Publication Date: 23rd October 2013
Publisher: Kellan Publishing
Source: Review copy received by author
Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life. In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes. Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.
This is a slightly different take on the traditional vampire tale, and has some cleverly written scenes and one twist, in particular, that I didn't forsee. That said, I found most of the characters rather uninspiring. There were bits I really liked and bits I didn't, hence my middle of the road rating. I'd like to read more by the author and hope to enjoy them.