Sunday, December 18, 2016
I Travel by Night - by Robert McCammon - A wonderfully constructed vampire novella; first in a series
Trevor Lawson was a good man, a confederate soldier, injured at the battle of Shilo and bitten by the vampire LaRouge. A quarter century has passed and he's still struggling to hold on to the last remnants of his humanity. On his business card, "beneath his name and the address of the Hotel Sanctuaire, was the line All Matters Handled. And below that: I Travel By Night."
Robert McCammon has some serious writing chops and uses them to tell a tight and completely entertaining story that is ripe with the possibilities for as many sequels as he may care to write.
Lawson lives with "the hope that one day he might throw off this heavy burden and find his way back to the sun. But to do that, (he) would have to find—and kill—the vampire he knew as LaRouge. There had been many trails, but always she slipped the moment. The Dark Society protected her, for she was their deathless and beautiful Queen."
I readily recommend this tale of the weird wild west.
I Travel by Night by Robert McCammon, from Subterranean Press, is available as an e-book and on the secondary market as a Deluxe Hardcover signed by the author.
From the author's bio - Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including the award-winning Boy's Life and my personal favorite Swan Song. There are more than four million copies of his books in print.