Friday, September 7, 2007

Necroscope IV: Deadspeak by Brian Lumley

First sentence:

"Christened Harry 'Snaith,' in Edinburgh, 1957, Harry is the son of a psychic-sensitive mother, Mary Keogh (who is herself the daughter of a 'gifted' expatriate Russian lady), and Gerald Smith, a banker."


"A new vampire stalks the earth, and only Harry Keogh can defeat him! The silence of the grave is not silent at all. In their millions, the dead are screaming....but no one can hear them! Atop a perilous cliff, deep in the Balkan mountains, rises the castle of the Ferenczy. Once it was a stronghold of the Vamphyri....and now it will be so again, for Janos Ferenczy, vampire and black magician, has risen from his ages-long sleep. Powerful and evil, Janos conjures dead men and women into a semblance of life and subjects them to fiendish tortures.But the shrieks of the dead do not satisfy Janos's lust for blood-- for that he needs living humans. His terrifying armies of the risen dead will soon overwhelm a helpless, defenseless mankind......Helpless and defenseless because a terrible battle against the vampires has destroyed Harry Keogh's deadspeak, leaving the Necroscope deaf to the teeming dead....and to their warnings of Janos's reign of terror. To save the world, Harry must join forces and link minds with the most powerful, and deadliest, vampire of all!"

My thoughts:

It's been a while since I read the Necroscope books which are a riveting blend of horror and espionage thriller. I liked the way the dead find ways to help Harry regain his powers in time to defeat the vampire Janos.

Date read: 9/6/2007
Book #: 81
Rating: 3* = good
Series: Necroscope, #4
Genre: Horror

ISBN-10: 0812530322
ISBN-13: 9780812530322
Publisher: Tor Books
Year: 1992
# of Pages: 496
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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