I just read the reviews and summaries in sfrevue online. Vampires. Zombies. Angels. Demons. The Fae. More zombies. More vampires. A vampire cop. A zombie teenager. Ay=yi-YI!!!
This reads like the Best Sellers of 1011 a.d., except that those had the marvelous bestiaries and travelers tales, many of which had a grain of truth to them. And the illustrations were wonderful.
[I mean ... 'men' in Africa with heads like dogs, who barked like dogs? And had doglike fangs? .... if I've identified them correctly, they also traveled in packs, bachelors on the outside, females on the inside, and were actually monkeys. Grassland monkeys. Though I love the legend that St. Christopher was one of them.]
"In 947 we took a little trip
to intercept the northern men and in the bud to nip
Their plans for our invasion, the Norsemen and the Scots
So we gathered up our Wessexmen and punched them in the snots!"
[Lyrics from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, translated by Yours Truly in the vulgar idiom of her youth] -- now, there was a culture that knew how to write.