As the name says, it's a dark place that is completely full of secretive alleyways and malign, maniacal enemies. When the honest truth about his identity was disclosed, he left the high-school. Bianca is starting to become stronger and its only a question of time before she becomes a full-blooded vampire. All of the characters are far more developed and new revelations raise the stakes. There are sufficient loose threads to make me excited to read book 3 of this darkly entertaining series. Learn more on tripp straight jacket.
In 1989 Tim Burton ( a director with obvious Gothic influences formerly observable in such films as Beetlejuice ) released his film version of Batman. Between the 2 Batman films he also made the masterwork Edward Scissorhands with a really Gothic Johnny Depp as the lead figure. Since that point the Batman industry continues to wallow in its darkness with a number of other Gothic-styled additions to the string of films. Therefore long before Neil Gaimans Death there had been already a Gothic hero.