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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • An Old Friend of the Family
  • Fred Saberhagen
  • English
  • 11 March 2019
  • 0812523857

10 thoughts on “An Old Friend of the Family

  1. Jim Jim says:

    I just reread this Fast read pretty good The old friend of the family is a vampire, but unlike the sex ridden paranormal romances, this one isof a straight line from Stoker s original to modern 1970s day While this is the third book in the series, you can easily start the series here Reading the first two aren t strictly needed, but they re very good better than this one I would suggest reading this one before going on to any of the others.I really like Dracula s character I th I just reread this Fast read pretty good The old friend of the family is a vampire, but unlike the sex ridden paranormal romances, this one isof a straight line from Stoker s original to modern 1970s day While this is the third book in the series, you can easily start the series here Reading the first two aren t strictly needed, but they re very good better than this one I would suggest reading this one before going on to any of the others.I really like Dracula s character I think Saberhagen blends the horror of the original Dracula with the historical Vlad Tepes very well He winds up with a conservative man of honor who has seen much over the years He views the breathing world with some amusement and interest for the most part, but women interest him intensely he has rules of honor, lines that can not be crossed When people do, they find out his nickname was accurate His sense of justice is brutal.There is some magic in this book, but it s low key well done For all their strength, there are some hard limits on vampire powers, some rather surprising in origin Definitely well done I m finding these books farentertaining than the normal PNR or UF books of today This one is getting 3 stars only because it isn t quite the same quality as the first 2 or the following one It s still good recommended, though


  2. Glen Glen says:

    The ancient witch, Morgaine Le Fae plots against a family, to use them as catspaws against her real enemy, Dracula.Part of the slide that ended up with vampires glittering.Some might like it, but I prefer my vampires evil and monstrous.


  3. Chuck Chuck says:

    I ve read the first four or five books of Saberhagan s Dracula series and then as luck would have it I lost touch with the series In these days when EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD IS WRITING VAMPIRE STORIES, it s interesting to look back, and see how a master of sci fi does things He effortlessly and subtly changes Stoker s classic in a different light, from the vampire s point of view What if Dracula wasn t the evil nemesis presented in the original text What if vampires, like humans were I ve read the first four or five books of Saberhagan s Dracula series and then as luck would have it I lost touch with the series In these days when EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD IS WRITING VAMPIRE STORIES, it s interesting to look back, and see how a master of sci fi does things He effortlessly and subtly changes Stoker s classic in a different light, from the vampire s point of view What if Dracula wasn t the evil nemesis presented in the original text What if vampires, like humans were moral beings That is not to say that Saberhagan s Dracula does not do some horrific things He does, but not out of caprice, but to protect and wrest back control of his brethren from the evil Morgan


  4. Eric Smith Eric Smith says:

    This is the Dracula I remember from this series Moving smartly through the shadows, preparing contingencies and being ruthless in finding and eliminating his enemies In this book he moves in the shadows and while he is often front and center in his guise as a human his methods are often subtle and unsettling and when he does utilize his unnatural abilities he is a relentless force of nature and that inspires terror in both the living and undead It was a very enjoyable read other than the forc This is the Dracula I remember from this series Moving smartly through the shadows, preparing contingencies and being ruthless in finding and eliminating his enemies In this book he moves in the shadows and while he is often front and center in his guise as a human his methods are often subtle and unsettling and when he does utilize his unnatural abilities he is a relentless force of nature and that inspires terror in both the living and undead It was a very enjoyable read other than the forced romantic entanglement which really seemed a bit creepy and completely forced by the writing I m going to just put it off to a necessary component of horror novels written at that time that something like that had to be dropped in there Fortunately not time is spent on it but unfortunately when it does come up its rather cringe worthy I can t quite give this one a 4 star but its certainly a 3.5


  5. Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce says:

    My xth reading of this title This historical Vlad Tepes as Saberhagen spells it Dracula comes to the aid of the descendants of Mina Harker I


  6. Velvetea Velvetea says:

    Note I won t lie and it s pretty apparent that this series isn t resonating with me So why continue WellI currently live in the Japanese countryside with extremely limited access to books in English I read in Japanese from time to time for a wonderful challenge, but I m nowhere near proficient enough to take on novels at the level I read in English, so it s refreshing to take a break when English literature is available I live in a town whose library has been closed since before my arr Note I won t lie and it s pretty apparent that this series isn t resonating with me So why continue WellI currently live in the Japanese countryside with extremely limited access to books in English I read in Japanese from time to time for a wonderful challenge, but I m nowhere near proficient enough to take on novels at the level I read in English, so it s refreshing to take a break when English literature is available I live in a town whose library has been closed since before my arrival, during a pandemic which restricts traveling to a bookshop which would have English novels at about 3x what they should cost This series was leant to me by the only foreigner I ve found who is a reader here, out of sincere kindness So, while I find the stories kitschy at best, I m still grateful to have them at hand This one.had moments where the details were pleasant and there began an intriguing build up, but then spots where it just seemed rushed and uninteresting The final climactic moments, for example If it s trying to be a mystery, there are a couple things hindering that Once again, Dracula s identity is for some reason kept shadowed in the beginning even though we all know perfectly well by now that he is the star of the series The villainous character s identity is also kept a secret up until the last few pages of the book, yet, if you read the synopsis on the back, as I always do before starting, it states clearly that she is indeed Morgan le Fay I am not a fan of how this colors her Not one bit What s , the cover illustration on the copy I have depicts the villain looking nothing like she s described in the book, engaged in a scene which never actually happens That s just messy I think I enjoyed the scenes without Dracula in themthan when he graced the scene I don t trust the narrator So, onward we go


  7. James Joyce James Joyce says:

    Dracula has vowed an immortal guardianship of the family of his now undead love, Mina Harker The Southerlands are the current descendants, living in Chicago Unfortunately, for them, Vlad has an ancient enemy who uses this link to set a trap for him A brutal, bloody trap.Honour, romance, blood, death, and the human struggle to fight for family and love, even in the face of impossible odds It all culminates in the kind of snowstorm that shuts down major cities, isolating everyone and ensuring Dracula has vowed an immortal guardianship of the family of his now undead love, Mina Harker The Southerlands are the current descendants, living in Chicago Unfortunately, for them, Vlad has an ancient enemy who uses this link to set a trap for him A brutal, bloody trap.Honour, romance, blood, death, and the human struggle to fight for family and love, even in the face of impossible odds It all culminates in the kind of snowstorm that shuts down major cities, isolating everyone and ensuring that no help can come Kate Southerland, her fiance kind of Joe, and her family are alone against an ancient vampire, a giant vampire, and the unknown Well alone, except for one dedicated angel of vengeance Vlad Tepes.Still enjoying this series Looking forward to Thorn


  8. NotTheNorm NotTheNorm says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Dracula s story as told by himself He comes to america at the summons of a descendant of his They have been harmed by an old enemy to draw him out.Apparently it was Morgan Le Fay, but I didn t get that at all from reading the book.Narrated by Robin Bloodworth


  9. CD Baxter CD Baxter says:

    This was the book which made me decide that someday, I would become an author writing my own series I did This is a wonderful story based on a known subject, Count Dracula from Bram Stocker Combined with Sherlock Holmes You have to read it.


  10. Greg Greg says:

    That was just awful I m a big fan of the Berserker books, and I frankly expected to love this book Such a disappointment


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An Old Friend of the Family[Read] ➮ An Old Friend of the Family Author Fred Saberhagen – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Kate Southerland has been murdered But she is not dead Johnny Southerland has vanished, a severed, bloody finger the only clueThe Southerlands are trapped in a blood feud older than history Their enem Kate Southerland Friend of PDF/EPUB ã has been murdered But she is not dead Johnny Southerland has vanished, a severed, bloody finger the only clueThe Southerlands are trapped in a blood An Old MOBI :å feud older than history Their enemy is no mortal madman but the undying mistress of evil enchantment, Morgan Le FayBut the Southerlands are not Morgan s true target Old Friend of Epub Þ She seeks to do battle with their protector, their defender, the only being who can save these mortals.


About the Author: Fred Saberhagen

Fred Saberhagen Friend of PDF/EPUB ã was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his Beserker and Dracula storiesSaberhagen also wrote a series of a series of post An Old MOBI :å apocalyptic mytho magical novels beginning with his popular Empire of the East and continuing through a long series of Swords and Lost Swords novels Saberhagen died of cancer, Old Friend of Epub Þ in Albuquerque, New MexicoSaberhagen was born in and grew up in the area of Chicago, Illinois Saberhagen served in the US Air Force during the Korean War while he was in his early twenties Back in civilian life, Saberhagen worked as an It was while he was working for Motorola after his military service that Saberhagen started writing fiction seriously at the age of about Fortress Ship , his first Berserker short shory, was published in Then, in , Saberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, The Golden PeopleFrom to , he worked as an editor for the Chemistry articles in the Encyclop dia Britannica as well as writing its article on science fiction He then quit and took up writing full time In , he moved to Albuquerque, New MexicoHe married fellow writer Joan Spicci in They had two sons and a daughter.