Review From User :
Gosh, what an exciting read. Set in the times of cold war (1976) you see the development of two different characters, Harry Keogh (west) and Boris Dragosani (east) with all the ingredients of a spectacular spy story. Keogh has the talent of speaking with the dead (necroscope) and Dragosani is a necromancer. Who will win at the end Dragosani often travels to Romania to meet a long buried evil there. It is the real myth behind Dracula (incredibly compelling background story) he encounters. Dragosani changes in the course of events (very eerie description). Will this uncanny man turn into a vampire At the end there is a nailbiting showdown between Keogh and Dragosani (absolutely loved the Mobius continuum and the Mobius doors mentioned). This is the very first part of a long series and it absolutely got me hooked from the first chapter on. It isn't an easy read, oh no. But if you overcome the first chapter (or the first 10%) you will be richly rewarded with one of the most interesting, innovative and spellbinding vampire stories I ever came across. This book is cult and justifiably so. Highly recommended! It brought back many memories to the 70s and 80s where I grew up!
DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES…
Except to Harry Keogh, Necroscope. And what they tell him is horrifying.
In the Balkan mountains of Rumania, a terrible evil is growing. Long buried in hallowed ground, bound by earth and silver, the master vampire schemes and plots. Trapped in unlife, neither dead nor living, Thibor Ferenczy hungers for freedom and revenge.
The vampire’s human tool is Boris Dragosani, part of a super-secret Soviet spy agency. Dragosani is an avid pupil, eager to plumb the depthless evil of the vampire’s mind. Ferenczy teaches Dragosani the awful skills of the necromancer, gives him the ability to rip secrets from the mind and bodies of the dead.
Dragosani works not for Ferenczy’s freedom but world domination. he will rule the world with knowledge raped from the dead.
His only opponent: Harry Koegh, champion of the dead and the living.
To protect Harry, the dead will do anything–even rise from their graves!