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That said, on to the review!
Radu Lykan, the Wamphyri dog-Lord laid low by the Black Death, is readying himself for his reemergence into the world of men. His age old enemies, the Sicilian Francezci brothers (a.k.a. the Ferenczy, descendants of Nonari "the Gross" Ferenczy out of Starside) and the last Drakul (born of the Drakuls from out of Starside), are likewise preparing themselves...by seeking ever more desperately for a way to penetrate Radu's hidden mountain tomb-lair in the Cairngorms of Scotland. Were the vampires and Wamphyri permitted to begin their wars anew, the human world would be changed forever. But there are two other elements that have a terrible stake in the upcoming conflict. For there is a recently ascended Wamphyri Lady, one of Radu's werewolves, who had facilitated the dog-Lord's second coming until she fell in love with an ordinary human. But that human isn't so ordinary, not when it's Harry Keogh, the world's only Necroscope. But in a battle of such terrible proportions--Drakul's vampire priests and the Ferenczy thralls against the dog-Lord and each other--does Harry Keogh stand a chance of surviving?
Now THIS was a titanic conclusion to this two-part subseries. It had everything you could ever hope for coming together for a terrific finale that set vampire Wamphyri against werewolf Wamphyri. The only thing that might possibly have made it any better is to see a full-fledged warrior enter the fray since even the Wamphyri lords of Starside weren't wholly immune from their warriors' attacks. And of course, Radu was the only Wamphyri who had actually dated back to Starside, the other Wamphyri having ascended since their forebears' arrival through the original Gate. So naturally, you could expect that his warriors, at least, would be terrible to behold. Of course, the warrior that did arise was satisfying as well, since it took into account the circumstances of its creation.
One of the best things about this story--all the Necroscope stories, for that matter--is the Necroscope's meetings with some of the most famous people in the world. I mean, having Harry meet with Franz Anton Mesmer and Nostradamus was inspired! I could wish that he'd met with some other great souls, but that's neither here nor there. He'll meet up with them later on anyway, right? But I also liked the way, towards the end, that two of the minds who'd so affected Harry's gazed out of Harry's eyes and put the dead-but-called-up Radu in his place! Yes!
Necroscope: The Lost Years II--Resurgence is a great conclusion to an inspired chapter in Harry Keogh's experiences. It has everything worth reading about, like insane Wamphyri, paranoid governments, political intrigue, vampires, werewolves...the list goes on. And the best part about the whole thing is that...well, I can't tell you here and now, now can I? Just read the book and enjoy! Warning: contains some graphic/sexual content.
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