Red Snow [hardcover] by Ian R. Macleod
PUBLICATION DATE April 2017
COVER ART David Gentry
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover - ISBN 978-1-786360-93-9 [£20]
100 JHC signed by Ian R. MacLeod — ISBN 978-1-786360-94-6 [£50]
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the aftermath of the last great battle of the American Civil War, a disillusioned Union medic stumbles across a strange figure picking amid the corpses, and his life is changed forever . . .
In the cathedral city of Strasbourg in the years before the French Revolution, a church restorer is commissioned to paint a series of portraits that chart the changing appearance of a beautiful woman over the course of her life, although the woman herself seems ageless . . .
In Prohibition-era New York, an idealistic young Marxist is catapulted into the realms of elite society, and forced to assume the identity of someone who never existed . . .
Red Snow is a novel of love and violence, ideas and dreams, and revolves around the mystery of a monster drawn from humanity's darkest myths which still somehow survives, and thrives, and kills, in this modern age.
Red Snow by Ian R. MacLeod, is a rich, beautifully written, deftly plotted vampire novel mainly set in three time periods: late eighteenth century Strasbourg, the American civil war and its aftermath and prohibition era New York. A dark violent book, but not without an underlying thread of humanity, its feverish intensity kept me enthralled despite many external distractions and MacLeod is a superlative, albeit unappreciated writer.