By Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
From celebrated comedian artist Mike Mignola and award-winning novelist Christopher Golden comes a piece of gothic storytelling like no different. similar to the illustrated stories of previous, here's a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal—and a chilling allegory for the character of war.[b]
[i]“Why do useless males get up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It used to be you referred to as us. All of you, together with your battle. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. you are going to by no means be rid folks now.”
When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire at the hellish battlefields of worldwide conflict I, the realm is ceaselessly replaced. For a virulent plague has been unleashed—a plague that even dying can't end.
Now the lone soldier in an everlasting fight opposed to darkness, Baltimore summons 3 outdated buddies to a lonely inn—men whose travels and fantastical reports incline them to completely think within the evil that's devouring the soul of mankind.
As the lads anticipate their previous pal, they proportion their stories of terror and misadventure, and think about what half they are going to play in Baltimore’s undying conflict. ahead of the evening is thru, they are going to examine what's required to banish the plague—and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis—once and for all.
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