You can add a new label to Robert McCammon as a writer: "Southern gothicist and paranormal historian". At least that's what Publishers Weekly called him in the new review of his long historical vampire novella, I Travel by Night:
Southern gothicist and paranormal historian McCammon (Gone South; The Wolf’s Hour) combines the two genres in this fun, fast novella… An explosive confrontation with the Dark Society in a bayou ghost town opens the door to more stories of Lawson and his companions, deftly sketching the wider world’s parameters without shortchanging personal conflicts.
About the Book:
I Travel by Night marks Robert McCammon’s triumphant return to the sort of flamboyant, go-for-broke horror fiction that has earned him an international reputation and a legion of devoted fans. The terrors of the Dark Society, the gothic sensibilities of old New Orleans, and the tortured existence of the unforgettable vampire adventurer Trevor Lawson all combine into a heady brew that will thrill McCammon’s loyal readers and earn him new ones as well.
For Lawson, the horrors that stalked the Civil War battlefield at Shiloh were more than just those of war. After being forcibly given the gift of undeath by the mysterious vampire queen LaRouge, Lawson chose to cling to what remained of his humanity and fought his way free of the Dark Society’s clutches. In the decades since, he has roamed late nineteenth century America, doing what good he can as he travels by night, combating evils mundane and supernatural, and always seeking the key to regaining a mortal life.
That key lies with his maker, and now Lawson hopes to find LaRouge at the heart of a Louisiana swamp with the aid of a haunted priest and an unexpected ally. In the tornado-wracked ghost town of Nocturne, Lawson must face down monstrous enemies, the rising sun, and his own nature. Readers will not want to miss this thrilling new dark novella from a master storyteller.
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