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Necroscope III: The Source
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2013
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
VINE VOICEon 14 September 2008
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
on 7 May 2009
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
on 20 January 2012
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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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 5 August 2012
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.

This is the third book of the series which continues the saga of our Necroscope hero, Harry Keogh. A brilliant sequel to Necroscope and Necroscope II: Vamphyri! In this installment we travel to the "Other World" where the terrible Wamphyri first evolved; a dark malevolent and dangerous place to live.

Note on the Kindle version: No proplems with formatting, typos or any of the sort of thing at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2009
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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on 21 September 2009
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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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 19 June 2014
This is the third book in the Necroscope series, and this one sees Harry Keogh once again recruited by the British ESPionage services to find out where various strange monsters have been coming from, somewhere in Russia/Ukraine. Using the teeming dead Harry finds The Source of the Wamphyri world where he believes his long lost son is now living.

The Russian E-Branch sends a team of its people into the Source to investigate what is on the other side, so not only does Harry have to fight the denizens of this new world, but he also has the Russian E-Branch looking for him.

This book is, like the previous two, vary well written and a fast action packed read. I first read these books (1-5) when they first came out in paperback in the mid-late 80’s, and I know have them on my Kindle, working my way through them.

Note on the Kindle version: No proplems at all. (Kindle Fire HDX)
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on 24 January 2014
a great edition to the necroscope series, through an accident at a secret Russian facility, a gateway to the vampire home world is discovered, harry - through contact with the great majority (the dead) - knows that Brenda and harry junior are not among them but also are not on this earth, so he heads for the vampire source world in search of them. I am going on to the next one immediately, although I read some of the necroscope series many years ago, I have really enjoyed reading them again and I am looking forward to reading the ones that I missed first time round. If you like vampire novels and want something different from the norm, then give Brian Lumley's necroscope series a try, you will be horrified and entertained by this series. I recommend it highly.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2001
This third installment of The Necroscope saga will not let down those of you who have read the first two and been mesmerised by them. This third edition is completely different from the previous two, taking the reader into a new and completely different direction and dimension! If you have read the last two books in this 5 book serious, you have got to read this one!
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