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First look: Anno Dracula

Published on 22 November, 2010

Authored by Titan Books

Take a look at the sales cover for the sensastional new edition of Anno Dracula, written by leading novelist and movie critic Kim Newman. Here is what the author had to say about the return of Anno Dracula:

I'm delighted that the Anno Dracula novels are coming out again from Titan, finally in uniform editions with all manner of tempting extra materials.  I hope that new readers will enjoy their entry into this world, and old ones will be able to replace their long-ago stolen or fallen-to-pieces earlier editions ...
In the world of Anno Dracula, Count Dracula was not defeated by Dr Van Helsing and succeeded in his grand scheme - nothing less than the conquest of Great Britain and Her Empire, enabling the vampires who have always been among us to live openly and emerge as a new class of person, inspiring heroes and villains, madmen and monsters, saints and sinners to side with or stand against the new regime of the undead.

It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.

This brand-new edition of the bestselling novel contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel.