Monday, 23 January 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Frankenstein 5/5: The Dead Town - Dean Koontz

Release Date: 19/01/12


The cataclysmic conclusion to Koontz’s brilliant reworking of the classic tale.The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught.Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan is to remake the future: a future in which mankind will be annihilated. To accomplish this aim he has created nothing less than the shock troops of the Apocalypse.Now the alliance of the good must make their last, best stand and do battle against overwhelming odds. And Deucalion, Frankenstein's original and flawed attempt at replicating life, must finally confront his evil creator. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance…


OK, you’ve been twiddling your fingers and thumbs, joined Boris and the Cryptkickers with Pans People as well as watching the dates slide by awaiting this, the final title in the Dean Koontz Frankenstein series. So what will you get for your money? Will it be worth the wait and perhaps most importantly will it give the reader the conclusion that they’ve been looking for in this modern take on the classic story?

What Dean presents as usual is well written, the cast continues to impress and perhaps best of all it’s a story that has an almost epic conclusive feel that the readers have been wanting since they first discovered this author’s series a while ago. It has great prose, the usual Koontz flair that will not only keep you occupied but engrossed and when mixed with the authors clever use of misdirection the reader is in for a treat.

Finally throw into the cauldron an epic battle of good versus evil and it’s a story that I really had a hard time putting down making this high voltage title a cracking end to a top series.

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