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Paperback 99 Coffins: A Historical Vampire Tale Book

ISBN: 0307381714

ISBN13: 9780307381712

99 Coffins: A Historical Vampire Tale

(Book #2 in the Laura Caxton Series)

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Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Story continues and gets better!

13 Bullets was the 1st of the series. This next tale picks right up and the action is non-stop. Think of this as the Aliens version to Alien. Violence, gore, horror and action are almost on every page. Read the series about the teacher, student and the vampires. This will keep you up late into the night reading the next page. But beware for that strange feeling you get when a vampire is around.

Action-packed Horror that goes Straight for the Throat

Vampires are undeniably popular right now. Most noticeably running at the forefront of this trend are the pretty/"nice" vampires of Twilight and Dead Until Dark. These vampires are close to the Bram Stoker tradition and can be interesting; however, I think I prefer Wellington's version of the vampire: "Vampires, real vampires, didn't nibble on the necks of nubile young virgins. They tore people to pieces and sucked blood out of the chunks. [p37]" Wellington presents no glamour for his vampires, instead they are vicious with shark-like teeth and strength enough to pick a human apart with minimal effort. Laura Caxton has had a run in with four of these creatures before. The hell she and her mentor, Arkeley, already went through left Arkeley a cripple and Caxton at the edge of sanity. Caxton is unprepared when Arkeley calls her up again. Arkeley is unable to be the vicious vampire hunter he once was and expects Caxton to take over. Caxton, still so raw and traumatized, takes on a case that leaves her hunting down one vampire and solving the mystery of the 99 COFFINS... The currently-occurring story is nicely offset by historical pages that give the current situation meaning, setting mood, and foreshadowing. The non-stop action of 99 COFFINS makes it easy to get swept away straight for the ending. The book is actually quite thin and leaves the reader breathless--and wanting more. Unfortunately for me, because this book was loaned to me, I didn't realize that this was the second book in a series until it was far too late. Regardless, the book stood well enough on its own and left me wanting to read the first (and third) desperately. This is definitely a series for any fan of horror or anyone that may like interpretations of vampires that aren't so "nice" as what has been popular lately. Start with the first volume of the series, 13 BULLETS, and I have no doubt you'll be thirsting for the rest of the series long before the final page has turned.

99 is one scary thrill ride...

awesomely scary. I couldn't put it down because I was afraid to close my eyes.. Better than the first one in the series, I can't wait to read the next one...

Excellent

Really great follow up to 13 coffins, his other book. Pretty fast paced, good story line. very much recommended.

Great read. Had me hooked. Better than 13 Bullets.

I enjoyed the new take on Vampire tales in David Wellington's "13 Bullets" but the sequel, "99 Coffins" grabbed me from the git-go and I could not put it down. Kept my attention with action, switching back and forth from present day to the days leading up to Gettysburg in 1863. I give 5 stars to books I don't want to put down and that have a great/surprise ending. This one did not disappoint. I will give you the gist of the tale without giving the book away. A group of modern day archeology students are digging in Gettysburg and uncover a cave with 99 coffins in it. When they open one of the coffins they find the skeleton of what clearly was a vampire. Our heroine from "13 Bullets", Trooper Claxton is called in to investigate and finds that there was a 100th coffin that was smashed and has no skeleton. You guessed it. A vampire is loose in Gettysburg. But how could a vampire possibly still be alive without blood for over 160 years? Answers to those questions and more as the story picks up a lot of steam from there. I do not wish to give away any more of the fun. If you like alternative historical tales, this is a great one because you get constant flashbacks to the days leading up to the battle of Gettysburg and the possible existence of a vampire with southern sympathies. Several great tie ins to the previous book. I found it to be even better than 13 Bullets. Judging from the ending that I will not reveal, I suspect we have a third book in this line coming soon. Enjoy!
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