The Truants

The Truants

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Contorting the conventional vampire narrative into a startling tale of immortality, blood lust, and rage contaminating London's inner-city youth like a virus, The Truants tells the story of the last of the old-ones--creatures afflicted with a condition not unlike vampirism: ancient, bloodthirsty, and unable to withstand sunlight. The last old-one has decided to end his life, but before he can act he is held up at knifepoint. His assailant disappears, the knife in his pocket, the blood of the old-one seared into its sharpened edge. The knife trades hands, drawing blood again, and the old-one is resurrected through his victims' consciousness and divided, spreading through the infected. With his horde of infected youth, the old-one must reclaim the knife to regain control of his soul. But someone is out to stop more

Product details

  • Hardback | 249 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 25mm | 358g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1468313878
  • 9781468313871

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An interesting twist on the vampire myth . . . genuinely more

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78 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 28% (22)
4 24% (19)
3 31% (24)
2 14% (11)
1 3% (2)
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