Using the actual historical facts (or a "possibly" fictional secret journal, depending on how far you want to take the conceit) as the primary source for his latest mash-up, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES author Seth Grahame-Smith brings ravenous readers ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. Everyone knows that Lincoln was a towering political figure, but it is less well known how important his height--and his axe skills--were to his vampire slaying? Driven in part by a need to avenge his mother's death, Abe decapitates and stakes all the way to the White House, where he continues his fight against the living, the undead, and other powers of evil as the Commander in Chief during the Civil War.
, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness.""My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln
, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose
..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union
and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln
, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true
life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Street Date: April 19, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3608