When Quentin Collins invited Lara Balfour to Collinwood, they knew each other only from the correspondence that had grown out of Quentin's admiration for the haunting waltz her father had composed.Soon Quentin professes to love Lara -- but is his love really a threat? His first wife's throat was torn out by a wolflike creature who escaped capture. Since then, other young wWhen Quentin Collins invited Lara Balfour to Collinwood, they knew each other only from the correspondence that had grown out of Quentin's admiration for the haunting waltz her father had composed.Soon Quentin professes to love Lara -- but is his love really a threat? His first wife's throat was torn out by a wolflike creature who escaped capture. Since then, other young women have died in the same grisly fashion...in the full of the moon, when Quentin's mysterious "attacks" occur.Lara faces the terrifying possibility that her brooding, sensitive host is a werewolf. She won't leave Collinwood, for that would mean leaving Barnabas, whom she has come to love. But will Barnabas be able to save her, if she stays?...
|Title||:||Barnabas Collins and Quentin's Demon|
|Number of Pages||:||157 Pages|
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Barnabas Collins and Quentin's Demon Reviews
Well, this book was better than the last. However, even though Quentin makes his first appearance in these Ross books, Barnabas is still the main character in that the female of the story falls in love with him! Oh, and there was mention of his cold hands and lips once again :)The Quentin ending was unresolved so his story will continue but I'm wondering just how much more attention he will be given over Barnabas in other books. Still, it was a good addition to the Dark Shadows universe.
This book is a favorite with Dark Shadows fans, deservedly so. It introduces the character of Quentin Collins, the roguish werewolf who made such a hit on the TV show. Here Quentin first appears as a bit pale and haggard though. He's suffering from guilt, due to the recent deaths of his wife and two lady friends whom he fears that he may have killed in one of his "blackouts." Poor Quentin! He's truly a victim of circumstance. Especially since he has a nasty, vindictive, club-footed brother, Conrad Collins, who's scheming to take Collinwood away from him...The heroine is Lara Balfour, a rather empty-headed girl. She comes to Collinwood in hopes of kindling a romance with Quentin but later transfers her interest to Barnabas. Also living at the great house is Quentin's great-aunt, a purported witch. And then there's the old lady's nurse, Catherine Edmonds. Catherine loves Quentin and is insanely jealous of Lara. With the old lady's help Catherine sets out black magic charms---dead snakes, dead bats, circles drawn in blood, etc.---to scare away that pesky Miss Balfour. But just you wait for the last chapter of the book because it's a doozy! There's a final confrontation between Lara and Quentin with the full moon rising, when Quentin turns into a... Well, if you've ever seen Lon Chaney Jr. in "The Wolfman" you'll know exactly what I'm talking about! BARNABAS COLLINS AND QUENTIN'S DEMON is set in the year 1895. That firmly establishes the timeline, with Quentin's likely birthday being sometime around 1870. But in subsequent books Ross will violate his own established history, allowing Quentin to "jump around" in time. Is Quentin an immortal? Maybe so, but no explanation for his longevity and eternal youth is ever given. Does Quentin time travel, as Maggie Evans did? Maybe. The reader can devise any number of rationalizations. However, the actual explanation is that Ross was a bit of a hack, rather sloppy about details, and never bothered to think out a consistent schemata. So if, in subsequent books, you see Quentin turn up in 1830, 1870 and 1970, always looking the same age, don't let it worry you. That's just how he rolls.
A guilty pleasure read. I grew up watching Dark Shadows after school on television. I've tried to collect the series of books that I started reading in junior high school with some success. They don't contribute much to literature, and they are formulaic to a fault, but are they ever moody! I enjoy the books for the tone, for the memories, and for the atmosphere. I'm not a rabid fan of the series, but a nostalgic one. I can't pass one by if I see it in a used bookstore. I know what to expect. This was the first story with Quentin, so it was worth the effort.
Enjoyed the book.