While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the... read more
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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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. 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.
“"Judge us not equally, Abraham. We may all deserve hell, but some of us deserve it sooner than others."”Henry
“The day Henry made a choice............that some men are just too interesting to die.”
“Without death...life is meaningless. It is a story that can never be told. A song that can never be sung. For how would one finish it?”Henry
“Most men have no purpose but to exist, Abraham; to pass quietly through history as minor characters upon a stage they cannot even see. To be the playthings of tyrants. But you… you were born to fight tyranny.”Henry
“Simplicity! That was the oath I swore now. Family! That was my errand.”Abe
“If my enemies be quick, grant me speed. If they be strong, Lord, then grant me the strength to see them defeated. For mine has always been the side of righteousness. The side of justice. The side of light.”Abe
“His ax blade had been sharpened and resharpened. "If I swung it hard enough, I could make the air bleed."”
“Some people, Abraham, are just too interesting to kill.”Henry
“The bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock A Killing Bird.”
Part I - Boy
Chapter 1 - Exceptional Child
Chapter 2 - Two Stories
Chapter 3 - Henry
Chapter 4 - A Truth Too Terrible
Part II - Vampire Hunter
Chapter 5 - New Salem
Chapter 6 - Ann
Chapter 7 - The Fatal First
Chapter 8 - "Some Great Calamity"
Chapter 9 - At Last, Peace
Part III - President
Chapter 10 - A House Divided
Chapter 11 - Casualties
Chapter 12 - "Starve the Devils"
Chapter 13 - Thus Always to Tyrants
Chapter 14 - Home
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