By Seth Grahame-Smith
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls during 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 bothered 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 used to be really the paintings of a vampire.
When the reality turns into identified to younger Lincoln, he writes in his magazine, "henceforth my existence might be considered one of rigorous research and devotion. I shall develop into a grasp of brain and physique. And this mastery shall have yet one purpose..." proficient together with his mythical peak, power, and ability with an ax, Abe units out on a direction of vengeance that would lead him all of the solution to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is greatly lauded for saving a Union and releasing hundreds of 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 one hundred forty years.
Using the magazine as his advisor and writing within the grand biographical kind of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true existence tale of our best president for the 1st time-all whereas revealing the hidden heritage in the back of the Civil conflict and uncovering the position vampires performed within the delivery, development, and near-death of our state.
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