By Kim Newman

ISBN-10: 0857680838

ISBN-13: 9780857680839

It truly is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously referred to as count number Dracula. Peppered with prevalent characters from Victorian background and fiction, the unconventional follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes membership as they try to resolve the secret of the Ripper murders.

Anno Dracula is a wealthy and panoramic story, combining horror, politics, secret and romance to create a distinct and compelling trade background. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.

This brand-new version of the bestselling novel comprises distinctive bonus fabric, together with a brand new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and trade endings to the unique novel.

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She smiled to herself. Five years ago she would have had to take a coach on the paved chaussée that ran between the old and the new capitals, and it would have taken days. Now, the journey was less than twenty-four hours, and still everyone complained over a couple of hours’ delay – including Tamara. The train reached the top of the hill and began to speed up again. This wasn’t the first time she had taken this journey, nor was it likely to be the last, but today it did have a sense of permanence to it.

He was reminded of the valley he had ridden into at Balaklava. This was narrower and steeper, but he had no doubt the whole of the Light Brigade – what was left of them – would have merrily charged in here if so commanded. If there were any cannon lurking on the brow of the hill, waiting to fire down on him, then he was doomed. He drew to a halt and looked ahead. Now he could see what his pursuers must always have known. It was a dead end. The track curved round the head of the valley and then wound up the other side to some sort of settlement.

One less man dead or captured. Though that wasn’t a certainty yet. He’d survived the battle, but was deep behind enemy lines. He was a good way north of Balaklava now, and heading north-east. That was for the best. He’d need to make a wide arc to get back to the British camp. If he circled left, he’d end up going past Sevastopol, which wouldn’t be clever. So he’d curve round to the right towards the coast and talk his way past the French – or even the Turks, God help him. But at least you knew where you were with the Turks; it was hard to break the habit of thinking of the French as the enemy.

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