"Some people, Abraham, are just too interesting to kill."
So says the vampire who saves a teenage Abe Lincoln, who's bitten off more than he expected after ambushing a vampire disguised as an elderly woman on board an Ohio riverboat.
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense wood that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's beside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call 'Milk Sickness'. "My baby boy..." she whispers, before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "Henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion."
Through the extraordinary discovery of Abraham Lincoln's previously unknown and long lost journals, Seth Grahame-Smith brings to life the Great US Emancipator's untold history- his lifelong pursuit of the immortal undead. With unparalleled daring, Seth re-writes Abraham Lincoln's biography to include this significant and gory piece of American's national heritage.
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter features all the detail, colour and readability of the number one bestselling Lincoln biography, Team of Rivals- Barack Obama's favoruite book- with thrilling new scenes of vampire combat. From Lincoln's frontier childhood to his assassination, this richly re-imagined history casts new light on an incredible man.
Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton is to co-produce a big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Grahame-Smith will adapt the screenplay from his novel which follows the US president's "secret, epic battle with the undead!" as an axe-throwing vampire assassin. Grahame-Smith's hit novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is currently in development as a film starring Natalie Portman. - The Bookseller.com
Seth Grahame-Smith is a film and television writer/producer, semi-frequent blogger, and he New York Times' bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. His TV credits include CBS's innovative online comedy series Clark and Michael, and he is currently co-creator/executive producer of the upcoming MTV comedy series, The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Seth has also authored five non-fiction humour books, with topics ranging from pornography to horror movies to George W. Bush. He live sin LA with his wife and son.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Allen and Unwin
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith