And what could he do, once he'd read that note? The only thing that any man would do.
Malcolm Ross went to face the trial that waited in the Trelawny home. And because he did, the jewel of horror was unleashed - and that unleashed the horror consumes us all.
The horror of the seven stars.
A novel of unyielding terror from the author of Dracula. (This jacketless hardcover edition is intended for the library trade.)...Continua
This book seemed like it took forever to progress, and then ended suddenly with no resolutions. I was very disappointed in the ending. I read the version on Gutenburg.org & after looking at reviews I believe that this is the "edited" ending and wish I had the original ending because I was expecting something more... horror-like. Update: I read the missing chapter and original ending on ClassicReader.com and while it makes more sense (as the book seemed to be leading towards a bad ending) it still leaves the mystery unresolved....Continua
I did enjoy the style of this book a great deal. It read somewhere between, Dracula, Denis Wheatley and a Hammer Horror film. A nice little occult story about an Egyptologist, his daughter, a dead Egyptian Queen and a QC. The narrative was quite slow and introspective, not a great deal seemed to happen and the ending was unexpected, and a little disappointing. But the unexplained mystery and beauty of the book made it well worth reading. I liked the scientific turn of the century approach to magic and religion. There were several points about Egypt that seemed a bit wrong to me, the Queen in the story was said to be the only Queen of Egypt, and the only female Pharaoh. (Which made me wonder if this was before Hatshepsut was discovered, or inspired by her discovery) and the father mentioned how Egypt had no women doctors, which I'm fairly certain it did. Still despite being a bit slow in places I found it enjoyable and will definitely read other of Stoker's books as I come across them....Continua