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This graphic novel adaption of Dracula brings to light storylines that only lurked in the shadows of the original. As Jonathan Harker journeys from shy university graduate to fierce vampire hunter his evolution is imperiled by shapeshifting demons. The men vying for the attentions of Lucy find further competition in Mina and sublimated lust and jealousy surface and twist fates. But at the heart of the tale is Dracula's relentless pursuit of his ultimate goal: to go to London and muster an army to secure world domination by vampire. Graphic Novels by McFarland: McFarland has brought its 34 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage . If you are an author or artist interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are offered on the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage .
Rediscover this gothic romance that is a gripping combination of historical atmosphere and psychological thriller, from New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. A husband, a family, a comfortable life: Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it all. With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh—and a disappointed suitor—far behind. She is bound for Rumania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants: the ailing dowager; the troubled steward; her own fearful friend, Cosmina. But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle’s master, Count Andrei Dragulescu. Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure, the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora’s imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal. His allure is superlative, his dominion over the superstitious town, absolute—Theodora may simply be one more person under his sway. Before her sojourn is ended—or her novel completed—Theodora will have encountered things as strange and terrible as they are seductive. For obsession can prove fatal…and she is in danger of falling prey to more than desire. Originally published in 2010
The undead are everywhere. They're not just in movies and books, but in commercials, fetish clubs, and even in your breakfast cereal. Bloodsuckers have become some of the most recognizable bad guys in the modern world, and Eric Nuzum wanted to find out why. He was willing to do whatever it took —even drinking his own blood—in his quest to understand the vampire phenomenon. And he found the answer in Goth clubs, darkened parks, haunted houses, and . . . chain restaurants. In The Dead Travel Fast, Nuzum delivers a far-reaching look at vampires in pop culture from Bram to Bela to Buffy, and at what vampires and vampirism have come to mean to us today. And the blood? Let's just say it doesn't go with eggs.
It isn't every day that you bump into legendary monsters, ancient witches, and stoic elves on your walk to school. But as fourteen-year-old Abbie is about to find out, the world is a lot more exciting-and dangerous-than she thinks. Abbie Matsuda-Walsh has never thought much of herself-or of her dull, directionless life. But that life is about to burn down to the ground. In one disastrous night, her family, her home, and her sense of reality are shattered. And it's all because Goldie-an ancient necromancer with seemingly limitless power-has made her his target. Soon, Abbie is on the run, pursued by a terrifying army of vampires, werewolves, and more. Desperate to protect herself, she teams up with Ariadne, a fierce elf from another universe, and her band of elementals. Ariadne insists that Abbie, too, is an elemental-a human with unique magical gifts-and that despite all her doubts, she has immense power. Enough power, that is, to defeat Goldie. Abbie has a choice: hide from the danger that will haunt her forever or use her newfound abilities to avenge her family. But does she have the courage to fight the real-life demons that stalk her at night? Or will her own personal demons get the better of her? The worlds of fantasy and horror collide in Allegra M. Walker's bone-chilling debut novel, a fast-paced, introspective tale of magical heroes, grinning villains, and grotesque monsters. The Dead Travel Fast is an unforgettable fantasy adventure that will thrill adult and teen readers alike. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Ransom Riggs!
"مزرعة الحيوان رواية تدور في مزرعة للماشية أبطالها حيوانات يمثلون أنماطاً من السلوك البشري، وتمثل حظيرتهم التي تصور الرواية بعذوبة وجمال واقعا كان قائما في دول بعينها في النصف الأول من القرن العشرين، وصفها بعض النقاد بأنها رواية "ثورة لم تكتمل". اختارت مجلة تايم رواية "مزرعة الحيوان" كواحدة من أفضل مائة رواية بالإنجليزية خلال الفترة من عام 1923 وحتى عام 2005. وجاء ترتيب الرواية الـ 31 في قائمة أفضل روايات القرن العشرين .