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“A novel that will delight fans of both Stephen King and Mark Twain . . . darkly romantic, chilling and rousing by turns . . . a thundering success.”—Roger Zelazny
“An adventure into the heart of darkness that transcends even the most inventive vampire novels . . . Fevre Dream runs red with original, high adventure.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner
“Stands alongside Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire as a revolutionary work.”—Rocky Mountain News
“Engaging and meaningful.”—The Washington Post Book World
When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something's amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn't care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh's dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won't earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh's concern--no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove.
Marsh meant to turn down York's offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolve--coupled with the terrible force of York's mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare...and mankind's most impossible dream.
Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire's quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman's dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.
Martin is a great writer. I just didn't like the subject matter.Published 3 days ago by Michael Koch
Not nearly as great as his Game of Thrones books. Almost feels like a much younger author but I did enjoy itPublished 4 days ago by historyguy
I really enjoy this writer and this was a good solid story. Great descriptions of characters and locations with an interesting twist on the age-old vampire theme. Enjoy!Published 4 days ago by bbinmbsc
Not Anne Rice but close enough! The story kept me enthralled all the way through. Very interesting take on an old story. Love it.Published 6 days ago by Joleen Classen
Fantastic read for vampire fans. Very original and creative.Published 8 days ago by Tiffani Schulze
I like GRRM and was excited to find out that he wrote a vampire novel but It's just OK. The plot didn't have a lot of interesting characters or story. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brock C.
Don't read this book expecting it to be anything like Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. However, it was written just as well and hooked me into the story and characters right... Read morePublished 25 days ago by TatumReads
I read this in hardcover when it was first published. Now I'm re-reading it in e-book form, and it's everything I remembered. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emma Bull