This hauntingly beautiful book from the master of gothic imagery is the essential guide to the lore and landscapes of the vampire. The legend of the vampire has terrified and seduced the human imagination since before Roman times, and in recent years has captivated a new generation, with Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga selling more than 100 million copies worldwide and spawning a huge revival in books, film and television on a vampire theme. Using infrared film to convey the ethereal atmosphere of his subjects, Marsden has travelled from Germany to the United States, Slovakia to Scotland as he hunts out the vampires of myth and literature, and real individuals suspected of vampirism. His images include sites of perennial fascination, such as Vlad Dracul's ruined palace in the wilderness of Romania, and more recent places of vampire pilgrimage, like the Etruscan city of Volterra in Italy, home to Twilight's ancient vampire coven. They are accompanied by his authoritative and entrancing text, filled with rare discoveries and traveller's tales, plus extracts from classics such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, and an introduction that charts the secret history of the vampire right up to the darkly romantic figure of today. Stunning, chilling, this title will satisfy Marsden's established devotees and prove a timeless introduction for new fans of the vampire genre.