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, Mystery, Fantasy

Reviews The Night Crossing

  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    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...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.An intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box in the Carpathian Mountains. She is unaware of the danger it poses and she takes it home to Victorian London - unaware that evil has already started to take root in the city. Bram Stoker, a theater manager and frustrated writer, finds himself pulled into the nefarious plan of the rich owners of a mission house for the poor. The...
  • 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...
  • Kal ★ 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...
  • 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...
  • LAPL Reads
    Dracula, Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, has been a cornerstone of literary horror since its publication in 1897. In the intervening 121 years, Stoker’s novel has inspired plays, motion pictures, television series, and other novels and short stories. But what was Stoker’s inspiration for the book? That is the intriguing question addressed in Robert Masello’s new novel The Night Crossing.In 1895, Bram Stoker was working for actor Henry Irving a...
  • Tammy
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Full of mystery and adventure, The Night Crossing offers up fascinating history and supernatural eeriness in equal measure.I had no idea what to expect when I started reading The Night Crossing , only that real life author Bram Stoker was the main character in the story. I wa...
  • 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...
  • Belinda Witzenhausen
    I received a complimentary ARC copy of The Night Crossingby Robert Masello from NetGalley and 47North in order to read and give an honest review.The Night Crossing is a well written and intriguing gothic novel that blends historical fact, paranormal twists and a mystery, to create a tale that will keep you flipping pages. There are three main plot lines running through this story which all blend together into a fantastical tale that takes a very ...
  • Joe Kucharski
    Author Robert Masello’s latest travels back for another go of historical fiction set in Victorian London. Two years back, Masello had Robert Louis Stevenson stalk Jack the Ripper in The Jekyll Revelation. Upping his game, Masello bites into the most-enduring of all horror stories, Dracula. The Night Crossing exhumes Bram Stoker’s background as he investigates, of all things, an ancient Egyptian curse that is the potion needed for his famous n...
  • Cari
    The Night Crossing by Robert Masello was a pleasant surprise I stumbled across while browsing Amazon's Kindle Unlimited Library for books about the dybbuk box. While this had nothing to do with the dybbuk box, the unique plot and familiar cast of characters easily entranced me and drew me into the story, which began on Samhain in the Carpathian Mountains at a temple resembling the Egyptian sphinx. One of the main characters of this book was, inte...
  • 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.
  • Alan
    An excellent story of historical fiction on characters of which I knew little. Characters with similar names from Bram Stoker’s Dracula was a great addition to the storyline. The settings of Romania, foggy England, and the Titanic were all perfect for this scenario and just in time for Halloween season. The characters were well developed and the story easy to follow. One of my favorite books by Masello so far, though I have enjoyed all of his b...
  • Heather
    I’m a sucker for Victorian England, and even more of a sucker for books that place Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, etc. as important characters. So this was a win/win for me. Really enjoyed it, and will now go look for any other books written by this author!
  • Kate
    I love Dracula, I love anything Ancient Egyptian related, and while I thought it was odd to combine the two I figured I would give it a shot. The results were...odd. First and foremost, I found it rather odd that rather than saying these events influenced Stoker's Jewel of the Seven Stars, he went with Dracula. Maybe he did it because Dracula is the most well-known of Stoker's works and he wanted the name recognition. Maybe he wanted to write a f...
  • Dubi
    The Night Crossing is the latest entry in what Robert Masello calls his "supernatural historical fiction." His M.O. is clear, and I like it -- take real life characters, like Einstein and Godel in The Einstein Prophecy or R.L. Stevenson in The Jekyll Revelation, place them in (mostly but not exclusively) real life situations, and then introduce them to supernatural forces (obviously fictional). This time the real life protagonist is Bram Stoker, ...
  • Kamisha
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, 47North, for the opportunity to read and review this book!This book ended up being a fun diversion read for me, as I was reading this amongst the heavy chapters of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, and it was a great escape tactic! The atmosphere of this spooky Victorian story was also a great way to begin the best season of the year! This is a historical fiction story with a distinct supernatural bent, a reimagin...
  • 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...
  • Joseph Finley
    “The Night Crossing” is a suspense-filled historical fantasy about the events that inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” The novel follows in the wake of Masello’s “The Jekyll Revelation,” which tells the secret story that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Both stories involve famous writers, Stevenson and Stoker, as main characters who become involved in supernatural events that ar...
  • Lourdes
    *Thank you to 47North (via NetGalley) for approving my request to read this eARC, in exchange for an honest review. This is a spoiler-free review. Every thoughts, feelings, and opinions about this review is solely MINE. *This novel tells about the supernatural adventure of Bram Stoker, a theater manager and an aspiring writer; and Minvera "Mina" Harcourt, an explorer of ancient artifacts. Set in the gothic London (around Victorian era), their liv...
  • alan l jarbeau
    Fascinating view into the life of Bram Stoker.It's truly amazing the process an author,and writer goes through in putting together pieces of people that they may be familiar with,and actual events which have transpired that have some basis in reality towards creating a work of fiction. Who's to say that Bram Stoker had not used people he was associated with personally,and actual events that these persons experienced to inspire him in his writing ...
  • Al Gritten
    This is my third book by Masello and I have now become a fan. While I still think "Einstein's Prophecy" is the best of the ones I've read, this one is an extremely close second. As a historian and a history teacher I appreciate Masellos' impeccable historical research and how seamlessly he blends fictional characters and events into a flow with the historical ones. His plots are always well thought and well developed and executed in such a way th...
  • Kim
    In trying to figure out whose story this is I ultimately decided it didn’t matter because it is fascinating with richly drawn characters and creative twists, turns parallels and perpendiculars. It is historical, it is supernatural, it is mystical, it is a little out there.The story opens in 1895 with a group of three men and one woman trekking up a Carpathian peak searching for the Bucegi Sphinx. The leader of the photographic expedition is Min...
  • Marissa
    The Night Crossing is a historical fiction/horror novel that tells the story of the events of Bram Stoker's life that lead to the writing of his infamous novel, Dracula. Bram's story itself does include some historically accurate facts, leading to me to believe that the author did their research. Other aspects of this historical period are included as well, to include the match girls and the role of Egyptian archaeology in wealthy British society...
  • Shannon Gardner
    This is a fantastic Victorian Gothic novel. I love the twists and turns throughout the book. You have some Egyptian mythology and black magic. You also then have some Victorian Theater, a couple murders, some deaths, some spiritualism and spiritualists, life after tragedy, some romance, Shakespeare and Bram Stokers Dracula. The play on words and names are very original, and very funny. Also all the traditional names in Dracula are given to other ...
  • Elaine Carass
    This book had so much promise and at times I felt like it wwas going to reach that promise, but alas it failed.The story centres around Mina Harcourt who finds a mysterious box, a box that remains a mystery throughout the book, which was the first downfall of the book.Mina then meets Bram Stoker who finds himself drawn into a mystery surroundings a mission and its wealthy owners, from there the story unfolds of nefarious dealings of stealing soul...
  • Cd Rodden
    3.5 STARS if possible! I won this as a Give-Away from Good Reads. I was unfamiliar with the author but read things in the supernatural genre. This story can easily be generalized as a "ghost" story. The main character is an author who meets an archaeologist. There is a mummy involved. There is a greedy bad guy taking advantage of wealth and privilege. The author and archaeologist must save the commoners and free the ghost. This is an extreme over...
  • 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...