Book Chat: Frankenstein Book 2

City of Night

Victor Frankenstein’s creations are set to kill humanity, but they are spiraling out of control into madness.

MYRA’S HORROR BLOG REVIEWS : I wanted to write reviews as if I were sharing the love of a book with a friend. What I liked about it, from storyline to characters; to include any parts that had a negative impact on me as a reader. Join me on the couch as we explore today’s exciting read.

2009

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From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. The mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic continue. . . .

They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created–and they must be destroyed. Not even Victor Helios–once Frankenstein–can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Only the one-time “monster” Deucalion and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O’Connor and Michael Maddison, stand in their way. But as the three race to uncover the true dimensions of an age-old conspiracy, they will discover that Victor’s new, improved models have infiltrated every level of the city’s society . . . and far beyond.

Review:

Detectives Carson and Michael are trying to find Victor in order to kill him. They don’t know if this will stop Frankenstein’s mad plans to slay all humans and replace them with his creations, but it’s worth a try. Meanwhile, Deucallion is aiding them by questioning members of the New Race, in order to discover the whereabouts of Victor.

Victor’s creations are spiraling out of control. His butler chews off his fingers, and two of his planted priests are depressed as they contemplate the soul or their lack of one. Also, a security guard at his labs starts changing right in front of his maker – evolving into a creature Victor had not put into his DNA cloned body. Meanwhile, the autistic Randal Six creation finds his way to Arnie’s house and is determined to discover his secret to happiness. The two heroic cops kill Randal just as he goes for Carson’s brother Arnie. Randal Six’s story was the most pitiful of all those described. He found at the end that family, love and home were the secrets of happiness; things he could have never hoped to attain.

Ericka 6, Victor’s newest wife, strives to be the perfect mate for her husband/creator. She roams the mansion, seeking clues to understanding him. She accidentally opens a door to a secret room where a big mystery awaits inside. I’m very interested to see what being is encased in the box.

While tracking down their leads, Carson and Michael are unaware they are being followed by two New Race assassins.  Strewn in among all the separate stories, we get a fascinating glimpse into the world of the New Race manning the landfills owned by Victor. This is the place where he disposes of slain Old Race humans and experiments gone awry. Not all his creations turn out perfect.  Things are escalating out of control by the end with each depicted individual of the New Race. While it is their directive to kill humans, you can’t help but feel sorry for them.  Each feels empty and they realize something is missing in their existence.

Highly recommended for Dean Koontz and Frankenstein fans, as well as readers who love a mixture of thriller, horror and S/F. As always, the author brings angst and pleasure into the story, mixing them in ways that make you think about what is moral or evil.

 

 

 

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