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Initial post: 4 Aug 2013 06:09:05 BDT
Ola Olsson says:
First of all, thank you for reading this post!

Some time ago i read a book, and I just cant remember the title of it, or find it. (The great powers of the internet and tag-searches etc hasn't helped either)

I'd really appreciate if anyone can recognize the title from the following information:

The main character (guy) binds a vampire (or demon?) inside a sentient fortress that he just restored (by means of magic and some powerful artifact that was drained). This allows the fortress traps to engage the vamp and allow the main character to bind it to himself as a servant.

The vampire had kidnapped a highborn son, and the main character got a mission to rescue him.

The main character is a hunter of demons and helps villages for fame and cash.

Thank you again for reading this post, and any help would be awesome! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 13:49:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Aug 2013 14:20:33 BDT
Are there German troops involved and weird crosses of silver and gold set into the walls of the fortress? Do the troops try to dig out the crosses with their knives, but are told not to by their commander, but two of them do dig out the big gold one in the centre of the fortress, and it's this that is binding the vampire in a walled-in chamber behind? Is there something to do with a man being hanged in the fortress room in which the Commander is painting a picture? If so, I've read it, but can't remember the title. :)

p.s If that's not the book, could I partially hijack your thread and ask people to post if they know the title of the one I'm talking about because it's driving me crackers. Google's been pitiful. I put in everything I could recall and all I got was Indiana Jones and a wiki article on a place in Bulgaria.

Posted on 4 Aug 2013 14:41:11 BDT
kermit 333 says:
Can't help either I am afraid but can direct you to abebooks.co.uk the well known used books site..... if you select "community" in top right hand corner you will if you scroll down find "Booksleuth" and you could post your query on there too.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 14:47:55 BDT
M. Jolliff says:
Don't know about the book but it sounds like this film The Keep [1983 which is a little known strange and compelling thing with a great soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Actually checking down through the reviews led me to this book upon which it was based The Keep (Adversary Cycle).

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 14:58:29 BDT
Yeah, that's it. Thanks. Never would have found it, or remembered it. Hope it's the answer to Ola's question too. Well worth a read btw, might read it again.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 19:43:22 BDT
M. Jolliff says:
Film is a favourite so I may well check out the book as until now I didn't realise there was one.

Posted on 5 Aug 2013 20:19:20 BDT
Ed Handy says:
Am looking for a book that follows "Death Of Kings" by David Cornwell.Does anyone know if there is one?.If so,can you give give me the title please.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2013 20:38:14 BDT
kermit 333 says:
The book is The Pagan Lord due out next month. I found the info on www.fantasticfiction.co.uk which gives books in order. Wonderful site- I use it all the time!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2013 20:57:42 BDT
Ed Handy says:
Thank you very much Kermit,had tried everything to find that book,cheers pal.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2013 21:56:31 BDT
kermit 333 says:
my pleasure.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2013 21:56:58 BDT
kermit 333 says:
my pleasure.

Posted on 5 Aug 2013 23:17:52 BDT
Ola Olsson says:
Thank you guys for the replies!

I didn't have a lot of hope to find the book ever again, and it sounds like that could be the book i am looking for (The Keep).

Thank you for the help!
Much appreciated.

Posted on 7 Aug 2013 16:53:12 BDT
Weird thing about The Keep is that it's book 1 of a series called the Adversary Cycle. Book 2 is called The Tomb, but The Tomb is also book 1 of another series called Repairman Jack. What's Wilson playing at? I suppose I'd have to read it all to find out, but how can the same book be part of two different series'?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2013 18:08:23 BDT
M. Jolliff says:
He's doing a Moorcock?
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