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Father faced son in a terrible battle, and when it was over, Harry awoke safe in his own bed, at home . . . but his Necroscope powers were gone, locked away in the depths of his mind!
Now, a new evil rears its head in the Balkan Mountains. Janos Ferenczy, master vampire and black magician, has risen from an ages-long sleep. As the first step in his plans of conquest, he conjures dead men and women into a perverse semblance of life and subjects them to fiendish tortures. But the shrieks of the dead barely begin to satisfy Janos's bloodlusts as he prepares an army of undead warriors to conquer the world.
The dead try desperately to attract the Necroscope's attention, but Harry Keogh is deaf to their pleas and their screams. As Harry searches for a cure, he learns that to save mankind he must ally himself with the crafty father of vampires, the infamous Faethor Ferenczy. Centuries dead, Faethor lies in his grave and schemes. He will help Harry defeat Janos-but his price will be very high indeed!
Author Biography: Brian Lumley is the multi-million-copy-selling author of the Necroscope series and many other novels of horror and science fiction, including The House of Doors, the Titus Crow series, and the Psychomech trilogy. Some of his short fiction has been collected in The Whisperer and Other Voices. Lumley has been named a Grand Master by the World Horror Convention. He won a British Fantasy Award for "Fruiting Bodies" and has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Lumley and his wife live in Devon, England.
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Posted December 9, 2008
In the Balkans, Janos Ferenczy has raised the dead with plans to use his puppets to conquer the world. Only Harry Keogh with his Necroscope powers can return the dead to their resting-places and stop Janos¿ evil scheme. However Harry still convalesces from his momentous battle with his son that cost him his Necroscope abilities in the process of winning this hollow triumph. Stripped of his powers, Harry knows he must help the dead as he has done in the past, but how to stop a master vampire-black magic practitioner with incredible skills, cunning, and prowess without his own powers seems impossible. <P>Harry¿s only means of success is selling another piece of his already damaged soul by making a Faustian deal with another undead. Obtaining other allies, Harry leads the charge without pitchforks into the Transylvania castle where the final confrontation between the Necroscope and the master vampire will occur, but the stakes include a certain lady. <P> DEADSPEAK is the hardcover reprint of the fourth tale in Brian Lumley¿s vampire series. The author provides background information that will help newcomers with the story line, but, though well designed, tyros will be better off reading the first three books before this one. Because of his extraordinary powers Harry Keogh has lived a life that would destroy the minds of most people yet he remains faithful to his responsibilities willing to go into hell for what he deems is a heavenly cause. This particular tale pays homage to Stroker and Le Carre/Fleming as an action-packed espionage horror tale that will please fans of both genres. <P>Harriet Klausner
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