Author: Kim Newman
Series: The Vampire Genevive 1
Genre: Vampires; Dark Fantasy
Rate: 3/5 | Goodreads
Ah, Kim Newman. Read “Drachenfels” (written under a penname), first in The Vampire Genevive series. Not the first one where he spoke in length of some kind of theatric production.
About the Book: In the dark Drachenfels Fortress a play is to be premiered on the fall of the great Enchanter Drachenfels. But, it seems, both the theater crew, and the fortress walls, are haunted by spellbound shadows. And every line in the script is followed by gruesome, bloody troubles…
My Opinion: Author is much too long winded for my taste. There’s many characters, and each one gets a recap on their story. Yet, still, as you can see, I keep reading his books, so I guess they’re, at the very least, bearable. In this particular one our main character is supposedly vampire Genevive, whom we already met in Anno Dracula. The woman seems to be jumping across books, and across universes too.
It’s not bad, but it’s not good either. So a 3 out of 5, for the tribute to Dracula that this did. I might even read the next one.