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99 Coffins: A Historical Vampire Tale (Laura Caxton Vampire) Paperback – December 31, 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Vampires and mortals fight a modern battle of Gettysburg in vampire hunter Laura Caxton's gore-soaked second outing (after 2007's 13 Bullets). When a college archeological dig uncovers a cache of Civil War–era coffins, each containing a corpse minus heart, grizzled detective Jameson Arkeley recognizes these remains as evidence of a forgotten Union vampire corps and immediately summons Caxton. Before the two can unravel the historical mystery, someone reanimates one of the vampires, setting the stage for the full vampire army to rise and resume its unfulfilled mission. Wellington keeps the pace brisk, alternating action-packed chapters set in the present with chapters cast credibly in the form of extracts from period journals, letters and dispatches that gradually reveal the origin and intent of the vampire regiment and its enigmatic leader, Alva Griest. The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody. (Jan.)
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About the Author
DAVID WELLINGTON is the author of 13 Bullets and the Monster Island trilogy.
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For those who are not familiar with Wellington's vampires, picture a Mack truck on steroids. They're not the double-fanged classic vampire but gory blood suckers who rip and tear their victims from limb to limb. Gore galore.
13 Bullets spent a fair amount of time introducing you to the world of Wellington's vampires, their powers, their limitations and who the characters were / are. 99 Coffins takes the reader into the world that knows about vampires and someone who is still haunted by the experience of having to hunt them and destroy them. This book is fast paced and was a quick read. And I can say that there's going to be another book in the series without giving anything away.
A fun gory vampire read.
The storyline is very good and the action keeps on coming and coming. The by-storyline explains why this is happening now but it does not interfere with it. I usually don't particular care for stories that have another story going on at the same time, but the way Mr. Wellington does this, is very subtle. It is easy to follow and compliments the main story.
All in all this is a great vampire story and for anyone who is a vampire fan, this is a must read! Hopefully there will be a sequel to this book!!
Intersecting stories between the current predicament and a Civil War era tale, written in epistolary fashion, allows your palate to shift between two flavors of horror: contemporary reckless acceleration towards an explosive finale, and a narrative that harkens back to the style of Lovecraft, Poe and Stoker.
Overall, very well done, and you can be sure that my next order will include the remaining two books in the series.
Violence, gore, horror and action are almost on every page. Read the series about the teacher, student and the vampires. This will keep you up late into the night reading the next page. But beware for that strange feeling you get when a vampire is around.