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Baltimore, or, The steadfast tin soldier and the vampire

by Mignola, Mike.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Fiction FIC Mag
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC Mag
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Mignola,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Mignola,
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection FICTION Mignola,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Mignola,
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction MIGNOLA Michael
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  MIGNOLA Michael
 
 
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC MIGNOLA
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC MIGNOLA
 
 
Summary
From celebrated comic artist Mike Mignola and award-winning novelist Christopher Golden comes a work of gothic storytelling like no other. Reminiscent of the illustrated tales of old, here is a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal--and a chilling allegory for the nature of war.

"Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?" Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. "It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves.... You killers. You berserkers.... You will never be rid of us now."

When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For a virulent plague has been unleashed--a plague that even death cannot end.

Now the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely inn--men whose travels and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind.

As the men await their old friend, they share their tales of terror and misadventure, and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore's timeless battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is required to banish the plague--and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis--once and for all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Lord Henry Baltimore lies wounded in no-man's-land on World War I's western front. As the carrion eaters come to feast, the injured soldier sees an impossibility the dead eating the dead. But the ravening monstrosity comes to him, further mangles his wounded leg, and claims Lord Henry as his enemy. Lord Henry realizes that a virulent plague that only he now knows about is hiding among the other plagues of the time. The vampire for that is what the battlefield monster is destroys his family, but Baltimore maintains steadfast pursuit of it. He summons three friends also experienced with the supernatural to await him at an old inn. They tell one another of their first meetings with Lord Henry, thereby disclosing what the vampire has inflicted on the peer since the incident on the western front. Lord Henry arrives with what is necessary to finally banish the vampiric plague. Even after a fight to near death, some damage cannot be healed. Prolific dark fantasist Golden's popular style is impeccable, and horror comics creator Mignola's copious illustrations confirm the tale's dark atmosphere throughout, from no-man's-land to the old inn to the houses and graveyards where the vampire is encountered. A new classic of vampire literature.--Murray, Frieda Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mignola (HellBoy) and Golden (The Myth Hunters) create a haunting allegory on the nature of war, fusing the poignancy of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," the supernatural chills of Dracula and the horrors of WWI and the subsequent influenza epidemic. Years after Capt. (and Lord) Henry Baltimore is infected by a demonic vampire bat while wounded near the Ardennes forest, he summons three friends to a mysterious meeting. Demetrius Aischros is the merchant sea captain who had taken Baltimore home to Trevelyan Isle, where they found Baltimore's family dead and his wife resurrected as a vampire. Thomas Childress Jr. is a nobleman and deserter who learns about the vampire infestation from Baltimore, his childhood friend. Dr. Lemuel Rose is the surgeon who treated Baltimore's war injuries. Together they help Baltimore face a final showdown with the terrible Red King. Stark monochrome illustrations from Mignola enhance this dramatic tale of war and fear. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Bantam spectra book
Subjects Vampires -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York :Bantam Books,2007
Other Titles Baltimore
Steadfast tin soldier and the vampire
Contributors Golden, Christopher.
Language English
Description 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 0553804715 (hardcover)
9780553804713 (hardcover)
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