Never be afraid of the darkness, Daddy always told me. Darkness is our friend. The shadows protect us.In this enthralling vampire novel, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacybred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her fathers blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world shes ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. Winston, and the beginnings of a new love with Liam, her landladys handsome grandnephew. But Lorelei soon discovers that burying her past is not so easy: sinister nightmares torment her, and even her waking hours are plagued with the fear that at any moment, Daddy could destroy all she holds dear. Can a child of darkness ever truly feel safe in the light? This seductive sequel to V.C. Andrews's Daughter of Darkness will hold readers captive in its irresistible spell.
Simultaneous hardcover and (through Pocket Books) mass market release will bestow neither collectible value nor broad appeal on this uninspired work from the estate of the late bestseller Andrews (1923-1986). Vampire's daughter Lorelei Patio (introduced in Daughter of Darkness) has rebelled against her family legacy, which requires her and her sisters to provide her father with young male victims. She flees with her first love and then strikes out on her own for tiny Quincy, Mass., "a perfect place in which to get lost." Lorelei strives to make a mundane life for herself and not draw unwanted attention from her family, the Renegades (vampire-hunting monsters), or the humans she dwells among. She becomes integrated into the community, developing relationships and finding a new suitor, but her remade life is threatened by her past. Readers who fondly remember Andrews's dramatic gothic novels will be dismayed by this tale's overwrought prose and underdeveloped plot. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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October 29, 2012
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