What a fantastic freaking story idea. We’ve had Nazi Zombies – we’ve had the Frankenstein tale retold with a World War II twist but to physically have Dracula take on Hitler – brilliant!
The tale will be coming at us this October in novel form by author Patrick Sheane Duncan – a screenwriter who has brought us Mr. Holland’s Opus, Courage Under Fire and Nick of Time – this is his first foray into horror fiction. I’ve kind of dug the whole horror/history mashup we’ve been experiencing and this one right here could change the game. Here’s what the tale will tell.
“Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber… Prince Dracula himself.
Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, above all else, a patriot. He proves more than willing to once again drive out his country’s invaders. Upshot: No one minds if he drinks all the German blood he desires.
In Berlin, when Hitler hears about the many defeats his forces are suffering at the hands of an apparent true vampire, he is seduced by the possibility of becoming immortal. Thus, two forces are set upon a collision course, the ultimate confrontation: superpower against superpower.”
This project is coming to us via Inkshares and will hit on Oct. 25th. You can pre-order now if you like – head on over to the Inkshares site and lock in your purchase. It’s available as an eBook or a Hardcover.
Can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Will try to have a review for you soon but I’m going to hedge my bet a bit and tell you to head on over and pre-order your copy now – this one has winner written all over it!
by: Dave Dreher