The Bloody Red Baron
is a 1995
novel by British
author Kim Newman
. Is is the second book in the Anno Dracula series
and takes place thirty years after the former.
The book takes place during World War One
, and centers around the Diogenes Club
's efforts to investigate Germany
's attempt to make powerful, undead fliers. Heading up the German opperations are the likes of Rotwang
, Doctor Caligari
and Doctor Mabuse
. One of their more successful efforts is an undead flier known as the Red Baron
. The story also features Edgar Allan Poe
as a vampire writer assigned to ghost write
the Red Baron's autobiography.
The book is set in an alternate history
universe where Professor van Helsing failed in his efforts to kill Count Dracula
, leading to a vampire renaissance across the world. The book combines a large number of historical and fictional characters, as did its predecessor, Anno Dracula
and pays tribute to a great many World War One movies and novels.
The novel features a great many characters from other media, including TV and movies, as well as novels and short stories; some are directly named, while others are merely described. The following list is far from complete.