In 2010, Seth Grahame-Smith unleashed his blood-soaked alternate American history novel, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. The book posited that the Great Emancipator was all that stood between the United States and the vampires that were behind the slave trade.
Now, five years later, Grahame-Smith is revisiting that America with The Last American Vampire (TLAV). TLAV is told from the point-of-view of Lincoln ally, the vampire Henry Sturges.
Sturges' story is the story of America. From the Roanoke Colony to the assassination of JFK, Sturges is there for it all. Sturges is also on the case, tracking a mysterious killer of vampires across the centuries.
I thoroughly enjoyed Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. The same goes for TLAV.
Grahame-Smith jumps into his sandbox with both feet and delivers the real story of America, fangs and all.
The book is an engaging page-turner from start to finish. Famous figures, both famous and infamous, circle through Sturges' orbit as he watches his adopted country struggle to find its identity.
Blood! Fire! Politics! War! Vampires! All of the things that made America great are right here in the pages of The Last American Vampire.
The Last American Vampire is available now in hardcover at your local bookstore.