starts off in 1912, twenty-five years after the occasions defined within the unique novel. Dr. Jack Seward, now a disgraced morphine addict, hunts vampires throughout Europe with assistance from a mysterious benefactor. in the meantime, Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves legislations university to pursue a occupation in level at London's recognized Lyceum Theatre. The creation of Dracula on the Lyceum, directed and produced by means of Bram Stoker, has lately misplaced its big name. fortunately, Quincey understands the way to touch the famed Hungarian actor Basarab, who consents to take the lead position. Quincey quickly discovers that the play positive aspects his mom and dad and their former neighbors as characters, and turns out to bare a lot concerning the negative secrets and techniques he is constantly suspected them of harbouring. yet, sooner than he can confront them, Jonathan Harker is located murdered. The writers have been capable of entry Bram Stoker's hand-written notes and feature incorporated of their tale characters and plot threads that have been excised by means of the writer from the unique printing over a century in the past. Dracula is among the such a lot famous fictional characters on the planet, having spawned dozens of multi-media spin-offs. The Un-Dead is the 1st Dracula tale to benefit from the complete aid of the Stoker property because the unique 1931 motion picture starring Bela Lugosi.
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Vanity dies hard, Seward thought to himself with a humorless chuckle. He had to hurry if he still wanted to make the train. Where was that address? He had put it in a safe place. Now, when he needed it, he could not recall where exactly that was. He overturned the straw-filled mattress, inspected the underside of the wobbly table, and peered under the vegetable crates that served as dining chairs. He sifted through piles of aged newspaper clippings. Their headlines spoke of Seward’s current preoccupation: gruesome stories of Jack the Ripper.
Seward shook his head in bewilderment at the rapidly changing world around him. The French might have an antiquated railway system, but they were investing heavily in the race for the sky. Withdrawal fatigue began to overtake his system. He could feel every bruise and cut from his tumble off the villa rooftop. He was getting old. Valiantly, he fought the urge for a fix, certain he would need his wits about him for the battle to come. From the top of the incline, he beheld the familiar sight of Henri’s farmhouse nestled in foothills of the Alps.
She looked nothing like the prostitutes he had encountered in the back rooms of Camden district brothels. The wanton curves of her body, white and smooth as porcelain, would have distracted most observers from ever noticing the calculating cruelty of her eyes—but not Seward. He had seen a gaze like that before. Yet nothing in the doctor’s bleak past could have prepared him for the macabre scene he witnessed next. The young woman, pathetic gurgles issuing from her throat, was suspended above the edge of the empty mosaic bath.