American Gothic

American Gothic

by Michael Romkey
     
 

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Through the endless waltz of time, a man becomes a monster and a monster reclaims his humanity by saving one human soul. . . .

1863
Even the opium pipe and its dark dreams isn’t enough to erase the memories that haunt Nathaniel Peregrine. His home destroyed, his wife and children butchered, his world shattered by civil war—he can find no

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Through the endless waltz of time, a man becomes a monster and a monster reclaims his humanity by saving one human soul. . . .

1863
Even the opium pipe and its dark dreams isn’t enough to erase the memories that haunt Nathaniel Peregrine. His home destroyed, his wife and children butchered, his world shattered by civil war—he can find no reason to protect his soul from the intoxicating evil that pursues him. Willingly he bends his neck for the beautiful demon who will take away his pain and replace it with an otherworldly power too great and terrible to imagine.

1914
Years later, growing tired of living a vampire’s restless existence, Peregrine travels to the wild island of Haiti, where shadow blends easily into the exotic flora and fauna. There he meets Helen Fairweather, a woman who makes him yearn for a mortal life as he has not done for ages. The longing leads him to Dr. Lavalle, a man who may be able to give him back his soul. Once a foremost authority on diseases of the blood, the good doctor sets Peregrine on a steep descent that will end with salvation—or damnation. . . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345452108
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.76(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Romkey is a newspaper editor. He and his family live in Bettendorf, Iowa. You can E-mail him at romkey@qconline.com and visit him online at www.thevampire.com.

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