Krymsin Nocturnesby Joseph Armstead
In the modern-day twin cities of New Barrington and West Sussex on Borrego Bay, California, two newcomers are disrupting the balance of power. A mysterious woman known as Calianne is
Montgomery Quinn is a millenia-old member of a race of metahumans called Olympians, dedicated to unending war against a power-mad cabal of vampires and rogue government mercenaries.
In the modern-day twin cities of New Barrington and West Sussex on Borrego Bay, California, two newcomers are disrupting the balance of power. A mysterious woman known as Calianne is working to prevent her ex-lover Rajan Seddig Al'Meffistah from acquiring a talisman that will essentially make him a god, as Quinn is pulled into their centuries-long conflict. A renegade and outcast himself, Quinn maneuvers skillfully in a hidden underworld in which vampires are called Homo Draeconis or Moon-Chosen, non-supernatural products of parallel evolution with humans. World governments have entered into covert treaties with the Moon-Chosen to conceal their existence from the human population and prevent open warfare with these mutant nocturnal predators.
But vampires and Olympians, sworn enemies, are not the only antagonists in an unending struggle for dominance. As Calianne and Rajan make their moves, other players take action from motives both selfish and noble, and few of them are what they appear to be on the surface.
A blend of occult mystery and high-tech action-adventure set in an amoral, noirish world of mobsters, intelligence agents and vampires, Krymsin Nocturnes spins a tale that spans centuries, set in a richly drawn universe all too much like our own.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
- Age Range:
- 16 Years
Meet the Author
Joseph Armstead has been a lifelong fan of horror, science fiction and suspense fiction, in both print and cinematic form. He has always enjoyed creating interesting characters and telling stories. His education and training in the scientific disciplines led him towards developing a more physically plausible outlook on the traditional presentations of supernatural or fantastic fiction. His writing centers on the themes of personal and societal alienation, xenophobia and interspecies racism, dark conspiracies, criminal violence and renegade scientific technologies. He is also known as an essayist and a postmodernist poet and is frequently published in various literary publications. Mr. Armstead is also a member of both the American Mathematical and World Futurist societies.
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For millenniums, the Moon-Chosen vampires and the humans compete for domination of the world. The human governments have cut secret agreements with the vampires while concealing from the general populace that the undead Homo Draeconis live amongst them. Only the metahumans Olympians battle the vamps and their avaricious mercenary mortal quislings. Blood Mage sorcerer Rajan Seddig Al'Meffistah discovers that a powerful relic has been hidden in California's Borrego Bay. He wants it as he knows that the talisman will make him an unmatched deity ruling the world. His former lover Calianne has followed him to California to prevent him from succeeding. An alliance of strange bedfellows consisting of Quinn of the moon-chosen, spiteful spirits, gangsters, government "spooks" and immortal and mortal mercenaries are also deployed to prevent the calamity from happening. Krymsin Nocturnes is an action-packed vampiric techno-thriller that genre fans will fully enjoy. The key to Joseph Armstead's strong tale is that the author makes his premise of vampires living secretly amidst mortals due in part to human government cooperation seem real without slowing or dumbing down the plot. Readers will want to join (from their armchairs) the confrontation in New Barrington and West Sussex on Borrego Bay as the world order is at stake. Harriet Klausner