Monday, June 14, 2010

Vampire Plagues: London, 1850 by Sebastian Rook

When a ship comes in to port it is an opportunity for the local street urchins to steal something from the ship or its disoriented passengers. But the ship that sails into London is different than any that young Jack has seen. No crew disembarks; only one man and a lot of bats. Jack creeps on and finds a starved stowaway who tells him of a trip to the Americas that found something horrible, and now this evil has come to England. The two boys will have to find a way to stop it on their own, because no-one would believe their tale that vampires have come to London.

I bought this for a few cents expecting it to be truly horrible. It actually wasn't. It was thoroughly mediocre and the writing is childishly simplistic and dull, but the plot was actually somewhat interesting. There was a lot of vampiric lore involved and many traditional vampiric weaknesses and strengths. It was a mildly interesting way to spend a bit of time.

2 Stars


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