If Only More Civil War Reenactments Involved Vampires

Not every book is special enough to merit its very own moving picture trailer, but then again not every book is about our 16th president butchering vampires with an axe. Fortunately for history lovers and gore fans alike, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is such a book. Now is your chance to not only read about Honest Abe kicking some serious undead ass, but watch it in full sanguinary glory.


The story goes that Seth Grahame-Smith, whose debut novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies became an overnight sensation, stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln almost by chance (and by chance we mean that supposedly a vamp named Henry Sturges handed it over). Using the journal as a guide, Seth reconstructed the true-life story of America's greatest president for the first time—all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of the nation.

Since Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's 2010 release, the book has become a New York Times bestseller, been slated as Tim Burton's next project, and received huge amounts of critical acclaim. Check out what reviewers are saying below:

"Not just the Lincoln biography we've all been waiting for. It's also the funniest, most action-packed, and weirdly well-researched account of the Civil War you'll probably read in a long time . . . . Grahame-Smith could be poised to become the Howard Zinn of vampire-related alterna-history."
Vanity Fair

"The set-up works brilliantly . . . Grahame-Smith's ability to serve up moments of real poignancy within a B-horror movie context just might make him something of a Joss Whedon for the niche literary set."
Los Angeles Times

"The difficult part was creating a believable narrative that wouldn't send readers howling with laughter and tossing the book aside, and darned if Grahame-Smith didn't do it."
Chicago Sun-Times


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is available in stores everywhere and as an ebook. Get your copy now and see what everyone has been talking about.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter