Hell on Heels by John G. Hartness
Welcome to Saturday Shorts where we feature short stories and novellas. The Demon Hunter returns, but the DEMON saves the day?!
Publisher’s Description: You think your family has baggage? Quincy Harker has to not only deal with his uncle’s psychotic vampire ex-minion Augustus Renfield, but there’s a new Vampire Hunter in town, and her name is Van Helsing! It’s not a good day for a foul-mouthed magic-using demon hunter, and it gets worse when the original Renfield kidnaps the current Renfield to lure Harker and his Uncle Luke (you can call him Dracula if you prefer) into an ambush.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (in other words, SPOILERS!)
Augustus Renfield is the very first manservant to Dracula….uh…Uncle Luke. He was promised by Uncle Luke that after a certain number of years of being his errand boy he’d be turned. I’ll be darned if the bat crap crazy Dracula can recognize another farther gone individual because he flat out refused. You know what happens when you tell a total psycho no? He gets revenge – it might take him awhile and several tries – but he keeps coming. He gathers minions, he sucks off old vamps to get more power and gets crazier by the minute. Quincy says he can’t take him. Whaaa? Huh? Well, hell man, what’s up with that?
Dracula’s current Renfield is kidnapped and by golly, Dracula gets worried! No way! I’m telling you, he gets worried! I’d never had believed it if I hadn’t read it with my own little eyes. Well, faithful readers, Uncle Luke delivers a smack down like one has NEVER seen.
A couple of previously unknown facts are revealed, Abraham Van Helsing’s great grand daughter makes an appearance and Quincy is a lot less foul-mouthed in this episode than in the others, but by no means should he speak in church.
If you like this book, try…
- Black Knight Chronicls by John G. Hartness
- Occult Crimes Unit Investigations by Justin Gustanis
- The Forest of Forever by Rob Blackwell