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Renfield by Barbara Hambly
Review by Gayle Surrette
Berkley Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425217894
Date: 02 October 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

[Editor's Note: This is one of those books that adds to the legend. We're rerunning our review from our January 2007 issue.]

Ever since Bram Stoker published Dracula in 1897, people have been terrified and fascinated by the idea of vampires. I'd guess there would be very few people in the English-speaking world who haven't at least heard of Dracula or vampires. Among our readers, I'd say everyone at least has an acquaintance with the book and all its many permutations: plays, movies, graphic novels, comics, and games. But, while there is a graphic novel, a comic, and a medical syndrome named for him, fewer people have spent time thinking about the character of R.H. Renfield. Luckily, for us, Barbara Hambly has; and in Renfield: Slave of Dracula, she's managed to make Renfield a truly three-dimensional character with a history and a reason for his tortured and torturing soul.

From official release/information:

Book Description: Renfield is confined to an insane asylum, but he still answers his Master's calling, setting the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil, and the living and the dead.

(Source: Berkley)

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