Hot Best Seller

Land of the Dead

Availability: Ready to download

Book 3 in the Stoker's Wilde series! Booklist on the first book in this series, Stoker's Wilde: "Pass this volume on to readers who are hungry for more historical stories with a supernatural frame." Science and the supernatural collide in this terrifying tale of witches, reanimated corpses and spirits invading our world from beyond the grave. Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde have Book 3 in the Stoker's Wilde series! Booklist on the first book in this series, Stoker's Wilde: "Pass this volume on to readers who are hungry for more historical stories with a supernatural frame." Science and the supernatural collide in this terrifying tale of witches, reanimated corpses and spirits invading our world from beyond the grave. Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde have returned to their lives in London after their adventures in the American West. Bram is managing a theatre and Oscar is rising to fame and planning his upcoming wedding when they are once again called upon to battle supernatural evil. Grief-crazed scientist Victor Mueller needs Bram’s unusual blood for his mad quest to bring his dead wife back to life, and he’ll resort to kidnapping to get it. Meanwhile, a young medium named Lorna Bow runs fake séances in London under the thumb of an abusive uncle. When her mother Endora returns, Lorna learns the truth: they come from a long line of witches, and soon Endora has awakened Lorna’s dormant powers. When the scientist and the witches combine forces, all Hell breaks loose. Long-dead souls find themselves back in the land of the living, and some of them have scores to settle with our heroes. But as Mueller’s ambition and her mother’s desire for vengeance against the men who imprisoned her become clear, Lorna soon finds herself questioning the morality of their work. Bram and Oscar must team up with American secret agent Cora Chase to protect all they hold dear. Only a mission into the Land of the Dead can stop Mueller and Endora from bringing back more souls. Bram’s wife Florence must call on the monster-fighting skills she honed in America, and even Oscar’s bride Constance has to face new challenges as she learns how the supernatural has shaped her own history. In an adventure that spans continents – and even other worlds – they confront old enemies and unknown dangers. Teaming up with old friends Teddy Roosevelt and Richard Burton and new allies like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nicola Tesla, they too must harness both science and magic to protect our world from intruders from the Land of the Dead.


Compare

Book 3 in the Stoker's Wilde series! Booklist on the first book in this series, Stoker's Wilde: "Pass this volume on to readers who are hungry for more historical stories with a supernatural frame." Science and the supernatural collide in this terrifying tale of witches, reanimated corpses and spirits invading our world from beyond the grave. Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde have Book 3 in the Stoker's Wilde series! Booklist on the first book in this series, Stoker's Wilde: "Pass this volume on to readers who are hungry for more historical stories with a supernatural frame." Science and the supernatural collide in this terrifying tale of witches, reanimated corpses and spirits invading our world from beyond the grave. Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde have returned to their lives in London after their adventures in the American West. Bram is managing a theatre and Oscar is rising to fame and planning his upcoming wedding when they are once again called upon to battle supernatural evil. Grief-crazed scientist Victor Mueller needs Bram’s unusual blood for his mad quest to bring his dead wife back to life, and he’ll resort to kidnapping to get it. Meanwhile, a young medium named Lorna Bow runs fake séances in London under the thumb of an abusive uncle. When her mother Endora returns, Lorna learns the truth: they come from a long line of witches, and soon Endora has awakened Lorna’s dormant powers. When the scientist and the witches combine forces, all Hell breaks loose. Long-dead souls find themselves back in the land of the living, and some of them have scores to settle with our heroes. But as Mueller’s ambition and her mother’s desire for vengeance against the men who imprisoned her become clear, Lorna soon finds herself questioning the morality of their work. Bram and Oscar must team up with American secret agent Cora Chase to protect all they hold dear. Only a mission into the Land of the Dead can stop Mueller and Endora from bringing back more souls. Bram’s wife Florence must call on the monster-fighting skills she honed in America, and even Oscar’s bride Constance has to face new challenges as she learns how the supernatural has shaped her own history. In an adventure that spans continents – and even other worlds – they confront old enemies and unknown dangers. Teaming up with old friends Teddy Roosevelt and Richard Burton and new allies like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nicola Tesla, they too must harness both science and magic to protect our world from intruders from the Land of the Dead.

30 review for Land of the Dead

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I think we all need a series that we fan out just a little bit on (or in my case a lot bit) and for me, Stoker's Wilde is one of those series. It has such an awesome cast of characters from The Stokers to Teddy Roosevelt saving the world from the forces of supernatural evil. And really can you think of any historical figures better than Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and Teddy Roosevelt to stop the forces of evil and then men (and women) trying to control them? I don't think so. Dr. Victor Mueller is I think we all need a series that we fan out just a little bit on (or in my case a lot bit) and for me, Stoker's Wilde is one of those series. It has such an awesome cast of characters from The Stokers to Teddy Roosevelt saving the world from the forces of supernatural evil. And really can you think of any historical figures better than Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and Teddy Roosevelt to stop the forces of evil and then men (and women) trying to control them? I don't think so. Dr. Victor Mueller is one of the members of the Order of the Golden Dawn that was not rounded up by the White Worm Society when the Black Bishop was taken down, in fact, he's been continuing his experiments in bringing people back from the dead quietly in Finland and he's succeeded! However, he needs Bram Stoker's special blood to continue his work and arranges to get Bram under his control by any means necessary. Meanwhile, in London, a young woman by the name of Lorna Bow is reunited with her mother who had abandoned Lorna for all intents and purposes at a young age. Now though Endora is back and she informs Lorna that she is not just a witch but a witch with the power to call people back from the dead. With the rise of the Spiritualist movement in London Dr. Mueller and Endora will join forces to create an army of the dead with the Black Bishop as its General. The Stokers and the Wildes must now face old foes in superhuman bodies and new foes hell-bent on playing god and with the White Worm Society in disarray, they have no hope for backup this time, they'll have to figure this out on their own and there isn't a moment to spare. I love this series! This time in history is so interesting because we really do see this mixture of science and the supernatural as is portrayed in the book. People may not have been trying to bring humans back to life but they were trying to create machines to communicate with the dead and all sorts of other things to "thin the veil". And it's because humanity had all of these new technologies at their fingertips like electricity that we are able to get this weird meshing of sci-fi and supernatural during this time frame. It was just the perfect time and the perfect place and Hopstaken and Prusi capture that feeling perfectly in this series! I loved that Dr. Victor Mueller is a nod to Victor Frankenstein, I don't believe you can write a series like this without giving Shelley her due and I enjoyed Mueller's character immensely because he isn't focused on very often in the book. We get just enough input from him to know he's not playing with a full deck of cards and then he just becomes the bad guy that has to be taken down. And the manner in which this Victor is able to bring people back from the dead is so interesting!! It's really a no-brainer when you think about it (I'm not spoiling it) and it makes perfect sense that this would be a way to bring people back but up until this book I'd never thought of it! I wrote this review without going into the background of the first two books, while I don't believe it's entirely necessary to read the first two books, I would recommend it as there are conflicts within the relationships with the characters that wouldn't make sense without that background, especially Florence and Ellen's relationship troubles. Overall, this was a solid entry into one of my favorite series and I look forward to the fourth book and I'm hoping Lorna doesn't go sideways. I liked her character!! And as always thanks to Netgalley and Flametree Press the eArc of this book! Blog Facebook Instagram

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Frizzle

    This is an epistolary novel (written through journal entries, letters, etc). Which is really the kind of thing that you should going into the book. For a novel about Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (which is also an epistolary novel), this is a fitting and neat format. However, it isn't going to be for everyone. My full video review with detailed thoughts is at https://youtu.be/u59KqqJaLEw?t=137 In this book, an evil scientist is trying to raise an army of zombies (you know, the Frankenstein-inspi This is an epistolary novel (written through journal entries, letters, etc). Which is really the kind of thing that you should going into the book. For a novel about Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (which is also an epistolary novel), this is a fitting and neat format. However, it isn't going to be for everyone. My full video review with detailed thoughts is at https://youtu.be/u59KqqJaLEw?t=137 In this book, an evil scientist is trying to raise an army of zombies (you know, the Frankenstein-inspired flavor). Bram Stoker (and other famous friends) have to stop them. I had a hard time enjoying this book. I don't think that was the fault of the book, but just that I didn't fit it. I had a hard time getting into the epistolary format. If you're reading the journal entry of someone's encounter with a zombie, you know that they survive the encounter. But, the characters that are most important to the encounter are usually the ones in the most peril, and so often not the narrators of the event. It was the mix of constantly switching narrators, and the often clinical tone of the narration, that made it hard for me to connect with the characters. I was pleasantly surprised with how many female narrators this book has. With the premise (1880's male vampire hunters), I was worried that the book has a high chance of being sexist and sidelining the women. However, I was wrong, and this book takes care to spotlight the girls as much as the guys. Thanks to Flame Tree Press and NetGalley for a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Feinen

    I loved Stoker's Wilde - and this third installment in the series did not disappoint. There was enough backstory to remind me of book one as well catch up what I missed from book two. Oscar Wilde - his fiancée, Constance, , Bram Stoker - his wife, Florence, as well as other narrators such as those working for the White Worm Society provide the narrative. A powerful witch , Endora, has somehow broken free from her banishment to the Realm. After initiating her daughter, Lorna becomes a strong medi I loved Stoker's Wilde - and this third installment in the series did not disappoint. There was enough backstory to remind me of book one as well catch up what I missed from book two. Oscar Wilde - his fiancée, Constance, , Bram Stoker - his wife, Florence, as well as other narrators such as those working for the White Worm Society provide the narrative. A powerful witch , Endora, has somehow broken free from her banishment to the Realm. After initiating her daughter, Lorna becomes a strong medium- providing a connection to the elite society's recently dead. What is Endora's endgame? Will they be able to stop her? While protecting seemingly innocent Lorna? #stokerswilde #landofthedead #randomthingstours #historicalhorror #creepybooks

  4. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Bad guys are reanimating corpses and bringing back people who shouldn't have gone around once in life, much less twice. Yet, here they are building an army of strong but not-too-bright bodies and it's up to intrepid vampire hunters, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde (and company) to visit the dead lands and stop this vile plan. Very few vampires this time, but having a myriad of talents, the authors go on the hunt in the land most of us will never come back from. Back on regular Earth, a host of histor Bad guys are reanimating corpses and bringing back people who shouldn't have gone around once in life, much less twice. Yet, here they are building an army of strong but not-too-bright bodies and it's up to intrepid vampire hunters, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde (and company) to visit the dead lands and stop this vile plan. Very few vampires this time, but having a myriad of talents, the authors go on the hunt in the land most of us will never come back from. Back on regular Earth, a host of historic figures help them on their venture. Plus, Stoker and Wilde's wives are good paranormal busters themselves so if you like strong women characters, there's several in these pages. I've enjoyed all three of the Stoker's Wilde books and this one is set up where it looks like sequels are coming. I missed that they didn't get the words "Stoker's Wilde" in the title like they had in the last two books. I suggest they summon the spirit of a writer of vampire books in the 20th Century and call it, "Stoker's Wilde Rice." Thanks to Netgalley and Flame Tree Press for allowing me to read and review an eARC of Land of the Dead.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    Book three in the Stoker and Wilde series. As with the first two books, this is written in the epistolary style, through journals, reports and letters. I enjoyed this, but not as much as the first books - but I think that was mainly due to the fact that I had just finished a big fantasy trilogy and my head was still in that world, I was about half way through before really connecting to the story and the characters. In this instalment Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde team up again when an old enemy ret Book three in the Stoker and Wilde series. As with the first two books, this is written in the epistolary style, through journals, reports and letters. I enjoyed this, but not as much as the first books - but I think that was mainly due to the fact that I had just finished a big fantasy trilogy and my head was still in that world, I was about half way through before really connecting to the story and the characters. In this instalment Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde team up again when an old enemy returns looking for revenge. Thanks to Netgalley and Publisher for the ARC.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Williams

    4 of 5 stars https://lynns-books.com/2022/06/16/la... My Five Word TL:DR Review : Resist everything, except this series I am loving this series. It’s just a fantastic combination of great writing, great characters and ridiculously outrageous adventures. This is book No.3 in the Stoker Wilde series. Having read the previous two I would heartily suggest that you start at the beginning because why deprive yourself the pleasure of reading them both. That being said, and time being precious, etc, etc, I 4 of 5 stars https://lynns-books.com/2022/06/16/la... My Five Word TL:DR Review : Resist everything, except this series I am loving this series. It’s just a fantastic combination of great writing, great characters and ridiculously outrageous adventures. This is book No.3 in the Stoker Wilde series. Having read the previous two I would heartily suggest that you start at the beginning because why deprive yourself the pleasure of reading them both. That being said, and time being precious, etc, etc, I think you could easily step in at this point if you wish to do so. Just, please, do yourself a favour and read the other two, pretty please. At the risk of repeating myself from previous reviews what I really love about this is the style it’s told in. Once again we have the epistolary style with diaries, reports and other items delivering the story. I just adore this. It’s so appropriate for the era in question and it also works well given the two central characters – I think Oscar Wilde famously kept a diary (because it made such sensational reading) and Stoker wrote his famous Dracula in the same fashion. Plus Stoker’s excerpts take the form of reports which are written in a no-nonsense style and relate the facts without embellishment which totally feeds into the way his character comes across in this series. The plot here once again channels things well renowned from the period. Séances for example were very popular as was a general taste for anything macabre. Shelley’s Frankenstein was already popular feeding into the obsession with mortality (not to mention grave robbing) and all these things conspire to create a sinister novel where bodies are reanimated and used as vessels to bring back the souls of those that have passed away. In this story mad scientist Victor Mueller still has an obsession with Bram’s blood believing it holds the key in his search to bring his wife back to life. This leads us to repeated kidnap attempts that escalate dramatically as the story progresses. On top of that we have a young girl called Lorna Bow, a medium who is gaining popularity for her ability to channel the spirits. Of course the set up is a con but as it happens Lorna has a measure of talent which becomes easy to understand when her mother finally returns to collect her daughter. Once again Stoker and Wilde are central and foremost in the story, but I loved the inclusion of so many strong females. Stoker’s wife, Wilde’s fiancee, and even one of the actresses from the Lyceum Theatre, they all had great roles as did the young medium and her mother. This takes us to the other element of this series that I’m loving. It seems that each book has a fascination with some form of horror from the period. We already have werewolves and vampires, plus the existence of an organisation that looks into the supernatural. This particular story seems to take us down the route of monsters of a different ilk, it gave me decided Frankenstein vibes and this combined with travel to a completely different world that smacked very much of the Land that Time Forgot made me wonder what else these authors might have up their sleeves. My tiny brain is running amok thinking of all the possibilities we still have left to explore. The Mummy? Jekyll and Hyde, The Time Machine. Maybe we will end up with an appearance by the famous Ripper or, well, I don’t know, my mind is going into overdrive thinking of all the possibilities and I can’t wait to see what comes next. In terms of criticisms. I did harbour a tiny moment when certain people were being resurrected of thinking ‘this is batshit crazy’. But, I got over that feeling quite quickly. Things do go decidedly over the top but to be honest I loved that element of the story. I received a copy through Netgalley, courtesy of the publisher, for which my thanks. The above is my own opinion.

  7. 4 out of 5

    4cats

    I looked forward to returning to the Stoker's Wilde series, I enjoyed both previous novels which were entertaining and witty I really like the interactions between Oscar and Bram. In the Land of the Dead an old enemy returns brought back to life by a scientist who reanimates the dead, he is joined by a young woman who is a talented medium. I must say although I enjoyed this, I did feel that there were too many voices in this novel and it lost some of the first 2 novel's wit as there is hardly no I looked forward to returning to the Stoker's Wilde series, I enjoyed both previous novels which were entertaining and witty I really like the interactions between Oscar and Bram. In the Land of the Dead an old enemy returns brought back to life by a scientist who reanimates the dead, he is joined by a young woman who is a talented medium. I must say although I enjoyed this, I did feel that there were too many voices in this novel and it lost some of the first 2 novel's wit as there is hardly no word play between Wilde and Stoker and it feels like they have been pushed to one side in favour of the female characters. Hopefully in book 4 Wilde and Stoker will be focused on.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Aria Harlow

    This book made the English Literature student in me very happy, who doesnt want to tread a book featurong Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde. It was well written with a great storyline and the characters were well developed and likeable. I couldnt put this book down, I really enjoyed it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Rimmelzwaan

    This is the third book in this series but I had no problems reading it without having read the others. A book that has Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde together sounds like my kind of read. In order to defeat the forces of evil they have to join forces, interesting? Well I thought so. Again, a Flame Tree Press published book, I have loved every book I have had the pleasure to read from them. An Urban historical Fantasy with vampires, magic, tons of action and we even have a bit of Frankenstein stuff This is the third book in this series but I had no problems reading it without having read the others. A book that has Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde together sounds like my kind of read. In order to defeat the forces of evil they have to join forces, interesting? Well I thought so. Again, a Flame Tree Press published book, I have loved every book I have had the pleasure to read from them. An Urban historical Fantasy with vampires, magic, tons of action and we even have a bit of Frankenstein stuff going on! If there was ever a book that was going to capture my imagination, this is one of them. The story is told from multiple points of view throughout. The two authors have used letters and journal entries to tell the story. I thought this made it even more interesting and worked really well with the various characters and the multiple plot threads running throughout. I loved how well developed the characters of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde are, in fact all of the characters just felt like they could have been flesh and blood in front of me. I almost felt starstruck as Stoker and Wilde team up with people such as Richard Burton, Tesla and even Arthur Conan Doyle. They need them to help close the spirit gates to the Land of the Dead. They don't just need the icons from the past, they also need magic and that comes from a young witch, Lorna. She has only just found out she is a witch with magic. Her mother, a woman Lorna thought was dead, returned to her and unleashed the power of Lorna’s magic. Lorna tugged on my heartstrings with her emotional story, I felt for her, that's the maternal side of me coming out. The mission is not an easy one for her and its all new too. A historical urban fantasy that,for me blends the genres together in such an expert way that this book became an enthralling read for me. Any reader who loves historical fiction or even urban fantasies with a bit of everything should enjoy this well written book

  10. 4 out of 5

    Keith Chawgo

    This third outing for the Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker takes a darker tone as they deal with lost souls and enter another dimension with flourish. Hopstaken and Prusi have returned with another inning of their fantastic series based on Wilde and Stoker. Moving forward with a series can be daunting and it is very rare that the third novel lives up to its predecessors as they often suffer form writers’ fatigue. This is not the case with Land of the Dead, the authors confidently move the story forwar This third outing for the Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker takes a darker tone as they deal with lost souls and enter another dimension with flourish. Hopstaken and Prusi have returned with another inning of their fantastic series based on Wilde and Stoker. Moving forward with a series can be daunting and it is very rare that the third novel lives up to its predecessors as they often suffer form writers’ fatigue. This is not the case with Land of the Dead, the authors confidently move the story forward whilst giving a nod and wink to events past. Old characters good and bad make a repeat reappearance and given those fans of the series something to rejoice but at the same time, if you are new, it does not hinder the story from going forward. This is an incredible feat as normally you would get one hundred pages of recanting what happened previously but the authors do this more cleverly by spacing this out through the story so new readers are kept involved. Also, it so be markedly awarded that they also do this without given away endings and conclusions so readers can go back and read the first two volumes without being cheated by the outcome. The characters are sharply written and well rounded given some life to some classic real people and giving them more substance not found in any history book. They breath life into the proceedings giving vig and vigour to the mystery and horror found within the pages. This is another winner and if you are a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. If you are new to the series, you will love getting into this story and characters and will want to consume all previous two. A must read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elle

    Land of the Dead is the third installment of the Stoker’s Wilde series. Our main characters are familiar characters from the first two books on the series, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde. They are once again brought into the supernatural affairs of the White Worm Society. In this installment, Dr. Victor Mueller is successfully doing experiments to reanimate the dead. This is a little bit Dr Frankenstein; however, he has figured out how to have a soul enter into the reanimated corpse. He has the hel Land of the Dead is the third installment of the Stoker’s Wilde series. Our main characters are familiar characters from the first two books on the series, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde. They are once again brought into the supernatural affairs of the White Worm Society. In this installment, Dr. Victor Mueller is successfully doing experiments to reanimate the dead. This is a little bit Dr Frankenstein; however, he has figured out how to have a soul enter into the reanimated corpse. He has the help of Lorna Bow, a medium, and her mother Endora, a very powerful witch. They help bring back many souls, including the White Worm Society’s old nemesis, the Black Bishop. Thanks to Dr Mueller, several old enemies are resurrected into reanimated corpses and are ready to destroy the Society. Will our cast of famous historical characters be able to stop this evil supernatural threat? I have read the first two books in this series, so o knew exactly what to expect going into this book. The format is the same and the story is told through a variety of letters, journal entries, and reports. I liked the introduction of Endora’s witchcraft and the inclusion of spiritualism/ mediums which were definitely happening during this time period. Overall, I really enjoyed stepping back into this world and was caught up in this tale. It was not as exciting as the first two books because I was a bit disappointed that some of the past enemies were able to come back so easily.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Seriesbooklover

    I received a copy of this book for a free and unbiased opinion. How could I resist a book where Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker join forces to defeat the forces of evil? I really enjoyed this book- an urban fantasy with vampires, possession, Frankenstein influences, magic and plenty of action. Even though this is the third book in this series featuring Wilde and Stoker, it was easy to follow the story without having read the previous two. Stoker and Wilde are well-developed characters as are their ent I received a copy of this book for a free and unbiased opinion. How could I resist a book where Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker join forces to defeat the forces of evil? I really enjoyed this book- an urban fantasy with vampires, possession, Frankenstein influences, magic and plenty of action. Even though this is the third book in this series featuring Wilde and Stoker, it was easy to follow the story without having read the previous two. Stoker and Wilde are well-developed characters as are their enterprising other halves- Florence and Constance. They are aided by a number of well-known literary people including Doyle and Tesla in their mission to close the spirit gates to The Land of the Dead. The story is told through several points of view through journal entries or letters, but this works well given the number of characters and sub-plots. Lorna, the young witch who discovers her magic after meeting her powerful mother she thought dead, is aching vulnerable and her story perhaps the most emotional. An unwilling accomplice to Dr Muller's evil plan of bleeding Stoker dry of his unusual blood to create an army of the undead filled with the souls of evil, rich people. Perfect for Fans This book will appeal to readers who love historical fiction and those who love complex urban fantasies with plenty of drama and action. Content warning References to child abuse, parents dealing with the loss of children.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Owens

    I was provided with an advance copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Land of the Dead is the follow up to Stoker’s Wild West, part of a series about the adventures of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde fighting vampires, the undead, and other supernatural creatures. Its paranormal elements and the usage of historical figures as characters have huge appeal to me as a reader. In this story, a real-life Dr. Frankenstein (with a different name) is bringing I was provided with an advance copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Land of the Dead is the follow up to Stoker’s Wild West, part of a series about the adventures of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde fighting vampires, the undead, and other supernatural creatures. Its paranormal elements and the usage of historical figures as characters have huge appeal to me as a reader. In this story, a real-life Dr. Frankenstein (with a different name) is bringing dead bodies back to life and having a spiritualist help him relocate the souls of his dead co-conspirators into the bodies, giving them greater than normal strength. This is made possible because someone has opened the Land of the Dead, allowing the dead souls to cross back into the world of the living. Stoker, Wilde, and their allies come up with a plan to close the passageway, but they must fight off threats from the doctor’s paranormal henchmen if they’re going to survive to see their plans through. I gave Land of the Dead five stars. The plot premise and characterizations are well done. However, because the story is told mostly through diary entries and procedural reports, which is an interesting way to tell a story, but since the plot is related in this after-the-fact manner, this reader felt as if he were experiencing the story at a distance instead of from a closer, more interesting point-of-view.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cherei

    Land of the Dead: A Stoker's Wilde Novel (aka... book 3 of the Stoker's series) knocks it out of the ballpark!!! I absolutely loved the ride from start to finish! The book has a bit of a Frankenstein theme to it... but, then... they take it into a realm of spirits and the undead! Best part of the book was that the author included Nikola Tesla!!! The part Tesla played... OMG!! It ties in so well with some of his major inventions over the years! There are so many things for the reader steeped in h Land of the Dead: A Stoker's Wilde Novel (aka... book 3 of the Stoker's series) knocks it out of the ballpark!!! I absolutely loved the ride from start to finish! The book has a bit of a Frankenstein theme to it... but, then... they take it into a realm of spirits and the undead! Best part of the book was that the author included Nikola Tesla!!! The part Tesla played... OMG!! It ties in so well with some of his major inventions over the years! There are so many things for the reader steeped in history and the "behind the scenes" intrigues that the authors have totally delivered!! Totally five stars all the way!

  15. 5 out of 5

    4cats

    I looked forward to returning to the Stoker's Wilde series, I enjoyed both previous novels which were entertaining and witty I really like the interactions between Oscar and Bram. In the Land of the Dead an old enemy returns brought back to life by a scientist who reanimates the dead, he is joined by a young woman who is a talented medium. I must say although I enjoyed this, I did feel that there were too many voices in this novel and it lost some of the first 2 novel's wit as there is hardly no I looked forward to returning to the Stoker's Wilde series, I enjoyed both previous novels which were entertaining and witty I really like the interactions between Oscar and Bram. In the Land of the Dead an old enemy returns brought back to life by a scientist who reanimates the dead, he is joined by a young woman who is a talented medium. I must say although I enjoyed this, I did feel that there were too many voices in this novel and it lost some of the first 2 novel's wit as there is hardly no word play between Wilde and Stoker and it feels like they have been pushed to one side in favour of the female characters. Hopefully in book 4 Wilde and Stoker will be focused on.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cherei

    Land of the Dead: A Stoker's Wilde Novel (aka... book 3 of the Stoker's series) knocks it out of the ballpark!!! I absolutely loved the ride from start to finish! The book has a bit of a Frankenstein theme to it... but, then... they take it into a realm of spirits and the undead! Best part of the book was that the author included Nikola Tesla!!! The part Tesla played... OMG!! It ties in so well with some of his major inventions over the years! There are so many things for the reader steeped in h Land of the Dead: A Stoker's Wilde Novel (aka... book 3 of the Stoker's series) knocks it out of the ballpark!!! I absolutely loved the ride from start to finish! The book has a bit of a Frankenstein theme to it... but, then... they take it into a realm of spirits and the undead! Best part of the book was that the author included Nikola Tesla!!! The part Tesla played... OMG!! It ties in so well with some of his major inventions over the years! There are so many things for the reader steeped in history and the "behind the scenes" intrigues that the authors have totally delivered!! Totally five stars all the way!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Annarella

    This series is a favourite of mine as I always find the stories entertaining and gripping. This is another excellent novel featuring Stoker/Wilde and the usual cast of historical characters plus a couple of new ones (Tesla, Roosvelt). Our heroes deal with revenants, revengeful spirits, and other worlds in a fast paced and compelling novel. I read it as fast as I could and it's strongly recommended. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine This series is a favourite of mine as I always find the stories entertaining and gripping. This is another excellent novel featuring Stoker/Wilde and the usual cast of historical characters plus a couple of new ones (Tesla, Roosvelt). Our heroes deal with revenants, revengeful spirits, and other worlds in a fast paced and compelling novel. I read it as fast as I could and it's strongly recommended. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine

  18. 4 out of 5

    Angela Maher

    These books are always good fun. It took me a little while to get used to the epistolary form, it not being something I come across often, but it ends up working really well. An entertaining story with witches, reanimated corpses, gore and humour. Definitely read this if you enjoyed the other books, but I think you could read this without reading them first. There are references to the previous stories, but this is very much its own story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Staceywh_17

    The third in the Stoker's Wilde series, which can be read as a standalone, but I'm going back to the beginning as it was such an fantastic read. What a fantastic cast of characters the story has, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Roosevelt and Conan Doyle to name but a few. Very well thought out, and written in epistolary (letters, diaries and reports) format. The storyline was compelling, entertaining and highly enjoyable. Many thanks to Random Things Tours for my tour spot. Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The third in the Stoker's Wilde series, which can be read as a standalone, but I'm going back to the beginning as it was such an fantastic read. What a fantastic cast of characters the story has, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Roosevelt and Conan Doyle to name but a few. Very well thought out, and written in epistolary (letters, diaries and reports) format. The storyline was compelling, entertaining and highly enjoyable. Many thanks to Random Things Tours for my tour spot. Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  20. 5 out of 5

    Josef Hernandez

    A strong rebound for the series and a very entertaining read For a full review, please go to https://areviewerdarkly.blogspot.com/... and follow me on Twitter @josenher A strong rebound for the series and a very entertaining read For a full review, please go to https://areviewerdarkly.blogspot.com/... and follow me on Twitter @josenher

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alfred Nobile

    A slice of Gothic from Flame Tree Press. More on the blog tour

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Very fun follow-up to the two previous Wilde and Stoker books. Nicely crafted historical urban fantasy. I enjoyed all three books immensely.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dan Jahn

  24. 4 out of 5

    Linda Heintz

  25. 5 out of 5

    Steven Hopstaken

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Barb Martino

  28. 4 out of 5

    Elliot

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  30. 4 out of 5

    Marla Corvitti

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...