Brian Lumley

Tor Books



Mass Market Paperbound

512 Pages


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In the Balkan Mountains of Rumania, a terrible evil is growing. Long buried in hallowed ground, bound by earth and silver, the master vampire schemes and plots. Trapped in unlife, neither dead nor living, Thibor Ferenczy hungers for freedom and revenge.

The vampire's human tool is Boris Dragosani, part of a super-secret Soviet spy agency. Dragosani is an avid pupil, eager to plumb the depthless evil of the vampire's mind. Ferenczy teaches Dragosani the awful skills of the necromancer, giving him the ability to rip secrets from the mind and bodies of the dead.

However, Dragosani works not for Ferenczy's freedom but world domination—one day he will rule the world with knowledge raped from the dead. Dragosani's only opponent is Harry Keogh, champion of the dead and the living. And to protect Harry, the dead will do anything—even rise from their graves.

This is the first novel in Lumley's acclaimed Necroscope series.


Praise for Necroscope

"Lumley's skillful mix of epic fantasy and vampire mythology offers wide-angle horror of a scope too rarely seen in moder fiction. His Wamphyri are vicious, savage, ruthless, and unrepentantly evil—a feast for the modern horror fan."—F. Paul Wilson

"[Lumley's series] rivals Anne Rice's vampire saga. The Wamphyri [are] as fearsome a band of lowlifes as any horror novelist has assembled between the pages of one book."—The Phoenix Gazette

"[Lumley is] obviously one of the best writers in the field."—John Farris

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CHAPTER ONEMoscow, May 1971 
Central in a densely wooded tract of land not far out of the city--where the Serpukhov road passed through a saddle between low hills and gazed for a moment across the tops of close-grown pines towards Podolsk, which showed as a hazy smudge on the southern horizon, brightly pricked here and there with the first lights of evening--stood a house or mansion of debased heritage and mixed architectural antecedents. Several of its wings were of modern brick upon old stone foundations, while others were of cheap breeze blocks roughly painted
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  • Brian Lumley

  • With his novel Avengers, British Fantasy Award-winning author Brian Lumley recently completed his epic Necroscope saga—a series of thirteen volumes. His list of publications now exceeds forty-five books. Lumley spent twenty-two years in the military before becoming a full-time writer.
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