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George R. R. Martin – Fevre Dream

Posted by demonik on June 11, 2009

George R. R. Martin – Fevre Dream (Sphere, 1984)

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Blurb:

‘What kind of story are you tryin’ to tell me?’ asked the steamboat captain.
‘A vampire story,’ said the pale man, with a sly smile.

Welcome aboard the Fevre Dream, the newest, most sumptuous sidewheeler on the whole Mississippi.  Wander along her elegant decks and through her staterooms, and admire the ornate carvings and the polished marble, the glittering mirrors and the twinkling chandeliers. She looks good and she can travel fast – when they open her up she glides over the water like the devil himself was after her.

Yes, the Fevre Dream is no ordinary steamboat. And  those who travel on her are no ordinary passengers. For they emerge from their cabins only when darkness falls when the bloodmaster calls them to do his bidding, and the red thirst surges along the river as irresistibly as the ebbing tide..

‘It’s great, one of the best. Martin’s tale slowly unfolds its horrors like the petals of some corrupt flower.’ – City Limits
‘Frightening, moving, haunting – a powerful tale of supernatural terror’ –  Ramsey Campbell

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Robert R. McCammon – They Thirst

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Robert R. McCammon – They Thirst (Sphere, 1981)

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Blurb:

A MASS MURDER.
A DISAPPEARANCE.
A CEMETERY RANSACKED.
IT LOOKED LIKE ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY IN
LOS ANGELES

Then night came…

Evil as old as the centuries has descended upon the City of Angels – it comes as a kiss from the terrifying but seductive immortals. Slowly at first, then by the legions, the ravenous undead choke Los Angeles with bloodthirsty determination – and the hordes of monstrous victims steadily mount each night.
High above glitter city a deadly contest begins. In the decaying castle of a long-dead screen idol, the few remaining human survivors prepare to face the Prince of Evil and his satanic disciples. Whilst the very forces of nature are called into play, isolating the city from the rest of the world and leaving it at the mercy of the blood-hungry vultures of the night …

Theirs is a lust that can never be satisfied …

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