Monday, October 26, 2009

Necroscope [Lumley]

Book: Necroscope
Author: Brian Lumley
Reason for Reading: for fun
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Review: 'Necroscope' is the first in a science fiction trilogy surrounding ideas and themes found in the popular NBC show 'Heroes'. The novel follows 2 main characters, British Harry Keogh (a necrosope who can speak with the dead) and Romanian Boris Dragosani (a necromancer, who learns the secrets of the dead by playing with and sometimes eating, their remains). As Harry is recruited to work for the secret British agency E-Branch, Dragosani is the second in command for Russian's top secret program, The Opposition. As Harry learns to harness his powers, Dragosani begins communicating with a powerful vampire, long buried, and hopes to increase his powers. Eventually, the two men meet and there is a powerful battle.

Overall: a detailed, comprehensive, exciting science fiction novel

Book Junkie's Grade: B+

1 comment:

beckyday said...

You've made me intrigued! Perhaps I'll pick up this series...