This novel spans several centuries, following the relationship of the two most iconic monsters in literary history. Once as close as brothers but now sworn enemies, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein meet for a final showdown beneath the streets of New York City.
Night Things (Dracula versus Frankenstein) takes place in a world just like yours with one startling difference: every creature of legend has stepped forward from the shadow and they now exist shoulder to shoulder with humankind! New York City has become a macabre melting pot. Vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls are now the new immigrants and they are chasing the American dream. The Night Things have become part of the system. But many humans feel the creatures are dangerous ticking time bombs.
Dracula, considered the messiah of the Night Things, builds an unstoppable army as he plots to wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. The mysterious New York crime boss, Johnny Stücke (the creation of Frankenstein) wants to keep the peace between the Night Things and humanity. Stücke fears total extermination of his kind, should Dracula unleash his forces on New York.
The fight for the night begins.
Critically-acclaimed horror author Terry M. West continues his Magic Now series with this standalone novel that presents a world only a slight shade darker than our own.
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An Old Time Gangster & Monster Mash Up
“Night Things: Dracula versus Frankenstein” is a quick and fun read/listen. At first thought, the book’s title made me think of a bad “B” or “C” grade movie, but it’s really much better than that. Still, I will admit that I did find myself imagining a mash up of the old black and white, James Cagney style gangster movies and the old black and white monster movies like Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein or Lon Chaney Jr.’s Wolf Man. If that sounds cool to you, then I think you will also enjoy this book as much as I did. Although my analogy is that of an old school movie genre mash up, the story is primarily set in modern day with graphic language and violence.
After reading/listening to “Night Things: Dracula versus Frankenstein,” I discovered there is a prequel to this novella as well as another book in the series featuring Jack the Ripper versus H. P. Lovecraft’s character, Herbert West. Many horror fans will probably know that name from H. P. Lovecraft’s short story or from actor Jeffrey Combs’ portrayal in the 1985 movie Re-Animator. Either way, I hope that Bryan L. Anderson, who does a wonderful job narrating “Night Things: Dracula versus Frankenstein,” will also be narrating the next story. His seriously deep, dramatic voice works really well as the voice for the monsters and the other characters including all the various accents that came with them.
Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.