Friday, November 19, 2010

99 Coffins - David Wellington

Laura Caxton is now the most proficient vampire hunter, because her mentor was seriously injured in the previous encounter, losing the fingers from one hand and now not being much too much use in a fight - and also getting rather long in the tooth.

An archaeological dig at Gettysburg uncovers a nasty leftover - a group of vampire coffins. The tale of this is told in flashback short chapters interspersed with the present day tale.

The foolish academics in charge reunite one of them with his heart - and he sets out to raise the rest - leaving Caxton rallying troops to fight a small scale anti-vampire war, with a denouement if you can't beat them, then join them to beat them.

3.5 out of 5

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