After becoming a bestselling book and a tepidly received film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has now spawned a sequel. The Last American Vampire goes beyond Lincoln and his compatriots with the cast expanding to include such historical figures as Rasputin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Eliot Ness, and what appears to be a True Blood version of Mark Twain. According to author Seth Grahame-Smith’s site, the sequel picks up directly from the previous volume before vastly increasing its scope:
In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln’s shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack The Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia’s October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination.
For those interested, the book comes out January 13, 2015. Expect Ninja Virginia Dare and Vampire-Hunting Tesla cosplay to follow shortly thereafter.