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Von Herling, Vampire Hunter

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An original tale of the Gothic and supernatural, rendered in crisp pen & ink by renowned illustrator Max West, creator of Sunnyville Stories!

When newcomer Vlad Magnus descends upon the remote Eastern Tennessee town of Richten, nobody suspects his true nature - as an unearthly creature of the night! The only one who dares to challenge this unholy menace is August Von Herling, a precocious youth newly arrived from Germany. Can Von Herling vanquish Vlad Magnus or will the townspeople fall prey to this vicious vampire?

144 pages, Paperback

First published March 1, 2014

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Max West

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Max West was born and raised in New York City. He spent much of his youth making visits to his local library (starting a lifelong love of books) and watching much television - both cartoons of the 1980s on broadcast TV and a variety of movies and specials on cable TV.

Earning a degree in creative writing from Baruch College in 2003 and taking night classes in art at the nearby School of Visual Arts, he created Sunnyville Stories in 2009 and completed his first adventure with Rusty Duncan and Samantha Macgregor in spring of 2010.

Mr. West and his work have been featured in the Midwest Book Review, Self Publisher, Library Journal, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and many others.

He currently lives and works in Fargo, North Dakota.

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June 25, 2022
A fun retelling of Dracula with anthropomorphic animals in Dixie.
I would not recommend for children, despite the cartoony aspect. While all nudity is obscured, there is no explicit of implicit sex, and the violence present (stabbing with a stake, etc) is of acceptable levels, some pretty serious swear words (F-word being among them) are dropped twice, which is really weird and jarring.
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December 26, 2013
***Received in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway***

Overall it was an interesting story. A vampire hunter using more intellect vice strength to defeat the villain. There was, however, some action and driving stakes through hearts.

The illustration was done quite well. Although I am not a huge fan of anthropomorphic characters, it was not distracting for me, and the characters seemed to be no less the wear for it. All pages were done in black and white, with line shading to denote the grayscale of different colors.

The book did seem to jump through the story rather quick as in: new people show up, death, mystery resolved, hunt, kill, victory. But I am not really well versed or well read in comics/graphic novels, so perhaps this is normal pacing?

A note on the edition: i believe this is an ARC, and it did not have page numbers. I prefer page numbers just so i can keep status of where I am in the story as a whole. I dont know if that is something that will come out in a future edition, but just a thought.
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