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Mordred Soulis is a half-born vampyre, a bloodthirsty creature driven to madness if deprived of his salty elixir, but he is also an extraordinary man. The long-prophesized Chosen One, Mordred's destiny is to save humankind -- or bear witness to its extinction.
In L. G. Burbank's The Ruthless (sequel to The Soulless and the second volume of her projected five-volume Lords of Darkness saga) Mordred -- an antihero comparable to Michael Moorcock's albino sorcerer Elric of Melnibone and R. A. Salvatore's dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden -- awakens to find out that three centuries have passed in the blink of an eye. With the Knights Templar destroyed and his beloved mentor long dead, Mordred must continue his journey alone. But he's not without companionship; an unlikely friend -- a werewolf named Dugald -- accompanies him. From the Great Pyramid in Egypt to a ghost-infested island in the Mediterranean to catacombs deep beneath the Vatican to the nightmarish forests of Transylvania, the half-born vampyre searches for clues that will help him defeat an entity that is the essence of pure evil…
While Burbank's Lords of Darkness novels are (rightfully) classified in the horror genre, the saga could just as easily be categorized as adventure fantasy. With a cast of larger-than-life characters on a perilous quest to save the world, pacing that will leave readers breathless, and innumerable gore-splattered battles against a laundry list of supernatural adversaries (monsters, kings, gods, even Death itself), The Ruthless will satisfy horror and fantasy fans alike. It's an action-packed adventure that is good to the last bloody drop! Paul Goat Allen