Gideon Redoak

Gideon Redoak

by Anne Fraser
Gideon Redoak

Gideon Redoak

by Anne Fraser



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In 1641, Baron Gideon Redoak takes on adult responsibilities at the age of nineteen, following his father's murder. As he struggles with his duties as a peer and the new head of his family, the countryside around his estate is terrorized by mysterious deaths. Gideon welcomes an offer of assistance from a charismatic stranger, Etienne Corbeau. Corbeau has more than one hidden agenda. He recognizes Gideon's confused feelings toward other young men for what they are. But Corbeau also has far more sinister objectives when he seduces young Gideon and then kills him. Gideon is not destined to rest in peace. He awakens as a vampire, and the agony of his death is merely the beginning of the hell on earth that Corbeau plans for him.
Gideon eventually escapes Corbeau, and only then does he learn the breadth and variety of the shadowy supernatural underworld to which he now belongs. Independent at last, he attempts to build an existence for himself with new friends and a new lover. As the decades pass, Gideon and those he loves face hard choices and shattering changes. But despite the loyalty and support of his friends, Gideon knows that his final confrontation with Corbeau is inevitable. Even with magic's aid, Gideon has no idea whether he can survive that confrontation--and what it will cost him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979302886
Publisher: By Light Unseen Media
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 220
File size: 744 KB
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Anne Fraser (1957-2008) liked to say that Friday the 13th was her lucky day--she was born on one, and she played the part with enthusiasm. Anne's collection of vampire memorabilia was featured on the cable television show I (Heart) and she was a charter member and served on the executive of the Toronto chapter of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula (TSD). She sometimes dressed up in a full tuxedo and flowing opera cape, and spent one New Year's Eve regaling partiers on the streets of Toronto in that finery.

Sometime in the 1980s, Anne was shown a Dark Shadows comic book and said, "I can write a better vampire story than this." She was making a severe understatement. Anne went on to become a prolific, and highly original, writer. She was constantly composing new stories featuring her "Cast of Dozens." But Anne's greatest joy was collaborating on stories with other writers, producing multi-chapter epics involving anywhere from one to a dozen other people and their characters.
Anne attended the Dracula 1997 centenniel conference in Los Angeles, where her poem, "Dracula Versified," won third place in the creative writing competition. In 2005, her short story, "Shell Shock," won second place in the Creative Writing Contest for the Toronto TSD chapter's 10th Anniversary celebration. Her novel, Gideon Redoak, was published in August, 2009. Two more volumes of Anne's fiction are in production.
Although Anne lost a courageous battle with cancer in April, 2008, she will live forever in the memories of her friends and through her lively and entertaining fiction
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