ARC Review: The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate

Translated by David Bowles and published in English for the first time, The Route of Ice and Salt is Gothic horror at its finest. Full of nightmare fuel and a slow-paced descent into a blurred reality, I highly recommend this novella to fans of the Gothic horror genre!

First published in 1998 in Spanish, The Route of Ice and Salt follows the unnamed captain of Demeter, the schooner which brought Dracula from Bulgaria to England who was found dead and lashed to the wheel holding a rosary in Dracula. An epistolary told through the captain’s personal diary – and some of the official logs – details the journey and disappearances of his men.

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