Review: Incarnation by Emma Cornwall

Author:Emma Cornwall
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Steampunk/Paranormal
Rating: 4 Hoots
Reviewer: Tiffany
Buy From: Amazon/ Barnes and Noble

Sum It Up! A true action packed thriller if there ever was one.

In the steampunk world of Victorian London, a beautiful vampire seeks out the author of Dracula–to set the record straight . . . If one is to believe Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale, Lucy Weston is Dracula’s most wanton creation, a sexual creature of the night who preys on innocent boys. But the real-life Lucy is nothing like her fictional counterpart—and she demands to know why the Victorian author deliberately lied. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she’s determined to track down the very fiend who transformed her—from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires, to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness, and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme.

Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy must battle her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she must make a choice that illuminates for her—and for us—what it means to be human. (Goodreads)
Welcome to the world of corsets and top-hats, Brownshirts and dirigibles and where Her Imperial Highness Queen Victoria reigns supreme. And where King Arthur's son, Mordrid, reigns supreme over the vampires.
This book not only gives a different spin and twist on where the book Dracula really derived from, but a surprisingly new story on the tale of King Arthur as well. Not to mention Morgaine. In Incarnation, Morgaine is to have been not only into the Druid arts, but a born vampire slayer as well. And Lucy Weston, who readers may know as Lucy Westenra, just happens to be from that line. When she is turned into a vampire is this just a coincidence, or was her lineage known all along?
Seemingly left to her own devices to learn what form of strange creature she has been turned into, while trying desperately to remember her human life, Lucy stumbles upon a book that portrays her to be some type of horrible fiend who prays upon innocent little boys. Let us just say, she was a tad bit upset when reading this book of lies, and decides to set off to find this author and demand to know the why behind his lies. When she learns the truth it sets her on a course to find the one who made her, and she also finds the one who left her behind. Her quest also takes into the underworld where everything from nightmares is indeed real, and threatening to come out to the light.
Full of suspicion and intrigue, lots of blood and a little gore, readers who love the darker side of the Steampunk world will definitely be interested and enjoy this tale. Readers who know nothing of Steampunk might be just a tad lost, and possibly lose interest, with some of the wording. The only problem I did have with this book was the open ending. There wasn't a true The End, nor is there any mention anywhere whether there will this be a series', a trilogy...... Other than that, another great read.

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