The Night Crossing by Robert Masello

The Night Crossing

Bram Stoker kept secret a tale even more terrifying than Dracula.It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power…or that an evil beyond imagining has already taken root in the city.Stoker, a successful theater manager but frustrated writer, is drawn into a deadly web spun by the wealthy founders...

Details The Night Crossing

TitleThe Night Crossing
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
GenreHorror, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews The Night Crossing

  • ✨Brithanie
    4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ARC provided by NetGalley and 47North in exchange for an honest review.Set primarily in Victorian London, The Night Crossing by Robert Masello is a gothic tale following Bram Stoker; a struggling writer currently managing one of the local theaters, and Minerva "Mina" Harcourt; an "intrepid" explorer who brings back a mysterious box from the Carpathian peaks, unaware of it's dangerous powers, and the evil that has already tak...
  • Koeur
    Publishing Date: September 2018Publisher: 47 NorthISBN: 9781503904101Genre: FantasyRating: 3.7/5Publisher’s Description: It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power…or that an evil beyond imagining has already taken root in the city. Stoker, a successful theater manager but frustrated writ...
  • Maranda
    This story is like the old saying "I love when a plan comes together"! Masello has braided three main story lines that concludes with good winning over evil. Archaeologist Minerva (Mina for short) is focused on getting a photo of a sphinx known to have glowing eyes only one day a year and only at dusk. Bram Stoker is a London theater manager with writing goals. Lucinda is a victim of despair over the death of her child in a despicable match makin...
  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    Friends, I was so excited to receive an advanced copy of The Night Crossing for review as I love spooky stories and historical fiction. A mysterious golden box, London in the late nineteenth century, and an evil that must be overcome are all ingredients that I love and I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, my expectations were not met: I found the writing a to be a bit lackluster and I struggled to connect with the characters. While I fo...
  • Joyce
    5 starsBram Stoker lives in London at the turn of the 19th Century. He manages a theater called the Lyceum that is putting on a shocking and spectacular production of a Faustian play. One evening he saves a young woman drowning by suicide in the Thames River. He is hailed as a hero, much to his chagrin. Meanwhile, in the Carpathians, Mina and her crew of three porters fight their way up to a mountain where she captures the image of a Sphinx on th...
  • Susie James
    I won and then received my advance reader's copy of Robert Masello's historical fiction work posthaste. I think he's done a fine job with his complex weaving of fact and fiction and fantasy, "The Night Crossing", which officially is published Sept. 18. As a reader who was enthralled with not the comic versions of "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, who's the hero of Masello's new historical novel, I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. Don't want to ...
  • Amanda Williams
    This book was full of mystery and adventure from start to finish. I really enjoyed reading this one and couldn't believe the amount of twists and turns this tale had. Fabulous writing style and very accurate of its time.
  • Alyson Rhodes
    I have read all of Robert Masello's thrillers- chasing them up in paperback when they're out of publication plus his reissues on e books of his early works like The Spirit Wood so I am a huge fan and predisposed to his loping, all encompassing writing style and historical backgrounds. This latest supernatural/mystery thriller has a powerful opening set in the Carpathian mountains with a sphinx, a young female adventuress and a sinister golden box...
  • Jen
    Thanks to NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.The Night Crossing is a Gothic tale featuring Bram Stoker and his encounters with Mina Harcourt and Lucinda Watts, (the former an explorer who finds a gold box with an ethereal aura, the latter a mother who seems to be able to communicate with her dead son). This leads Stoker to the world of Egyptology, and the pursuit of achieving eternal life, which comes at a nefarious cost. Thi...
  • Cherei
    A pure delight! Just when you think you've found every GREAT author in existence.. POOF!! Out of the blue.. you're bowled over by one of the best books you've laid your hands on. I was gobsmacked by this fabulous story about Bram Stoker!! I know that it was fiction.. but, I SO want to believe that it's true. This is a must read for Halloween. I love how the author was able to bring about the events that lead to one of the greatest stories every t...
  • Francesca
    *Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a free copy in exchange of an honest review*This is a nice book. I can't say much more because, while being well written and somewhat captiving, it didn't hold my attention completely: it was like watching one of those no-brain shows where you don't have to devote your whole attention to it.The plot is, again, well written and flows really nicely, the characters are well shaped and the setti...
  • Jennifer
    This book turned out to be nothing like I expected. It was so much better. I expected a weird mash-up of Bram Stoker and some kind of vampire story. It was not that at all. It was excellently written. Masello was able to intertwine some very distinct story lines masterfully. Throw the Titanic in there, and I was hooked. There was enough of a supernatural twist to keep you interested, but it did not overtake the plot. If you've read any of Masello...
  • Beth
    Review to come on!
  • Nadine Paque-Wolkow
    The night Crossing ist eins meiner Lesehighlights 2018Ich bin ja immer auf der Suche nach gruseligen Büchern und das ist ja mitunter nicht gerade einfach. So atmosphärisch zu schreiben, dass einem beim Lesen ein wohliger Schauder über den Rücken rieselt? Dass kann nicht jeder, aber Robert Masello hat mich von der ersten Seite an abgeholt. Um was geht es?Es geht um Bram Stoker, bevor er der Autor des bekanntesten Vampirs ever wurde. Es geht da...
  • Valerie
    I expected this book to be tolerably mediocre. Pretty but somewhat generic cover art, non-specific title, blurb plot that seems familiar. That's not a very sparkly assessment when beginning a book, is it? As readers, we understand that it's simply too much to expect that every book is going to be a 5/5. Sometimes, we just hope that it's a 3. We can settle for a 3. As long as it doesn't end up like this, right?The Night Crossing happily contradict...
  • Stephanie
    Actual rating: 5 stars I loved this book so much. It has most definitely earned a spot on my favorites shelf. Everything about this book was amazing. The characters were superb, the plot was unique and brilliantly written, and the history behind the whole novel was perfectly interwoven.CharactersBram: Bram was all around a good guy and great character. His willingness to help anyone and his self-sacrificing nature was refreshing; he was by no mea...
  • Autumn Byrd
    The following review is based off my own opinions, thoughts and reactions. So in other words brace yourself. *There may be inappropriate words such as curse words.* You have been advised in advance.* Did you like the movie The Mummy? Are you a fan of the Dracula books and films? Has Sherlock books, movies, and video games instilled a great love in your heart? Then this is probably the book for you....just not me. This book is basically all these ...
  • Crittermom
    The Night Crossing is a chilling gothic adventure in the vein of supernatural classics Dracula and Frankenstein.  But as in many such tales the most horrifying monsters were once human. An intrepid explorer and Egyptian expert (Mina), a courageous writer fascinated by the occult (Bram Stoker), and a young woman seeking the truth behind her son’s death come together to face a malevolent power stealing the life essence of the poor, the people th...