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  • Title: Descendant
  • Author: Graham Masterton
  • ISBN: 9781428509603
  • Page: 346
  • Format: ebook

  • During WWII James Falcon used to hunt vampire Nazis, but the most notorious, Dorin Duca, always eluded him Now, fifteen years after the war, vampires led by Dorin Duca are invading England, and James is back on the hunt
    Graham Masterton
    Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh in 1946 His grandfather was Thomas Thorne Baker, the eminent scientist who invented DayGlo and was the first man to transmit news photographs by wireless After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British men s magazine Mayfair, where he encouraged William Burroughs to develop a series of scientific and philosophical articles which eventually became Burroughsi novel The Wild Boys At the age of 24, Graham was appointed executive editor of both Penthouse and Penthouse Forum magazines At this time he started to write a bestselling series of sex how to books including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide His latest, Wild Sex For New Lovers is published by Penguin Putnam in January, 2001 He is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan, Men s Health, Woman, Woman s Own and other mass market self improvement magazines.Graham Masterton s debut as a horror author began with The Manitou in 1976, a chilling tale of a Native American medicine man reborn in the present day to exact his revenge on the white man It became an instant bestseller and was filmed with Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Burgess Meredith, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens and Ann Sothern.Altogether Graham has written than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers The Sweetman Curve, Ikon to disaster novels Plague, Famine to historical sagas Rich and Maiden Voyage both appeared in the New York Times bestseller list He has published four collections of short stories, Fortnight of Fear, Flights of Fear, Faces of Fear and Feelings of Fear.He has also written horror novels for children House of Bones, Hair Raiser and has just finished the fifth volume in a very popular series for young adults, Rook, based on the adventures of an idiosyncratic remedial English teacher in a Los Angeles community college who has the facility to see ghosts.Since then Graham has published than 35 horror novels, including Charnel House, which was awarded a Special Edgar by Mystery Writers of America Mirror, which was awarded a Silver Medal by West Coast Review of Books and Family Portrait, an update of Oscar Wilde s tale, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was the only non French winner of the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger in France.He and his wife Wiescka live in a Gothic Victorian mansion high above the River Lee in Cork, Ireland.


    Commentaires:

    Anna
    ok, I am totally unforgiven that I also forgot I read that book as well Being a goth some years ago, I was obsessed about vampire literature. Of course I read Twilight, I enjoyed it in its own way that time, but ok. Vampires are not sensitive young vegan boys vampire desire blood, and they always get what they want (yeah, I am a Lestat fan!). They are dangerous for the public and people must know nothing of their existence. They are charming as hell, lethal and share no feeling. The secret missi [...]

    Ken
    In "Descendant", Masterton draws on the Romanian folklore of the strigoi, the immortal vampires, to weave a tale that crosses WWII and the decade or so after its end.Jim Falcon, is an American academician who, due to a paper he wrote, is called upon to hunt strigoi in WWII's European theater. After the war, Jim is happy to walk away and live his happy life.But, when post-war evidence of strigoi emerges in London, Jim is again called upon to address what has become his specialty.I really enjoyed [...]

    Brett Grossmann
    If it wasn't for some leaps of reason this book would be great. A lot is left unexplained or glossed over. Very original story though

    J.K. Grice
    DESCENDANT is an ingenious take on the vampire legend. I really liked the history and the characters in this novel from Masterton.

    Bandit
    Graham Masterton is simply too good of a writer to put out a crap book. This, however, isn't his strongest effort. It's short and entertaining, but I'd caution anyone against judging Masterton's talents based on this book. It's a take on a classic vampire hunter against vampires story, starring Romanian strigoi. I like the fact that it feels like Masterton does research for every book, but never bores you with it, merely adds color and detail and vividness. What I didn't like was the morality (i [...]

    Viola
    I love Masterton's interpretation of vampires. he keeps things freaky

    Tammy
    Enjoyable read. But the protagonist wasn't the swiftest vamp hunter. He was awfully cavalier about squandering Last Supper bullets.

    Geoff Battle
    Descendant is almost a prequel to Manitou Blood, with the Romanian folklore of strigoi (vampires) being explored and utilised for as much carnage as possible. Descendant never really ramps up in terms of suspense or chills, but delivers a solid story, spread from World War II until today, with most of the story occurring in the 1950's. This unusual approach allows Masterton to play with the the options - technology being rather limited at these times ensured some grisly up close and personal app [...]

    Etienne
    Excellent livre sur les vampires. Un interprétation assez livre et folklorique de l'auteur, mais qui marche merveilleusement bien. Des personnages bien faits, des belles scènes d'horreur, une fin surprenante et de l'action. Masterton est un des grands maîtres de l'horreur et il nous le prouve encore une fois avec ce roman!

    Maciej Muszalski
    Nothing fancy, but at least reading wasn't such pain as in the case of 'Basilisk'. Still couple of unreasonable decisions in the book.

    Xenophon Hendrix
    On the good side, the book moves right along, and there is a nice double-twist ending with a big twist hidden inside a more obvious twist. The prose is smooth and goes down easily.On the bad side, the protagonist doesn't always act like the sharpest tool in the shed. For one, I can't see how he could have missed the more obvious twist mentioned above. For two, he seems awfully cavalier about taking vampires on one-on-one given that he knows how strong and fast they are and that he constantly war [...]

    Christos Odinson Keskinis
    Το μόνο πρόβλημα που είχε πάντα ο κατα τα άλλα υπέροχος Graham Masterton είναι τα τελιώματα στα βιβλία του, κατα την προσωπική μου άποψη. Σε αυτό εδώ το πολύ καλό βιβλίο, δεν υπάρχει αυτό το "μειονέκτημα", αλλά δυστυχώς για εμένα, είχα καταλάβει το τέλος πολύ πριν το διαβάσω. Πάντως οι [...]

    Linda
    This book had an interesting twist on vampires. I'm glad I read it but again I can only give it 3 stars. Too many slow parts when you felt like it should be fast. When the story line was moving quickly it was hard to put it down. I will try another book by this author in the future.

    Robin Edman
    The title of the book kinda gives away the biggest twist in the story, and how that guy could have failed to know that his girlfriend/wife had been turned is beyond me. Still, it was a well-written exposition of a solidly-crafted plot, and a very pleasant read.

    Ben
    Cold War intrigue AND a horde of ancient immortal vampires swarming across the Eastern Bloc? Yes, please.

    Fi
    I used to read every Masterton book I could get my hands on but this was one of the last I read. A huge disappointment and definitely not on a par with most of his earlier work.

    Edward Smith
    Always a thrill to read Graham Masterson. If you haven't read him you are missing one of the best in Horror.

    Brittany
    A nice read with vivid imagery till the very end, which makes no sense at all. I can't understand who is narrating the end of the narrative frame.

    Glen
    brilliant "vampire" novel

    Blair
    Very fast halloween read.

    Michala
    fantastic book really enjoyed this

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