This beautiful work of art is the book I will be starting spring break with. For those who have yet to see this, here's the gist:
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call 'Milk Sickness.'
"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
This author is the same guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which tied Jane Austen's words with his own to create a whole new twist on the story. It was a hit as a regular novel but I myself read the graphic novel form. Pretty bitchin read. Hopefully, with Lincoln's bloody life I will truly learn if this historical- horror-fiction genre is a good one. For those who don't read it and don't plan to, expect the movie in theaters June 2012. Thank god we live in a time where movies like this are made.When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.