The vampires have been vanquished! Harry Keogh and the armies of the dead have destroyed the evil that once plagued the world. Nathan and Nestor, secret twin sons of the Necroscope and a proud gypsy woman, were children when their father, his humanity poisoned by his fearsome struggles, sacrificed himself to save mankind. Yet there are vampires still, vampires crueler and stanger than ony the Necroscope had faced. When these new, merciless killers swoop out of the sky, Nathan and Nestor are men, but they have few of Harry Keogh's miraculous powers. Torn from each other by battle, the sons of the Necroscope journey across the vampire world, exploring its mysteries, each seeking the powerful, terrible vampires, his missing brother, and the woman they both love.
This is the first book in a side trilogy to the Necroscope saga. When Harry Keogh travels to the other-dimensional world of Starside, he is injured in battle with the vamphyri and nursed back to health by a beautiful gypsy woman who he has a romantic encounter with before he returns to Earth. She has twin sons from Harry...one of which inherits his powers. Time passes in the world of Starside, which is now free of the vampire taint...or so they think. On the other side of that world, vampires exiled by the once powerful vamphyri sense the absence of the old ones and prepare to return to their old haunts. Harry's twin sons have come of age and must deal with the returning scourge of monsters. But while one son has Harry's innnocence and power, the other has a desperate, jealous longing for his brother's woman...and power. This will put them at odds and on opposite sides of the war with the vamphyri. This book introduces us to a new cast in the Necroscope saga...and it is welcome. I had feared that Lumley might just be repeating himself with this series, but it still feels fresh. We don't really see anything new...other than more adventure on Starside than we have seen in previous books. But the horror of the vampires seems to be just as great in the later book as in the previous ones. Lumley's mastery of character and emotion keeps his books strong even when they continue to focus on the same stories we have seen before. If you're a Necroscope fan, you should read this book. It's just as good as the old ones.
New wave of vampires separate brothers Nathan and Nestor, forcing the sons of the Necroscope to journey across the vampire world, facing new and terrible vampires while seeking each other and the woman they love.
Comparable to Anne Rice.
The twin sons of Harry Keogh take up the struggle against the vampires.
Horror/scifi/fantasy.....great fun! Lumley is good.