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'I shall save this Union because it merits saving. I shall save it to honor the men who built it with their blood and genius, and the future generations who deserve it's liberty. I shall give every miserable hour to the cause of victory and peace-but I shall be damned if I lay eyes on another Vampire'.
It's the year 1818, and a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln is kneeling by his Mother's bedside. She's suffering with a mysterious disease, one that most people refer to as the 'Milk Sickness', brought on by drinking bad milk. As Abe grows older, he learns that what his Mother was really suffering from, was an attack from a Vampire.
Abe vows to kill every Vampire in America, and with his abnormal height and strength, he trains himself to be quick and agile, and starts to track, and kill Vampires. On his travels, Abraham meets Henry Sturges, a Vampire that wants to help Abe to kill other Vampires. Over the years, Henry sends Abe letters naming targets, and Abe spends his time killing them.
Abe starts to lead a double life, running for President, spending time with his Children, and still spending his nights hunting Vampires. But how many more people will Abe lose to Vampires? He must find a way to eradicate Vampires for good, and stop them from being a plague on his beloved Nation.
I found this book to be both entertaining and informative. Abraham's Vampire hunting antics are effortlessly woven into the true story of Abraham Lincoln, making Vampires easy to believe in sometimes. I couldn't get through this book fast enough, not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I was so anxious to see what would happen next.
This book was incredibly unique from other Vampire Novels that we have today, there's no falling in love with Vampires, in fact there's hardly any Romance aspect at all, which is refreshing considering all the Paranormal Romance books we have today. Although I enjoy some of those books, It's nice to have a book where Vampire's are just villains, and not lovers, for once.
I really enjoyed the format of the book, it's written as a Biography of Abraham Lincoln, with accurate historical facts, entries from Abraham Lincoln's journal, and quotes from some of his close family and friends. I found this book so interesting, that I have a new found interest in the life of Abraham Lincoln, and will be finding other books about him to read.
This book was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who is most famous for his book 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.' I've just finished reading Pride and Prejudice, so I'm interested to see how he's woven Zombies into the plot. If it's written anything like this book, then I won't be disappointed. Grahame-Smith has done a fantastic job of taking an already respected and loved historical figure, and making him even more heroic. I recommend this to anyone looking for an informative, but entertaining read, and anyone who has an interest in Abraham Lincoln and Vampires.