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The Sleeper has awakened, hear the call!

  Houses, witness the breaking of the seal.

To part his flesh, the edge of doom shall fall,

  And spill his blood, his purpose to reveal.

 

Their origins lie in a distant and almost forgotten past. Though humanity refers to them as vampires, they have long had another word for themselves. The Breed.

Since the days of Coloque, the Separation, they have dwelled among us (but not of us), hidden by a protective cloak of ignorance and superstition which has shielded them as their wealth and power have grown. Their society is represented by twelve Great Houses, each a law unto themselves, answering to no one outside of their own familial walls for untold centuries.

Those days are no more.

For a hidden terror has surfaced, threatening Breed and human alike. One by one the scions of House Ember have vanished, swallowed by a secret and frigid darkness now threatening those Houses which yet remain. And their last hope has lain somnolent for decades within the shimmering clouds of a silver dream.

Until now.

For the Sleeper has awakened.

 

 

Befriended as a young teenager by a beautiful and mysterious benefactress, Eugene Evans believes the downward trajectory of his white trash existence has finally been arrested and his life turned around. Then, after he becomes a man, he is confronted by a horrifying and unavoidable choice between two unacceptable options.

But it doesn't stop there.

For once his decision has been made, and the consequences accepted, he finds himself in a new and terrifying reality threatening all that he loves, where his first wrong choice will be his last . . .

For those who would like a taste, the first twenty pages or so can be viewed here

Trade paperback copies, as well as an ebook version for the Kindle, may be purchased by clicking on the cover image link. This title is also available for free via the Kindle Lending Library for members of Amazon Prime.



You can reach me by e-mail at: walter.spence@sff.net


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