From acclaimed horror and fantasy writer Richard Lee Byers comes a reissue of a classic vampire tale.
Awakening embalmed and buried in his own grave, David Brent claws his way to the surface to find himself transformed, a walking corpse abandoned by his mentor and tortured by relentless thirst.
This is not what Carter, the charming vampire, promised before turning him. Where is Carter now, and who will teach David how to feed his insatiable hunger, use his new immortal powers, and stay out of harm's way?
Abandoned and betrayed, dead to everyone he's ever loved, David loathes and fears his savage new existence, but his rage won't let him perish. An inhabitant of the darkness, a bloodthirsty, night-stalking monster, David finds his own way, teaching himself the answers to the ancient mysteries he is now heir to . . . and when he finally masters his many powers, David goes looking for Carter.
Richard Lee Byers is the author of forty horror and fantasy novels including Blind God’s Bluff: A Billy Fox Novel, Prophet of the Dead, and Called to Darkness. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies. He makes weekly contributions to the Night Bazaar, the Night Shade Books communal author’s blog, and writes a monthly feature for the SF news site Airlock Alpha.
A resident of the Tampa Bay area, the setting for many of his horror and contemporary fantasy stories, Richard is a frequent guest at regional SF conventions and spends much of his leisure time fencing and playing poker. He invites readers to subscribe to his posts on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter (@rleebyers), and add him to their Circles on Google+.