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Cary, Kate. Bloodline.Razorbill/Penguin, 2005 [1-59514-012-3]
This book opens in the trenches of World War I.  It shows that horrors of
that war and also illustrates what a perfect location a war is for a
vampire. John returns home from the trenches and is put in a sanatorium
because of the horrors he has seen at the front.  During his ranting a
raving his commanding officer from the front shows up and falls in love with
his sister.  This starts a vampire tale which traces the original tale by
Bram Stoker.  John and his girlfriend end up going to Romania to save his
sister from the horrors of possibly becoming a vampire.  Some the characters
in this 324 page book are related to the original Dracula.. hence the
title.  As the reader begins to get comfortable with the parallels with the
original story, he or she should get read for the surprise ending of the
book.  This will be an excellent read for your vampire readers... especially
those who have read Stoker's book although it is not necessary.  Just be
forewarned.. it is a vampire book with its share of blood and death, but it
is nowhere near some of the gory vampire series that are out there.

Frederick Muller
Newton, NJ
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