Lucy Weston has become a vampire and is horrified to discover that Bram Stoker has written a fictitious account of her life in his new novel, Dracula. Determined to discover the truth about her transformation, she finds Bram and he leads her on a journey to find the identity of the man that changed her. Along the way, she learns that her sire is well-known among the paranormal world and her transformation into a vampire wasn’t a mistake. She must find her maker soon before a war begins between vampires and humans for power or she will be caught in the crossfire.
Incarnation was an intriguing novel for me because I have always loved the novel, Dracula. I was excited to be given the opportunity to learn more about the character, Lucy, then what Bram Stoker envisioned her to be. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she was actually this strong, intelligent woman that was only searching for answers as to why she was turned into a vampire. I liked following her journey during the course of this story as she discovered that she was turned for a reason and that there is more to Lucy than meets the eye. The only complaint that I have with Incarnation was the pacing. I felt that at times the story became slow because of the endless descriptions used to create the atmosphere for the novel. I think that Incarnation is a good novel that provides an alternate version of a classic character that is very entertaining. The ending was set up for a sequel and I would be interested in reading more from Emma Cornwall.
Lucy Weston tracks down the novelist Bram Stoker in her search to reveal the dark force who made her a vampire—and regain her humanity in the process.
In the steampunk world of Victorian London, Lucy Weston, a character in Dracula, seeks out Bram Stoker to discover why he deliberately lied about her in his popular novel. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she tracks the creature who transformed her from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme. Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy battles her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she makes a choice that illuminates for her—and for us—the true nature of what it means to be human.