Sword of the UndeadIn 1872, Jonathan Harker travels to Japan to inform Lord Hidetora Kageura that the castle he had commissioned to be built has been completed. Leaving Harker left for dead, Kageura immigrates to the United States. Harker's friend, Lucy, dies from a mysterious ailment. Dr. Abraham Van Helsing determines Lucy died from a vampire's bite. Harker returns to the United States, but now, Harker's wife, Mina, is the vampire's target. In a dramatic re-telling of the novel, Dracula, Sword of the Undead introduces a new vampire, a Japanese samurai lord, and a new vampire slayer, legendary real life swordsman, Yagyu Jubei.
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Amazon Reader Reviews:
"Although based on Bram Stoker's original "Dracula," including some characters that have similar names, this novella begins in Japan where the story takes the reader into a world of vampires that is usually reserved for a castle somewhere in Europe. I enjoyed learning from the author's mixing of historical facts about Japan up through the 1800's while Jonathan Harker traveled down the Tokiado highway to meet the notorious Kaguera. This book was a page-turner and I found myself wanting to know what happened in the next chapter. I read it over a weekend. The glossary at the back of the book helps a great deal in understanding Japanese terms sprinkled throughout the story describing things like fashion, food, hairstyles, and weapons. If you enjoy the Vampire Genre and are looking for a new twist on the story, this book is for you." -JpRb (Amazon verified purchase)