Christopher Farnsworth

Author of Blood Oath, The Eternal World, and Killfile

Tag: True Blood

Vampire Queen’s Seal of Approval

The extraordinarily gracious and talented Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series  — the next book, DEADLOCKED, hits May 1 — has given RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD an enthusiastic review on her blog. Which is pretty freaking incredible for me.

Christopher Farnsworth’s premise – that the presidents of the U.S. have, starting with Andrew Johnson, had a vampire at their beck and call – is simply fun. And in Farnsworth’s strongest book yet in the Nathaniel Cade series, Cade encounters an old enemy he’s killed over and over in various guises . . . none other than the Boogeyman. The ingenious part of the book (using various notorious serial killers and their quotes to confirm the existence of such a creature) is – well, I’m envious. Cade continues to be one of modern literature’s most frightening vampires, and this is an excellent read.

Thank you so much, Charlaine. I will hoist a pint or two of True Blood in your honor.

On The Road Again…

Today in Vampires…

My buddy Borys Kit (AKA Borys From Canada) has the scoop on a director for a new Dracula project, The Last Voyage of the Demeter. It takes my favorite segment of Bram Stoker’s Dracula — the section where Drac is transported from Transylvania onboard a ship, snacking on the crew as he goes — and plays it out over the whole of one movie. Hell yes, I’d see that.

Congratulations to Seth Grahame-Smith, currently burning up the charts with his alt-historical novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The novel has just been optioned by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. According to the story (also by Borys), the directors spent their own money on the project, rather than a studio’s, which is fairly rare in Hollywood. That should tell you they’re serious.

The latest issue of Image Comics’ series Chew — about a detective who gets psychic clues from anything he eats — came out this week. The description is simply, “WTF, Vampires?”  And apparently vampires can be photographed. Or at least the actors who play them.

Oh, and this Christopher Farnsworth guy got a pretty awesome quote from Brad Meltzer plugging his upcoming novel, Blood Oath:

Blood Oath is exactly how I like my Presidential thrillers.  With vampires.”