By Seth Grahame-Smith
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls in the course of the dense woods that encompass a one-room cabin, the place a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his agony mother's bedside. She's been with whatever the old-timers name "Milk Sickness."
"My child boy..." she whispers earlier than dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe examine that his mother's deadly sickness was once truly the paintings of a vampire.
When the reality turns into identified to younger Lincoln, he writes in his magazine, "henceforth my lifestyles might be one among rigorous research and devotion. I shall turn into a grasp of brain and physique. And this mastery shall have yet one purpose..." proficient together with his mythical top, power, and ability with an ax, Abe units out on a course of vengeance that may lead him all of the approach to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is broadly lauded for saving a Union and releasing thousands of slaves, his valiant struggle opposed to the forces of the undead has remained within the shadows for centuries. that's, until eventually Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The mystery magazine of Abraham Lincoln, and have become the 1st dwelling individual to put eyes on it in additional than a hundred and forty years.
Using the magazine as his advisor and writing within the grand biographical variety of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true lifestyles tale of our best president for the 1st time-all whereas revealing the hidden historical past at the back of the Civil conflict and uncovering the position vampires performed within the beginning, development, and near-death of our state.
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