This is differently worth a credit if you have an extra you can't seem to spend on anything special. The history is very much the best part of the book. A better book is Lincoln's Dreams. I wish audible would get this book.
I absolutely loved this book! The author's spin on real-life events was fun and intriguing. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction or vampire stories. I can't wait to read more from this author!
This book was well written and well conceived. It weaves together historical events with seemingly plausible fictional events. I liked this book because at times it was hard to tell where the fiction began. Overall, a very fun book.
I thought the premise would be silly, but I'm blown away with the historic details interwoven with the fantasy. In fact, the book has made this Lincoln fan go back to the history books to verify a few things! Highly recommend this entertaining book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Imagine Young Abe Lincoln strong and fit and trained in throwing the axe he used "to split rails." When he wasn't doing the things we've been taught, he was hunting and killing vampires. His much beloved mother, who died when Abe was still a boy, was killed by vampires. Vampires fought for the south to preserve slavery, a key source of blood, and Abe had to be on guard for their assasination attempts. And John Wilkes Booth...
This is a fun read especially if you have an interest in history.
I loved this series initially - but now i don't know. Good one. Maybe I just need to take a break and come back to it.
I really enjoyed this book, I was halfway thru and started recommending it to my friends. Mixing fiction with true history makes the book all the better.
A trivial man
As a self proclaimed intellectual hedonist, this book is just plain fun. The premise is wild and the author has done his homework. The narrator carries forth the "periodness" of the author's prose. And yet, both the author and the narrator take pains to not overwhelm the 21st century consumer of their delightful conspiracy.
My only complaint - the ending. OK that's got to sound pretty weird when we all knew how this was going to end, however I think the author needed to explain/deal with the conflict that he spent a whole book setting up and then dismissed with a wave of his hand at the end. If you can bear it, stop reading/listening after the assasination. Otherwise you too may find that a good book has been ruined.
Framing device was stolen from Anne Rice's vampire tales. I will say that it is a bit better than his Jane Austen parody about Zombies. It's just a trend and would've been an exciting idea. It's just a by-the-numbers bio of Lincoln but with Vamps thrown in
No more Seth Graham Smith
Ashamed to say that I can't be sure which non-vampire parts of the story are accurate or not......yet it was an awful book. I so wanted to enjoy it, had read the hype, love vampire stories...but this one didn't live up to my expectations.
Forced myself to finish.
I now assign myself the task of true, non-fictional research on the subject of Abraham Lincoln.
Original idea, to mix silly fun fiction with fact, or past classics....but I guess I just didn't get into it. How about Huck Finn and vampires, or Moby Dick and zombie pirates ? Those may be more fun.