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In "An Old Friend of the Family" the Southerland family are being terrorized. So Judy and Clarissa Southerland summon Vlad Dracula for help. Upon learning of the horror being inflicted on the decendents of his beloved Mina Harker, he is eager to destroy all responsible, even other undead.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   is very quick


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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