"A classic work of horror that stands the test of time"
The good news is that Necroscope Harry Keogh has begun
recovering his abilities to deadspeak and to enter the
Mobius Continuum; the bad news is that an evil seed is
taking root inside of him. His friends notice that Harry
is changing into what he has always fought against
Wamphyri vampire. Harry tries to keep on living as he
always has, but obviously the growth inside is becoming
more powerful by the moment. Finally his former allies
decree the solo Necroscope is a menace that they feel must
be eliminated as an enemy combatant.
Harry goes on the lam planning to depart this realm for
the source world of the vampires. However, he feels he
must finish his current task to destroy-the maniac who
possesses deadspeak even while his former allies want to
destroy him before the vampire inside him takes control.
This reprint of Book V of the Necroscope series is one of
the best, if not the top novel in the long running series
(thirteen books I believe). The story line cleverly ties
up the opening quintet leaving few loose ends and enabling
a fresh start with the next trilogy (see The Blood
Brothers). Of the first five tales, the last of the
quintet DEADSPAWN is the only one that seems to stand
alone as well as completing the story arc. Harry is at
his best as he struggles with himself and battles with his
friends and a deadly enemy in a tale that showcases Brian
Lumley at his greatest.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 29, 2003