Vamphyri! (Necroscope, Vol. 2) Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 1989
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About the Author
Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels. The first Necroscope, Harry Keogh, also appears in a collection of Lumley's short fiction, Harry Keogh and Other Weird Heroes, along Titus Crow and Henri Laurent de Marigny, from Titus Crow, Volumes One, Two, and Three, and David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer, from the Dreamlands series.
An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television.
When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England.
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Necroscope II: Vamphyri! begins where Necroscope left off and ratchets the tension up along the way. It also delves into the vampire legacy/mythology and explores the history of its vampire characters. While I've read some reviews that lament this or that it's set in the world of Cold War espionage, I relish it. In fact, I give it an emphatic two thumbs up! I love that they explored the vampire history. It sets up Lumley's parameters to his Necroscope mythos and is vital to the rest of the series. As for complaining about it being set in the Cold War world of espionage, did you not read the first Necroscope? That's the setting they used and how someone could be upset that the second book in the series is a continuation of the same is beyond me. In fact, call me crazy, but I'm willing to bet a week's salary that we'll see more of that in the upcoming books in the series. So, if that bothers you, my suggestion is to stop now. For the rest of you, if you liked the first Necroscope, you'll love the second. Great characters, more in depth history to the characters and answers to questions that were left open from the first. Just a great, great book. Can't wait to see what Lumley has in store for me in Part III!
The missing star is simply because it failed to live up to the grandeur of the original. Dragosani's fate from the first book was a lovely twist I never saw coming, but I had guessed Harry's fate in this book rather early on (I don't want to give it away, though, because part of the fun was that I HAD deciphered the plot ahead of time!). It simply fell short of the original for me.
With that said, this book was excellent if not a bit slow at first. It didn't quite live up to the original, but is well worth reading.
I really enjoyed this book, much better than the first. Harry Keogh is an awesome character, it is worth the read just to learn more about him.
It took me a while to read this book after reading the first, because I wasn't sure if I would like it, as I had a hard time getting into the first one. I am so glad I read it and am sure looking forward to the next one.
4 out of 5 stars.
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I would highly reccommend this series of books. But dont stop after this one read at least the first 5 before you give up, there are more amazing and fantastic things coming. And very steamy so not for little kids at all.
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The story starts of with a boy of about 13 who has the ability to communicate with the dead. Not in the same way as the "is anybody there?" séance claptrap but in that he can reach out to them in his mind and speak to them, and most are only to happy to speak to him and help him whenever and however they can. As he gets older his powers increase until he is able to convince the dead to actually rise to help him. They are also able to control his body, if he allows them, to help him deal with certain situations, such as school bullies, driving test and his work. He learns how travel to anywhere in the world instantaneously using the Mobius continuum.
He also has a Russian counterpart who is not only trying to track our hero but is also dealing with an ancient creature buried in the earth who is thousands of years old. Wamphyri!
The story is awesome and the author has the ability to keep you engrossed until the vary last page.
This is the second book of the series which continues the saga of our Necroscope hero, Harry Keogh. A brilliant sequel to Necroscope
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Ausserdem fangen die an jeder Ecke wimmelnden übersinnlichen Talente an zu nerven. Es gibt ja mitlerweile kaum noch "normale" Protagonisten, die einfach etwas sehen, hören, riechen und nichts bereits erahnen, erspüren, vorhersehen. Das gefiel mir im ersten Band auch besser. Den dritten Teil gebe ich mir noch, doch ich habe das Gefühl danach ist es genug...