— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author
of Assassin’s Code and Dead of Night
“Hell comes to the high seas as James Cameron’s Titanic crashes full-force into the iceberg that is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Forbeck sinks his fangs into one helluva horror story, robbing from real history to set up an epic showdown between man and vampire (and between vampire and vampire) on the RMS Carpathia.”
— Chuck Wendig, author of Double Dead and Blackbirds
When the desperate survivors of the Titanic were rescued from the icy waters of the North Atlantic by the passenger steamship Carpathia, they thought their problems were over.
But something was sleeping in the darkest recesses of the rescue ship. Something old. Something hungry.
The lucky ones wished they’d gone down with the ship.
File Under: Fantasy [Bump In The Night | Unthinkable | Rescue Remedy | 1912 Overture]
1 March 2012
384pp B-format paperback
28 February 2012
384pp trade paperback
$12.99 US / $14.99 CAN
28 February 2012
Audio Book CD
1 June 2012
Audio Book MP3-CD
1 June 2012
“Forbeck effortlessly blends history and horror, the Titanic and vampires, along with adventure and romance, in a fast-paced, chilling novel that moves like a bat out of hell.”
— Aaron Rosenberg, author of the bestselling No Small Bills
“What happens when Bram Stoker hits James Cameron with an iceberg? Carpathia tears a bloody hole in the side of the Titanic legend. It plunges you into the icy waters of horror and holds you under for 300 breathless pages. Chilling!”
— Ken Hite, author of Cthulhu 101
“In Carpathia, Matt Forbeck has taken a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that concept and woven it into horror gold! If you like your vampires scary, your plots compelling, and your prose solid, you’ve got to pick up this book.”
— Jeffrey J Mariotte, author of Dark Vengeance and Cold Black Hearts
“King of the Night meets ‘king of the world’ and it’s no contest – Carpathia takes vampires back from the sparkly boyfriends and turns them into fascinating, terrifying monsters again. Forbeck spins a thrilling yarn against the backdrop of one of the 20th century’s greatest disasters and makes the iceberg that sunk the Titanic the least scary thing in the North Atlantic that night.”
— Richard Dansky, author of Firefly Rain
“Old Skool Vampires! crateloads of ‘em! And not a floppy-haired sparkly teen vamp in sight. It reads as a fast paced, action packed tribute to Dracula, and it’s no end of fun. Pure crucifix-wielding, stake plunging goodness. With icebergs. Brilliant!”
“…an absolutely amazing read, I rate Carpathia a solid 9/10″
“Mr. Forbeck wonderfully paces his scenes fast and furiously, and builds the plot tension right up to the very end.”
— Wesley Chu, Famous Monsters of Filmland
“… reads like a 1920s pulp adventure and can easily be devoured in one sitting … This novel is a hoot and tremendous fun. Definitely worth checking out!”
“…intelligent, well-written and enjoyable fiction that doesn’t take itself too seriously without descending into farce. Carpathia is definitely a novel to watch out for.”
The dialogue is sharp and crisp, witty and fast paced… The imagery is often creepy… [A] highly enjoyable vampire novel, enough so that I’d be willing to read more of Forbeck’s work, and one I recommend if you like traditional vampires.
This book is just like Titanic and Twilight combined, if both had been cool and not totally lame… Forbeck has a terrific way of taking the modern mythology that has developed around vampires and taking that myth back to its roots and then spinning it off in a wonderful new direction… There is no way that this book doesn’t become a movie.
The first few chapters read as a thrilling tale of survival over impossible odds, which is a good a start, but thankfully, it gets much, much better… Forbeck tells the tale in a tight, character driven way, and doesn’t spare any punches. This is a rapidly moving thriller, with plenty of twists and turns along the way, and is one of the most entertaining horror stories I’ve read in a good long while… Fans of Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula will find a lot to love here, as will anyone who prefers their horror with a hint of claustrophobia.