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Library JournalThe third book in Forte’s “Children of the Night” series (after In the Dark and Old Sins, Long Shadows) continues to delve into the interpersonal relationships of the Quintano household of vampires. New readers are introduced to Conrad and Damian, two former lovers who have reunited to be parents to orphaned twins, Marcus and Juliet. In a series of flashbacks, the twins are revealed to be Lamia Infragilis, vampires born of a human mother, while Forte advances the larger narrative of Marcus and his group of feral vampires. Told in a series of vignettes that shift in both time and point of view, the book explores Damian’s love and need for his sire, Conrad, while he finds himself in a relationship with a young human in San Francisco during the late 1970s. There is enough exposition here to draw those unfamiliar with the series in to the complicated family dynamics powering these books.
Verdict This paranormal romance focuses on the emotional needs of a group of vampires as they question their allegiances to one another in late 1970s San Francisco.—John Rodzvilla, Emerson Coll. Lib., Boston
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