A dark secret buried beneath our bloodiest battlefieldLaura Caxton vowed never to face them again The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles.Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a locA dark secret buried beneath our bloodiest battlefieldLaura Caxton vowed never to face them again The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles.Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a local archaeology professor While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War s worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different In it lie 100 coffins 99 of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces.Who is the missing vampire Does he have access to the 99 hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army How did the vampires end up there, undisturbed and undiscovered for 150 years The answer lies in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into a deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead
Coffins A dark secret buried beneath our bloodiest battlefieldLaura Caxton vowed never to face them again The horror of what the vampires did is too close the wounds too fresh But when Jameson Arkeley broke
I originally had a three star rating on this book, but I finally upped it to four While it has some specific failings it s still an interesting book and I think it should get a low 4 I finished it up last night and went to bed thinking I d give it a 3but now I realize I do plan to continue the series and I was interested in the book from first to last.So what s good This is an in your face vampire book They aren t traditional vamps but neither are they sad, romanticsparkly vampires These undead [...]
These books are amazingly gruesome and the vampires are just plain evil 99 Coffins developed slower than 13 Bullets but was still very enjoyable The historical portion of the book was amazing I loved reading about the use of vampires to help win the revolution There was an unexpected twist in the end that I just didn t see coming Can t wait to start book 3 of the series, Vampire Zero A Gruesome Vampire TaleThis Series must be read in order as each book picks right up where the previous book ends [...]
I wish there had been historyd yes I will read that 3rd book I need the story to be resolved We aren t there yet.
Actual rating 3.5 This was a pretty good vampire tale that blended current day with events that happened during the Civil War I gave a 3.5 instead of a 4 because I didn t think the writing compared to some other books I have rated 4 stars recently.The writing was decent, but had somewhat of a pulp feel to it.Recommended to horror and vampire fans.
Wow In two books David Wellington has joined the ranks with my favorite authors The back and forth of every other chapter kept me captivated Two stories being told between the past and the present, and merging into one was spectacular I ve never been one for history, but it flowed with the story seamlessly and never tripped me up I kept myself from reading the synopsis off of the backs of the remaining books when I started this series, and I am glad that I did The twist was literarily a jaw drop [...]
Another great entry in this serieswith an ending promising good stuff.
Very fast moving enjoyable story about 99 skeletal vampires found by archeologists near Gettysburg PA The book alternates between present day with Laura Caxton and crippled vampire hunter Arkeley and civil war era with a group of Union soldiers encountering a vampire.
this book was easy to read and was fun The story was original Vampires from the past are brought back in the future and not only can they cause tremendous harm they also dont know their way around anything modern they cant open a push bar door Unfortuately this is set in Gettysburg and many things around there are the same as they were and they know their way around the chapters set in the Civil War started to be usless information that the reader doesnt always need to know, but in the end it wa [...]
Again, this one was lost from my review feed, but here it goes The duo of Arkeley and Caxton delve into a plot by a decrepit and wasted away vampire lord, Justinian Malvern Her plot brought vampires into the fore during the Civil War, in an attempt to create an army Flashbacks to the time of the Civil War, and the modern implications of the vampire threat in Pennsylvania bring this book straight to your door The triumph here is upended by the tragedy, as Arkeley is changed into a vampire to save [...]
This was a bit of a let down If you are a comic book fan, you could probably enjoy this read However, I felt this book moved too slowly and seemed too predicatable My biggest issue is that in the world in which this story exists, vampires are routine occurences to the public at large, subject of TV movies, no and no less This author managed de fang his vampires and wiped away the mystique that has lingered over these mythical figures ever since Bram Stoker first wrote of Dracula If you want a b [...]
Fans of Twilight, beware.ese are NOT your sparkly vampires David Wellington has created a very animalistic vampire They don t have 2 dainty, although dangerous vangs, they have several rows of triangular, pointed teeth very similar to a shark s teeth They are much faster and stronger than humans, and they retain almost no human emotions They can regenerate from wounds almost instantly The only thing that kills them is to destroy their heart.There is a surprise ending Well unless you ve read the [...]
I just finished this last night It was nice to see vampires portrayed as monsters and not the typical over sexualized velvet capers that you usually see It was a quick read and pretty fun if you like to read about creepy crawlies.
Very interesting plot, is all I can safely say This is a twist on vampires than I have ever read before I give it a 4 stars because I was never bored reading it.
Better than the book before With a cliff hanger ending.
library book due 6 4 09
This one lost a star in the last couple of chapters with a plot twist that came from the same stable as Deus Ex Machina I won t go into it, too much of a spoiler, but that and a couple of other things has probably put me off continuing with this series.Positives are the vampires, proper monstrous types that will feed in a frenzy with heads and limbs separated from bodies with alarming regularity No sparkly, romantic types in sight.Negatives The segments of Civil War writings could have been cut [...]
A VERY, VERY WEIRD VAMPIRE TALE IT ISHello, first of all, this is a pretty good story However, it does have some issues First, what s with all the gay folks I would imagine that during the War of Northern Aggression, that would have been severely frowned upon out in the open Second, the author did all this research for the timelines, but decided he had to throw in the two fairies All this research and the police are shooting an M4 variant in 50 BMG Come on Thanks Solid story if you could take ou [...]
Book two of Wellington s Caxton series was as good, if not better than the first The action just keeps rolling The vampires are devious and pure evil Laura, the heroine, is coming into her own and learning about killing the vampires Plenty of gory, graphic scenes and heart pounding battles I like this book a lot and am ready for book three
I enjoyed the predecessor to 99 Coffins, 13 Bullets, and enjoyed it enough to continue the series I agree with other reviewers this is a 3 star novel, but one that any fan of vampire literature should read and will enjoy It s just not great literature, if that makes much sense This isn t the type of novel I highlight and annotate throughout, and take significant life lessons from This is a novel that going into you expect to be entertained by, and in this regard, the novel is successful Here, La [...]
A Bloodthirstily Fantastic Sequel to 13 Bullets David Wellington s second book, featuring Pennsylvania State Trooper and apprentice vampire killer Laura Caxton, is as bloody good as his first outing, and one of the best horror serials to come along in quite some time Set in historic Gettysburg, trouble begins after a local archeological dig unearths a cavern full of caskets a vampiric legion hidden away since the Civil War It s not long before the denizens of crypt awaken, and Wellington weaves [...]
I m really a fan of David Wellington I like what he does with the horror archetypes that he works with, enough so that I d be willing to read the werewolf book Frostbite if it ever comes out in print.13 Bullets was a good vampire story, especially as it made the vampires out to be complete badasses They aren t sissies like in Underworld these guys are legitimately scary While 99 Coffins was a good book, I don t feel as though it lived up to its predecessor It was action based, which is neither [...]
13 Bullets is the first in the series, which sets up the lore nicely And by that I mean these are monsters, not romanticized or sexual objects They have pointed ears, rows of teeth, red eyes, completely pale skin, they are inhuman in every way imaginable Their smart, but only use that sense in order to play with victims before literally tearing them limb from limb There s no love story here It s violent, and terrifying.In this sequel there s a lot of historical elements It s set in Gettysburg in [...]
Deserving of 3.5 stars, honestly When oh when will GoodReads enable half stars the main character Laura was less irritating than in the first book so that right there propelled this baby that extra half star for me I m still incredibly tired of her stupid miscalculations and oversights As a supposed heroine I want her to grow smarter faster and be someone I can really root for instead of feeling sorry for her for being thrust into a position she can t handle To whit She had screwed up, and badly [...]
From ReadingWithMo readingwithmo 2011 07 Laura Caxton just wanted to get back to being a state trooper after her intense vampire battle alongside US Marshal Jameson Arkeley But when a tomb filled with 100 vampire coffins is discovered under the Gettysburg Battlefied, Laura is drawn into what is sure to become an all out vampire war.99 Coffins is the second book in the Laura Caxton series Just like with the first novel, 13 Bullets, you will not find any hunky vampires involved in teenage drama Th [...]
This book is the sequel to 13 Bullets however, it is not a typical sequel This book alternates between the present and flashbacks to the Civil War.99 Coffins begins on an archeological site related to the Battle of Gettysburg A group of college students are excavating a weapons cache that they and the university believe to be completely unimportant What they discover under the cache is another room containing 99 coffins from the Civil War era.The narration jumps between journals, correspondence, [...]
Quand j ai lu le r sum la premi re fois, je me suis dit Alors l oui, a va vraiment le faire Bon j avoue qu en m me temps a fait assez froid dans le dos de se dire que la pauvre Laura va devoir faire face 99 vampires surentra n s presque toute seule Pas franchement le top quand on veut prendre un peu de repos et surtout qu on s en est sortis vraiment de justesse quelques mois plus t t contre m me pas 10% de l arm e ennemie actuelle.Rien n a t simple pour Laura, elle a perdu celle qu elle aimait, [...]
I enjoyed the originality of 13 Bullets and had been waiting to savor this sequel I am sorely disappointed There is a real lack of depth to the characters I don t feel I really know Laura Caxton or her former mentor Arkeley, even though I followed them in 13 Bullets And other characters seem like two dimensional cutouts arranged in the scenery.I didn t find the Civil War flashbacks at all compelling They took me out of the present day story without adding much that wasn t already known or could [...]
I didn t realize that there was a book before this, but I read it anyway I thought it was a great book about vampires It was definitely was different then the other vampire books I ve read The vampires in this book were not glamorized in any way No love story, no werewolves, no getting stronger the older the vampire, etc In this book, the vampires become weaker the older they get They need blood in order to function They also have rows of fangs, not just the incisors Anyway this story picks up [...]
99 COFFINS is an interesting mix of modern the procedural semi crime fiction genre spinkled liberally with a refreshing historical take on the vampire Author David Wellington does a really fantastic job setting up the entire basis for the book in a few short chapters both in the modern world of the main protagonists and in the Civil War era in the historical parallel narrative that runs throughout the book The characters are interesting, if somewhat bland, but the entire plot is imaginative if o [...]
I got halfway through this book before I took it back to the library David Wellington s writing really didn t grab me from the start, but I kept going hoping that it would eventually suck me in no pun intended It really didn t I also couldn t help thinking about his vampires as a sort of rip off I mean, he did have some new ideas as far as how long they live, but the teeth they had reminded me of the vampires in 30 Days of Night, as well as how they fed I read that his books were originally publ [...]