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Dracula: The Modern Prometheus

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A monstrous woman flees across Arctic sea ice, pursued by an implacable nemesis. Three shadowless brothers prowl through wolf-haunted forests in search of fresh victims. And in a subterranean laboratory, an undead Countess conducts a gruesome experiment...

Mina Harker’s journey to Transylvania is supposed to advance her career, but instead, it plunges her into a war
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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published October 5th 2015 by Neoplastic Press
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Lucy Banks
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

What a peculiar idea... but oddly engaging nonetheless!

As someone who reads a lot of gothic horror, I was naturally intrigued by the concept of this book. A mash-up of the two behemoths of Gothic literature, you say? My interest was piqued, and so I commenced reading.

It's about the Countess Dracula (yes, you read that correctly), who invites Mina Harker to her castle in Transylvania. She's got a dastardly plan to
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Bandit
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, finally I’ve tired one of these genre mash up stories. I must admit to be somewhat skeptical of the concept, taking two classic works of fiction and squishing them together in an attempt to produce something new. Or newish technically. Or just different. But then again popular entertainment never met an idea they didn’t wish to bastardize, sequelize, remake, revisit or just mess with, so here we are. And reading this one was also sort of inspired by the somewhat disappointing new ...more
David Watson
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dracula: The Modern Prometheus is a retelling of both Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stroker's Dracula with a few new twists by Rafael Chandler. I'm not going to spend time describing the story here because if you've read Frankenstein and Dracula you already know it. The reason you would want to get this book is to find out how the author put an original spin on these two literary classics.

I got this book off of Netgalley, what drew me to it was seeing that it was a combination of two
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Soukyan Blackwood
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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About the Book: Mina Harker had no clue what nightmare her life will become when she ventured out into Transylvanian mountains, to visit her firm’s client, Countess Dracula in her secluded castle. An older, eccentric, scientist greeted her into her home that soon became Mina’s prison. But true dread for her life miss Harker only felt upon finding Dracula’s laboratory where she seemingly tried to raise the dead. Driven by
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Devann
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley

So I finally read Frankenstein for the first time last year and I thought it was okay. Dracula I read ...sometime in high school and it was honestly until a few years ago the longest most absolutely boring book I had ever read. I love vampires but I haaate the original Dracula book. Actually I ended up giving this book more stars than I gave to either of the originals, but I also had a lot more fun reading it.

This book is a kind of mash-up of
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Kristian Köhntopp
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ok. So I read earlier works from Rafael Chandler and while they have been grim und bloody they also have been light and funny. This one is different.

Chandler does a weird and impossible thing - he takes Frankenstein and Dracula and mixes and genderbends the two tales to create something else, which is unique - strangely depressing and entertaining at the same time. Reading this was no fun at all, and yet I was entertained. I knew the characters showing up, and yet they were new and different,
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Heather
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I wanted to give this book a full five (5) stars, but the more I think about it I realize I can not do that. The book was good, but just like the original Dracula & Frankenstein it was so hard to read. Rafael Chandler kept the style of writing that Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Bram Stoker did in their books and just like those books it was very hard to read. The story line and plots were very well written, but the style of writing is not to my taste. So in such it made it very hard for me ...more
Kevin Cannon
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I've read Bram Stoker's Dracula but not Mary Shelley's Frankenstein so was interested in how this 'mash-up' would deal with the different stories.

The gender reversals on the main characters gave the narrative a new perspective and this is an easier read than the originals.

This is well worth a read whether you have read the originals or not and might even whet your appetite for the source material

If you've ever been curious about Dracula or Frankenstein but didn't feel up to reading the gothic
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Kristine
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Dracula: The Modern Prometheus by Rafael Chandler is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February.

Chandler takes from the best of both Stoker and Shelley to portray gender-flipped Dracula who has a Transylvanian laboratory and a vengeful, empowered Mina Harker who becomes a vampire hunter after the wrongful death of both her friend, Lucy, and Van Helsing.
Sarah
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked how this novel managed to blend some of the most famous horror novels and still managed to find a new and fresh angle to explore.

I really enjoyed reading the original Dracula (I enjoyed Frankenstein far less) and loved the author's fresh take on the characters, especially its re-writing of Mina.

The monsters were interesting, I liked the conflict between Eva and her creator, and would have loved to see more.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Mina Harker, newly qualified solicitor, was just going to Transylvania to aid in the transfer of property – the Countess is certainly a little unusual but she is also educated and worldly and she certainly appreciates that

Until it becomes clear she’s stumbled onto something very unworldly, one she barely escapes – but when that threat follows her to London she gathers her fellows and is determined to fight

Even while the Countess’s grizzly experiments rise from the grave with her own desperate
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C.C. Hrivnak
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinion nor review in any way.*

I've read various classic mashups (i.e. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Little Vampire Women, etc.) and each has their own flair to our beloved classics. This one, though, combines both Dracula and Frankenstein while gender swapping the characters. Lady Dracula is seeking out Mina in order to resurrect her sister Elizabeth through the reanimation of
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Rafael Chandler writes novels (The Astounding Antagonists, Hexcommunicated), video games (SOCOM 4, Rainbow Six: Lockdown), and tabletop role-playing games (ViewScream, Pandemonio). He's a metalhead, kaijuphile, gamer, and gorehound.