© 2000 Brian Lumley
by Paul Stanczykowski
by Hodder and Stoughton
© 2000 Brian Lumley
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Published by Tom Doherty
Liner notes by Melissa
on the run! Now that their monstrous vampire 'garden' under
London, in Australia and on the Greek island of Krassos have
been razed, two 'Lords' and a 'Lady' of the Wamphyri -- Malinari
the Mind, Lord Szwart and the hag Vavara -- have joined forces,
leaving a trail of undead destruction as they flee headlong
from Ben Trask's E-Branch and the dead-waking Necroscope,
Jake has problems of his own. In the metaphysical Möbius Continuum,
it appears that his blue life-thread -- the emblem of his humanity
-- is gradually fading, changing to red. And not only red but
blood red, dreaded insignia
of the Great Vampire!
be the downside of Harry Keogh's legacy? And if so, are the
Necroscope and Trask's ESP-talented Avengers
-- his team of precogs, telepaths, and locators -- hastening
in pursuit of their own hideous doom? Earth's fate is undecided,
mankind's destiny on hold, the future a page as yet unwritten.
future was ever a devious thing...
A cruise ship
is a great place to get away from the world. It's also a terrific
nesting ground for a Lord and Lady of the Wamphyri on the run
from E-Branch and the new Necroscope, Jake Cutter. By the time
anyone figures out what happened to the suddenly silenced ship
and its crew and passengers, it'll be too late, much too late...
Jake Cutter, Millicent Cleary, Liz Merrick, Lardis Lidesci, and
the rest of E-Branch are anxious to find the Lady Vavara and Lords
Malinari and Szwart. The Wamphyri may be on the run for now, but
soon they'll recover from E-Branch's attacks and be ready to attempt
once again to conquer the Earth.
with Korath, the vampire inhabitant of his mind, has come to a
crisis point: Korath is determined to gain control of Jake's life,
and Jake is equally determined not to let him have it. But the
only way to win this struggle is to confide in Ben Trask - and
the head of E-Branch is likely to want Jake dead once he knows
of Jake's intrusive passenger.
garden under London is proving to have borne bitter fruit indeed.
A mysterious sleeping sickness is slowly spreading among the population
of Great Britain - and the afflicted are becoming something quite
other then human. And Millie Cleary was trapped down there
with Szwart for a long time. A very long time.
is summoned from the Great Beyond via the combined powers of E-Branch's
strongest agents. Held precariously in this time and place, the
oracular former Necroscope gives what aid and advice he can, putting
Korath under a form of "house arrest." E-Branch action
teams have almost more on their plates than they can handle -
locating renegade communists who threaten nuclear homicide; cooperating
with Gustav Turchin, head of Russia's mindspy organization, in
trying to permanently close the Gate between the Wamphyri world
and Earth; analyzing the spore plague; and always, always hunting
conflagration precedes a horrifying confrontation in the shadow
of the Gate as the Wamphyri and E-Branch conduct what should be
their final battle. But in the world of the Necroscope, nothing,
not even death...or undeath...is necessarily forever.
And as always,
the future is a devious thing.