The Cross of Frankenstein Author:Robert J. Myers "I shall seek the most northern extremity of the globe; I shall collect my funeral pile and consume to ashes this miserable frame... I shall die". Thus spoke the Monster at the end of Mary Shelley's immortal horror story, Frankenstein. Yet the burning question remains: Would the mentally deranged Monster, who had vowed lifelong revenge on t... more »he human race, so easily do away with himself? Was the curse of death and destruction really at an end?
Faithful to the mood and style of Shelly's classic, The Cross of Frankenstein takes up the story 40 years after Dr. Frankenstein's ungodly experiments with the secrets of creation. Victor, Dr. Frankenstein's illegitimate son, is unaware of his infamous heritage until he reads his father's letters that detail how Dr. Frankenstein "became capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter". Horrified yet fascinated by his father's posthumous revelations, he is later visted in his London house by a Mr. Greene from America, whose extradordinary mission is to convince Victor, now a doctor, to concoct a blood substitute from a complex formula that could only have been conceived by his father.
Unwittingly, Victor is thrown into a vortex of terror and intrigue as he comes face-toface with his grotesque creation in the wilds of America and tries to thwart the Monster's baleful plans for humanity.« less