Dracula Returns in a Modern-Day Sequel On-line Novelization

A new Dracula sequel told in the same style as the original novel but with a technological twist.
The word 'Un-Dead' is hidden in the monogram of the official Un-Dead bat logo.
The word 'Un-Dead' is hidden in the monogram of the official Un-Dead bat logo.
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Jan. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- "My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side." These were the words of warning said by Dracula to the vampire hunters in Bram Stoker's famous Gothic novel published in 1897. Over a century later he's about to return from the 'dead' and strike back at the descendants and they have no idea that he really existed.

So begins the new on-line novelization of this modern-day sequel, to the novel Dracula, by author Alexander Galant. Anyone familiar with Stoker's original vampire novel will know that the story was told through journal entries, letters, telegrams and newspaper clippings. Galant continues that tradition with a technological twist. Now the story will be told through blogs, e-mails, twitters, text messages and Facebook updates.

 The prologue of the story launches on Friday January 25, 2013 on http://www.undead-series.com  Each week or so, a new chapter will be released on the site and readers will see the mystery and story unfold in the continuing on-line novelization. The title of the series, Un-Dead, is actually derived from Bram Stoker's original working title for his novel: The Un-Dead. The publisher changed the title to Dracula.

The story and characters were created by Galant for a Dracula television series that he was trying to develop back in 1992. He wrote the first few episodes, series bible and even shot a promo video with Mickey Rooney narrating as Professor Van Helsing to help pitch it. "Unfortunately, production companies in my hometown of Toronto were reluctant to develop a new vampire series when there was already a Canadian vampire series on the air: Forever Knight," said Galant. He didn't fare any better with some American broadcasters who thought his concept was "too dark." A year later The X-Files premiered on TV, shortly thereafter came Buffy The Vampire Slayer. "I didn't want to be perceived as a genre copy-cat, so my Dracula series was shelved," Galant said.

Over the years Galant continued to be involved with Dracula in various formats, from directing stage adaptations to  historical researcher for another Dracula novel which drastically changed the character of Dracula from a monster to a romantic anti-hero. Galant longed to take Dracula back to how Bram Stoker created him to be: a cunning, blood-thirsty monster. Unable to sleep one night, Galant was reading his friends' Facebook banter on a news posting, then he was hit with inspiration to tell his original series in the same style. Digging up the pilot script and series bible, he began to update and re-format it. All of his skills as author, historical researcher, graphics designer for film and film making will be utilized in this new form of storytelling.

Will Dracula finally have his revenge? Or will good triumph over evil?  Click on http://www.undead-series.com each week to find out!

Alexander Galant is the author of the historical thriller novel 'Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery)'. It has been awarded Finalist in the BEST NEW E-BOOK: FICTION category of the 2012 USA BOOK AWARDS
as well as Finalist E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure category - 2012 International Book Awards.
His short story thriller 'Remember Me' is part of the Starship Goodwords Anthology available from Amazon. He is currently finishing up another novel, LUTETIA Darkness Beneath the City of Light. This historical fiction thriller features a young Victor Hugo, his journey into the dark underworld of Paris and exposure to those he later referred to as 'Les Misérables'.  Alexander Galant is also an award-winning director of theatre and short film.
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