Friday, February 3, 2012

The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer by Lucy Weston

This review is coming in as a twofer today, as it is extremely brief. I only got about 44 pages into the book before giving up on it. Perhaps folks who are more into historical romances might like it, though I'm sure any Arturian purists won't.

The events of the book, purportedly written by the character, Lucy, from Stoker's Dracula,  center around the coronation of Elizabeth Tudor. She has some previously unexploited spiritual powers which, I am assuming, will make her a powerful vampire slayer. The main antagonist in this book appears to be Mordred, bastard son of Arthur and Morgaine, who has survived for centuries as a powerful master vampire. When he took Elizabeth on a flying tour of the capital cities of Europe, offering her the opportunity to jointly rule them with him, a la Satan and Christ, I gave up.

P.N. Elrod did a better mixing of Arturian legend and vampire adventures quite some time ago with Keeper of the King and a companion volume, His Father's Son, I believe.

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