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By P.N. Elrod

Bram Stoker’s immortal story of vampirism instructed the tale of ways count number Vlad Tepes got here to London and met his death by the hands of Abraham van Helsing’s vampire hunters. yet how did Dracula occupy his time while he wasn’t stalking Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker? those 16 tales take the notorious nosferatu on a travel of Eighteen Nineties Londonwhere he encounters such ancient personages as actress Ellen Terry, younger scientist Nikola Tesla, Edward, Prince of Wales, and a author named Abraham Stokerin this masterful anthology from the superior authors to ever sink their enamel into vampire mythology…

Tanya Huff * Fred Saberhagen * Nigel Bennett and P.N. Elrod * Roxanne Longstreet Conrad * Judith Proctor * Elaine Bergstrom * K.B. Bogen * Jody Lynn Nye * Chelsea Quinn Yarbro * Bradley H. Sinor * Amy L. Gruss and Catt Kingsgrave-Ernstein * Julie Barrett * Gene DeWeese * Nancy Kilpatrick * Gary A. Braunbeck * invoice Zaget

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