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Necroscope: Avengers (Necroscope #13)

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The packed cruise ship is a terrific nesting ground for a Lord and Lady of the Wamphyri on the run from E-Branch and the new Necroscope, Jake Cutter. By the time the ship is reported missing, the few beings still living on board will no longer be human . . . and the Wamphyri will be long fled to their next conquest.

Korath, the vampire who lurks in Jake Cutter's mind, is de
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Paperback, 560 pages
Published May 19th 2002 by Tor Books (first published February 1st 2001)
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Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
This book was quite a genre bender. Set sometime during- or a little after- the cold war it was an alternate universe supernatural version. It felt very noir-esque to me. It also felt a bit sci-fi to me, with vampires from another dimension angle, but I'm sure purists would disagree with me. >:D



It was an extremely sloooooow read, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed this. This will not be a lot of people's cuppa tea, but for what it was, I enjoyed myself.

This was my first book I read from
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Chris Peters
Dec 16, 2014 Chris Peters rated it did not like it
I honestly wasn't going to rate this one at all. I mean, it's the 13th book in this series, and it's the first one that I've read. I knew going into it that there was going to be a lot of stuff that I didn't know anything about, but the beginning of the book included a pretty detailed (so I thought) "What Has Come Before" section, so I figured I was mostly caught up. But I didn't want my ignorance of the story to affect any ratings, so I had planned on just skipping it.

HOWEVER... then I read the
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Dollie
Apr 28, 2015 Dollie rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
This book really kind of made me sad, for a couple of reasons. For one, I think this is the end of the story for Ben Trask, Ian Goodly, David Chung. Maybe even of Harry Keogh. I'm not sure, as there is still one more Necroscope book to go. So, perhaps the end of Harry's story and only one more book to go to the end of the Necroscope story. I've enjoyed it through thirteen books. I still have a dozen or so other Lumley stories to read, so I guess I will remained entertained, although I don't know ...more
Lisa Cleveland
Nov 25, 2015 Lisa Cleveland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may well be one of my least favorite books from Mr. Lumley. The bad guys were bad. The good guys were good. Same old, same old. What started off fantastically was the scenes from the cruise ship, but after that it all went downhill. Jake is a worthy Necroscope, but Ben Trask from E-branch suddenly becomes rude and ends up having his crew do some truly stupid things. The only reason I've kept my rating at 5 stars is because even at his worst, "Mr. Lumley," he still manages to keep me enthral ...more
Michael Hall
Mar 07, 2012 Michael Hall rated it liked it
The final book in the 4th Necroscope series made me feel that Lumley is getting tired of writing about Necroscopes and E-branch. Despite his introduction in Invaders and consequent character growth upon gaining the Necroscope powers, Jake Cutter ended up becoming a virtual carbon copy of the older Harry Keough from the original stories. The book was still tense and suitable paced to keep one's attention held, but lacked any real conviction from the characters. Especially in the end with their to ...more
Dave Higgins
Oct 26, 2012 Dave Higgins rated it liked it
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Copy of my Launchpad review from 2001:
Again, Lumley returns to the universe of the Necroscope and the Whampiri. If you loved the great many sequels that came after Necroscope I then you will probably love these three. However, despite liking the story immensely I noticed two problems: firstly, not having red every previous Lumley book in this universe, some characters and references were a mystery, spoiling the story in places; secondly, it suffers from defeating-evil-at-the-end-syndrome (a nast
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Daniel
Jun 15, 2016 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book and a fitting conclusion to this thread of the storyline; with there being enough to do other stuff in this world, or to leave it alone and explore different worlds.
Ike
Aug 14, 2014 Ike rated it really liked it
One word = satisfying
Steve
Jan 29, 2011 Steve rated it liked it
Its somewhat slow... but finally starting to pick up with less than a 4th of the book left to read. I think Lumley had by this point become tired of writing about E-Branch and vampires.
Ronnie Wimberly
Jun 14, 2016 Ronnie Wimberly rated it really liked it
This was another great book in the Necroscope series! I really liked it a lot, but Defilers was the best in this 3 book sub series!
Chuck Hensley
Feb 06, 2014 Chuck Hensley rated it really liked it
Wrapped up everything nicely, some story elements began to seem very familiar but in the end everything worked out ok.
Tafkajp
Nov 18, 2011 Tafkajp rated it really liked it
Whew, what an ending to the series. Next up Lost years.
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Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copie ...more
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