I travel by night

by McCammon, Robert R.

Format: Print Book 2013
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There's a good reason Civil War veteran Trevor Lawson travels by night: he's a vampire. Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, he was bitten by the vampire LaRouge, and now, a quarter century later, he lives a tortured life, the humanity slowly draining out of him. His only hope: find LaRouge and kill her before he has completely turned from man to vampire. When a man begs Lawson to ransom his daughter from the clutches of a madman (a madman who, by the way, specifically required that Lawson deliver the ransom), Trevor hopes this is his chance to save himself. McCammon demonstrates once again not that any proof was needed at this point that he is one of the masters of the horror genre. The novel is brief but not thin. Lawson is a tragic hero, and his story is hauntingly sad. Subtext counts for a lot here: McCammon knows his readers will be familiar with vampire lore, and he knows that our imaginations will provide the dark atmosphere and the creeping terror, with only a few, well-chosen words to get us in the right frame of mind. A must for horror fans.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Southern gothicist and paranormal historian McCammon (Gone South; The Wolf's Hour) combines the two genres in this fun, fast novella. As Confederate soldier Trevor Lawson lay wounded at Shiloh, the vampire queen LaRouge turned him. Struggling to hang on to his fading humanity, he hunts his maker while taking on the odd jobs that his talents make him uniquely suited for. But the vampires of the Dark Society have decided that Lawson must be brought back into the fold or destroyed, setting a trap for him with a beautiful woman as bait. Meanwhile, Lawson negotiates the assistance of an unlikely markswoman and a vengeful priest. An explosive confrontation with the Dark Society in a bayou ghost town opens the door to more stories of Lawson and his companions, deftly sketching the wider world's parameters without shortchanging personal conflicts. Agent: Cameron McClure, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Vampires -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Louisiana -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Burton, MI :Subterranean Press,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 147 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 1596065370
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