Horror hyphenate Seth Grahame-Smith has sharpened his ax for the highly anticipated new sequel to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, titled The Last American Vampire. The New York Times best-selling author, screenwriter and director is the master of this sort of alternate-history hybrid, successfully melding highbrow literature and historical characters in Unholy Night and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, with fine attention to period accuracy and a natural flair for subtle esoteric humor inherent in the macabre material. Grahame-Smith's upcoming followup novel is a continuation of the wicked adventures found in 2010's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the subsequent 2012 film directed by Timur Bekmambetov, and exands the crazed, blood-soaked saga of Lincoln and vampire Henry Sturges.
Here's the official synopsis:
In Reconstruction-Era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack The Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the first and second World Wars, and the JFK assassination. Expansive in scope, serious in execution, The Last American Vampire is sure to appeal to the passionate readers who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success.
Check out the insane book trailer below and see if you might want to sink your teeth into its pages.
The Last American Vampire is set to strike on Jan. 13, 2015, from Grand Central Publishing.