- Title: A Sharpness on the Neck
- Author: Fred Saberhagen
- ISBN: 9780812550054
- Page: 299
- Format: Paperback
In 1792, Philip Radcliffe, the bastard son of Benjamin Franklin, comes to France to deliver a letter to Thomas Paine only to get caught up in a conflict far horrifying than the Revolution By foiling a powerful vampire s attempt at fratricide, Radcliffe dooms himself and his descendants to suffer the vampire s eternal vengeance.In present day, Philip and June RadclifIn 1792, Philip Radcliffe, the bastard son of Benjamin Franklin, comes to France to deliver a letter to Thomas Paine only to get caught up in a conflict far horrifying than the Revolution By foiling a powerful vampire s attempt at fratricide, Radcliffe dooms himself and his descendants to suffer the vampire s eternal vengeance.In present day, Philip and June Radcliffe are kidnapped on their honeymoon Their captor, a mysterious Mr Graves, swears that he aims to protect them Yet as the thrilling story unfolds, involving Napoleon, the Marquis de Sade, and the Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as Jerry Cruncher and Detective Dupin, the young couple refuses to believe him a mistake that is certain to cost them their lives.
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I've read all of Mr. Saberhagen's Dracula series and only recently discovered I'd missed this last one when it was released. So I was fairly excited to get a new one. I've always found these books entertaining, if light, reading. But I was disappointed with this one. The plot was decent, I suppose, dealing with the Terror after the French Revolution and the struggle between Vlad Dracula and his brother Radu. But the writing was really poor. I just reread the first in the series, The Dracula Tape [...]
An OK Dracula read. Saberhagen's Dracula is the classic interpretation (wooden stakes, mirrors, mist and bats), but he's not really a monster or at least, he is a monster with a very high moral code. In this book, he's having a centuries long spat with his little brother (also a vampire). Dracula refuses to (permanently) put his brother to death, but his younger brother has no such qualms.The book kept switching from 1st person to 3rd person perspective, switching timelines from "now" back to th [...]
"A Sharpness On The Neck" by Fred Saberhagen, is the 9th book in his 'Dracula Series' I have read over the years. This book and this series has been an entertaining set of novels to read. The writing quality varies in each of the novels. Fred Saberhagen has done a credible job in giving the 'Dracula' story a twist in his retellings.
Read several books in this series when my older son (who was born in 1993) was in NICU immediately after birth. I read the books out loud to him, and it was fun hearing the nurses tell each other at shift change what had happened in the story :)Anyway, I've read all the books in the series and want to go back and re-read them.
This was an amazing, well written book. I recommend this book for those who like vampires minus all of the drama that is found in modern vampire books(such as Twilight).
The Dracula series continues on with this enjoyable story.
read 05.31.06good series
Loved it, another great addition to the Dracula series.
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