Anno Dracula : Bloody Red Baron Paperback
by Kim Newman
It is 1918 and Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
The war of the great powers in Europe is also a war between the living and the dead.
As ever the Diogenes Club is at the heart of British Intelligence and Charles Beauregard and his protege Edwin Winthrop go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/04/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780857680846
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Review by aadyer
SPOILER ALERT. An interesting sequel to Anno Dracula, if not the fulfilling meal that you might have liked. This consists of two novels, one set in the Battlefields & skies of the Western Front in World War One & the other a novella set in an English country house in the 1920's. There are moments of brilliance, with lots of in jokes, & amusing asides, but the central plotting seems to let Newman down. It feels very cinematic @ times, which might be what you're looking for, & indeed, there is a film script to this effect @ the end of the book. The interaction between various protagonists @ times seems forced & Newman spends a lot of time in an appendix trying to explain this. Don't get me wrong, I DID like this, I just found it wasn't quite the follow up that I expected from the seminal Anno Dracula. The 1920's tale can easily be missed & really only for Newman purists. (Is there such a thing?). I will look forward to the next instalment with interest If not the enthusiasm I did this.
Review by polarbear123
A cracking adventure, only slowing at times. I actually preferred the novella in the last section of the book, a tribute to wodehouse's jeeves and a mush mash of detective novels. Lots of fun in the last part.