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Necroscope III: The Source Hardcover – Dec 1998

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312867646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312867645
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,133,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of the best writers in the field." --John Farris"Lumley's strength is in his jovial voice, a diction that dominates the narrative. Lumley's love of his pulp-horror subjects is gleefully apparent. He revels in every telling detail, in stories-within-stories...." --"San Francisco Chronicle""Lumley never oversteps the delicate line between blood-chilling horror and cold gruel. An accomplished wordsmith, Lumley wields a pen with the deft skill of a surgeon, drawing just enough blood to titillate without offending his readers." --"The Phoenix Gazette" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels. The first "Necroscope," Harry Keogh, also appears in a collection of Lumley's short fiction, "Harry Keogh and Other Weird Heroes," along Titus Crow and Henri Laurent de Marigny, from T"itus Crow, Volumes One, Two, and Three," and "David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer," from the" Dreamlands" series. An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television.When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 May 2013
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I love the way he develops the Vampire origins in this one adding weird time/space anomaly's into his tale of metaphysics over physics and metamorphic monsters.

His writing owes a lot to Lovecraft but in my opinion is better and manages to also have elements of a spy thriller blended effortlessly into the mix give it a unique style of its own. All of Lumley's books are well worth reading thought I am particularly fond of the Necroscope series and this is one of my favourites.

Some advice though Necroscope 1 - 5 should be read through in order, so it was odd the published the first one on kindle only after 2,3 and 4 and a petty we most still wait for Necroscope 5 to come to kindle still.

Sadly my paper back copies have all been leant out or lost over the years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SonicQuack VINE VOICE on 14 Sept. 2008
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Lumley could have just made another hunt the vampire entry in this original and interesting series. However 'The Source' is a remarkable break from the first two chapters. Although the story still follows Harry and the interaction between the UK and Russian E-Branch supernatural agencies, the plot, and indeed location, of the story is a great new twist. The Russians have created a grey hole, which acts like a gate between worlds (or versions of Earth at very least). You can guess who's on the other side. 'The Source' adds to the Necroscope history, whilst presenting an action-packed horror story. Riveting from start to finish this third chapter should not be missed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wuzart on 7 May 2009
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I read the first Necroscope last year and almost found it a revelation in horror writing.

I'm currently about 3/4 through DeadSpawn and I can honestly say that The Source is by far the best in the series so far. In fact it's down right amazing from beginning to end. I won't babble about the story for fear of sneaking in any spoilers, but suffice to say Harry has evolved into an ESP force to be reckoned with - as have other new characters! Lumley has a knack of developing a captivating plethora of characters within his Necroscope novels but the scope of Harry's 'supporting cast' in this book far exceeds anything else.

A top read and one of the best Horror/Fantasy novels I've ever read :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SJATurney on 20 Jan. 2012
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I ummed and ahhed about what rating to give the third book in the Necroscope series. I prefer books 1,4 & 5 to this, but the thing is that it's different and therefore commands interest in its own right.

Taking a strangely scientific almost alternate reality/sci-fi aspect, the third book goes into some detail of how the vampires came about. To be honest, the first time I read it I didn't like it, but on re-reading, my opinion of it rose considrably.

The book is fascinating on several levels, and sets up a number of future novels, including an entire spin-off series. A solid instalment in the series.
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Every few weeks for the past year I have been checking Amazon UK to see if the Necroscope books were released on the Kindle and every time I was disappointed, until recently. At last, the Necroscope books are available on the Kindle, albeit only books 1-3 so far, but hopefully the others will follow. I first read these books when they were first release (and have the first 5 in paperback). The stories are amazing! Centred around vampires (not in the stupid Twilight series sense but in the true horror of these creatures. The books also centre around the ESPionage departments of the British Secret Service who are attempting to track the same department belonging to the Kremlin. It's a sort of espionage meets telekinesis meets vampires story that stretches over, so far I believe, about 13 books.

The story starts of with a boy of about 13 who has the ability to communicate with the dead. Not in the same way as the "is anybody there?" séance claptrap but in that he can reach out to them in his mind and speak to them, and most are only to happy to speak to him and help him whenever and however they can. As he gets older his powers increase until he is able to convince the dead to actually rise to help him. They are also able to control his body, if he allows them, to help him deal with certain situations, such as school bullies, driving test and his work. He learns how travel to anywhere in the world instantaneously using the Mobius continuum.

He also has a Russian counterpart who is not only trying to track our hero but is also dealing with an ancient creature buried in the earth who is thousands of years old. Wamphyri!

The story is awesome and the author has the ability to keep you engrossed until the vary last page.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. barton on 5 Sept. 2009
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in my view this series of books simply are the best vampire stories ever,. brian lumley writes simply and cleanly and manages to scare the hell out of me

BRILLIANT STUFF
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For me this book marked a slight landmark from the first two in the series. While they had an element of fantasy I thought that this one took it a step further - almost literally into another dimension. That being said the character development and fluidity of the story is not lost. We continue to learn more about the Wamphyri in each book and we hear references back to some of the talents inherited by characters in the first two books. Everything links together beautifully. Also impressive to me is how Lumley is not reluctant to consistently kill off some important characters, and re-introduce some that we thought we would not see again. The only minor criticism I could make would be that some elements of this story were telegraphed from a long way out. But that would be almost impossible to avoid if you know the first two books. Apart from that this is another excellent chapter in the series. I'm already in to book IV.
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