Children of the Night

Children of the Night

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Rock band Wanderlust is about to hit it big, guitarist Dave Kendall is sure of that. They're playing better venues, in front of bigger crowds-and the people showing up at the after parties are increasingly good-looking and cool. Some even radiate power, like "Master" Jeffries, the tall, saturnine man who seems to have some sort of weird control over Dave's fellow bandmates.

But Dave's too tired to pay much attention to Jeffries. He's tired a lot, lately, and making music isn't as much fun as it used to be. Probably he's just working-and partying-too hard.

Luckily, Dave has a friend who takes what's happening to him very seriously. Diana Tregarde is a practicing witch and a Guardian of the Earth. It's her job to keep an eye on innocents like Dave and make sure they stay out of trouble and don't become someone's lunch.

Jeffries has been on Diana's hit list since she first spotted him pursuing a young Romany. Di wasn't fast enough to stop him, but the Rom have their own protector-a dashing, charming, very attractive vampire named Andre Le Brel.

Together, the witch and the vampire face Jeffries and his evil minions in a battle for the soul of rock 'n' roll... in Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765313189
  • 9780765313188
  • 738,707

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"A very enjoyable thriller with a sense of humor."
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About Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Obsidian Trilogy (The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and When Darkness Falls), the Enduring Flame trilogy (The Phoenix Unchained, The Phoenix Endangered, and The Phoenix Transformed), and the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms. She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Phoenix and Ashes, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Fairy Godmother, and Alta. Lackey is the co-author, with Andre Norton, of the Halfblood Chronicles, including Elvenborn. Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago and graduated from Purdue University. She has worked as an artist's model, a computer programmer, and for American Airlines, and has written lyrics and recorded more than fifty songs. She lives in Oklahoma.
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Rating details

4,842 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1,575)
4 36% (1,719)
3 26% (1,241)
2 5% (250)
1 1% (57)

Our customer reviews

This novel could be classified as urban fantasy, or dark fantasy, or paranormal romance, if you wish. However, it was first published in 1990, well before the explosion of these (sub-)genres. On the menu tonight: love, magick, drugs and rock'n'roll... I like Mercedes Lackey's easy blend of horror, humour, adventure and whatever-it-takes-to-make-the-story-go-ahead. I like her heroine, Diana Tregarde, a modern witch who writes romance novels to make a living (because being a psychic investigator doesn't pay). And the bad guys of the story, the « psychic vampires », are genuinely scaaaary! There's also a real (bloodsucking) vampire who's a true gentleman and a perfect lover - no wonder. This one takes more after Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain than classic old Count Dracula, or even Anne Rice's oh-so-byronic Lestat. Light fare, but highly more
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