Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

By Seth Grahame-Smith

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls during the dense woods that encompass a one-room cabin, the place a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his agony mother's bedside. She's been with anything the old-timers name "Milk Sickness."

"My child boy..." she whispers sooner than dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe research that his mother's deadly ailment was once really the paintings of a vampire.

When the reality turns into identified to younger Lincoln, he writes in his magazine, "henceforth my existence will likely be one in every of rigorous research and devotion. I shall turn into a grasp of brain and physique. And this mastery shall have yet one purpose..." talented together with his mythical top, energy, and ability with an ax, Abe units out on a direction of vengeance that would lead him all of the method to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is extensively lauded for saving a Union and releasing hundreds of thousands of slaves, his valiant struggle opposed to the forces of the undead has remained within the shadows for centuries. that's, till Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the key magazine of Abraham Lincoln, and have become the 1st residing individual to put eyes on it in additional than a hundred and forty years.

Using the magazine as his advisor and writing within the grand biographical kind of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the real lifestyles tale of our best president for the 1st time-all whereas revealing the hidden background in the back of the Civil battle and uncovering the function vampires performed within the delivery, progress, and near-death of our kingdom.

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I'm gonna take a wild stab and say it's 'Taco,'" Mercury announced. The Amelekite's face went suddenly green again. He fell to his knees and began to wreak more evil on the bush, conscientiously waving Mercury into the club as he did so. ***** Mercury stepped inside the cave, taking a moment to allow his eyes to adjust to the dark, hazy interior. There was no mistaking it -- primitive locale notwithstanding, the languid atmosphere of stale smoke, staccato rhythms and raw sexual energy gave this dank cave the distinction of being the world's first jazz club -- 3800 years early, not to mention six thousand miles too far east.

Says his boss in Babylon is interested --" "Agent," Mercury corrected nervously. "I'm a talent agent. " They shared a laugh, acknowledging that it would indeed be pretty funny. "As my friend here says," Mercury went on, "I represent certain entertainment interests in Babylon. " Enoch and the bartender stared dumbly at him. "That's a joke, of course," said Mercury. "How could I know what's going to happen 3800 years from now? " Enoch and the bartender laughed again, even though they didn't know what socks were.

The other brought the tip of his spear up to Mercury's throat. " howled the bartender. "Not inside! " Mercury shot a disappointed look at the bartender, who shrugged apologetically. "And here I thought we had bonded," said Mercury. Suddenly the cave darkened. Another half dozen men had appeared at the cave's opening, blotting out most of the sunlight. The cave was illuminated only by the flickering light of the torch behind the bar. "The jig is up, Gorak," said a man wearing a folded leather hat that suspiciously resembled a fedora.

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