Mignola, Mike; Golden, Christopher / Baltimore, or, The steadfast tin soldier and the vampire
Author Mignola, Mike
Golden, Christopher
Illustrator Mignola, Mike
Title Baltimore, or, The steadfast tin soldier and the vampire
Publish Date 2007
Publisher Bantam Books
ISBN 9780553806939
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PS3613.I38B35 2007
Genre Horror fiction
Subject Vampires--Fiction
World War, 1914-1918--Fiction
Synopsis "Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?" Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. "It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves ... You killers. You berserkers ... You will never be rid of us now."
When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For a virulent plague has been unleashed -- a plague that even death cannot end.
Now the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely inn -- men whose travels and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind.
As the men await their old friend, they share their tales of horror and misadventure, and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore's timeless battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is required to banish the plague -- and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis -- once and for all.