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 stranger than any 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!
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This second volume of two horror novels--part of a cycle published for the first time in England nearly 20 years ago-- should prove a welcome sequel to readers of Titus Crow: Volume One (Forecasts, Nov. 11, 1996). In this double-header, Lumley again follows psychic sleuth Titus Crow and his monster-mashing cronies in their adventures of love and time travel. In contrast to the first volume, this work is more heroic fantasy than horror. The Clock of Dreams revisits the landscape of H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, plotting a battle in which Henri-Laurent de Marigny, second-in-command to Crow, uses a magical grandfather clock to rescue the boss and his beloved Tiania from the clutches of the abominable Cthulhu. In Spawn of the Winds, Crow's clone, Hank Silberhutte, gets banished to the mystical land of Borea, where he woos the Woman of the Winds and encourages her to rebel against her father. Both novels are patchworks of gothic horror, space opera and lost-race fantasies. Lumley's exuberant portrayal of petty gods who meet their match in ingenious mortals has the charm of a J.M. Barrie Lost Boys fantasy for adults. Seeds of the vivid cosmic layers that so distinguish Lumley's Necroscope series flourish in this collection, and loyal fans will surely admire their flowering. FYI: In August, Lumley will be guest of honor at NecronomiCon, a Lovecraft-oriented fantasy convention.
This was the first book I read in this series and it catapulted me deep into the Necroscope saga! I had to find every single book. Definitely the best saga I've ever read!